What is Chronic Fatigue?

The blog posts in this category all address the question of, what is chronic fatigue?

Now, that is a question that I can answer in many different ways. You might be looking for answers that cover the biological processes that create fatigue. Or, you may want to know more about what chronic fatigue actually feels like. Perhaps, on the other hand, you’re more interested in the symptoms that you might experience with chronic fatigue.

Why is it important to even ask the question? Well, think of it this way: with any problem, it is very difficult to find a solution unless you first understand the problem.

So, in this case, the label attached to your collection of symptoms (your syndrome), is of limited value. That label tells you that you feel tired – or lacking in energy – all of the time. How did you acquire that label? By going to the doctor to ask them to work out why you feel tired all the time. So, really the label is simply telling you what you already know.

Now, the question you actually want to be asking is, what can I do to stop feeling so tired all the time? The answer lies in understanding the mechanisms behind chronic fatigue, and then addressing them.

So, this section of the blog focuses on looking at what is happening in your body, both from a biological perspective and a feeling perspective. I hope it will help you understand your experience more clearly. Once you have achieved that, you can seek tools or treatments that can change your experience (address the causes of your symptoms).

The Central Nervous System map and its relationship with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Blog post on Find My Energy website.

Understanding the Central Nervous System map proved to be a critical turning point in my CFS recovery. Could it be something that changes life for you too? For many years, I kept hearing that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a “stress-related” illness. I completely rejected that assessment of my illness (I will explain why in […]

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What is the Cell Danger Response? Blog post exploring how this relates to chronic illness and how it might help you recover. Find My Energy website.

…and how could it help you understand and recover from a chronic illness? In 2016, Dr Robert Naviaux and a team of researchers published a scientific paper talking about the Cell Danger Response (CDR). Gradually, this became a kind of buzzword in the chronic fatigue community. Suddenly, it seemed, CFS might make more sense. So,

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There is nothing wrong with your body in CFS

I invite you to explore a controversial, yet empowering idea: there is nothing wrong with your body. Don’t stop reading because you think you know what I’m about to say here! This is the most important framework to understand if you really want to heal. It also happens to be one of the most controversial

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Living with CFS: advice for friends, relatives and carers. Image from the Find My Energy website.

What happens if someone close to you gets a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)? Is it really nothing to worry about? Or will it have a big impact on your life as well? I’m writing this blog post with the aim of helping friends, relatives, partners or carers. Yes, the person with the diagnosis

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What is chronic fatigue blog post image showing fatigued flowers. Find my energy website

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a physical illness, it is complex, but it does not have to be a life sentence… In this blog I’ll be answering the question of “What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?”, from different perspectives. Then, most importantly, we’ll look at what you can do if you have this diagnosis. The Conventional

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Mitochondria and chronic fatigue syndrome: what is the link and why is it so important? Find My Energy website

How are Mitochondria and Chronic Fatigue linked? Some doctors argue this is the key to understanding CFS… So, this is where we get into the ‘fancy science’! However, you don’t need to worry that I’ll be giving you a really complicated lecture here. I will be trying to explain Mitochondria and chronic fatigue in “layman’s”

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