10 different types of fatigue that you can experience with CFS

and methods for dealing with them

There seems to be only one overpowering sense of exhaustion in your body when you are at your lowest point. This is untrue, in my opinion, and in order to heal, it could be useful to distinguish between the ten distinct forms of fatigue, understand their causes, and learn how to treat each one separately.

Knowing what kind of exhaustion you are experiencing can also help you make the right decisions for your surroundings. They may simply reflect their own sense of typical exhaustion onto you when you say that you’re tired. As a result, not many people are aware of your situation. These ten categories represent my own experience with exhaustion; it’s not science (yet;)

9 different types of fatgue

1. Tired.

A normal person is exhausted after a long day, goes to bed, and feels better the next morning. I’d like you to describe this form of weariness in this way.

2. Sleepy.

When the body enters the’rest and digest mode’ of the nervous system, you may feel drowsy at first because your body has to relax and recuperate from being in the ‘fight or flight mode’ of the nervous system for too long.

3 Knackered.

You feel exhausted after a long day of exercising muscles you don’t often utilize. In the past, I felt exhausted after a few days of skiing with my buddies. To heal, I needed to rest and relax for a few days. In ME/CFS, you may feel exhausted after a longer walk than normal. When you are not used to movement, it is best to begin slowly and consistently to avoid acute muscle aches and triggers that cause your body to stress and revert to ‘fight or flight mode’. This is why I encourage positive pacing. This is a type of pace in which you remain aware of how an activity makes you feel.

By taking things slowly, you can convince the limbic brain that activity is safe. This form of tiredness may trigger the body to enter the ‘fight or flight mechanism’, particularly if you have muscle aches the day following a workout. It is preferable to engage in low-intensity exercise, such as strolling, and gradually build up to it.

4. Emotional weariness.

It’s tough to suppress your feelings. This weariness is exacerbated when your brain produces symptoms as a protection mechanism against the emotions. Most people are also unable to consciously experience tough emotions such as rage, despair, or feelings of worthlessness. They experience emotional weariness rather than feelings. In this scenario, journaling about your emotions might be really beneficial. Instead of distracting yourself from these symptoms, focus on your body and try to connect with the underlying feeling.

5. Wired or stressed

Most people experience this tiredness when engaging in coping methods. If you want to understand more about coping techniques, I recommend Schema Therapy. The book “Reinventing Your Life” is an excellent introduction to this subject. This form of weariness may drive the body to engage in the ‘fight or flight response’. It is also possible that you are hardwired to feel this form of exhaustion; in that case, neuroplasticity can help.

When the body goes into the ‘fight or flight’ mode, you feel restless, your heart rate rises, and you can’t seem to relax no matter what you do. You are irritated and in need of stimulation, and you are most likely looking for solutions on the internet to divert yourself from the current sensations. People also have a tendency to overthink and create beautiful but intricate ideas and plans in their brains. This mode activates your survival system and stores stress in your body. Your analytical mind works for hours and you disconnect from your body. Your heart rate is high.

As long as you still believe you are capable of performing specific tasks, you may be able to force yourself to follow the tactics you devised. In the long term, this condition of being will entirely exhaust you. In this state, people may also experience digestive problems, brain fog, sleep problems, and other physical and mental symptoms. Using neuroplasticity or hypnosis may be the most effective technique to exit this condition and return to the “rest and digest state.” In this state, the goal is to lower your heart rate. You are not getting enough rest since your heart rate is elevated.

6: Drained, fatigued, crashed, drained; cell danger reaction.

Being in ‘fight or flight mode’ or engaging in stressful activities for an extended period of time can lead the body’s cells to shut down. We usually assume it is caused by a virus, mold, or bacteria. But what if it is generated by stress and serves the aim of shielding cells from stress? Your body’s metabolic functions change, and you feel drained of energy.
Body functions will fail. Cognitive ability declines. You’ve lost your clarity of thought and strength as a result of being wired and pushing yourself, leaving you feeling hollow. You can hardly get out of bed, and the sensation is really debilitating. In this situation, you must remove all pressures from your life. Skip your plans and get plenty of rest. Less is more. Reduce your heart rate as quickly as feasible.

7 Psychosomatic Symptoms

This is a tough sort of exhaustion, comparable to emotional fatigue, but consider unrefreshed sleep as an example. I’ve had several evenings that left me exhausted after only a few hours of sleep. Severe weariness dragged me down rather than increasing my energy levels. After looking into this form of weariness, I realized how similar it was to a migraine episode. I’ve experienced numerous migraine episodes in the middle of the night, and migraines in the morning or afternoon were akin to an unrefreshed sleep experience. Steve Ozanich defines migraines and tension headaches as typical signs of a full’stress bucket’ in his book ‘The Great Pain Deception’.

In this situation, the body-mind symptoms work as a distraction while you relax and empty your emotions. This indicates that underlying conflicts are nearly addressed. I also noted tension headaches, because it might be difficult to distinguish between a headache and weariness. In any case, it’s critical to remain calm, don’t take it too seriously, and try to get on with your day as much as possible. Understand that there is nothing seriously wrong, and the less stressed you are, the less frequently you will experience these severe symptoms.

8 Sleep-deprived

When you are restless, falling asleep gets increasingly difficult. Your daily and nightly rhythms will become completely out of sync, making it difficult to fall and remain asleep. You may feel this fatigue in addition to other types of exhaustion, although sleep deprivation can sometimes relieve emotional fatigue. You will need to work on developing a rhythm and entering the “rest and digest mode.” Sleep medicine may help you momentarily.

9. Grogginess

This kind of weariness feels more like a hangover. This state can be hard-wired into your neuropathways, but it can also be caused by an irregular day-night pattern. If you experience this state without feeling wired, depleted, or sleep-deprived, neuroplasticity may be beneficial. My favored way is also to jump into cold water and force myself to begin doing something, such as going on a stroll.

10 Feverish/Malaise

When this form of exhaustion vanished for me, it was a surprise because I no longer noticed it. I immediately felt much sharper in my thinking and had lost the awful feverish feeling. I’ve had it for years, and it wasn’t until I felt stronger and fitter as a result of my efforts that my immune system finally caught up. I believe my meditations, visualizations, and affirmations, as well as everything else I discuss on my website, contributed to your sense of peace. I had the proper vibration.
We can have a variety of infections in our bodies; they thrive in a stressed state. By relaxing and releasing the stress response, your body becomes a more favorable environment for good microorganisms.

While in a peaceful and serene mood, I suddenly acquired a fever, and when it subsided, things were no longer the same. Given that my exhaustion started after a viral infection several years ago, it’s possible that my immune system was constantly overworked and stopped throughout that time. After this form of weariness subsided, I was able to play hours of chess and think as profoundly as I had before ME/CFS. However, in order to avoid repeating the same mistake, I must balance my serious thinking with deep rest.

It didn’t mean I was suddenly strong and fit. Instead, I felt like someone who had been ill for a long time and needed time to recuperate. I maintained a high energy vibration. I believe Joe Dispenza would have been proud of me. Thank you, Joseph and Louise Hay.
I hope I made your recovery a little simpler by explaining and reversing the ten various types of weariness.