By regularly checking your symptoms because you have been afraid of them, you have wired your brain into easily feeling them. Neuroplasticity is a component that creates ME/CFS. First you are fatigued because of the trigger, then you have drained yourself with the fight or flight mode and lastly you have hardwired your brain into easily feeling the terrible sensations of complete exhaustion. It becomes the automatic state of being, to be completely wired.
It can also be used the other way around and results can come very fast. Some people will heal completely by only learning to rewire their brain into feeling pleasant sensations. Some in a few days, others in months. By learning to rewire your brain and calming down your nervous system, you can change your auto state and switch your nervous system to the rest and digest mode. There is a big chance at feeling much better and recovering in a short time. It takes work and effort! It is a top-bottom approach and some strategies don’t deal with underlying and ongoing stressors that can still activate the stress mode.
Beside a neuroplasticity technique, there are also other ways of using neuroplasticity. Use a few of them regularly.