I am 74 and have severe COPD and this is gradually getting worse. On a good day I can only walk a few yards but I resist using my scooter as much as possible.
Over recent years I have experienced flu like symptoms from time to time but they are now happening more often. I describe these episodes as if someone has turned off my energy tap leaving my body and brain totallly depleted. Keeping my eyes open is a real challenge as all I want to do is sleep. And I do. A lot.
My respiratory nurse does not think it is COPD related so I have requested a complete blood count from my GP. Easier said than done but I now have an appointment next week.
I wonder if it is M.E. or anaemia but this dreadful feeling of being totally wiped out is stopping me from doing anything.
Has anyone else experienced something similar? Spending what life I have in bed is not a great prospect,