Over the last year, I found that my steadily increasing fatigue and weakness and social isolation lead to spending half my life on my laptop - often 8 or 9 hours a day. So what would happen if I cut right back to the bare minimum?
3 weeks ago, I cut down to a maximum of an hour each day. The initial effect seemed almost miraculous. Within 2 days, I woke to find my usual daily nausea almost undetectable. I ate a whole bowl of porridge! Not only that, but I felt really full of energy and was able to walk round the block twice in the same day! After a week, I was able to drive for over 2 hours to visit my daughter! What was particularly exciting was that it seemed to be completely physical (rather than anything that could be interpreted as some sort of psychological or auto-suggestion effect). I was able to sustain physical effort in tasks that have been simply physically impossible recently. The only bad thing was missing out on what has been going on with you guys here on the forum!
Sadly, over the last week, the effect has gradually vanished. For the last couple of nights, I've reverted to my usual pattern of waking in the small hours with the shakes and nausea and during the day, I am again struggling to walk as far as the street corner.
So I can't draw any conclusions. Maybe there was a sort of shock effect that shook up my neurotransmitter or arousal regulation patterns before they reverted to their established rut?? I will try to persevere with the limited screen time for a while - at least I was able to read some Trollope, ("Barchester Towers" is a gem). I'll post again if there are any further developments x