Hi all. I have been suffering some time know with chronic fatigue. I have suffered with RLS my whole life and believed until recently that the fatigue was caused by chronic sleep deprivation and pain caused by the RLS.
I am now 9 weeks off work and doing very little. I have managed via th internet to get certain herbs which are helping with the RLS and allowing some form of escape from the pain and insomnia, (although sleep is still quite poor).
The main symptoms I have been experiencing have been:
*poor short-term memory
*reduced attention span
* difficulty to plan or organise thoughts
*difficulty finding the right words to say
*sometimes feeling disorientated
(taken from: patient.co.uk/health/chroni...
although I am experiencing psychological disturbances it is on the back of my ill health and I still have the urge/drive to do stuff but cannot muster the energy .
It seems any real exertion leaves me wrecked and makes the above worse. I tried to pull my self out of it a bit on Wednesday by doing some work outside but it meant that I was in worse shape on Thursday.
In my reading it points to CFS, (although it could be simple exhaustion but surely that would have resolved with an extended period of rest - what I used to do in my morning off from work is all I manage in a day!).
I haven't mentioned it to the Dr in case I am wrong and stop him looking elsewhere but it seems the GP is not pushing things and taking a wait and see approach - and it is slowly killing me!
Anyone any advice PLEASE and thanks.
ALSO: Have been found to be low in Vitamin D so have commenced supplements, (I know it can cause some similar symptoms), although Dr reckons that everyone in British Isles are deficient due to lack of good sun.