I am 20 year old female and was diagnosed with CFS/ME back in 2016. I have had a number of what you would call 'relapses' where I have been very ill and fatigued, but nothing which has been concerning. I am currently experiencing a relapse for the first time in over 6 months but this one is very different. I woke up with swollen glands and a headache, sore throat, fatigue and joint pain etc. However, this one has left me bedridden to the point where I cannot move. My body feels bruised internally and externally. I went to get out of bed and realised I could not physically move, my limbs, especially my legs felt as heavy as lead. Even sitting up was a huge challenge. When i went to stand up my legs gave way and I just collapsed on the floor. I'm at uni and all my housemates have gone home for the weekend so I couldnt get help. I managed to push myself up off the floor after about 20 minutes or so. But even walking to the bathroom is near impossible, my legs feel unsteady, my limbs feel too heavy and I just feel extremely weak- to the point whereby sitting up and down is agony, even just breathing, swallowing and moving onto my side is unbearable, I have taken ibuprofen and paracetamol but it doesn't seem to do much.
Does anyone else with CFS have these sort of symptoms to this extent, I feel like I am a 20 year old in a 90 year olds body.