Coping With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia


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Coping With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia


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This is in part 2 of our videos about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, also called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and other names. I have had CFS/FM most of my life and here’s what I do to try to control it.

How we cope with CFS/Fibromyalgia article I mentioned in the video:

Link to essential oils for sleep:

You can see part 1, About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia here:

Here are some of the points we discuss in this video:

0:13 When we first got married, Mike didn’t really understand how serious my chronic illness was.

0:39 Mike’s experience realizing what chronically ill really meant.

2:49 Tawra: When we got to Idaho where it was cooler and the humidity was low, I was able to perk up a little bit.

2:58 Mike: I didn’t really recognize until we had been married 10-12 years how to really recognize when Tawra was sick.

4:10 Mike: I started to recognize that when Tawra has a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome flare, she gets really pale and when that happens, the Alka-Seltzer helps. Tawra talks about Alka-Seltzer.

5:10 So with the CFS, Tawra will be pale and laying around with a strange expression on her face like she’s not present at all.

5:31 What Fibromyalgia looks like

6:11 The Fibromyalgia is a muscle problem so rubbing helps a lot.

6:23 Restless leg syndrome.

6:48 Learning to distinguish between the CFS and the Fibromyalgia

6:58 My tips to what I use to help me feel better.

7:30 Most recently, I spent $10,000 going to a functional medicine doctor. He helped some but I don’t know if it was worth the money.

8:12 For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, the thing that helps me the most is sleep. The 3 most important things to keep CFS under control are are sleep, staying away from stress and not exercising too heavily.

8:34 It’s hard because getting sleep is difficult when you’re ill.

8:47 I tried prescription sleeping medications and antidepressants, but the side effects were completely intolerable so I stay away from them. Mike had to tell me to stop because I didn’t realize how bad I was.

9:26 I don’t use antidepressants but they do help some people.

9:40 I take NADH, an amino acid.

11:33 Things that help my Fibromyalgia.

12:43 About sleep and what I’ve tried to help me sleep better

16:03 Pain medications – I mostly use over the counter pain medications.

17:29 Stretching helps my Fibromyalgia. Light exercise also helps, but too much exercise inflames my CFS.

20:54 Neuromuscular massage

22:10 Hot baths. I take a hot bath in Epsom Salts almost every day.

23:30 Sit with a heating pad at night.

24:58 I live in a cool, dry climate. Heat and humidity make me a lot worse.

27:00 My supplements.

30:57 I found out I had major food sensitivities

33:40 Noise and lights really aggravate my nervous system.

You can see my other video, About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia here:

We also have information about the symptoms and more of my own experience with CFS/FM on our website here:

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