Spiritual Fatigue -This is sometimes the most difficult fatigue to deal with.
Some patients find that every thought and action is an effort, and life has become a struggle. They feel as though they have been precipitated into old age, without even the strength to face tomorrow.
They become depressed about the whole situation, and depression is also linked to long-term stress. Patients sometimes describe these feelings as the worst part of the illness.
Having such a debilitating illness for so long is bound to cause despair and hopelessness, but this can be healed by explanation.
The good news is that I don’t believe there is any permanent irreversible damage in your body. It is simply a bodily system that has become trained to overreact to itself. The symptoms you suffer are simply temporary symptoms – however bad the symptoms may feel, there is unlikely to be any severe permanent damage done, and the state you are in I believe is definitely reversible.
I hope that for you just knowing this in itself should release some of the fear associated with these chronic illnesses.
Ashok Gupta is the Director of the Gupta Program. He has dedicated his life to helping people get their life back from Chronic Illness, improving people’s well-being, and helping them achieve their potential. He has been teaching meditation around the world for over 15 years. He runs a global e-clinic specializing in treating ME, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia & Multiple Chemical Sensitivities – www.guptaprogram.com
Ashok has spent many years researching the brain neurology of emotion and linking well-being tools with science. He has published medical papers on the basis of stress-related illnesses. He has appeared in many media as an expert on stress on the BBC, CNN, Guardian Newspaper, ITV, The Independent, and many others.
He wrote and presented the Meaning of Life Experiment which is a Free, Award-winning Meditation and Self-Development App www.themeaningoflife.tv
He also works with companies around the world, teaching courses in Leadership, Time Management, and Personal Development. www.ashokgupta.tv