Please let me know!!
I am exhausted, beyond exhausted. I could sleep for 100 years… Where is the 13th fairy godmother when you need her?
I have recently started an 8 week ‘lifestyle change’ programme for ME sufferers to help me learn to get some balance in my life, and help me crawl out of the ‘boom & bust’ way of approaching tasks which clearly doesn’t work any more.
I have only done week one, but it is great to be in a room so seemingly perfectly people who all feel as dreadful as I do on the inside. We have been given a weekly diary to complete mapping what we do and how much energy it takes and how exhausted we feel.
I can already see why I am tired. I burn myself out every other day.
The problem is, I used to be able to do this. I worked full time in demanding jobs, I had young children, a busy social life and I ran long distances (up to 7 miles) 2 or 3 times a week.
Now I am stuck in Groundhog Day. Forever doomed to be on day 17 of the 30 Day Ab challenge as I get up to day 19 and then am too tired to keep going… So I take a break for a few days & then have to go back to day 17 to continue.
I am desperate to find some way to get back to my old self, the one who people used to see out of the corner of their eyes as I sped past at 300 miles an hour
I want to stop falling asleep every time I sit down! I am the worst driving companion. This Sunday we moved my eldest daughter to her new home in the student halls in Southampton University. It was a 2 hour drive each way and I slept the whole way. (Luckily Peter was driving) I can drive short distances, but anything over 20 minutes & I start falling asleep myself.
I am willing to try anything to help. I read somewhere that vitamin B12 injections can help with exhaustion, so I have started on a course… An injection once a week for 10 weeks and then once a month.
I have noticed that I have quicker recovery times in the last few weeks… Sometimes I feel ok after a good nights sleep, which is such an improvement from waking up feeling completely drugged and as if I haven’t slept a wink.
Does anyone else have experience of vitamin B12 injections? Do they help? How soon should I feel different? Is the slight improvement that I have noticed the extent of the change, or will I get more energy soon?
Looking forward to hearing from you!!