I need some help/advice/brains. I’ve been hit with literally the worst case of fatigue and exhaustion I’ve ever had to deal with. I can barely finish a sentence, spell check hates me and it’s a struggle to keep my eyes open. I had a fairly big Christmas and had three major pain flares before that. I know I probably should have taken it easier, but didn’t really have a choice. Christmas day I survived off two energy drinks, three cups of coffee and a nap and still completely crashed the moment I got home and it’s all been down hill from there. I’m normally a fairly light sleeper and am up at 9am every day without fail. Today I woke up at midday and couldn’t get out of bed. At 5pm my partner came home and woke me up again and I’m just about falling asleep on the keyboard while typing this.
I have both Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, but I’ve never had the fatigue quite this bad. Generally I go through patches where I need to sleep more than usual, but right now this completely blows all of that out of the water. I feel like I could sleep for a month and then some. Is this normal? Do other people deal with this kind of entire exhaustion?
Is it just something I need to literally sleep off for a few days? Do I need to push through it and try to keep moving? I seriously have no experience in this at all and need some advice from those that have gone through this before.