Fatigue Issues SUCK!

Yes, I fight chronic fatigue.  And it sucks big fat green ones.  I figured I would eventually post about it.  Though I didn’t figure it would be quite this soon.  Well, here it is.  I’m currently going another round with the beast.  I’m just tired.  Tired of being tired.  Tired of not really knowing why.  Just tired.  Did I mention that I’m tired?  Yes?  Ok.  Just making sure I covered that point.  Lol


Maybe I should backtrack a little bit.  I have a fairly good idea of why I’m tired.  I just never know which “why” is the culprit.  Is it a flare up of my Graves Disease (autoimmune hyperthyroidism)?  Is it the adrenal fatigue raring its wayward head again?  Of course, it could be an untimely fibromyalgia flare-up.  No, wait.  Is it the after effects of dealing with chronic Lyme Disease?  Or… Could it be from my food consumption???


Foods.  That’s a whole other animal!  Because, you know, doesn’t everyone have food issues?  If not, YOU are awesomely blessed in that area!  Me???  Not so much.  Though I suppose I am luckier than some folks.  Nevertheless, I have two different food allergies.  (Yeah.  Let’s make it more complicated.  Lol).  One of my allergies gives me the nice effects of anaphylaxis.   As in it restricts my ability to breathe.  (FYI…I am super addicted to breathing!)  Fun times.  Not!

NO WAIT!  THERE’S MORE… (Seriously, just because life thinks its hilarious to twist things up now and again.)

Yep…. I’m Celiac, which means absolutely NO gluten, ever.  (Note: Some Celiac’s, but not all, are effected by external gluten exposure.  Sadly, I am one of the lottery winners here.  Darn it).  And to top it off I have Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH).  DH is a form of Celiac that affects the skin.  When someone with DH is exposed to gluten internally, or externally (as is a bonus in my case), it causes an awful blistering rash that feels pretty much like fire-ants under the skin with barbed wire chaffing the top layers of skin.  It itches, horrendously.  Neverendingly.  I have scratched my skin raw at times.  Seriously, I have scratched to the point of drawing blood.  I definitely would never wish this on anyone, not even my worst enemy.


Then, I must consider, is it “normal” life stuff???  You know, the obvious stuff that most people think of first.  Of course, that’s always a possibility.  Slim chance for me, but it could happen!  Mwahahaha….  But, seriously.  Could it be that I’m simply catching a bug that’s going around?  Am I possibly doing too much in this summer sun?  Or, am I doing too much even indoors???  The possibilities are truly endless.

So…..  WHERE is my fatigue coming from???  Outside of God Himself….  Who knows!  I get too tired to care.  My “give a s#*t” gets broken.   A lot.  But, alas, I can’t just give up.  There’s that “hope fanatic” side of me I previously wrote about that just refuses to give up.

Therefore, I’ll rack my brain on what I’ve done, what I’ve eaten, where I’ve been, etc, etc, etc.  I’ll possibly consult my Dr, chiropractor, and/or naturopath.  I’ll crash, crumble, have a good old-fashioned pity party in solitary confinement.  Then, I’ll pick myself up and keep muddling my way through until I figure it out or I feel better.


In the midst of starting this post a week ago, I came across a post by insanitybytes2.  In it she warns us “to be careful about what we are speaking over ourselves as people”.  So true!  It reminded me that I am not my fatigue.  My identity is not bound by any of my health or food issues.  My identity is indeed in Christ Jesus.  I am a bold warrior of the king above all Kings.  I am a daughter of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  Because of this, I absolutely can do anything I set my mind to.  Its going to take more than fatigue to take me down.

So, I will continue to fight this beast called fatigue.  And, someday, I will conquer it for good.  Meanwhile, I think I’ll take a nap and try to sleep it off. 😉  Catch you next time…

While I’m recovering…  Do you fight fatigue?  How do you find relief?  Please share your experiences in the comments below.  Thanks!

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