Combatting Chronic Fatigue

I could not work for many years due to chronic fatigue syndrome and severe anxiety.  But I have since overcome these conditions and am back in the workforce.  The workforce offers enormous opportunities for growth and self-development that government assistance could never provide.

We all have something to contend with, whether disability, poverty, or some other “limitation.” And many of us may have fatigue-related syndromes, such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, or various other conditions.  In this article, I aim to indicate that any limitation can be overcome.

Here is a reverse chronology of the steps I took to combat chronic fatigue syndrome such that I am now healthy and living my happiest days:

Present day: I am taking three supplements for chronic fatigue.  First, I’m taking cordyceps, a fungus that grows on the backs of caterpillars.  Not only does it help with chronic fatigue, but it also increases oxygen intake for exercise performance and heightens energy.  Second, I’m taking Acetyl L-Carnitine, which helps with chronic fatigue and boosts exercise performance.  I noticed a boost in power from the Acetyl L-Carnitine instantly.  Lastly, I’m taking Ashwagandha.  This supplement reduces anxiety and stress, increases energy, and benefits chronic fatigue.  I exercise a lot, so these three supplements also help my workouts.

2023: I nervously change my diet to a high-protein one.  Due to the high protein diet, my workouts are leading to significant gains in muscle development.  I start swimming once a week, too.  Surprisingly, I now rarely experience fatigue.

2022: I stop eating anything with “added sugar.” I start exercising again in response to my “life force leaving me.”

2021: I’ve re-entered the workforce in a positive career that pays very well.  I start paying off credit card debt.  I stop exercising due to time constraints.

2019-2020: I keep exercising and eating healthy, despite limited grocery funds.  There is a significant improvement in my health, and I actively seek employment.

2018?  I discover a diet book that is very similar to the diet I created.  It’s called How Not to Die.  I finally find research on the Web that confirms my view that cold showers are beneficial for autoimmune diseases.

2017?  I start lifting weights, and my diet has changed incredibly.  I read books on diet and disease and record every calorie I eat on a diet app called Cronometer.  I cut out almost all sugar, salt, and unhealthy fats.  I start eating a lot of probiotic-rich foods.  I max out my credit cards to buy the healthiest foods, mostly organic.  The goal is to get healthy enough to re-enter the workforce and pay down debt.

2016?  I discover that ice-cold showers significantly relieve chronic fatigue.  I can’t find anything on the Web to support this claim.  I eat a leaf of home-grown kale, which surprisingly boosts my health.  I long to grow an indoor garden.

2016?  A mentor tells me to change my eating habits by reading books on diet.  I start exercising by walking back and forth in my hallway.  Unfortunately, there is very little dietary advice on chronic fatigue on the Web.

2015?  I’m so sick one to three days a week that I often vomit and curl up beside the toilet, exhausted but unable to sleep.  I cannot work a career because sickness makes me unable to perform a typical workweek.  I estimate I have two years to live.

We can overcome or wisely manage any limitation.  It might take extreme lifestyle changes, but 100% effort is more effortless than 99%.  And when we rise above, we can better envision the infinite opportunities that awaited us all along.