Chronic Fatigue and Coping With Flare-ups
Chronic fatigue can sometimes cause flare-ups. What are flare-ups and what can you do about them? A flare-up would be described as any occasion where pain increases or just a feeling of unwellness. It could also mean feeling depressed or tired and irritable. You may feel listless and unmotivated.
Don’t let this discourage you!
It can happen to any of us.
There are things to understand about this and ways to get relief.
First, let’s examine what causes them. This will lead to clues and strategies to get relief as quickly as possible.
What can cause flare-ups?
Eating the foods from the
Don't eat list:
• Deep fried food
(Understanding healthy fats is critical in dealing with chronic fatigue.)
• Refined anything such as potato chips, crackers, cereals, etc.
• Sugar (any kind, except natural ones)
To learn more about the role sugar plays see this.
• Processed and/or packaged foods of all kinds
• Soy, such as hydrolyzed protein and any unfermented.
• A stressful day or event
• Poor sleep
• Too much activity (even positive ones)
Getting enough Vitamin D could help a lot.
So now that you know what causes flare-ups, what can you do about them to feel better?
Magnesium could be another key.
Strategies to relieve flare-ups:
• Take a bath for at least 20 minutes with Dead Sea salts or Epsom salts and some lavender.
• Take some kava for relief from stress and anxiety.
• Read a favorite book or watch a favorite movie.
• Listen to some soothing music.
• Drink some acai juice, good for pain.
• Have a cup of relaxing tea or a favorite one that you enjoy.
• Eat a piece of dark chocolate, pref. organic and low in sugar.
Here is something that you can have when you're in the mood for something sweet.
There are many things you can do and you will probably sleep better after a bath, some tea and a little dark chocolate.
Then you will sleep more deeply and awake refreshed and feeling calm and relaxed and much better.
Little things can make a big difference when you face a flare-up because of chronic fatigue.
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