Something that goes hand in hand with auto-immune disease is fatigue. The constant inflammation in your body can be very tiring. I have noticed that I am more tired than every one around me. Some days I struggle to get out of bed. Other days I spend in bed. Being tired all the time can be very draining. Not just for you but also for people around you. To get rid of your fatigue you need to get to the bottom of what is causing it. In my case I have chronic fatigue from Rheumatoid Arthritis. Chronic fatigue and inflammation are closely related. There are ways to help your body and I am going to go through them right now.
I am a strong believer that what we put into our bodies will affect everything that we are. If we put things in our bodies that are highly inflammatory we cannot expect to get anything other than bodies high in inflammation. If you want to read more about an anti inflammatory diet then please follow the link.
A lot of times after we eat, we get tired, this is because the food that we just ate is starting to digest. Foods that make us tired are often very rich in carbohydrates or protein. Both of them are good for our bodies but learn when to eat them and which kinds make you tired. Pasta, bread and potatoes for example might make you want to pass out on the couch but an oranges might give you more energy.
By choosing foods that will give you energy instead of making your already tired body more tired you can help your chronic fatigue in a positive way. Fuel your body with foods that will give you energy and reduce the inflammation that you have, instead of increasing it.
Cures For Chronic Fatigue
Chronic fatigue is usually a symptom for an underlying issue, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis. As there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis the same goes for chronic fatigue. There is unfortunately no cure for chronic fatigue but there are ways to maintain it. First and foremost, get to the bottom of what is causing it. Change it up.
Add vitamins to your diet. Coffee does not count as a vitamin. A lot of people turn to coffee because they think that this will help them get their energy levels up. No! It is like with any energy drink. It will pick you up but then it will drop you even harder. Fuel your body with good foods and plenty of vitamins.
Vitamins For Chronic Fatigue
Vitamin B12 is something that you definitely should add to your diet. It has a positive correlation with fatigue and can help with your symptoms. If you want to learn more about how vitamin B12 affects your body and also read about other vitamins that can help with inflammation then please follow the link.
Zinc and magnesium are two vitamins that might also be of great benefit if you are struggling with chronic fatigue. Zinc helps your body reduce fatigue in several ways and magnesium helps your body build up its energy levels.
Something that I use and I think has helped me a lot is algae. Spirulina and Chlorella to be exact. If you want to learn more about Spirulina then please follow the link.
Do not skimp on water. Most people do not nearly drink enough water needed for their bodies. Having a dehydrated body can also make you feel tired and sluggish.
It can be a struggle to deal with chronic fatigue. Some days will be better than other but there is no way of telling which days. By changing the way I live I have managed to change a lot in my life. I have changed everything from my arthritis symptoms and pains to my fatigue. I am not stating that it is easy, it is probably the hardest thing I have every done but it can be done.
I always make sure that I get enough sleep. If I do not get the sleep my body requires then the whole day will be ruined. I do not function at all.
No naps. I cannot stress this enough. I know you are tired, I know you are exhausted and staying upright for another minute seems impossible but do not give in.
You need to retrain your body in a sense. Do something that is proven to provide your body with energy – go for a walk.
Exercise is something that will give your body a lot of energy and it will improve your fatigue. It might seem impossible in the beginning but after a month or so you will start to notice changes in your energy levels. If you want to read more on what exercises will help you to start out with then follow this link.
It is ok to take a break and have a rest but do not make it a habit. Our bodies love habits. It is so easy for our bodies to form a habit but it is a lot harder for us to break it. Try to stick to a routine that involves food that will fuel your body, vitamins that will help fight the fatigue and activities that will give you energy.
It is hard to live with something that you know will never go away but it is even harder living in a medical state that can be improved and not doing so. It is an uphill battle but once you reach the top you will not regret it.
Thank you for reading. I hope you have enjoyed, please leave a comment or question down below.