I don't think it's an age thing really. As Jim says, and I've seen it with my own eyes, he looks a perfectly healthy specimen when you see him. I'm told I do as well. I have not been officially diagnosed with ME, the doctor and therapist call what I have "post-viral fatigue", which seems to be essentially the same thing. I don't seem to suffer from it as badly as Jim does, but then again I'm not inside his head or body, and can't compare how he feels to how I feel. It's like I've got a really, really bad hangover, but without the rough stomach, feeling sick, or pounding head (most of the time). Just a complete and utter lack of energy and being unable to think at all. It's not like I "can't be bothered" to do stuff, I really want to, but I simply can't. I have to take medication for the pain it gives me, which helps, but it makes me a bit (more) dopey occasionally, and gives me the munchies!lexi wrote:Is the fatigue affecting the mental capacity Jim? You are maybe using it on other things ( work) and have none left when you come to a job you would like to complete.
Combined with your illness Jim it does not take long at our age to lose the ability to do what we did only a few years previous. I know that sounds silly but when I think what I was getting through just 5 yrs ago...can't do it now and it ain't justthe medical reasons. I bet if you look around you the guys your age ain't doing as much as you?
Here is wishing your health mate
Then on other days, I feel bright as a button and go to the gym for 90 mins, or go swimming/cycling for a couple of hours and feel fine..