Please excuse that I’ve been missing in action (MIA) the last few days when it comes to forum content being posted and replies. Per the topic I’m about to ask you all about; I’ve been feeling incredibly exhausted the last few days and felt a need to let my mind and body rest.
Since I’ve been living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) for nearly three years ago, I’ve become accustomed to the fatigue that chronic under-oxygenation can cause, both physically and mentally. A typical response for me to the all-too-common question of how are you is now: “tired, but okay”. However, the last few days I’ve felt unusually tired, and nothing seems to be able to rid the fatigue that I am fighting. Nothing else feels abnormal with me at the moment: regular appetite, no fever or sign of a bacterial/viral infection, and no changes in my mood or desire to do things. Just plain and simple: I’m tired and want to rest.
Do you ever go through periods like this, where your body basically gives you no choice but to give it the rest it needs?
If so, how often does this happen for you and is it precipitated by anything?
I don’t recall having an abnormally busy week or late nights, and I think I am sleeping well during the night. I am just tired, and I am trying to push through but finding it nearly impossible. I am hoping it goes away soon, as I know how to deal with the normal fatigue related to my disease, but this seems extreme. Any ideas as to why I might be experiencing this, especially if I have no indication that I am getting sick with a cold/flu virus?
How do you combat or push through IPF-related fatigue when you need to?
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