I have a hard time dealing with fatigue. When it starts around the noon time, I know my activities are limited for the rest of the day. I also get pain from that fatigue, which I have a hard time dealing with. When I have to rest due to the fatigue, it makes me feel like an invalid, which is not a good feeling. But in the end, when I've had a good rest, I feel able to finish my day a little more pleasantly.
my life means the world to me ... stay as active as u can.. i know just walking a little does alot for me... prayer does a lot for me also.. just trust in god that he will help u through this..
I give myself a pep talk thinking chronic fatigue is to be expected. I listen to what my body says and live accordingly. I don't try to fight it. I will have a rest if I am able to at that moment, or shortly thereafter. I am learning to live at a different pace of life, a new way of living. I am thankful and try to live in the moment!
My nurse says I am like a car battery that won't hold its charge, always running out of energy, I was trying to do daily things as I normally would have before h/ failure, so we devised a total weekly routine change. we worked it out to balance shopping,housework, hobbies, with plenty of rest, I cut down on the amount walking I did, and it's made loads of difference, I have energy all week. I still do things at home daily to keep the heart working, but also get lots of rest. You have to find the balance which works for you. My heart is not in very good condition, hopefully yours is better. This is my answer which works for me, try it it may help you, or you may have to find your own path, just remember listen to your body, don't let people push you to the limit, try to get plenty of rest and trust your gut instinct. I hope you start to get some energy. Keep well.
Michelle just remember, your body now is totally different in how it reacts to things. It's been hot lately, if you haven't taken enough liquid that gets you dehydrated your heart has to work harder but because of heart failure your heart struggles so you are short of breath and tired. Some medications are designed to make your heart work slower so it cannot be put under pressure ,bisoprolol is a good example, so mix this with not drinking enough will cause your symptoms. I am saying this through my own experiences. This may help you to understand. Keep well.