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What Advice Do You Have For Others About Managing Fatigue?

What Advice Do You Have For Others About Managing Fatigue?

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I agree with most everyone who has already posted. I listen to my body and when it needs a day off I give it one. I also try to balance doing a project and resting. I take some time for myself each day, no matter how busy I am. I get enough sleep and exercise works for me too. It lifts my mood and helps me keep my energy up. Some days, nothing works, that is just the way heart disease is, so I have learned to do what I can when I have energy and rest when I don't, and balance that as much as possible.

posted 22 days ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Jensenann please do NoT stop taking your blood thinner. I know that I’m on Coumadin (Warfarin) which can be difficult to keep in range 2.5 to 3.5 but everything affects this range : vitamin k foods, weight and stress are most of the culprits
My husband is on Eloquist which doesn’t require blood tests but is expensive. Whatever your doctor prescribed is to prevent a stroke
My Mom died of a stroke but only after she had many little strokes taking her ablility to talk, walk and play her piano. So please think long and hard before you rush to try to simplify you meds

posted 19 days ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Great advice. I do the same type things The inconsistency of this condition can be frustrating because it is hard to make plans for the future dates

posted 22 days ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

It's been almost 30 years since my diagnosis and I feel very fortunate to still be alive. The fatigue problem and does effect my quality life. I kept to myself for years because my family and friends didn't understand that I literally couldn't be dependable. Not because I didn't want to be, simply because some days I hadn't the strength to get around my house much less to follow thru with previous commitment. I finally had to explain and the people who got angry I had to let go. I couldn't handle their frustration with me because of my health. It was hard but now I have people in my life who understand. I remember 2 days this past year that I felt like an Energizer Bunny when I woke up. I felt so great I did not want the day to end. Those are my golden says.Having my dogs and cats has been an ongoing blessing. They go with the flow and they bring so much joy to my life.

posted 23 days ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I try to go out every day. I have my own business and joined a town committee. I no longer run around at top speed (like an idiot) as that was what caused this CRAP in the first place. I try to do ONE thing a day. It doesn't always work out but I try. It's usually more.....I just went to Petsmart but then remembered smoke detector died and needed a few groceries....now I am home waiting to go to cardiac rehab. That's how I do it, I listen to my body but sometimes, there is too much to get done. Sending hugs to all. 💗

posted 21 days ago
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