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My husband developed Chronic Fatigue 12+ years ago. He was diagnosed with CF, as no other explanation fit his symptoms. He had many tests, but nothing showed up. Thankfully, he doesn't have it so bad that he is confined to bed, or that he cannot do normal tasks. He can even enjoy exercise. In fact, he says exercise makes him feel better. He has what he calls 'lows', which usually occur in the afternoons. He becomes mentally fatigued. Can sometimes break out into a cold sweat. Any stimulus is overload. He sometimes tries to overcome it by eating carbohydrate, but often just has to sit it out until the early evening when it seems to improve. If he does any task which involves concentrating, like wiring a plug or wallpapering, he has to take breaks because it affects his ability to function mentally. He often feels dizzy if he walks down anything which resembles a tunnel. Eg. a tow path lined with vegetation, or a path with high hedges on both sides. He can wake up in the morning and feel ok, but an hour later can experience feelings of being unwell and /or brain fog. Driving long distances, even if he is being driven, seem to require several days to recover. He seems to be worse when it is something he doesn't want to do, but ok when it's something he wants to do, like exercise. Eg tennis, 'walking football' and hiking, all of which he does. I find this very confusing. Is it possible that the extra effort involved in doing something you don't want to do can precipitate CF symptoms?
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