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While I've had some periods of moderate wellness, going out with friends, working full time in a physical job, I've crashed terribly and I'm so so depressed. Last time I was like this, I worked a 53 hour week, then on my 1 day off went to a concert in another city. I started to feel really ill and ended up off work for a month. That was around 2.5 months ago.
This time I didn't go too crazy at work, did about 35 hours the last week, however I felt quite wired and wasn't sleeping much due to thinking about a new job opportunity on top of a relationship issue. I was walking around town and felt that I was getting shooting pain in my shoulder, as well as a strange vibrating sensation in my chest, I put it down to too much caffeine. A few days ago as I tried to go to sleep I had the chills and had to wear a dressing gown to bed, then as I was trying to sleep I kept getting those weird jerks that wake you up. I ended up sleeping about 3 hours This is exactly what started after the concert a few months ago. When I woke up I had awful nerve pain and cramps all over my body, pins and needles, a bit of a tremor, I have brain fog and feel lightheaded, I feel sick and lights look too bright, I also feel pretty fatigued as the sleep I'm getting doesn't feel very restful. I'm terrified I'm going to be off work for an extended period again, and that this will be my life from now on, working a couple of months, and being off for a month. I've now been off work for 4 days and have no signs of improvement.
I'm such a hard worker by nature and this just kills me, I feel so depressed. I'm worried that I've developed CFS and my body is stuck with the effects of this virus forever.
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