A blog by Matt Roberts about his ME Journey.
The human body is simply amazing. What we as humans are able to endure never ceases to amaze me. Growing up as a healthy child, I never realized or understood this innate power we all have to survive. I was healthy and life never seemed to get in the way of who I wanted to be. However, at the age of 20, that all changed. It all started with severe digestive symptoms. I remember feeling like I constantly had food poisoning. I was often bedridden for days on end. I would lose 15 pounds in a matter of days and then struggle to put that weight back on over the next month. At that same time, I also started to experience a fatigue like no other fatigue I had experienced before in my life.
I used to work out for several hours a day so I know what it feels like to drain yourself of energy, but this fatigue was different. It was far more severe than anything I had ever experienced before and it would not get better with rest. I liken it to the feeling you get when you are extremely sick, minus all the sick feelings. So if you could take away the sore throat, the runny nose, and the fever, you would be left with a feeling of being drained. That drained feeling is what this fatigue is like, but 100 times worse. And then there is the brain fog. There is nothing like feeling like a space cadet all of the time. I always have a very low-grade headache and a feeling like everything I am experiencing is being run through a filter.
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