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STAYING COOL in This HEAT

So many of us have heat related problems (as well as cold issues as well). So what can you do?

--Make sure you have enough fans in the house and keep them on as well as night (to further keep the air flowing through out your house).

--Eating Cold food. I know you know this, but with fog, reminding folks to eat cool foods. Gazpacho Soup, Salads, precooked beans (add to your salads), Fresh Juice (not bottled), fresh veg and fruits! If you need protein, now is the time to eat high omega 3 fish; most can take Ceviche cooking, if you have to cook, poach!

--Use your crockpots because no external heat is produced.

--Keep yourself COOL at all costs: neck wraps that can be loaded with water (silica wraps) help, so do cooling towels. Use Frozen Gel Packs wrapped in towels to avoid direct skin impact. If you have to go out, wear a cap that either has mesh or has a ice pack that can be put in it. Keep light and heat off your head.

---Make sure you eat enough SALT or Salt alternative. Electrolytes are seriously important right now.

--KEEP HYDRATED. Now is the time to up your liquid and make sure it's not caffeinated, because caffeine reduces the hydration you have in your body. I personally don't recommend soda of any kind, simply because it's counter to keeping well. If you have to "bubble" infused seltzer is alright without sweetener.

--If you start feeling faint, call a squad. Now is not the time to 'buck and deal', if you feel awful, don't try to handle it alone folks. Heat prostration is dangerous.

#Fibromyalgia #ME #CFS #generalhealth #Anxiety

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New to the joys of #ChronicFatigue ! #sarcasm

So, I've only recently been diagnosed with #ChronicFatigueSyndrome (moderate) and I'm learning the basics of Pacing and trying to rest as much as possible. I'm very lucky that it's possible for me to rest a lot!

I've also dealt with anxiety for a few years and that's pretty well managed with medication but recently I find I'm getting very anxious before I need to do anything that isn't resting. I'm anxious that I'll run out of energy during a coffee with a friend and they won't understand why I'm suddenly so spaced out. I worry that I'm talking about #ME and #Fatigue too much and they'll think I'm complaining, when I'm really just trying to forewarn them. I'm anxious about the crash that will happen if I push myself too far - will it just affect me for a week or will it affect me forever. I'm worried that I'll say no to too many events and people will stop asking me or wanting to be around me. I'm worried my niece and nephew will think I don't want to spend time with them because I so often can't. I get irrationally anxious my partner will get sick of me - even though they've been with me through cancer and more. There's a lot of new anxieties mixed up in this, and I worry I'm feeling agoraphobic.

I was wondering if anybody else experiences this? I guess now that I'm writing it down, it sounds completely logical considering the new diagnosis - it just feels anything but logical when your thoughts are in a negative spiral! It would help to know I'm not alone 💙

#ChronicFatigue
#MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #Anxiety #Agoraphobia #Fear #PanicAttack #Cancer

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Do I have ADHD or am I exaggerating?

- Every big decision I ever made has been impulsive.
- My house is a mess. If I start cleaning I am all over the place and suddenly I am hyper focusing on some irrelevant detail.
- I have all my life not comprehended how people are able to follow those long boring conversations or meetings. Why is it only me who struggles with this. What’s wrong with these people. Let’s get on with it instead of talking it to death.
- I can read a book, play the piano or play a video game and forget the world exists. Time passes by and I don’t notice. I am on a different planet
- I misplace everything all the time. Find my phone is so helpful. I lose it, and other things several times a day, and I just had it in my hand..
- If it’s not in my calendar or my list it does not exist. I never remember any appointments. Must have alarm reminders.
- I got in trouble a lot for not paying my bills. Luckily it now goes automatic. Unless I get a new bill from a new place. Ooops.
- I could never study in school like the others. Instead of reading I’d go straight to taking previous exams for practice. At night when everything else is quiet. Often only the day before.
- I get up and leave a meeting if I can’t stand it. I pretend to go to the bathroom so I don’t seem rude.
- when things go slow my body hurts out into my fingertips and toes.
- I lose control of my feelings. But when it’s over it’s over.
- out of sight out of mind.
- I always do at least two things at a time.
- I tried so many sports. I quit after my first game or performance then go on to the next.
- i prefer being with kids. They are more action, less talk. Grown ups are so slow…

I am a woman of 38 years old feeling like I am pretending to be an adult. I now have ME/CFS, but could I also have ADD/ADHD?

#ADD #ADHD #ADHDInGirls #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #ME #ChronicFatigueSyndromeampME #UndiagnosedADHD

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