An update of my illness

As a continuation of my previous post:
https://vanerpaddel.com/2014/07/25/fatigue-syndrome-and-depression/

After a numbers of visits on the summer to the doctors with tests of different medicines, I think and hope that we are now on the right track. Still I have problems with the night sleep, still I think  it´s going to be better if I manage 50% work (instead of 25%) then I hopefully gets better sleep.
My papers says still that I´m: burned out, some depression and ADSL… sorry, ADHD.. 🙂

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20 thoughts on “An update of my illness”

  1. You are helping a lot of people by posting about this. Our modern lives predispose us to these types of difficulties. Work, stress, lack of a natural life makes us physically and emotionally unwell. I am sorry you are going through this but am quite hopeful and anticipate that things will get better for you~

    1. Thank you Cindy,
      I believe it’s better to talk and write about it, I never had this as a kind of secret illness but I think it’s difficult for others to understand what this is all about.

  2. I dealt with CFS nearly two decades ago. For me, it lasted about two years. I was fortunate to have an employer who worked with my condition, allowing me time to rest during the day and work into the evening hours to make up work time. I was also diagnosed with chronic depression some years later. Possibly this has been a life-long struggle – I just did not have the resources to understand why I was different. I tried the recommended meds by doctors, but eventually, did not feel that was the route I was comfortable with. I have, instead sought psychological help when I had insurance and felt overwhelmed, and often found good self-help books. Your writing and connection with nature will be your greatest tools in adapting to your experience. It’s all good my friend. And Cindy is correct… you help people by having a voice to express. We feel less alone and better informed when we open up to one another. It allows for understanding and compassion for one another.

    1. Thanks.
      I am also fortunate to have an consultant who do my daily support (IT dep). I´m now working 25% with mobile phones and mobile broadband.
      I have read a lot on the internet about CFS and it looks very familiar with the muscle pain in shoulders, arms and legs after a nice paddletrip. I take now 3 different medicines and I think like you how to decrease these.

  3. As long as you feel you’re on the improve, that’s what matters, Stefan.
    Hang in there, mate ! – it’ll be alright in the long run.
    🙂

  4. It is wonderful that you are able to share this with the world community. It gives strength and hope to others that are living with similar illnesses and who struggle on a daily basis. I look forward to many more posts of your wonderful trips and weekends away. Yesterday, I bumped into a friend who suffers terrible depression and barely ventures out. After our brief chat, a few hugs, a few tears and a few laughs she said she felt much better. We parted and decided to catch up for coffee soon! I will hold her to that and get in touch with her very soon… 🙂 Good to hear that you are on the mend. Greetings from Melbourne, Australia

    1. Thanks, there are so nice to have someone to talk to. I have a lot of great people around me, specially my wife so I feel fortunate.
      I was happy when I read about your friend, it mean so much with just a talk over a cup of coffee.

      Stefan

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