Life story time
>Be 7 years ago
>Have pretty OK life in front of me
>Suddenly start losing all motivation and sleeping more and more
>Be NEET for 3 years
>Finally get a part time job (cashier, though boss had me doing everything in the store)
>Start going to doctor thinking I was depressed
>2 years, 8 months of therapy, 25 different medications, $26,000 (after insurance) in doctor bills later
>At this point sleeping 16 hours a day and working the rest
>Occasionally dozing off during work and even while driving
>Doctor finally gives me CFS/ME diagnosis
>Tells me there's no treatment
>Gives me prescriptions for Adderall, Vyvanse, Concerta, Ritalin & Desoxyn
>They work great for a couple days before losing all effectiveness (even at max dose), takes over a month for tolerance to get back down
>Lose job after getting caught sleeping
>Apply for disability
>Govt says CFS/ME isn't real and I can still work (disability test was picking a pillow up, setting it on the floor, and then putting it back.)
>1 year later
>Still sleeping 16+ hours a day
>Using Desoxyn to get through any events (weddings, etc.)
I honestly have no idea what to do. I'm afraid to drive after having fallen asleep several times on the road. I've tried "resetting" my brain, to no avail. Hopefully, my parents will kick me out soon so I can just disappear.
jesus this sounds like my life but more extreme, and instead of too little sleep its too much sleep.
i'm not sure how to help at all but reading some of this hit close to home.
My sleep cycle varies every 3 weeks.
Sometimes i sleep 5 hours other times it's 8 hours.
Nonetheless, i feel very exhausted no matter how much quantity of sleep i get (might be a motivation thing)
In weekdays i usually wake up after sleeping 2 hours and struggle to get to sleep again.
This test is in such a sorry state of affairs it looks like it rewards people for lying.
Just like academia! One guy told the entire class he cheated in calculus. He got an A.
I have/had it.
One cause of CFS is stress, and that's what I believe caused mine. I'd had depression and anxiety issues for a long time. Neither of my two doctors bothered to look into this even after deciding I had CFS. They gave up pretty quickly. I was tired and sore pretty much all the time, and I would repeatedly catch colds and other infections which would last way longer than they should and within a few days of feeling over one I'd catch another.
The less stressed I become, the more my health's returning. Ever since I started meditating it's been decreasing and I've been feeling healthier and more energetic.
CFS is a very vague, wide reaching term that doesn't really seem to mean anything specific, though. It's more like a term doctors use when they give up. What worked for me may not work for you, but meditation helps you be comfortable with it whether you recover or not. A good diet and whatever exercise you can manage may help too.
>be 16>dont give a fuck about anything except masturbating, watching anime, and playing video games>drop out of school>become NEET
i'm not depressed or mentally ill. i just don't want to work and i hate being around people. i have a fantastic life as a NEET.>>3278
where i live KFC opens at 10am and closes at 10pm. i usually wake up after 10pm and go to bed before 10am, so it's very rare that i get a chance to eat KFC. that's the only problem i have with my sleep schedule.
This is the same kind of thing I've been trying to do to reduce the exhaustion. Unfortunately I always only think about it, obsess about it, but never manage to actually DO it. Meditation, I mean. And exercise.
If only I could stop being such a lazy shit, maybe I could get something done in my life.
It's far easier than you might be thinking it is. To start, all you have to do is just sit down and watch your breathing. That's all. You can have your eyes closed, or open if you're feeling sleepy.
Then all you do is keep watching the breath as it goes in and out. If you get distracted, you simply let go of the distraction and go back to the breath. The distracted mind is what you usually have, and it tires you out and gives you headaches. When you're only using your mind for the breath and letting go of everything else, the amount of energy you save and energy you GAIN is amazing. If a sense, in terms of whether to meditate or not, it's easier to meditate.
You're not sitting there striving for something. You're learning peacefulness, concentration and contentment by discovering what causes you even the most minute stress and how to notice and let go of it. Then as you progress further, those peaceful feelings just naturally intensify into complete bliss and ease.http://www.dhammaloka.org.au/files/pdf/Ajahn_Brahm-Mindfulness_Bliss_and_Beyond-Chapters1-4.pdf
Here's the first few chapters of a very accessible beginner's guide to breath meditation.http://www.dhammatalks.org/Archive/Writings/EachAndEveryBreath_v130123.pdf
And here's a more in depth one if anybody's interested.
OP here, quick update. Looks like my hopes came true sooner than I thought. My parents have told me to be gone by Saturday. So, I'm going to see how long I can make it living in the mountains.
Best of luck to all of you & good night.
Oh shit, dude. Your parents are really going to kick you out for a medical condition? Look, buddy, find a relative or something. Don't you have any cousins or grandparents whose house you could stay at? Any friends who would be willing to take you in? Contact everybody you know. If worst comes to worse and you have to live in the mountains, do as much research as possible on how to not die out there. In the woods, a shelter does not mean house, it means place to sleep. There's my bit of advice when it comes to that. Man, that's really shitty. Don't drink still water, boil it first using rocks and a fire. I don't know how useful, it would be, but maybe this guy's videos can help?https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAL3JXZSzSm8AlZyD3nQdBA
There's annotations that can be enabled for more in-depth instructions. Ask if they'll give you at least a bit of money. Maybe you could use it to buy books on this stuff. Check back here often to see what other people have to say. There's still a chance that your parents will pussy out and let you stay.
Wow, you're fucked.
Where are you located anon? I may be able to give you more specific advice depending on where you are located
is me, i have cfs/me, i'm on federal disability (in the USA)
you have to apply and get rejected then appeal then get a hearing, and hopefully have the word of a reputable doctor like i had from the guy at Stanford Hospital's CFS department, also have a disability doctor who knows what CFS is
its hard anon, no cure sucks, im improving but most aren't
Most people fail their initial disability application. What you do then is contact a disability lawyer. There are tons of them who will file your appeal for free and then just take a portion of your backpay as payment when you're approved. I have had a few friends do this.