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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I am exhausted. Every minute, every day, even in my sleep. CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome) wears down your nervous system, immune system, and your body. It's no wonder that chronic fatigue syndrome often accompanies CRPS. Symptoms can include: decreased REM stage sleep fatigue short-term memory loss difficulty concentrating/slow thinking sore throat…

Household Chores with a Chronic Illness

Cooking, cleaning, and laundry. My to-do list continues to grow as the flare days can make such activities impossible. My husband and I are both what you could call "neat freaks". We put¬†everything in it's place and like a clean house. I REALLY wanted to write an article saying I had to figured out how…

I lost my voice once I was a patient.

One thing I noticed when I became sick with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) was that¬†those around me stopped hearing me. My voice got lost. My doctors, nurses, spouse, in-laws, and family stopped regarding my opinion. Which treatment option I wanted? Decided for me. Which specific symptoms I was having? Checked off on the sheet…