The difference between adrenal fatigue and ME/CFS

I've had two friends recently complain about symptoms that screamed 'adrenal fatigue'. Wired tired (i.e. feeling hepped up but absolutely exhausted at the same time) over a long period was an obvious one. Taking magnesium calcium tables prior to sleeping, helped one. Eating smaller portions more often helped the other. Both improved the leafy green [...]

Clare Pyers on CFS and what challenge to choose

Clare Pyers has quite a reputation. She has her own spectacular history of fatigue, which led her to some pretty serious research on the matter. Clare is now moving mountains (without getting too tired) as a Chinese Medicine practitioner, helping those who are trapped under the invisible piano. You know what about her really got [...]

Burnout recovery tip 12: Drugs, anxiety and my rap song

Drugs. It's a wonderful word, isn't it? Say the word 'drugs' to someone and you are destined to raise some kind of emotion in them (fear, hatred, glee, etc). But what that emotion is will depend on that person's relationship to drugs.    What do you think about drugs? You might reply, 'It depends..are we [...]

Burnout recovery tip 1: The Helen Keller approach

It's been a month since I last wrote. I was going to apologise, but then thought 'Nah.' I'm tired. You already know what that's like, I don't have to explain it to you. So I imagine, chances are, you also understand the fatigue associated with apologising for not keeping up with the blogging/tweeting/typing 'Me! Me! Me!' [...]

Why the last post about intuition copped some flack

The last post, Vibe Queen gives unexpected answer to burnout, inspired some heated burnout discussion 'off the court'. The niggly bit came from the following passage: "Whenever I read any introductory material about people with burnout, the inevitable criteria of 'long-term dissatisfaction' tends to crop up. It usually appears after the other inevitable criteria of 'long-term stress'." [...]

What syndrome do I have again? AF, CFS, FM or ME?

    Let’s play ‘What’s in a name?’  This is one for those burned-out folk who have a diagnosis that falls in the realm of a ‘syndrome’.    The most popular acronyms seem to be: AF, CFS, FM and ME.  Kind of like the top stock exchange listings for burnout.    The AF bit I [...]

Burnout and the myth of being extraordinary

  Many have described Mother Teresa as being "tireless in helping others".   As someone with chronic fatigue, I can understand how a burned out individual might find this hard to imagine.  Being 'tireless' that is.   That burnt out individual might also feel a little resentful about the term 'tireless'.  The worshipping of 'tireless [...]

About burnout and this thing

My Burnout Thing is a personal exploration about – you guessed it – burnout.  That is, when a person is feeling burned out…like really wired-tired for a good stint.  And I’m hoping this site is personal for both of us (being a burnout blog, this baby is interactive).  Through My Burnout Thing we will be [...]