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QtP: The last time I did...

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by evlar, Aug 4, 2021.

  1. evlar

    evlar New Member

    When was the last time you exercised or did another physical activity? What was this activity? How did it make you feel physically and emotionally? If it is has been a while since you last exercised, why?

    I am editing this to the last time I did a mentally demanding/creative activity that wasn't my day job... Because my main symptom is brain fog/fatigue.

    The last time I engaged in that was actually last night (for the first time in a while!!) I wrote a script for a brief satirisation of a 90's TV ad.

    It made me feel kind of alive. To be doing something just because I enjoyed it, despite the fog and fatigue I just settled in and enjoyed it, rather than thinking of other things I could be doing...

    Previous to this it had been a very long time since I wrote music or played theguitar or did anything of the like.

    Why? Because I'm scared of making my symptoms worse. I'm scared I won't recover well enough for the next day's work (I am a self employed Confidence coach) and therefore won't be enough!

    Thanks for reading. Peace.
  2. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

    Welcome to the Forum! Glad that you found us and are working on the SEP.

    I've also had the TMS symptoms of brain fog and fatigue. I have noticed an aspect of TMS is that it tends to hit people where they will feel it the most. Musicians and artists often have hand pain, singers have problems with their voice, gamers have pain in their arms and hands, runners have knee pain, hikers have foot pain, etc. I'm wondering if we experience TMS as brain fog because thinking is important to us, and fatigue because getting stuff done or output is important. Just a thought.

    Keep posting and let us know if you have any questions.
  3. evlar

    evlar New Member

    Thanks Elen.

    It makes logical sense to me that it would hit hardest where we need it most. I had 'energy' (or lack thereof) problems for many years between about 19 and 27, which was just the same age when I went from a pot smoking life loving teenager, to an incredibly ambitious and hard working young man. At roughly the same time? Boom. Insomnia and chronic fatigue.
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