4:56 am February 20, 2011, don't need a psychologist thanks! wrote:
I have suffered from ongoing fatigue for just over four years. I am not depressed, nor do I need the services of a psychologist or psychiatrist. I have been to see a neurologist and a rheumatologist and neither suggested I needed psychological treatment.
They are both honest enough to say they have no defining diagnosis re my condition.
I need to find out why, after spending years working in the field with scientists, I was struck by a fatigue so intense that it was difficult to get out of bed and have a shower. This is not psychological.
It is physiological. I don’t think that medicine has all the answers, as is obviously the case with chronic fatigue / chronic exhuastion – whatever you want to call it.
An exercise program would be basically useless in my case. If I slowly walk more than a few blocks, I end up in a lot of pain and can’t do anything for the next couple of days. This is coming from a person who used to do scientific field work and used to climb up and down hills from dawn to dusk. Docs, it is not in our heads. It is in our bodies.
Don’t blame the patient and his/her mental state because you do not yet understand what is happening in the body.