Post Viral Fatigue
Improving your chances of a fast and successful recovery
The symptoms of Post Viral Fatigue can feel very scary and worrying, but as long as you give your body the time and resources it needs, the great news is that it’s very possible to recover. It needs to be taken seriously though, as continuing to ‘power through’ is likely to prolong your symptoms and slow down your recovery. So now is the time to make sure you're doing the right things.
I’m an experienced Fatigue Coach who helps people manage their lives with ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). This has given me first-hand experience of the important things you can do to let your body recover from post viral fatigue, which has very similar symptoms.
What is Post Viral Fatigue?
Post Viral Fatigue is exactly what it says on the tin - depending on the type and severity of a viral infection, and other contributing factors such as a person’s level of health before they became infected, some people are left feeling absolutely wiped even though the virus itself has cleared. Rather than just being ‘a bit tired’ this type of fatigue makes you feel sapped of all strength and is unlike any sort of tiredness you’ve experienced before. Other post viral symptoms can include:
Muscle and/or joint pain
It can be triggered by any type of viral infection - glandular fever (Epstein-Barr virus), influenza, chickenpox/shingles, coronavirus and even a particularly bad bout of the common cold. Similar fatigue symptoms can also occur after major operations or intense courses of treatment, e.g. chemotherapy.
Why should it be taken seriously?
Through my work with clients who have ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I have seen the impact that viruses can leave on our bodies, long after the actual infection has disappeared. Although not all cases of ME/CFS are triggered by a virus, many are. And unfortunately, even when you do all of the right things to manage any post viral symptoms, some people seem particularly susceptible to it taking hold and developing into a more chronic condition.
The very positive news is that most people do recover from post viral fatigue - and it ends up being nothing more than a blip in their health recovery. These post viral fatigue recovery stories are far from rare - many people seem to intuitively know what their body needs to achieve the fastest route to recovery. But some need a bit of advice as to the right things to do - and then some help in staying positive and focussed as their recovery is underway. And that’s where I can come in.
Post Viral Fatigue Recovery Stories
The experience I’ve gained as I’ve helped people with ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome means I am extremely well placed to advise anyone with post viral fatigue on the right things to do. The sooner you start to manage it properly, the faster your recovery is likely to be. Often after only two or three sessions with me, you’ll have the assurance that you’re absolutely on the right path to achieve a successful recovery.
There's a lot of online advice around the key areas that can help to boost your recovery progress, but most only share the theory. My six-step Life Rescue Programme provides a structured approach that will identify your personal experience of this condition and build a recovery plan tailored for you. We all live different lives, and everybody’s personal experience of this condition will be unique, and so I tailor my sessions to each client. The result will be a much clearer understanding of the things you can do to balance the symptoms you’re experiencing and give your body the best chance of beating post viral fatigue quickly.