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Exhaustion is a sign that your stressor load is too high.
People often think of stress as emotional, but it is really a combination of many things that overload our brain and integrated defence systems – nervous system, immune system and endocrine (hormone) system.
When overloaded and exhausted we can experience amplified responses to sensory stimuli, foods, chemicals, pollutants, social/psychological stressors and other..
Treating exhaustion involves reducing your TOTAL STRESSOR LOAD, starting with improving sleep and diet and getting proper medical treatment for any health concerns you may have.
There are many stressors. One that is often overlooked is chemical/toxicant stress, reducing exposure to environmental toxicants/chemicals, can be an important part of a multi dimensional approach to reducing stress and exhaustion. This is essential for anyone experiencing chronic poisoning and related chronic fatigue and hypersensitivities – central sensitivity syndromes.
When chronic stress and exhaustion has been occurring for a long time, addressing stressors and reversing the effect of them on your body (e..g dysregulation and sensitisation) can take time, say 2 to 10 years. In the meantime you need to manage your stress and exhaustion with additional rest, stress reduction techniques, lifestyle simplification and adaptions that allow you to conserve energy for healing. Some home care and ADL support may also be necessary.
For managing life with Chronic Fatigue /Chronic Fatigue Syndrome we recommend that you do one of the on liine self management courses offered by Cfidsselfhelp.org