It is good to hear your story of recovery even after many years.
It reminds me of a client I used to care for in a nursing home.
She was in her 60's and had been living in a nursing home with severe fibromyalgia for more than 20 years.
She was unable to walk more than a few meters with a 4 wheel walker because her trunk and limb stability was all over the place.
Also she was super sensitive all over. So much so she could not bear anybody to touch her.
Cognitively, she suffered severe brain fog and couldn't set her mind to anything for more than a few minutes. Usually she spent all her time in a darkened room and rarely came out.
One day she decided to try medicinal cannabis oil. Now I will stress here that studies for medicinal cannabis oil have shown limited promise in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Nonetheless, for her things started to improve.
After a few weeks I noticed her coming out of her room, walking without her walker.
After a month she was spending much longer hours out of her room and was walking longer distances.
She also began socialising and hanging out with others in the smokers area.
After 3 months she checked herself out of the nursing home and went back to live in the community.
Some months later she came back to visit and I had a long chat with her.
She presented much the same as any other person her age. She seemed quite normal. Her previous difficulties walking were fully resolved.
I asked her what she thought was the factor that allowed her to get better.
Interestingly she did not think it was the cannabis oil that made her better. She attributed her recovery to getting off her opioids. She said that the cannabis oil had enabled her to do this.
It is stories such as this that give me hope that chronic fatigue is not permanent. I guess the difficult thing is that for those that do recover, the solution typically varies.
Finding that solution is the problem.