Destinee 25 (diagnosed at 21)
Patient-to-patient topic: Fatigue, Brain Fog & Sjögren’s
I may look normal on the outside, but I’m fighting debilitating fatigue. I’ve learned that our bodies have a way of making us rest. I used to try and “power through,” but I’ve learned it only makes things worse. In the end, going at my own pace has a better outcome. It’s okay for us to be tired because our bodies are fighting every day.
How do you effectively cope with symptoms: I go to therapy to help handle my stress better and take daily vitamins. It’s important to take days off when you aren’t sick too. You don’t want to become stressed and trigger more sickness.
Best advice: I sometimes worry about not having the energy to conquer my goals in life, but it’s important to give yourself a break. Don’t beat yourself up when your body and mind want you to rest. Rest is necessary and deserved.
Go-to products/tools: Taking days off when you aren’t sick! You don’t want to become stressed and trigger more sickness. I also take Vitamin D3, magnesium, omega 3 and turmeric.