I have many the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue and I am aware it is all part of the bigger umbrella of having Complex PTSD.
It makes sense after decades of trauma, anxiety, an overworked adrenaline system, prolonged fear from young childhood onwards … and the affect on the body, as well as the brain…… that fatigue and many other physical illness will be a part of the effects.
I see clearly the impact of being in a continual state of trauma and survival, has upon a body. And obviously the longer the body and mind have been exposed to trauma and it’s affects, the greater the likelihood of physical illness occurring.
So in my situation, it would be odd if I didn’t have physical illness co-occurring.
It is helpful for survivors of complex trauma, to be aware of these physical illness. To put a name to it and stop any shame of feeling like we are just lazy – a common issue many sufferers feel, or are labelled with by others.
To know what we are dealing with and why, is important.