It’s different for different people
TATT sufferers may also experience fatigue at certain times, and not others. Okay, if you haven’t managed to get enough sleep, you’ve got good reason, but if you’re sleeping solidly, or at least trying to sleep, and you just can’t seem to recover and feel energised even after eight hours’ solid, undisturbed sleep, you know something’s not right.
You may also find you lose all your energy at particular times of day, such as after you’ve eaten, or when you’ve taken a limited amount of exercise.
Here, specific food intolerances can represent ‘straws that break the camel’s back’, or the exercise may over-drain a body that simply could not produce enough energy for its myriad of functions. It may also be that your immune system is stealing so much energy from the system that it can’t quite mount a successful fullblown attack against a pathogen, while also not leaving enough spare energy for bounding health and vitality – which is the natural state of anyone who is not genetically or physically impaired.
There can also be ongoing mediators or perpetuators that prevent the body restoring normal energy functions, such as exposure to specific allergens or environmental toxins, through to stressful life events (e.g. relationship or work-related challenges, financial difficulties, loss of a loved one), a poor diet, a particular nutrient deficiency, insufficient physical activity or relaxation, poor sleep quality, smoking, too much drink or other unhealthy habits.
All of these elements can work together and conspire to create a vicious circle that is, sadly, all too familiar to long-term sufferers of TATT syndrome.
However, as many previous sufferers of TATT, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) have found, there are things that can be done both nutritionally, and in terms of lifestyle, that can help provide an environment that allows the body to be re-orientated back to a path of vital health and well-being.