Here is the NHS guide to Chronic Fatigue (CFS/ME).
The ME Association states, The core symptom of ME/CFS is profound and disabling fatigue, which almost always affects both physical and mental functioning. The fatigue and other symptoms are not caused by ongoing excessive exertion and are not relieved by rest. One of the most striking features of this fatigue is what is termed ‘post-exertional malaise’ or ‘post-exertional symptom exacerbation’. See symptoms & assessment for more information.
The ME Association is a UK national support group for people with ME. Click icon for their thorough description of ME.
More generally …
Autistic burnout seems to be an informal phrase used in the autistic community. Click play button to watch a video by Amythest Schaber. She seems to have a clear understanding of the issues and presents them well. For example, Is it possible to become more autistic?
- They thought I was lazy … when I was just actually autistic. This is one of many perceptive reflections on life through one female Asperger’s lens. See article.
- Is it just me, or do other people with autism feel tired all the time? See autism & tiredness to view article.
Please be aware that we, at GAIN, are not qualified to give advice. See disclaimer.