Letting go about everything.
By regularly checking your symptoms because you have been afraid of them, you have wired your brain into easily feeling them. Neuroplasticity is a component that creates ME/CFS. First you are fatigued because of the trigger, then you have drained yourself with the fight or flight mode and lastly you have hardwired your brain into easily feeling the terrible sensations of complete exhaustion. It becomes the automatic state of being, to be completely wired.
It can also be used the other way around and results can come very fast. Some people will heal completely by only learning to rewire their brain into feeling pleasant sensations. Some in a few days, others in months. By learning to rewire your brain and calming down your nervous system, you can change your auto state and switch your nervous system to the rest and digest mode. There is a big chance at feeling much better and recovering in a short time. It takes work and effort! It is a top-bottom approach and some strategies don’t deal with underlying and ongoing stressors that can still activate the stress mode.
Beside a neuroplasticity technique, there are also other ways of using neuroplasticity. Use a few of them regularly.
Travelling and rewiring
As weird as it might sound, travelling is a good recommendation when you are having ME/CFS. Not the type of travelling where you get drunk, climb mountains before sunrise or sleep next to a karaoke bar. Maybe that was what travelling used to look like before with a stressful personality. No, you can relax on a beach, spend your days sunbathing somewhere nice, be in nature and go for small walks. The experience of travelling will get you out of your daily routine. By having new experiences, you are building new pathways in the brain.
In order for neuroplasticity to work, you could change your daily routine, and you can imagine it. Use the technique in the above video whenever you feel bad / stressed / symptomatic. Go repeatedly back to your best memories. Feel how it was to be you in that situation and make it as alive as possible. What did you see, what did you feel, who was there, can you recreate that smile right now? Do this for lets say a minute or 2 and really imagine it to be your current experience, be precise and detailed. Exaggerate your experience and create new situations. After every time, your symptoms might decrease a little. You can do this process hundreds of times a day. Check if it lowers your heart-rate and calms your mind.
Some recovery programs are based soley on applying this technique.
The state between sleep and being awake is called the theta state of the mind. Little children are almost all the time in this state. In this state you are very prone for suggestions and you can easily learn things. In some forms of hypnosis you can reprogram yourself. A local practitioner would likely be very helpful to inform you of the possibilities.
In one treatment form you can rewrite your life story in the way that would have been ideal for you to grow up. This treatment form can turn off the stress response of your nervous system and make you feel much better fast. Of course it is not a miracle cure and you should invest yourself in being able to do this on a daily basis yourself.
How to rewire the brain with several technigues.