Deteriorating thinking skills
Poor concentration, poor short-term memory, reduced attention span, poor memory of recent events, difficulty with planning or organizing your thoughts, difficulty finding the right words to say, sometimes feeling disorientated. Often these skills show a very different picture from the suffer’s pre-onset ability to function.
Feeling exhausted, yet unable to sleep
You lay in bed and the pain keeps you awake. It’s like you don’t have the energy to go to sleep. When you do get to sleep you feel like you can’t wake up. Many suffer from disrupted sleep patterns. The sleep problems are a result not a cause in CFS/ME.