What else could Chronic Fatigue be?

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angie21837
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   Posted 9/14/2009 6:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello,
I am looking for a list of conditions that mimic CFS/FM. Does anyone know of any? I am trying to get a list together of what I should be tested for just in case.

Thanks for any responses.
Angie

Dagger
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   Posted 9/15/2009 11:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Lyme Disease.

lettuce
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   Posted 9/16/2009 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
look up myalgic encephalmylitis (SP?) I have a 14 year old daughter who may have that or FM. Lots of overlapping symptoms.

cez
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   Posted 9/23/2009 7:16 AM (GMT -7)   
My chronic fatigue is due to my GERD. Took more than 10 years to find out it's not my heart or lungs by my digestive system! :O

bee33
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   Posted 9/23/2009 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Celiac disease, lupus, MS, Addison's disease, and thyroid problems are a few, though most will have other more specific symptoms that CFS and FM don't have and they can be ruled out that way. Depression can also cause fatigue, though it's not usually as extreme.

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   Posted 10/2/2009 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Angie,you need to see a neurologist,and let him/her evaluate your symptoms.Amateur guessing will get you nowhere closer to a possible treatment.Wish you the best.Ed
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nasalady
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   Posted 10/3/2009 6:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Angie,

Seeing a doctor is important, but here is a fairly comprehensive list from the following website:

http://www.revolutionhealth.com/conditions/sleep/chronic-fatigue/similar-conditions/index

Fatigue can be a symptom of hundreds of medical conditions. All other possible causes of fatigue will be ruled out before chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is diagnosed. Exams and tests are used to rule out the most likely causes of fatigue, depending on the person's medical history and symptoms.

Chronic, persistent fatigue may be a symptom of various conditions, including:

* Fibromyalgia. Although fibromyalgia and CFS can have similar symptoms, people who have fibromyalgia tend to have more muscle pain and more specific tender points than people who have CFS. In contrast, the main symptom of CFS is overwhelming fatigue. Also, fibromyalgia is much more common than chronic fatigue syndrome, affecting as many as 5 million people in the United States. Some experts suggest that people who have CFS actually have a form of fibromyalgia.
* Lyme disease.
* Depression or anxiety.
* Infectious mononucleosis (mono).
* Multiple sclerosis (MS) or myasthenia gravis.
* Anemia.
* Diabetes.
* Insomnia.
* Sleep apnea.
* Hypothyroidism.
* Lupus.
* Rheumatoid arthritis.
* Infectious diseases, such as hepatitis, syphilis, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
* Certain types of cancer (lymphoma, leukemia).
* Neurasthenia, or nervous exhaustion, a disease marked by intense nervous irritability and weakness.
* Multiple chemical sensitivity disorder, a controversial diagnosis of an allergy-like sensitivity to an unusually broad range and number of substances. This condition has not been subjected to rigorous scientific scrutiny, and there is considerable doubt as to whether it actually exists.

Other possible causes of fatigue include:

* Stress.
* Medication side effects, or medications changed or added too quickly.
* Alcohol or drug abuse.
* Too little exercise or excessive exercise (overtraining).

Good luck!
JoAnn
Autoimmune hepatitis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, asthma, psoriasis, Reynaud's syndrome. Possible lupus and/or Sjogren's Syndrome - diagnoses pending.


quizzielizzie
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   Posted 10/3/2009 12:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Just my experience....I have FM, CFS and have been running this low grade fever for more than 9 months now. Sore throat,body pain, swollen glands, post nasal drip, fatigue, fatigue, fatigue. I have been searching this site seeking info that can help me determine the fever with the pain etc. What I have found that is soooo similar to what I am experiencing, is something I never thought of. I have serious allergies. The constant low grade fever, night sweats, fatigue, "wishing you could die feeling" is from my allergies. I THINK. I went to see my doc yesterday and he has a blood test battery fit for an astronaut. I was also bitten by a tick this summer and have been treated for lyme disease too. I like the rest of you am sick to death of not knowing what is wrong with me, other than what has already been diagnosed. Getting my blood work done Monday, am. and xrays etc. Hope they find something concrete !

nasalady
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   Posted 10/3/2009 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
quizzielizzie said...
Just my experience....I have FM, CFS and have been running this low grade fever for more than 9 months now. Sore throat,body pain, swollen glands, post nasal drip, fatigue, fatigue, fatigue. I have been searching this site seeking info that can help me determine the fever with the pain etc. What I have found that is soooo similar to what I am experiencing, is something I never thought of. I have serious allergies. The constant low grade fever, night sweats, fatigue, "wishing you could die feeling" is from my allergies. I THINK. I went to see my doc yesterday and he has a blood test battery fit for an astronaut. I was also bitten by a tick this summer and have been treated for lyme disease too. I like the rest of you am sick to death of not knowing what is wrong with me, other than what has already been diagnosed. Getting my blood work done Monday, am. and xrays etc. Hope they find something concrete !


Just a thought....you might want to ask your rheumatologist to test you for lupus. Low grade fever, fatigue, etc, can be lupus. I'm glad you're being tested for allergies and Lyme too!

I hope you feel better soon!
JoAnn
Autoimmune hepatitis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, asthma, psoriasis, Reynaud's syndrome. Possible lupus and/or Sjogren's Syndrome - diagnoses pending.


merrygirl
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   Posted 10/3/2009 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   
get checked for lyme disease
Chronic Lyme Disease
Fibromyalgia
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Sleep Apnea
Hypothyroidism
Adrenal Fatigue
 


sleepyhiker
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   Posted 10/26/2009 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
yes, get an accurate Lyme test:  Igenix, or at least insist on a Western Blot! 
I had 3 negative lyme tests before it was caught on an Igenix test.
 
Chronic fatigue
Fibro/deep bone & neck pain
light and chemical sensitivities
anxiety/depression/rage
bladder issues
 
 
 
 

twingirl
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   Posted 11/14/2009 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
LYME DISEASE
thyroid issues
hormonal imbalance
Viruses, EBV, HHV6, etx
Mycoplasma
Fungal/yeast infections

ALL OF THE ABOVE AT ONCE!!! or any combination

cry
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   Posted 11/20/2009 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
 Hi , I suggest u get tested for b12 level anemia to , just found out I have pernicious anemia , was tired everyday ,muscle pain , more than usual cause I do have fibro , and  dermatomyositis  that is how I found out I have perniicious anemia which is also a autoimmune disease .  I seen a neurologist she tested my vitiam b12 it came out really low , then primary tried to find out why , by celiac and pernicious anemia test , which was postive for . Would of never known , have been seeing a rumey 4 about 7 years . everyone has great advice on what to test 4 , but  I would add that one 2 . Hope all goes well 4 u  . tc hagd . (HUGS)


Dx : Lupus , fibromyalgia , Meds : predasone 5mg morning and 5 at night , 400mg plaqunil a day , 400mg sulfazine a day , algeria , flexeril , vicodin , as needed .

Post Edited (cry) : 11/20/2009 11:56:12 AM (GMT-7)


Robin O
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   Posted 11/23/2009 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Lyme Disease.  But the enemy is ignorance with many physicians as the tests used to detect can and in many cases be faulty.  There is a myth that many people test false positive.  The tests show something is wrong but not enough to be lyme disease so its considered a false positive and instead of the physician looking further because the tests show something, many get no treatment or the wrong diagnosis.
 
I cringe anytime someone is diagnosed with CFS or fibromyalgia or both as that is exactly what I was diagnosed with.  These two are symptoms to Lyme Disease, the most obvious infection as there are millions and millions of ticks, some the size of pepper all over the United States, found in all states. 
 
When the truth is told about Lyme Disease, which we are getting so much closer, who will be accountable?  I guess that is not my number one problem right now.  The best I can do is get the word out to give you a fighting chance. Oh by the way, even with being misdiagnosed for one year, I had a wonderful doctor who put me on major antibiotics. The joint and muscle pain lifted, my blurry vision and loss of vision in one eye came back and even though I had all the symptoms of fibromyalgia, so many of those were lifted once I was treated properly.  (I had about 30 odd symptoms and the only thing that truly helped me come of out the horror of it all, was zithromax and suprax, combination for six months.
 
I wish you the best!!! You are doing a great job being your own advocate!!!
 
Hugs,
Robin O
 
 
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