Chronic Fatigue and FMS

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btrpaso
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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 1/4/2006 9:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone I too am new to the site as of today-but also not new to CFS or FMS. I tend to think I have had it for over 15 yrs. but just got diagosed in 2004. I would have flu like symptoms but no flu and couldnt get out of bed and take a shower without being exhausted. When I could not lift my arms up to throw hay for the horses and came back exhasted after walking 100 ft I finally gave in and went to the Dr. Never did see a Dr. but saw a nurse practitioner. She ran a simple CBC to rule out anemia,West Nile, Cat scratch fever and Lyme. So this is how they diagnosed me-cough! She put me on Effexor XR 75 mg,Ultram 300mg a day(doesnt work) and Klonopin I have taken for years 0.5mg qhs. There are no FMS specialists anywhere near me and doctors I have lost all faith in. Actually what the nurse has me on is kind of working but I have days I can hardly move and now I can't open a simple jar and my hands tingle and go numb. I would assume an MRI would not measure pain-because some days you cannot even touch the side of my legs. Am I correct? How was everyone else diagnosed because I somehow feel a simple CBC was not how to DX this--LOL.

Foreign
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Date Joined Jul 2004
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   Posted 1/5/2006 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the site btrpaso :)
My name is Melaney and I do not have CFS but am pending diagnosis for FM.
Doctors here where I live aren't the best (mine thinks i'm a hypochondriac)
Well i don't have a lot of advice or anything but just wanted to welcome you to the site.
Later Dayz
Mel
Co-Moderator for Fibro
Moderator for CFS

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