Suffering from Adrenal Fatigue (confirmed by Saliva test)Multivitamin6000mg of Vitamin C daily800mg of Vitamin E1000mg of Vitamin B5100mg of vitamin B6Adrenal ExtractsDHEA (25mg)
Post Edited (Orion82698) : 1/9/2007 4:04:15 PM (GMT-7)
Diagnosis: Suspected Lupus 2004; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Amitriptyline 10mg; Neurontin 200mg; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain
Post Edited (Orion82698) : 12/18/2006 3:40:39 PM (GMT-7)
SLE, Sjogren's Syndrome, Raynaud's Syndrome, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Depression, Herpes Simplex 1
Piroxicam, Plaquenil, Imuran, Prednisone, Xanax, Trazodone, Fosamax, Wellbrutrin SR, Valtrex
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Read your post, and I can remember feeling like you, tired, achy and just awful. I was also into fitness as an instructor and had my own studio which I closed and sold because of cfs.
I have a young family and that comes first. However, I went to a sleep disorder clinic because the medical doctors put me through a series of tests which came back negative. I also have Ulcerative colitis, but it was in remission when cfs was finally diagnosed by the sleep dr.
I take xanax to help my mind calm down only before I go to bed. My brain waves were so active at night I was'nt sleeping well. After a period of time, it really can bring you down.
Another helpful thing was eliminated soda. I think that was a big problem. I also subscribe to "Eat right for your type" which is eating right for your blood type. Mine is A+ and I am primarily a vegan, but poultry and fish are acceptable in moderation. You may want to look into it.
I found an MD who is really a wholistic doctor, and believes in the right foods and vitamin supplements and it has made all the difference to me. I was in need of Vitamin B12 the most.
Anyway, I understand and I know you will feel better. Please take care.
Post Edited (Orion82698) : 5/24/2006 12:27:30 PM (GMT-6)
I just happened to stumble on this Forum and read your posting. I have had very similar symptoms - muscle soreness & fatigue. I am currently in "remission" from depression. I was on a few different antidepressants - one of them being Effexor. I had a really bad experience with Effexor which lead to suicidal thoughts and a complete mental breakdown. I was only on the Effexor for about one month before I "crashed". I was determined that my symptoms were not entirely related to my depression (especially the fatigue). I would literally feel like I was going to drop from all the fatique. I switched doctors and the new doctor started by having certain blood tests done (SED rate, ANA, rheumatoid factor, c-reactive protein). All these tests were slightly positive and the doctor referred me to a Rheumotologist who ordered further blood work to start ruling out things (Lupus, MS, Etc). After all these months of tests, I was finally diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome which is an auto-immune disease. This is the reason that I easily get fatigued. Now I am starting to listen to my body more and take "cat naps" during the day as needed.
You should have all of these blood tests done to rule out any of the auto-immune diseases. I am very lucky to have found some great doctors who know what tests to do.
I hope this helps.