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pasara
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   Posted 8/15/2006 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi. Please tell me if any of you out there have had chronic fatigue after having an accident. I was in a bike accident where I suffered severe whiplash and concussion as well as a soft tissue damage in my back. That was over a year ago. I have had very severe fatigue ever since. At first I could not differentiate because of all the other symptoms, now the fatigue seems to be the most debilitating, though I still have chronic pain and weakness. I can on good days walk about a block and a half. The fatigue affects everything including my ability to think and my speech, yet neuropsychological testing shows no cognitive damage as far as my head injury. I am at a loss. I don't have any of the immuno symptoms or swollen glands of CFS, and have twice had a blood workup that doesn't seem to show any problems such as thyroid, though I am now quite chemically sensitive. What is the matter with me????

hippimom2
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   Posted 8/15/2006 2:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi pasara. I don't know if anyone has talked to you about the possibility of fibromyalgia which is very similar to CFS but usually does not have the fevers and swollen glands that cfs has. I have read a lot about fibro and have a co-worker who has it and I have heard that an accident or some type of physical trauma can trigger fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia has the severe fatigue and pain. You are welcome to post this in the Fibro forum and see what they think. I'm sorry you have been having so many problems since the accident. Has your doctor been able to do anything to help your symptoms?
Diagnosis:  UCTD (probably lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds:  Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Amitriptyline 10mg; Neurontin 300mg; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain;

 

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pasara
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   Posted 8/15/2006 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
for the last year I have been seeing osteopath, chiropractor, and massage therapist weekly. i also work intensively with a homeopath. in the spring i also started seeing a therapist to help with all the changes in my life my accident brought on. all of these have helped in their own way tremendously, and without them i regress. still, things are not as they should be and i feel there must be some piece i'm missing. also, for all the legal and insurance issues i need a diagnosis by someone the lawyers consider an "expert." i have of course also gone to my family doctor (md), two neurologists, and a phys and rehab medicine doctor who specializes in mild/moderate brain injury. i have had 2 MRIs, CT scans, x-rays, neuropsychological testing, vestibular testing and speech pathology. also have been working with a physical therapist. basically so far mainstream medicine has had little to offer. after all this i still have no clear diagnosis explaining what is wrong with me.

pasara
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   Posted 8/16/2006 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
it seems fibro mainly has bad pain that has no other apparent explanation. i do have pain but it is easily expainable on a structural level, lots of soft tissue injury. i will post there though and see what insights people there might have. thanks.

hippimom2
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   Posted 8/16/2006 10:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Fibro also can have debilitating fatigue along with pain. These illnesses can be so hard to figure out because so many of the symptoms overlap from one illness to the next.

I'm glad some of the treatment methods you are using have given you some relief, but I know how frustrating it can be to not have a diagnosis.
Diagnosis:  UCTD (probably lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds:  Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Amitriptyline 10mg; Neurontin 300mg; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain;

 

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