Ten years ago I was diagnosed with FMS and CFS. (I also have severe migraines (Hemiplegic and Cluster Migraines), IBS, emphysema and COPD)
Over the last 2 years the symptoms of the CFS/FMS appear to be getting worse in that I am so exhausted--and it is not the normal exhaustion you get, it's more of a suffocating exhaustion--an exhaustion so intense I just cry. This lasts for months on end. And not that the migraines aren't bad enough now I am getting headaches every day and it is always in the mid-morning. (Don't get me wrong they eventually go away with 3 or 4 excedrin.) I have been trying to come down with a cold for almost 3 months now, but all I get is a sore throat and (arthritic type) body aches. Because of the emphysema and COPD I have been on anti-biotics (lung congestion) 4 times in the last 3 months.
I have done a lot of reading concerning fms and cfids. Including University of Montanas report of autoimmune disease and their corralation with asbestos. And have started receiving a book called ProHealth. It deals with Fibro, CFIDS, IBS-
The magazine ProHealth advertises certain Vitamins and Minerals that are supposed to help with FMS and CFIDS. I currently take Melatonin, Glucosamine, Ester C, and lots of Vitamins. Is there anyone here that receives this magazine and have tried these different supplements? (i.e. Fibro Freedom, Vitalaxin, ProEnzyme, etc.) Have these worked for you? I am on disability and some of these are pretty expensive, even though I would like to try them.
I live in an area of the country that does not take FMS or CFIDS seriously--as I am told 'I am just getting old.' It is difficult to distinguish if the 'exhaustion' I am feeling is coming from the CFS or not getting enough oxygen. Thanks all