This fatigue is killing me

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Date Joined Jul 2010
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   Posted 7/31/2011 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all,

I have never been officially tested for chronic fatigue syndrome, but I have always run a tad on the tired side. I think I was born tired and depressed. The last 5 years have been the absolute most debilitating. I also quit smoking around that time. I have been on and off( mostly on) antidepressants for the past 20 years. I am a 48 year old female. My general health is otherwise unremarkable. My diagnosis are Major depression (recurring), dysthymia, and ADD. My medical dx is genital herpes and thats it. NO diabetes, no high blood pressure. Like I said my health is otherwise unremarkable. I have been under the constant care of a psychiatrist for the past 6 years and also a very good therapist and we worked on CBT and any issues I needed to address. Even though I am not an alcoholic, I gave up alcohol because I heard it can make fatigue worse. I have felt no better since doing this. Even though I have been cigarette free for 5.5 years I recently started chewing 2mg nicorette gum for energy.... I have felt no relief from this. My psych drugs are prozac, wellbutrin, and ritalin. Even these drugs have not helped my fatigue!!!! I have had every blood test I can think off, with the latest being B12, folic acid, rheumatoid factor, CRP and vitamin D. I was so disappointed when I got the phone call saying they were all normal. I feel like I am dying. I feel like I have leukemia! I am so tired! At this point the fatigue is feuling my depression.

The supplements I take daily are CoQ 10, malic acid, calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, B complex, folic acid, spirulina, acidophilus, 500 mg lysine capsules twice a day. In addition. I make a homemade fruit smoothie to drink daily and I juice every day. Also- I force myself to do 15 minutes of mild exersize (pool walking) every day.I get no relief from any of this.

At this point I feel so depressed and hopeless over the whole situation. I am asking the people of this forum if they have any other suggestions. Also, I just needed to vent my frustration with this.

Thanks for listening

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Date Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 9/14/2011 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   
i know exaclty how u feel about the fatigue i have severe dibilating fatigue at only 22. have u tried vit. c it helps me but only if i take a higher dose and i havent taken it for a long time not sure why i just got sick of taking vitimins i guess, and i forgot how much it helped, but ive been so tired these past few months im gonna start taking it again. becareful about magnesium that can rly bother ur stomache, it did me anyways i was in the hospital witht he worst case of vomiting and nausea ive ever experienced. i cant take folic acid either it makes my heart pound like crazy for a few hours feels like a bad panic attack. Another thing that helped my fatigue was d ribose but its a little expensive. drinking alot of water can help too. i used to be able to chug alot and then id have alot of energy but i cant anymore even a little bothers my stomache, very puzzeling. wish i knew more. one doc told me to go to a university cuz they find things most docs miss so u might try that i am def going to. i wish i was 48 id be closer to the ending of it i dont want to have to live a lifetime of this
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