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   Posted 8/4/2011 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone my name is Sam i am a 22 year old female from the UK.

A bit about myself: Well i am a student currently studying Sport and Exercise Science. Part time i teach gymnastics and i enjoy doing sport.

For the last month I had been feeling very tired, sore muscles, sore joints and flu like symptoms, my lympnodes in my groin are also very sensitive. I exercise regularly but not as much as i use to when i did gymnastics 3 times a day so when the tiredness started i assumed it was i wasnt exercising enough. As the weeks went on i started feeling worse, more tired, muscles very weak and sore, worse after exercise, glands were still sore and felt really crap. It also didnt matter how much sleep i got or even eating healthier. So i took myself to the docs and he did blood tests for thyroid, anemia, glandular fever, hiv and various other things, and they all came back clear. He then suggested i may have a viral infection and rest and fluids will do me good, but ive tried that and i still feel horrible. Ive been reading up on CFS and i do have a lot of the symptoms, i am not diagnosing myself as i am not a doctor but i do think this could be a possibility?

Any views and opinions will be helpful.



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Date Joined Mar 2013
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   Posted 3/21/2013 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
In my opinion I would say that you do have CFS, I also have flu like symptoms and muscle problems, I am surprised you can do so many activities while having CFS though, if I walk a long distance-more than half an hour I have to take a wheel chair :) hope this helps

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   Posted 3/21/2013 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sam, I would definitely follow up on it, is your Dr. in Sports Medicine? I ask because your an athlete and they also tend to be more CFS friendly, this is also true of Physiologists and Naturopathic Practitioners so if you do have access to any of those, that's the direction I would point you. Hopefully you don't have this but if you do, this place contains a wealth of information, compassion and Hope. I hope something in what I said helped and Keep in Touch.
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   Posted 3/23/2013 2:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Sam, welcome to the forum. I am sorry you are feeling so bad & it is hard not to know why. CFS is an illness that is diagnosed by excluding all other possibilities, so quite a few tests are needed to get to the bottom it. The symptoms of CFS mimic so many other illnesses that they all have to be taken out of the picture. Have you had your vit D & iron levels checked? Have you been checked for auto immune diseases or Lyme? It does take time & patience to get to the dx but it is what has to be done, until then do what you have to do to get through. I hope you will be able to go to work. Have you been able to keep up the same level of activity? That is different from CFS patients, to be able to be so active is hard to believe. One of the main symptoms of this illness is malaise after doing any kind of physical activity, a total lack of energy with flulike symptoms. I agree with the others that you could have CFS so just keep doing all you can to get to that dx. Many hugs, Denise
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