Chronic Fatigue at a Young age.

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   Posted 9/26/2011 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with CFS at the age of 16, Im now 18. I'm noticing weird patterns with the CFS and I'm wondering if it's just because I'm younger. Any one else diagnosed at a young age that I can compare stories with?

karate chick
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   Posted 9/26/2011 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed at 18 and am now 19.

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   Posted 9/26/2011 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I've seen on other posts, you are a college Athelte? What sport? I was supossed to run track in college on a scholarship. But my illness has gotten in my way. How have you handled it?

karate chick
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   Posted 10/19/2011 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
yes, i run cross country and track. but fortunately i have a coach that works with me and tries his best to understand and alters my running plan. i don't make it to any of the morning practices and even miss a lot of the afternoon practices. it's hard to handle, especially when races come around and i'm not even close to where i want to be. by having CFS i often get depressed because i want my old life back so bad, but being on a team where everyone understands and is there for me definately helps with my depression.

you might want to ask about ADHD meds or getting steroid shots. they help me a lot!!!!! are you still able to take classes?

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   Posted 10/25/2011 11:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with lupus/CFS at 19, now I'm 24. I'm not sure if that's how young you're looking for, but I'd be happy to compare notes if you'd like.

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   Posted 10/26/2011 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with CFS/Hashimoto's/Fibromyalgia at 19 and am now 21 and in college, I have a blog about my on going battles with it if you're interested it I'd love to hear how your doing, and hope it gets easier for you! if you ever want to talk about it you can message me!

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   Posted 11/20/2011 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
wow you girls are so young to be so sick?

I am looking into this for my neice who is 21 and also struck down suddenly.

I hope you were checked thouroughly for lyme disease before anyone put you on steroids.

i am having my neice tested now. something doesn't add up for her to get so sick suddenly.

and I was wondering about virus like Epsteins bar virus and just what type antiviral do they
even have for that. someone told me that EBV is Mono.
20 yrs of doctors . DEC. 2009 tested positive for lyme, bartonella, ehrichiosis, HHPV6, chlamadyal pneumonia .
parasites :strongylides, diaoebia fragialis, hook worm.

Hep C ....fibro, rhumatoidal,depression,

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   Posted 11/21/2011 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I had to drop out of college for a while. I am 22, hoping to go back to school. It's so painful to watch others our age living life and being able to be so carefree. My advice is to take advantage of ANY opportunity that you feel "good" or have usable energy. Personally, I have tried ADD medication and they definitely give you energy- obviously, being a stimulant and all :) But, it comes at a price. It is very unnatural and I do not recommend it unless you have ADD. Best wishes.

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   Posted 1/6/2012 4:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey I know this post is a bit old, but I got sick at 13 diagnosed at 16 and now I'm 25 :)

Wat sort of patterns are u finding?

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   Posted 1/25/2012 6:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey, I was diagnosed with post-viral fatigue aged 15 with symptoms since I was 14, now I'm 19 and my diagnosis
has been 'upgraded' to chronic fatigue syndrome. Don't take this the wrong way but it's so nice to know I'm not the
only one my age with this! What kind of patterns are you talking about?
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