Posted 1/27/2013 4:07 PM (GMT -6)
Hey guys, sorry I'm so late on this one. First I want to make sure you are all aware that CFS can be caused by Many, Many things and in a lot of people, me included, is a secondary diagnosis. Yes, they think its caused by autoimmune diseases, mostly, although the chicken and egg hasn't been determined and is usually a "best" guess by our Dr.'s based on our other issues or diagnoses'. But, you can have CFS and Diabetes, and Celiac Disease and Chron's, and Lupus and Cancer and I know I'm leaving out at least 10 or so I've read about on this site but you get the picture. Those other diagnosis' are important considerations because they go a long way toward determining Quality of Life, a term i had never heard until about a year ago when my Neurologist told me I should start concentrating on that instead of "when am I going to be me again?" I have found both some piece of mind and some physical respite in putting my energy into dealing with my other illnesses(although I am fighting the Celiac like an child)and helping my friends and loved ones cope with what I Can and not so much on what I can't. Hang in there, keep on you Dr's and Keep in Touch.
Crainiotomy Lg. Meningioma Dec.02, Bi-Polar 2004, SMI 06, Gluten/Wheat/Dairy Intolerance, IBS 06, Migraines w/pseudo-seizures 07, Dev. Septum Sur. Sept.07, 2nd Men./Tumor Gamma Knife Rad. Dec.08, Radical Hysterectomy Sept.09 w/instant Menopause, Fibromyalgia 09, Disability since 09, EBV/CFS 11,Vomiting/Multiple Ulcers, Vertigo 12, Chronic Fatigue Moderator 2013.No meds list I ran out of space.