jb2012, welcome to the forum. I am sorry you are having such a time with fatigue and getting a diagnosis. CFS is an illness dx'd by exclusion. The symptoms can mimic so many other illnesses so your doctor has to do a lot of tests to rule them out. It sounds like your GP is doing just that. Were blood tests done to rule out auto-immune diseases? Criteria for CFS is unexplained fatigue for a duration of 6 months or more & at least 4 of the following symptoms. Memory/Concentration problems, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, unrefreshing sleep, extreme exhaustion lasting more then 24 hours after exertion. I hope this helps. Be patient because a dx can take awhile but you want you doctor to be thorough. Seeing a Rheumatologist is also a possibility, I was dx'd by a rheumy. Please ask questions & we will be happy to answer you. CFS is a very confusing illness. Many hugs, Denise
Fibromyalgia-dx'd: 2006, ME/CFS-dx'd: 2006, Holt-Oram Syndrome dx'd 1975, reduced lung capacity dx'd 2009, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression (lifetime problem) IBS, neuropathy in hips
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