Posted 7/1/2013 7:11 AM (GMT -6)
Hi Jazzy, it sounds to me like you may have CFS.
I have a few questions for you:
- do you always seem to catch every bug/virus that comes around?
- when you do get sick, does it seem to take forever for you to recover from it? E.g. does the flu put you out of action for 2 months instead of 1 week?
- do you often have a sore throat, even in the absence of a virus?
- do you get brain fog? (i.e. Do you find it harder to concentrate? Do you have a poor short-term memory? Is it harder for you to understand new ideas than it used to be? Can you forget what you're saying mid-sentence?)
- do you find it hard to cope if it's really cold?
- do you feel like you need to pee more often - but when you try to go, not much comes out?
- has your appetite changed (increased or decreased) in the last couple years?
- do you ever feel dizzy, weak and faint, even if you've had enough to eat?
- when you sleep, do you feel like it is only a light slumber rather than a refreshing, deep sleep?
- do you get aches and pains in your muscles or joints or both?
If you don't answer "yes" to each question, that doesn't rule out CFS as a possibility (i.e. you may still have it).
Many other health conditions can cause these symptoms. But if the doctors have searched and not found any obvious causes for these symptoms you have (fatigue, post-exertional malaise, nausea, headaches, neurological burning sensations, flu-like feelings) then it may be CFS, otherwise known as Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.). By the way, blood pressure problems can also be a part of M.E.
When I first became sick, it felt like I had the flu - and it just never went away.
Hoping you get diagnosed properly as soon as possible.
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, food intolerances, panic attacks, allergies, dermatitis, low immunity, tinnitus, restless legs syndrome, slight scoliosis, etc.
Possible: celiac, IBD, etc.
Goals: to be an occupational therapist; to explore the world.
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