Posted 8/7/2005 8:11 AM (GMT -6)
Have just read your comments and can relate to what you said. I have also experienced these periods of run-down for some time now, approx 4 years. I'm a 25 year old male, extremely sporty, but also enjoy going out, socialising, drinking often till the eraly hours (well I did, no drinks for the last 8 months). Firstly the socialising side, even though I continued to go out, I would take days to recover from late nights. My friends would often say after a Friday night, shall we go out tonight on the Saturday as well, I would literally be startled by this, and not understand where they get their energy from, as I would be unwell flu like syptoms, headache until Wedensday, Thursday the following week. Stupidly or not I would then go out again, and have to go throught the same heartache the following week until my body caught up and was able to re-energise. Sport on the other hand I seem to beable to cope with. I ran the London marathon 2 years ago, and have been training in kick boxing upto 3 months ago, and these forms of sport (some of the most strenuous around) was never an issue for me. However this last 3 months everything has come to a grinding halt, I have fatigue, headache's, certainly anxiety and yes I hate to admit it but depression. I think the anxiety has built up in me for years. Presentations were always my biggest fear at uni, and I have always avoided them since, but the matter has just built up in side, where I think its effected me as a person and my way of life. I have occassionally had to stand a deliver say just a few words, and my nerves would be so bad, my heart feels like it would pop out of my chest!! Luckily it didn't though.
Just from re-reading this the thought of presentaions makes me jittery. Anyway my doctor and neurologist say I have cfs, and am gutted at the idea of having this, I would love to put it down to depression, anxiety, and take this medicine you talked about ZOLOFT and feel better. Have tried to take magnesium supplements but looks like its not helping..lucky I bought a small jar!
Would appreciate your response