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Date Joined Feb 2014
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   Posted Today 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
My dr suspects that I could have CFS... I have suffered from low sodium before, but that is now back up to par.
I am not only dead tired, sometimes feel like a totally out-of-it zombie, but I so often just feel 'sick all over'... not just 'tired.' I know its frustrating to my dr that I cannot name 'specific' symptoms...but sick all over is the best I can do... not quite full nauseated, but somewhat, bowels kind of tender (have ibs problems off and on) Foggy headed, etc etc...
I do suffer from depression and have just started on Sertraline... I go to therapy once a week, too. I am doing what I can.
Blood tests/urine...all come back 'normal'... I just feel SO discouraged I feel like I will NEVER feel good again. Don't mean to sound sorry for myself, but I am in my 70/s and I'm sure this makes a difference, too. Maybe. I just don't know.
Anyway, if you can relate at all, it would really make me feel good to hear from you. THANK YOU... my best wishes to all of you for a good week.

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 8/16/2016 2:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bettsann, it sounds like your Dr. is on the right track, you do sound like me & I totally get what you are trying to say. Unless you live with CFS/ME it is hard to understand. I tell you, you could be me, I have CFS/ME, IBS & live with depression. I also was dx'd with Fibro but I really don't have much trouble with that very often. Today I am crashing, very tired & foggy brained, I spend my life very sedentary & I pace myself always. If I have to do something I always schedule rest after, maybe for the rest of the day depending on how I feel. Getting a dx for CFS/ME is by excluding everything else it could possibly be, therefore, you will have a lot of tests that come back normal until everything is excluded. It can be very frustrating because it seems like you are making no headway but you are. Just keep on with what you are doing & one way or the other you will get a dx. I have had this for 12 years & it took me several years of going from Dr to Dr to find one who knew what I have, of course when she told me I didn't believe her, lol. I wanted something fixable, but I do have it & I am glad I know what I have. I am 64 & I don't think age has anything to do with it, I know people of all ages who have this horrid illness. Take care of yourself & let me know how you are doing, this is not a very active forum but I come & check every couple of days so I will know if you post. 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

I have 4 children & 7 grandchildren.

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