Must be chronic fatigue then

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Date Joined Feb 2015
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   Posted 1/26/2017 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
2 years ago. I had a ruptured appendix and I still have numerous ongoing issues that no doctor can find out why.
Ive had blood tests - white blood cells are low and platelets also.
Ive had a colonoscopy - most painful experience ever,like hot rods being pushed through me.
Bone Marrow taken
Brain scan- no issues.
My problem is. Every few weeks sometime 2 but can be upto 12. I get this really run down feeling,fatigued like I cant explain. I battle through work,god knows how,my face starts looking like a dying mans. Eyes sink with bad bags,face goes pale,gaunt cheeks although Im eating normal. I can handle being ill but not looking it,mainly cos I dont want people knowing or asking whats up with you. When going through this I could gladly go to a euthansia clinic (sounds daft I know) then things get easier and I start to get back to myself. It maybe getting me a bit down I know. But the unknowing when it will hit and what i can do to prevent this. Im 38 year old male with 2 young children. Any ideas if this is chronic fatigue??? Any advice would be welcomed cos Im fed up of going back to doctors. Thank you

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Date Joined Nov 2011
Total Posts : 417
   Posted 2/2/2017 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure I would necessarily think of chronic fatigue initially in your case. While symptoms of fatigue may come and go in the early stages, this is probably unlikely. When it reaches the point where symptoms are as you describe, then it would be considered "chronic" and wouldn't ease as you've also noted.

Unfortunately, CFIDS is extraordinarily difficult to diagnose, and really requires a physician familiar with the condition to observe the patient, as well as interpret key blood tests.

I completely understand being fed up with doctors. Before I was diagnosed, I saw nearly 20 doctors, crossed two state lines, and put thousands of miles on my car. I was clueless, and so were they. All it seems that they want to do is shuffle patients in and out of their doors with a Band-Aid prescription in their hands, or expensive tests on order.

While I wouldn't necessarily rule out CFIDS completely, I'd maintain an open mind about other conditions as well. Don't give up!
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