Posted 3/29/2021 11:07 AM (GMT -6)
Good afternoon, my name is Jake Carroll. I've been struggling with CFS like symptoms since 2018 June. I'm 27 years old and pretty scared. I was 24 and i quit the partying lifestyle and party friends. I was ready to move on with my life , pay my debt off and get a career. I had gone to college for pre apprenticeship program for Plumbing. I did well and moved to the big city to accomplish that goal. I had been smoking cigs and weed for about 7 years. This time i wanted to get rid of the addictions and get back to playing hockey and running. When i quit within 2 weeks i did not get a flu or anything but i woke up with the worst symptoms...thought okay maybe some sort of weed withdrawal. It was not. I couldn't even spare enough energy to keep up with taking care of myself. I got a fulltime job at Home Depot and i've never been so embarrassed that i was falling apart.
MY symptoms started with Chronic Fatigue , Vision can't focus ,zero concentration , Excessive Saliva , Swaying feeling, Vertigo , Dizziness , Slow muscle recovery , Heart palpitations . All happened at the same time. Did so many test my MD thought it was Anxiety...the meds made me feel worse. Fast forward i was able to control the depression that comes with a chronic illness. My next MD found Sarcoidosis and the prednisone caused even more problems.
I probably shouldn't be working but its that or the street so. I've seen a Integrative doctor we did Organic acids , Toxicology , of course there was problems in the OATS but i tried his treatment for 6 months and nothing changed. I ate organic , veggie smoothies , proteins , Legumes , Millet . You name it i eat it. I went to a naturopath and tried IV's of B vitamins and just made me feel like i drank a energy drink and my heart freaked out. I thought i was going to die in February from the heart racing at night , sweating. I stopped seeing her. AT this point its probably never going away and i just need to vent because sometimes it helps .
Thanks - Jake.