Greetings friend. I actually stumbled on to this forum by way of accident surfing the web and Im thrilled that I did.
I am a 36 year old male. about 6 or 7 years ago, like around AUg. of 1999 I started feeling insatiably exhausted. Mind you, before this I was strong as a bull, avid gym goer powerlifter/bobybuilder. Life was good great job all that.
Around mid to late August of that year, I recall waking up one night feeling unusually hot. I had what I refer to now as an overnight film on me. I turned the a/c setting on full, which causes me to have to bundle myself in heavy blankets because it gets so cold. I woke up late that morning still feeling hot without any covers and exhausted.
So I'm like ok, I'm coming down with some sort of bug. This one was different however. I felt weird. No fever, just a feeling of unusual hotness and severe exhaustion.
To make a long story short, I spent two years in and out of Doctors offices demanding answers. I lost my marbles a few times. I lost a good job because of this illness and Ive made some pretty bad decisions because of it. It's been almost 7 years and yes Im still exhausted. I look pale all the time, my eyes are always swollen and dark. My skin which at one time looked so vibrant just looks unhealthy.
This illness sucks plain and simple. A few times I considered offing myself on a count of it. However, selfish move. I have a beautiful wife and a pretty decent home. However Im still frikkin exhausted. Ive gained weight because I cant workout... I look so unhealthy especially in the am that I hate going to work.
Its amazing because at first you think you have some undected cancer. You feel this way for two years and then you believe the doctors then get more depressed.
My entire body changed. I feel hot most of the time, I sweat more, my digestive system is all out of wack, severe exhastion, puffy eyes which are always filled with conjunctiva it seems.
Increased appetite, low sex drive.. Get hoarse real easy.. I feel so tired I cant even carry myself upstairs to go to sleep.
I hope you feel better.. I have experienced little to no relief..