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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 6/1/2006 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,  I have posted here before, but i a going to recap my situation.  I was never sick before not really even a flu and I was very physically fit and active.  8 months ago something hit me HARD! I started with dizziness- out of the blue felt like passing out (this may have been a panic attack).  What followed was weakness, dark circles under eyes,  constant dizziness, panic attacks, headaches, sore throats, run down feeling. I couldn't even drive for 6 months. After about 5 months of this, I started thinking really strange things,I later learned I had severe anxiety disorder.  So here I am at the 8 month mark.  Alot of symptoms have gone away, I am left struggling with anxiety and keeping my sanity, my back has alot of knots but I am very tense there, extreme irritability, and feeling out of it.  I do a lot more now, I am up to running almost 3 miles in 1/2 an hour, but I feel tired all day and I get an awful run down feeling. I did every possible test and all came back negative.  I have gradually improved, but I am still suffering.  So my regular doc never dx me, just said "sometimes we just don't know". An infectious disease doc said I had CFS.  I am at a point where I am wondering how much of what is left is mental.  People have been telling me I have to change something in my life!  I do have issues from my past.  I have to take 3 mg of xanex just to sleep at night.  So I am just looking for some feedback on my situation.  It just doesn't make sense.  Please someone tell me I will feel good again!  I am also taking Wellbutrin, which helps the anxiety,  but just a little.  I know no one ever posts here when they recover (because they are enjoying life). I promise I will post here when I come out of this, just to uplift others!!! Sorry for the length, thanks for listening!

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   Posted 6/1/2006 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi aquarias. I'm glad that some of your symptoms have improved and hopefully the other symptoms will also gradually improve. A lot of people with CFS also suffer from anxiety so it's definitely a good possibility that you have both. I am here to offer hope. I was diagnosed in 1991 and a few years later I went into a long remission. I became a running fanatic and was able to run long distances and participate in races. During my remission I would experience times here and there where my body would crash, then I'd rest for a few days and be on my way again. Unfortunately I got sick again a few years ago and am now being treated for lupus, but I'm sure my CFS is probably active again too.

Hang in there - there is hope that you can eventually feel better. Just look how far you have come in a relatively short time. Think about the difference between now and 8 months ago.

Take care - I'm not going anywhere for a while so you'll have at least one person responding to your posts.

Diagnosis:  Suspected Lupus 2004; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; CFS 1991; Mono 1985

Meds:  Plaquenil 400mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Amitriptyline 10mg; Neurontin 200mg; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain

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   Posted 6/2/2006 6:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for listening.  I will keep the faith, I am only 28 and I still have to have kids.  So I just will not except that I will remain sick!!!  I was also abusing alcohol for a long time before I got sick.  I don't know if this caused my shutdown or not.  My first dizzy spell hapened after a night of extreme  binge drinking, then I felt better for a few days, binge drank again, and woke up the next day dizzy again, and it was just all down hill from there.  I am 8 months without drinking now, I pray every night to pleae take me out of this hell!!  Thanks for listening!!
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