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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 7/5/2006 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
My mom was diagnosed with chronic fatigue and fibromylagia and has had it since she was like 18. She got sick with meningitis and her health went downhill from there. In my teens, I'm 24 now, I was really lathargic like a 50 lb weight was on my back. I still feel that almost every day. I workout and eat very healthy and I can't shake this. I don't feel soreness unless it's workout related. But when I wake up I feel like I'm not refreshed. It takes me FOREVER to get out of bed and I'm tired throughout the whole day. It has been like this for many years and I don't know what it could be. I've had blood tests and everything is good. Sometimes I just feel like a lazy person, but I literally feel no energy unless there's an adrenaline rush. I don't know if it's depression, but I feel drepressed because I can't get anything done, and when I do I feel better, but I have to stay in bed the rest of the day. Any ideas would be much appreciated.

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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 7/6/2006 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Spydergirl,

I suggest you rule out Lyme disease even if you don't remember being bit by a tick. The symptoms you describe could be Lyme, but you would probably have other symptoms of it beyond those you mentioned. The URL below will take you to a good list as a start.


The advantage of it over some other diagnoses related to fatigue is that it frequently can be cured. Hope that helps. Good luck!

New Member

Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 7/9/2006 11:24 PM (GMT -6)   
You might consider being tested for CFS especially because
your mother was diagnosed as having the disease.


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   Posted 7/11/2006 3:35 AM (GMT -6)   
P.S.---CFS, Fibromyalgia and meningitis-type symptoms are subsets of potential Lyme symptoms. Lyme has been called "the great imitator". When tested properly in at least two Lyme studies I am aware of, 40-90% of the CFS and Fibromyalgia participants tested positive for Lyme.
You sound EXACTLY like me before I got diagnosed---including all the negative test results and no soreness.  Hearing a test came back "normal" just about drove me crazy.  Lyme can cause adrenal problems which is why it is hard to get out of bed and you feel exhausted and unable to accomplish nearly as much as you'd like.  I felt lazy too and I know exactly what you mean about the adrenaline rush.  I bet you feel especially tired as soon as "the rush" is over.  You may feel your best in the evening or late night.

I'm not saying you have Lyme, just PLEASE be sure that you don't.  You have to be tested properly if it is chronic to detect it.  It took me years to finally get diagnosed. I'll be happy to give you specifics if you're interested.

Post Edited (KCLyme) : 7/11/2006 2:47:36 AM (GMT-6)

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