Hi Cat and welcome. I'm sorry you have been battling fatigue for so long. CFS is difficult to diagnose and there really isn't a sure way to know if you really do have CFS. Did you have mono/ebv at anytime and do you get swollen glands/sore throats and low grade fevers? These are some of the standard symptoms of CFS.
Please let us know if you have any questions and we'll try to answer them here. Take care and I'm glad you joined.
Diagnosis: UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily;
Amitriptyline 10mg; Neurontin 300mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain;
Clickable: LUPUS INFORMATION & LUPUS RESOURCES.
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