Do I Really Have CFS?

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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 36
   Posted 9/24/2006 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone.
i am reluctant to believe that i have CFS.  I have a lot of the symptoms. and the fatigue is definately the worst.  But the fatigue comes on and of.  4 years ago it began.  For  a few months i would have this awful fatigue, then for a few months i wouldnt...and so on.  The times were i didnot suffer from the horrible fatigue, i did get tired easily and trouble waking up in the mornings.  But nothing compared to that fatigue.   Has anyone experienced something like that?  or have i been misdiagnosed?

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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 9/24/2006 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
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;



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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 44
   Posted 9/30/2006 12:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Incidentally my doctor told me that the average length of time people will suffer from a bout of cfs is between 2 and 4 years.

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 9/30/2006 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Actually Im based in London knickers. Unfortunately I think my chances of getting homeopathic treatment paid for by my PCT is just about nil but Ill bear it in mind for the future.
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