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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 2/20/2007 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,  I am a new comer to this forum.  I have read lots of things about CFS.  I do think I have it but maybe not as severe as some people.  I have had multiple sinus infections for the past 8 months, I am exhausted and I have this general all over weakness.  My sinus headaches get so bad that it hurts to even touch my forehead. I used to be able to work 70 hours a week but now I can barely make it 40 hours a week.  I usually come home from work and take a nap.  I spend all weekend recovering from work.  If I do anything strenuous, like clean house, I am sore and exhausted afterwards.  I went to a neurologist here in Dallas, and she told me that I had a sleeping problem and that I was extremely depressed.  I know that I am depressed (I take antidepressents), but this tiredness thing is like nothing I have ever felt before.  I am not sure how I can have a sleeping problem if all I do is sleep all the time.  Everything is such an effort.  I used to be wonderwoman.  Now I am wonder-NOT!  Is it possible to feel this way and not have CFS?

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 206
   Posted 2/20/2007 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi dmscuba2, and welcome to the HealingWell Chronic Fatigue forum. Sorry you have been having such a rough time. You asked whether it was possible to feel the way you do and not have CFS. The answer is Yes, though that does not mean you don't. I have had sinus infections before and they made me really ill. Could you have a chronic infection that is not being helped by the treatment you have already done? What does your doctor say about the sinus infections? You might also look at your overall lifestyle and stress level. You said you were working 70 hours a week, and describe yourself as a wonderwoman.If you take a step back is the life you've been leading sustainable over the long run? You might be burning yourself right out. Some folks call it Adrenal Fatigue, and there are several books on that you can check out. Depression and sleep disorders can also cause bad fatigue. Unfortunately, often when doctors don't understand what is going on they all too readily attribute it to depression or anxiety. I think you should look into all these things with a doctor that really knows what he or she is talking about and takes you seriously. Good luck!
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