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Chronic Fatigue

Jan 09, 2018 8:54 AM

Greetings all,
I’ve just downloaded the app today to track pain and discomfort of what is possible CFS/ME.

I’ve been suffering undiagnosed since 2006 shortly after losing my first born, the lack of energy was always put down to depression, tiredness and such one mentioned CFS but I moved soon afterward and year after year since, I’ve be pushed from one doctor to the next without a true diagnosis.

Late last year (Nov) I had a severe episode which left me in bed for 4 days straight, the worse it’s ever hit me, yet I felt perfectly healthy otherwise. Just deadly tired.
I managed to get in and see a doctor and was suggested the usual blood tests, I mentioned that the only logical explanation Id ever heard was CFS, but unlike all the other times, there’s not a single thing I could point my finger at.
Thankfully my doctor (after clear bloods came back) agreed it could well be CFS and she’s going to refer me to a Chronic Fatigue Clinic.

Obviously this might be months in process, but it’s nice to feel like I’m finally getting to the bottom of it, the months I merely feel tired and lathargic for a week or two have always been bareable, but when it’s literally knocking me off my feet for days at a time (4-5 days the Nov episode) I just want to get to the bottom of t so I know how to manage it best in the future.

So, here I am,
Starting to track any aches and pains I get (and while it’s astonishing that tracking Fatigue just cost me £8) it’s obviously ideal for me to try and pinpoint any telltale aches that lead to something more debilitating.

Jan 09, 2018 12:25 PM

Welcome to the community LAW3. Magnesium helps some people with fatigue. It helped me for a while.

Jan 09, 2018 10:22 PM

I would make sire tp track it as detailed as possible. Like what do ur days look like when you have a bad day to see if you can pinpoint a trigger.

Jan 12, 2018 7:35 AM

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