ache all over with cfs

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I have cfs. I keep active during the day but if I do too much physical activity (eg.walk around town for a few hours) I come home and my body feels like it used to when I would come home from the gym! - aching all over, tired muscles

I get this a lot, also when I get out of bed first thing and when I go to bed too.

what do you think the doctors might prescribe me to help?

I am trying yoga and relaxation exercises but I just ache so badly and it often hurts to move

thanks in advance

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    gabapentin helps me.  Have you tried it.  It is so wonderful that you can be so active during the day!
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    You don't need a prescription you just need to do less. Get your body use to that level of activity without pain and then slowly increase it. It's the same with any physical activity when you do too much. 

    It it just takes longer with Cfs. It's taken me 2 yrs to be able to cycle a long distance without any impact. So the first step is to find what you can do with any ill effect then slowly move forwards from there.

     

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    Hi, it sounds like you have a mild form of CFS like me. There is nothing the docs will give you. Some try different vitamins, I have started taking multi vitamins, but not sure if there doing much (only started taking them a couple of weeks back)
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    I cannot beleive I forgot to mention this in my first post.  The thing that made the biggest change for me in getting rid of the pain was changing my diet.  I know that this is not much fun to hear, but it is true.  Read up on nightshade plants and the poisons in them.  The poisons are meant to deter insects, but some people react to them.  Reducing my intake of the foods that comes from nightshades made a world of difference for me.
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    The doctor will probably not be of much help. Unforntunately it is normal to feel like this with CFS. It's your body's way of telling you that you've done too much. Try to pace yourself more to avoid feeling like this. I also find yoga (but only when my body allows me) and relaxations CDs very helpful. You could also try a hot shower in the morning and a warm bath at night to help the muscles relax. A massage can be helpful too for the pain.

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    I wish I could walk around town for a few hours as you say  you can do.  I'm pea-green jealous!  Twenty minutes I can do, but a few hours?  Just had to get that out of my system.  I'm happy for you that you are able to do so much.  Good going, Raindrops! 

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