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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Also known as ME - Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

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    CFS/ME Introduction and Resources

    This is a discussion where users can post their signs and symptoms, treatments, history etc. There is also a list of useful resources links etc below. If any user has any suggestions about additions to this please send me a Private Message rather than replying here or trying to post links in this thread....

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  • Strange CFS and sleep observation

    Hi All I've been diagnosed with CFS along with Fibromyalgia for about 2 years now, and my conditions have meant that I am pretty much housebound. My conditions also seem to affect my digestive system quite badly, giving me what feels like constant IBS-C symptoms, bloating, burping, stomach gurgling...

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  • I have CFS and it sucks!

    Hi there! I'm 15 and I've been diagnosed with CFS it's really really horrible because I haven't been able to attend school for the past year and I love school (I know weird right!) I also love individual sport which I also haven't been able to continue with in my state but the worst...

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  • Night needs with CFS

    Does anyone else have night needs with CFS? So exhausted can’t get out of bed to use toilet? Anxiety and thoughts of self harm?

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  • Possibly have CFS.

    I have had a doctor tell me that I could possibly have CFS , I have been ill since having Pluresy and a couple of weeks ago I really went down hill. Absolutely shattered and ache everywhere I have got stabbing pains in my arms and legs. I feel like I can't breath properly and sound breathless when...

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  • CFS or just tonsillitis?

    Hello, I was hoping for some advice.  A little history; At 14 I had glandular fever which lasted about three months. During this time my father passed, I had a stomach infection and lost a lot of weight.  Since then I have had severe joint aches and pains, extreme fatigue and have felt generally...

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  • Terrible insomnia

    Does anyone else get insomnia? I've always had trouble getting to sleep (long before I got CFS) but last night was a whole new level of awful. My partner is away for the week and I always find it hard to sleep if there's not someone next to me in the bed. Yesterday I had to do an errand that...

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  • Could it be ME?

    For as long as I can remember I've been tired constantly, I have been taking iron tablets for that since November. (no longer anaemic but iron is still low) My problem is that since I had an op 4 weeks ago I have been completely drained 24/7, not just tired.. every part of my body aches, I have daily...

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  • Paralysed legs

    Morning everyone, so aswell as my CFS I have been suffering severe anemia for 11 months now, some morning when I wake up my legs feel completely numb and heavy like I'm paralysed, this can stay for 5 mins to 5 hrs, im just wondering if this has happened to anyone else it's very scary for me.

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  • 8bioenergy

    Hey, i have just bought some 8bioenergy fatigue supplements. Has anyone else used them?

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  • Post viral symptoms / syndrome

    Hello eveyone, I have been diagnosed with "post viral symptons". I have not got a clue what it is.Has anyone heard of this. For over two months I have been suffering from the following: Heavy head feeling, unbalanced. constant pressure in the head flu like symptons but no fever. Pins...

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  • ? Post viral fatigue - advice/reasurrance needed

    Hi there, I have turned to this forum because I’m pretty low and anxious right now, I am fit and healthy 31 year old mum of 2, I’m always on the go and always have been.  About a month ago I became quite unwell, high temp, flu symptoms (without the congestion) I was so tired and every muscle and...

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  • Fainting

    Hi again  Does anyone else have the symptom of feeling faint with their CFS ? And have you actually fainting ? I constantly have a faint type feeling and I’m worried one day I’m going to faint .  Any tips to help with this symptom ? Many thanks again Cath 

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  • Recovering stories -chronic fatigue

    Hi, I’ve been diagnosed with chronic fatigue, excessive sleepiness as well as depression and anxiety. With the chronic fatigue my neurologist can’t say what’s caused it for me. I’ve not had a sleep study. I can spend day after day just sleeping and can’t even bring myself to make meals so eat cereal...

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  • Felt so weird for 9 weeks CFS??

    I honestly don't know if I have CFS or what. But nothing like this has ever happened to me in my life. Before 27 March 2018 I was a fit healthy person for my age (64) I went for long walks, loved my food, chopped firewood, optimistic attitude etc. 27 March, was using the log splitter when I suddenly...

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  • Can antibiotics make things worse?

    Hi there... So, a few weeks ago I slipped into a relapse. (I’m mostly house bound & bed/ sofa bound  anyway)  but I got a water infection & my friend took a sample to the docs & picked up a 7 day course of antibiotics. I take no other medication do to being  super sensitive...

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  • Constant sore throats not fixed by antibiotics, could it be CFS ?

    My problems started 6 years ago just after my 2nd pregnancy. I started getting regular sore throats , although mild in pain in the throat, along with fatigue and headaches. I and my doctor have always assumed the problem is coming from my throat (I always have 1 tonsil slightly white but never swollen...

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  • ME/CFS misdiagnosed as FM?

    Hi everyone, my name is Siena, I'm a teenage girl living in Australia who has also been coping with ME/CFS symptoms for over a year now. I have had a history of iron deficiency that was treated with infusions, however, this didn't seem to fix my ongoing fatigue, pain cognitive problems. Recently,...

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  • Lactic acid 'rushes' in muscles

    I suffer from what feels like floods of lactic acid in my legs, arms, and now my pelvis whenever I walk more than a few steps and immediately I start trying to walk up any kind of incline or hill. Does anyone else have experience of this? My doctor, generally good, just scratches his head and says he...

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  • Does this sound like CFS?

    I have been feeling somewhat unwell for nearly 3 months now, I got told that I had a glandular fever type virus and have been under a lot of stress. Recently I have this thing that happens when I wake up - I feel so tired and achey as soon as I wake up, aswell as feeling fluey, with achey glands in my...

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  • Post Viral Fatigue

    Hi my name is Elaine, this is my first post as I have just came across this site. I was diagnosed by my doctor in August of last year as having Post Viral Fatigue and was signed off work, during my time off I experienced many different symptoms and had good periods and bad periods, of which there...

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  • Cfs Support

    This website has recently been updated and im about to get stuck into it as i know this flamin thing is Fear based! As well as knowing ones Self! Hope you find it Helpful <3 Guava http://conqueringfearspiritually.com/

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  • Struggling today...with a different set of symptoms

    A little over a week ago I had a run of Doing Too Much, and I've been waiting for the effects to hit me ever since at the time I actually felt ok. I felt fine for several days after the exertion, and I started to get complacent and thought maybe I was getting well again and that exertion just didn't...

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  • Having a hard time managing stress

    Exercise was always my main tool for combating stress and depression. It's been almost 2 years with CFS now. When things are quiet, I manage my energy and stress and get by okay.  There have been a lot of external stressors lately that are outside of my control, and I know that by not containing...

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  • Sudden Muscle weakness, Joint cracking and popping?

    My age is 29, from the last 4-5 months I have been experiencing strange symptoms. All my joints are cracking, muscles are weakening day by day. It appears that the Flesh beneath skin is vanishing. Sometimes I feel mild pain while moving my joints. Mild nausea, previously I had bowel movement once in...

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  • Glandular fever fatigue

    Heya, im not diagnosed with cfs but im on here asking for advise or ways in which i can reduce my fatigue. I have had glandular fever for 10 months now and my fatigue wont leave me alone, I know it usually takes a year to recover so i probably just need to wait. But, does anyone have any techniques...

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  • Help with chronic fatigue illness

    Hi there. I am wondering whether anyone has any advice/suggestions that could help me with my chronic illness. I am a 26 year old male in Australia, and have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, which I have been managing for over 2 years now. This diagnosis is by no means conclusive – I think...

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  • Prescribed Efexor-XR (venlafaxine) for CFS - any suggestions?

    Has anyone taken this drug for CFS? I finally got a diagnosis today and my doctor prescribed it to me at the lowest dosage, 37.5mg (to be doubled after a week if I'm doing well on it). He thought that increasing noradrenaline might help my energy levels. At first I was positive about it and excited...

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  • CBD Oil and CFS Advice

    My wife is suffering from what we think is CFS and we have tried many things over the course of the last year to alleviate her symptoms because a doctor has now only just referred her to a specialist. Vitamin D, B12 injections, B12 vitamins, numerous other things but we are considering trying CBD oil,...

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  • Best pet nail clipper

    Hi everyone I am using URPOWER RECHARGEABLE PET NAIL GRINDER for my dog, but it seems he is not happy with it, I am looking for its replacement, please do suggest me some good dog nail clippers. My budget is no more than 100$.....Thanks, best regards

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  • Please help :(

    Hi  I’m new to this forum and I’m looking for advice or maybe some sort of reassurance ! After having pleurisy a few months ago I was told I had post viral chronic fatigue . Prior to this  I had an episode where I instantly felt faint , I couldn’t walk , my speech was slurred and I was severely...

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  • So incredibly frustrated

    Hi and thank you for taking the time to read my post. I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2012. There were many times during my chemotherapy that I ended up in the hospital due to fever mixed with very low white cells. After chemo and radiation, I didn't recover the way...

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