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I have been constantly tired and run down foraround 8 months. I have been back and forth to the doctors - and had loads of blood tests which all come back fine - so I just keep being told "it's just one of those things". Here are my symptoms:
Not feeling refreshed after sleep
Painful lymph nodes (sometimes swollen)
General muscle ache
Complete lack of energy
Recurrent coldsores (which I only used to get when I was run down)
Get burned out by the slightest physical exertion
I eat well and drink plenty. I walk to and from work so get some exercise. I don't burn the candle both ends and I rarely drink alcohol. I take vitamins and generally look after myself, but nothing is making me feel better, if anything I feel like it's getting worse by the day. The last year or so has been quite demanding - both physically and mentally - but my health is making me quite depressed, so it's a bit of a vicious circle.
From what I've read online, my symptoms fit with CFS. Is this something I should raise with my GP? I have a number of chronic illnesses (none of them serious) and I don't want them to think me a hypochondriac. I just know I can't go on like this. I'm getting to the point where I'm scared to do anything as the slightest pysical exertion seems to make me ten times worse.
Any advice gratefully received. If there are any self-help things I can do, please let me know. I really want to start feeling better.
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