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I've been sick now for almost six months and have been struggling to find a diagnosis for what is wrong with me. I started with a mild to high fever back in the end of June after a stressful weekend of attending my sisters wedding and leaving for a job out of state the next day. The fever lasted for a week and I was completely wiped out for nearly a full month. I returned home after not being able to work and continued fighting with my mysterious illness. I had severe fatigue, had a stuffy nose, foggy memory (the fever would sometimes come back in a mild form). I went to multiple doctors who ended up putting me on three antibiotics with no effects other than making my stomach feel awful. I've been to an ENT doctor who doesn't think it's a sinus infection. I have hashimoto's hypothyroidism, but am taking synthroid for it so the fatigue shouldn't be from that. All of my bloodwork has come back fine except for elevated white blood cell count.
I would say that I am doing generally better now than I was a few months ago, but I am miserable. I have small good days where I have enough energy to go out for a bit, but am exhausted, and usually take a few days to recover. I still have fatigue, malaise, and a stuffy nose that has never gone away. I have had serious depression from the lack of energy and getting out aswell. I'd love to feel normal again, but feel so helpless. I've been good about my diet, currently vegan and taking vitamins/supplements and doing nasal rinses (incase it is something sinus related).
Could this just be a resistent sinus infection or does this sound spot on to CFS? (I have gotten sinus infections before, but never for this long) I'm new to learning about CFS so I don't know the standout symptoms. To put myself in context, I'm 23 and was very active before this illness. I hiked, rock climbed, and loved being active! Any help or tips on what kind of doctor to see would be so helpful. I'm going to be tested for rheumatoid arthritis next week, trying to cover all of my bases.
Thank you again!
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