Does this sound like cfs ?

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i have been referred to a cfs specialist (havent been seen yet) and wondered if my symptoms sounded like it.

i have constant tiredness with episodes of feeling compleatly exhusted and have to liedown.

the top of my arm muscles can go very weak.

i have achy muscles but not severe.

i feel nauseous almost constant and in varying degrees.

constanly have a feeling of illness.

I get a overwhelming feeling of fatigue which stops watever i am doing and i have to lie down , it is occumpanied by a strange pressure in the upper abdomen , slight nausea and weakenss, but can go as suddenly as it came.

I wake up unrefreshed every morning .

eyes are heavy and pressure on top of my head.

i do not seem to get the exageration of synptoms when i have done somthing or been out for the day , its just wether i feel ok at the time to do somthing but i can then suddenly feel more unwell but doesnt reflect on how much i do.

it would not make a differnce if i rested for a day i could still feel unwell.

since iv been ill i get bad ibs symptoms


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    Hi Beth,

    Did you post this before? I think that I replied? yes, cfs/me has no rhyme or reason sometimes and you can do things get no symptoms and then other times be flat out. It is a fluctuating condition, that's the nature of it. when you see the specialist, they will ask you lots of questions to determine if it is cfs/me. you will also need blood tests before you see the specialist to make sure you don't have a condition that has similar symptoms like vitamin D deficiency, b12 deficiency or even iron deficiency. Thyroid issue etc should be tested for plus diabetes. you have to have 'normal ' results for cfs/me to be considered.

    Hope that helps


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      I know it's easier said then done but, try not to panic. I haven't got into a pattern where I can rest and be better for a day. mine fluctuates alot. I can feel okish, go out, immediately my walking is really bad but I am ok to speak. then I have bad brain fog, can't speak, my cheek will go red hot, I start to slur, my entire body starts to shake and I need to lie down. my eye sight blurs and I feel like I will faint. I lay down and manage to rest. I feel utterly awful. as I rest, I start to get a headache, I feel like I will vomit because of a smell that I now can't stand. an hour or two later, I feel awful but can walk again, my speech is better and the brain fog is lessened but my arms are weak and I have to ask for help to prepare food. I eat but am exhausted and have to spend the evening resting possibly still with the headache. I am spaced out but ok. I wake the next day and I know I need to take it easy but, I have some energy so happily get to the washing up! half way through, I feel the fatigue but ignore it. I sit with a cup of tea telling myself I will rest later. I have no idea if I did too much yesterday, the day before or a week ago. I just know I have exceeded my limit somewhere. People with the condition all differ. We share some symptoms and not others. some people can go days and then have a flair up. I feel it is often just there mostly with some respite occasionally. It is any fluctuating symptoms that tend to make it cfs/me, from what I understand plus, the normal blood tests.

      it isn't always caused by a virus/parasite. Mine is from a car crash. It is basically something that challenges the body and the body reacts inappropriately and it then tries to protect the system by cutting down what we can do.


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