exhausted and feel unwell

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Ive been so exhausted these past few days that i havent done much at all,i got so upset with myself and my situation that i broke down in tears all day yesterday. I told my mum how hard im finding it and that i need some help with my son. Its like its completly taken over me. I havent done alot prior and i make sure i rest but the exhaustion wont go and its all day everyday. Usually i can have an ok few hours but i havent and its scary. I have been taking paracetamol and ibroprofen because i feel poorly but with no high tempreture, bad headaches i always have this but its all getting worse

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    Hi Jade,

    I've had CFS for 11 months having been a very fit triathlete for many years. I am 34. You seem in need of a boost, please try some rhodiola root. Start at 200mg/day.  Please look into trying adaptogenic herbs and greens powders to help with the CFS. It's so easy to get stuck in a rut with this condition, sometimes ir's unavoidable and impossible to fight, you gave no option but to rest. Even on these days try and do something you feel helps, i find a hot bath on these days can bring tempoary relief and that not all is hopeless. People can and DO recover from CFS. Also for a boost, look into DHEA supplementation. I would strongly advise ot get your DHEA levels checked beforehand ideally done on an adrenal stress screen, they cost about £75. It's something that has flagged up for my own CFS. i have low dhea. Look into symptoms low DHEA causes. Just thinking of things you can do now that are affordable and effective. Everyone is different and responds differently but it should do no harm to try any of the two for a few weeks.

    Keep your head up !! biggrin

     

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      What's DHEA?  I haven't heard of this.  Can you get rhodiola root from most health shops?
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      Thanks david i am going to try the rhodiola root and the herbs and powders you mentioned. I had a really bad few days but not been as bad today and have got that bit of hope again. I really lost it and wanted to give up but i cant and i wont let it beat me.  I have a child that needs me and that in itself keeps me going everyday and he always brings a smile to my face.hope your ok. X
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      Great idea, there's lot of research behind rhodiola and also eleuthero, maybe go for both. I'd start with about 200mg rhodiola for the first week, these herbs are extremely safe so don't be afraid to take more, listen to your body, i took 200mg rhodiola and within the first week just felt better, mentally in particular. Eleuthero is also incredibly safe. Try and get a concentrated extract of eleuthero (aka siberian ginseng) I've found most rhodiola is good, there is one which i haven't tried but it's meant to be the best. Hope that helped.

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      Google it, it's an important hormone, low levels basically give you chronic fatigue symptoms. I believe at the moment rhodiola is available from most health food stores, BUT legislation is taking many herbal remedies from the shelves. Order online.
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    Jade:

    So sorry that you’re feeling more ill than usual.  I’ve had these downturns, and usually things get better after awhile. I think it’s very good that you’re trying to get help with your son. That’s one of the things you can do to help you cope. The other is, of course, rest. As you’re able, you can try new supplements, like the ones David suggested. And, finally, you can enlist the help of an ME/CFS specialist. I can’t remember if you’ve already done this. I hope you feel better soon.  

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      Thankyou jackie i feel abit better today, rest it definatly key when you have cfs thats all i am able to do on a bad day and thats all i have done with plenty ofpain relief. We have all got to try and stay positive as its so easy to get down, i am trying. Hope your ok x
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    Hi Jade,

    I've found that I'm much worse in the colder months and when the weather changes suddenly. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find anything to prevent this but developing a good support network, both physically and psychologically helps.

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