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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 didn't feel well with:
slight headache over right eye
weak & trembly
wanting to burst into tears!
I was OK the next day but the following day it came back.
After 3 weeks of this I was sure it had been flu. But all the tme I slept OK and had no fever. Took Echinacea and raw garlic which often made me feel a little better. (That combination even cured me of an adder bite once, and a rose thorn infection!)
But every day the symptoms came back.
I became exercise intolerant, alcohol intolerant, completely caffeine intolerant, weakness in my legs, wobbly feeling, nauseous sometimes, inner trembly feeling. (no history of depression or anxiety. And no history of headaches either)
At first it felt like flu, but there was never a fever, never a sore throat or any respiratory symptoms. But felt like the day you're really coming down with flu for sure, every single day. I guess that's called "malaise". Had to seriously rest. Couldn't do anything much.
So, the 3rd week with this same thing every day, I went to the doctor. He ran urine tests (4 altogether at different times of day), a complete blood analysis and said he'd check for everything incl. thyroid, and sign of any systemic infection, anaemia, vitamin deficiency....etc as well as all the usual things checked for organ function or any other imbalances.
He listened to my heart and took blood pressure. Both were normal.
The urine test was normal, & blood results came back all normal too.
He said he thought it had to be a virus, and recommended all the usual things one does for flu. They didn't help one bit.
By the 4th week I got GI symptoms. Nothing horrendous, but a very "uneasy belly". Couldn't eat properly for a few days, but managed something. (no history of tummy troubles either!)
5th week....Meanwhile the weary fatigue wouldn't go away at all, and neither would that slight nagging headache. Not a bad pain but enough to drag me down.
Bouts of nausea at random times -usually passed in an hour or so.
Still no fever -at any time of day. Kept feeling so very cold. Horribly cold. Sometimes would get hot flushes but mostly cold. Took temperature during these bouts but never up or dreadfully low either. Worst was 36.0 degrees.
Now it's the 9th week, and I still am getting these feelings but the main one is this debilitating fatigue -so unlike me. And weakness and some internal shakiness. I could hardly stand up in a queue when in a shop today. I had to lean on the counter. It felt like my legs were horribly tired.
Okay I know you can't be diagnosed with post viral fatigue until -is it 4 months? -have passed. So I'm on the 2nd month now, an have tried everything including Astragalus tea for the immune system. Nothing is making a blind bit of difference. Plus I do still keep bursting into tears.
This all is not like my normal self which I have been like or years and years. Seems like my life the way I knew it is over. Can't even get my firewood in for next winter and can't go for much of a walk.
Does it sound like Post viral syndrome? Can anyone advise?
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