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Hi all, well, where do i start...
I was dianosed with ME on Tuesday after months and months of feeling tired and achey.
I would say it mainly started over the last Christmas holiday when i had a very bad illness.
Every 2-3 months since, i have had a cold/flu in which the aches have got worse and i feel soooo tired.
Finally went to the docs on the 4th of this month, got a bloodtest same day in which after the nurse got 2 of 4 viles of blood(i was looking away ) she goes "oh! your vein has just collapsed, i'll have to wait a minute or 2 to try again", at first i was feeling ok, relaxed, then all of a sudden i came over all funny, said to the nurse, put my head by my knees than had to lie on the bed for just over 30 mins until i was well enough for to take the remander of blood.
She said it was because my body was in such i tired state.
I went back on tuesday for the results, all bloodtests checked out ok but then he said the swear word, ME.
Sorry for the long post..
The advice i need is that he is trying me on Sertraline (50mg), antidepresant drugs, even though i'm not depressed.
I am finding i am a lot worse on these and even more tired, not sleeping as good as i was before the drugs.
Should i stop taking them ? (i know it's not even quite a week yet)
The main thing i am worried about is driving, either to and from work but mainly that i drive a fork-lift there.
I know i'm not as bad as most of you on this forum.
I'm 30 years old so slong way to go.
The thing that annoys me the most is that i used to be very fit, cycling to and from work every day (10 miles there and back), being on my feet just about all day.
Now, i'm a bit frightened to cycle there now.
I'm still on my feet most of the day (9-5) exept 1hr lunch and a few tea breaks but not for too much longer i think.
Again sorry for long post, i'm really tired now just typing this all out but i thought i'd give as much info as i can and hope someone can give me some advice.
Upon looking up what ME/CFS all about, and finding that i have/had most of the symptoms, i am now resting as much as i can.
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