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I believe I now have ME but not sure when it started. Some of you will have read my previous posts and know that I first became ill in December 2013. My symptoms were a 24/7 flu like headache, light headedness /dizziness, occasional fatigue (but not too severe) general feeling of unwellness.
Lots of visits to GP lots of blood tests but symptoms continued but fluctuated in intensity from day to day. I tried various therapies such as chiropractor accupuncture diet etc - nothing helped.During this time I was able to go to the Gym 4 times a week with no ill effects.
In Febuary 2015 my GP found that I had a heart murmer and I was subsequently diagnosed with a faulty Aortic heart valve, and it was thought that this was the cause of most of my problems.
In June 2015 I underwent open heat surgery for a replacement valve, and made a remarkably quick recovery for a man of my age (68) and as part of the Cardiac Rehab walked between 3 and five miles every day.By the end of August I was told I was OK to go back to the Gym - which I did.
Unfortunately the original symptoms remained and in Nov 2015 I went down with Campylobacter since when the symptoms greatly increased and I am now massively fatigued. My GP ran a load of blood tests and thinks I now have ME/CFS, which I was not sure about myself but now feel it is very likely.
My question is this do you think it was ME from the beginning? Would I have been able to recover from such a huge operation so quickly with ME and go back to the gym?
If it was not ME then the original symptoms were due to something else, which I need to get to the bottom of.
Thankyou for reading
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