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My name's Jesse, I'm 30 years old, and I live in California. This is my first time posting, but I've read many of your stories.
I own a business, work hard, and am generally in good health. In November this year I did two intense trade shows where I was on my feet 7-8 hours a day for weeks. At the end of the month I felt very tired and developed what I thought was a bad flu. Symptoms were fever, chills, body aches, sore throat, and congestion.
After about a week I felt the symptoms lifting, and thinking I was almost well, went back to work. That day I had scary heart palpitations, dizziness, and trouble breathing, and took an ambulance to the ER. At the ER they did a bunch of tests and x-rays and everything was normal.
Since then all the flu-like symptoms have lifted (except for a mild sore throat at night / early morning). However I find myself very tired after small exertion (doctors visits, showering, etc). There is also dizziness and a lot of anxiety.
It's been almost 3 weeks now since I first got sick, and I think I likely have Post Viral Fatigue. I'm worried it will progress into CFS as I haven't really seen improvement since the flu-like symptoms lifted. Does anyone have any tips on building back to a full recovery and preventing CFS?
Thanks in advance!!
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