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Sorry, this is kind of a long one. Anyway, I've been sick for 11 years. For 10 of them, no one knew what was wrong with me (The doctors in the US don't know about ME/CFS, so they sort of agree that this is what is wrong). Approximately 2-3 years ago, I was feeling so tired and achy that I decided to stop exercising to see if that helped. It didn't. Of course, if I knew that I needed to rest entirely, that test might have gone differently. Regardless, from that point on, I started to slow down. I couldn't do my evening walks anymore, etc. But what started happening was that sometimes with exertion I would sweat. Not a little sweat, but I need a shower afterward sweat. It wasn't too bad, since it happened only rarely. Now that I am resting most of the time, and am not living on adreneline, I do feel better. However, if I overexert in any way, I start sweating profusely, get dizzy and nauseous. It is now must worse than when I was working full time and not resting much at all. My doctor is worried; he thinks it might be my heart. My cardiologist says no. I think it is some weird symptom of ME/CFS. Does anyone else have this problem? Did anyone fine that it got worse after they slowed down? Admittedly, I am a bit worried. The doctors are scaring me into thinking something else is wrong. However, given the number of tests I've had, I can't imagine what. Anyway, any suggestions, support, etc, I would gladly take. Thanks!
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