Chronic Fatigue: Any Advice, Miracle cures, Past Experiences???

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    Jul 18, 2007 4:11 AM GMT
    hey, im 25yo, active guy, had supposibly chronic fatigue last year, thought i got rid of it, but now it seems to be coming back.....

    i seem to get dizzy, headaces, and then my body just feels so sloppy.

    i eat well, sleep crap and have plenty of excerise, and have been to heaps of different medicalpractinioers??

    any advice anyone??
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    Jul 18, 2007 6:57 PM GMT
    Have you spoken with a nutritionist? Even though you're eating right, you may not be ingesting the right kinds of foods for you. You might also browse through It's a huge website that can be pretty overwhelming, but if you put "chronic fatigue" in the search box, you may come across some helpful information. I don't know how much you are working out, but that can also play a role. "Overtrained" individuals tend to suffer from fatigue as well as a host of other issues. Google "overtraining" to learn more about that.
    That's all I got. Hope something helps.
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    Jul 18, 2007 6:59 PM GMT
    Now that I look at your page, I would say that you are exercising a bit too much and the fatigue may be your body's way of telling you to slow it down a bit.
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    Jul 19, 2007 12:28 AM GMT
    Hey, I don't know if this will help but here in NYC (and u can listen online at we have dr.s on the radio on Sundays. One after the other. There's a holistic dr., a heart dr. and so on. One of them, Dr. Ash has develope what he calls the Chronic Fatigue Pack. he claims good results w/it. It's made by Pure essentials I believe. Give him a listen, I think the shows are archived online.
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    Jul 19, 2007 1:05 AM GMT
    Agree with SDtrainer.You`re very active at seven workouts a week.Why not give yourself one day off a week so your body can rest up from all the stress you give it?Recovery is as important in gaining/maintaing fitness as the actual workout.All the best.
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    Jul 20, 2007 5:01 AM GMT
    It's a tricky thing since the diagnosis covers symptoms that apply to a host of different conditions. Remember, it's a syndrome, not a disease, so there is no universal experience.

    My suggestion, for what it's worth, is that - if geography allows - you contact a research hospital to see if there is a study in which you can participate. These are usually overseen by experts in tertiary care facilities. (It's fascinating to see the approach to treatment, but anyway...)

    I did that with a study at Columbia for panic attacks, and it was a great (in context) thing.
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    Jul 20, 2007 10:16 AM GMT
    thanks for all ur help guys
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    Jul 21, 2007 5:02 PM GMT
    has your family doc done a mono spot test or EBV serology (EA/VCA/EBNA)? Maybe you have chronic/latent mononucleosis?
  • amplifiednick

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    Jul 21, 2007 5:25 PM GMT
    Hi chronic fatigue syndrome to me is psychological. Any sickness in the body is from the soul and spirit of the person almost always. Maybe you're trying to hard to make it all on your own and it's just so stressful. I don't know? Pay attention to your emotional body and maybe you can cure yourself. As I say this to you I'm saying it to myself.

    n i c k o l a s
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    Jun 09, 2012 10:28 AM GMT
    Hi Guys,

    It seems as if many people still do not understand much about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I have worked with CFS (also calledME/CFS) patients for well over a decade now. I can tell you, without a moment's hesitation, that CFS is a horrible life-debilitating disease. It is referred to as a serious neuro-immune disease.

    The disease was once thought to be psychological by some researchers in the 1980s, but not at all anymore. It is a very serious physical illness, with several common symptoms, due to the fact that it is in the main nervous system. There are some great websites now, where you can learn all about it.,, Those are probably the top ME/CFS websites.

    This is an excerpt from ME/CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) is diagnosed after a process of exclusion, making sure that there is not a more common disease that is causing the person’s ailments. ME/CFS is generally defined by extreme fatigue, not relieved by any amount of rest or sleep, lasting at least six months and is accompanied by a number of the following symptoms: muscle, bone and joint pain; reactive hypoglycemia; irritable bowel syndrome; loss of brain functioning; insomnia; memory loss; brain fog; chemical intolerance; rapid sensory overload; sore throat; tender lymph nodes; migraine headaches; convolutions; uncontrolled weight fluctuation, palpitations and more.

    Sleep problems are very very common, plus post exertional malaise, brain fog, flu-like aches and a lot of pain can begin as well. Many people become bed-ridden from the pain and exhaustion, it is so sad. Please do not go to just any doctor for this. Go to someone who is trained in this illness specifically. You wouldn't go to an eye doctor if you hadr hiv, right? In fact, many survivors of thsi isolating and "invisible" disease, have begun seeing hiv doctors due to their infectious disease backgrounds.

    I am very sincere when I say this. If you really do believe that you have CFS, (which does not usually just 'go away' so easily) please go and see a specialist before it gets any worse. Most people have to change their lives drastically with this disease. It is very very sad. But if you have it, you should reach out to others in that community right away. I would look on facebook too for support.

    Most of the (well intended) comments on your question here, are by people who have no experience with CFS themselves. I do have a lot of experience with it, and I assure you, it is very physical and very serious. There is more hope now though, with more promising research for treatment. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Keep your chin up, friend.