Anyone suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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    sleepy lies
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    My GP told me today I might have CFS.

    Is there anyone on the forum who has the same problem and can shed some light on it?

    Currently I have very various symptoms.

    One is of course the insomnia.

    I'm always exhausted but I still can't sleep at night.

    During the day however, I sleep countless hours. I have to set my alarm-clock to get any work done.

    I have frequent headaches and difficulties with concentration.

    I also seem to have developed allergies to shampoo, shower-gel, fabric-softener & deodorant.

    And my throat hurts a lot.

    So if anyone here has tips or advice, could you let me know?

    #12261

    xdunlapx
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    'sleepy wrote on '23:

    My GP told me today I might have CFS.

    Is there anyone on the forum who has the same problem and can shed some light on it?

    Currently I have very various symptoms.

    One is of course the insomnia.

    I'm always exhausted but I still can't sleep at night.

    During the day however, I sleep countless hours. I have to set my alarm-clock to get any work done.

    I have frequent headaches and difficulties with concentration.

    I also seem to have developed allergies to shampoo, shower-gel, fabric-softener & deodorant.

    And my throat hurts a lot.

    So if anyone here has tips or advice, could you let me know?

    I have CFS (aka Fibromyalgia). I have insomnia, too. But I've been thinking it's my Lexapro that is causing it. Mostly for me I just have muscle fatigue after a few movements like folding clothes, stuff like that. I used to have headaches almost daily but since I started taking Relafen for bursitis (which I really believe is my fibro acting up not bursitis…) the pains went away other than when folding clothes and using my arms more than normal (or any body part for that matter).

    I never knew fibro could cause insomnia. Hmm. I know the pain can keep a person awake but I'm not sure about typical insomnia caused by fibro. I'll have to look into that.

    Have you tried taking allergy medicine? Like Allegra or Zyrtec? or even Benedryl? For some people benedryl makes them drowsy enough to fall asleep. I myself am immune to that effect. Unfortunately.

    Good luck to you!

    #12262

    Martin Reed
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    'sleepy wrote on '22:

    My GP told me today I might have CFS.

    Is there anyone on the forum who has the same problem and can shed some light on it?

    Currently I have very various symptoms.

    One is of course the insomnia.

    I'm always exhausted but I still can't sleep at night.

    During the day however, I sleep countless hours. I have to set my alarm-clock to get any work done.

    I have frequent headaches and difficulties with concentration.

    I also seem to have developed allergies to shampoo, shower-gel, fabric-softener & deodorant.

    And my throat hurts a lot.

    So if anyone here has tips or advice, could you let me know?

    I completely missed this post. My apologies for that.

    Any update on your CFS? I hope Brittany's input helped somewhat. I'll send your post out in the next insomniac bulletin to see if any other members can chime in with some advice.

    #12263

    sleepy lies
    ✘ Not a client
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    Have you tried taking allergy medicine? Like Allegra or Zyrtec? or even Benedryl? For some people benedryl makes them drowsy enough to fall asleep. I myself am immune to that effect. Unfortunately.

    Yeah, I have an allergy medicine. It's something called Aerius. I don't know what it relates to in the US or other countries. But it doesn't make me drowsy. It just takes the itching away.

    I had a test in a sleep lab last week. The results aren't in yet. I'm getting a bit frustrated of waiting for testresults all the time.

    I didn't know fibromyalgia was the same as CFS. I thought it were two different diseases.

    I don't get the muscle-aches you talk about but I'm sure it must be hard to cope with something like that.

    I'll let you know when the results are in.

    #12264

    xdunlapx
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    'sleepy wrote on '11:

    I didn't know fibromyalgia was the same as CFS. I thought it were two different diseases.

    I don't get the muscle-aches you talk about but I'm sure it must be hard to cope with something like that.

    I'll let you know when the results are in.

    Hmm I always thought they were the same disease. I'll have to look into it to see what the differences are. 🙂 Maybe I'm wrong. I'm willing to admit that. 😛

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