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Fatigue and side pain. . .

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  • Posted By: megan21
  • November 22, 2006
  • 02:12 AM

I'm 21 years old and have been suffering from a couple different things. For the past two months, I've been really fatigued no matter how much sleep I get. Over the past couple of weeks, it's gotten to the point where I'm so fatigued that I find it hard to concentrate on school and social situations. I rarely go out anymore with my friends because I'm too exhausted. About 2 1/2 weeks ago, I started having a really sharp, stabbing pain in my left backside. At first I thought I had pulled a muscle from exercising, but the pain hasn't subsided and is consistently painful. They thought it might be mono, but the tests were negative. It's just really frustrating because I'm in pain and I'm too fatigued too go about my normal life.

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  • If it continues for another four mths and other symptoms start coming in eg headaches, sore throats, fevers, weakness, dizziness, insomina etc.. you could have CFIDS. Unrefreshing sleep, severe tiredness and not being able to concentrate (mind fog etc) are the most common CFIDS symptoms (and other strange symptoms can be present..eg pain). It may be a good idea to go and have some kind of sleep study done to make sure there is no reason there why you are waking up tired. If more symptoms start happening or it continues, but no one can work out what's wrong and the problem is nothing to do with your sleeping.. at that point I'd really suggest to seek out someone who specialises in CFIDS (also known as CFS). Someone who specialises in CFS and is used to seeing CFIDS patients, will be able to usually diagnose the problem (after a heap of exclusion tests have been done) even if the condition hasnt been present for the diagnositic criteria of the illness being present for 6 mths. 99% of doctors thou have never seen a case of CFIDS.. hence the need to seek out one who has familiarity esp for a very early diagnoses. I truely hope you dont have this condition. IF it is CFS thou.. lots of sleeping and resting in the beginning stages of this illness will improve chances of recovery and improve the illness outlook... rest is the most important thing one could do.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • November 22, 2006
    • 02:32 AM
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  • Have you had any thyroid test done? If not, wouldn't be a bad idea.
    crazybrazy 30 Replies
    • November 22, 2006
    • 02:43 AM
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