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I feel inadequate, Yet they say nothing is wrong.

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  • Posted By: onelastsound
  • July 3, 2010
  • 08:18 PM

I have been suffering for the last year. Test's after test's coming up negative. Being called a hypochondriac by a doctor. I just want someone to listen to me and not just act like they care, but honestly care and believe me when i say something is wrong.

My symptoms baffle me, the feeling that i might just be a idiopath and that this is just the way i am. Maybe there isn't anything wrong with me at all.

I am so tired, always tried. I have adjusted me sleep patterns from my normal 7-8 hours to 8-12. I can't wake up! I am exhausted 24/7 it's not that i don't have ambitions to move. I just can't. I get sick, a lot. More then the normal person. I contracted strep throat 3 weeks ago out of no where. I have had bronchitis twice this year already. Multiple colds, and even the flu a couple times. It feels like my body is beating its self up. Yet the doctors say there is nothing wrong with me. I have lost my relationship with my girlfriend do to what ever it is that i have. She couldn't handle how tired i always was, how i was unable to complete simple tasks, my irritability it just wasn't fair to her.

I have no strength, 25 pounds feels like i am trying to lift the world. That's not normal for a 21 year old male, I am completely average, my weight is 160 at 6'2'. I always seem to be irritable almost all the time, the most simple things get me frustrated easily. I take nap's everyday at work during lunch, i can fall asleep anywhere for as long as i want. I can't make it through my day feeling awake. I just want to figure this out. I want my life back!

Does this sound like anything? Ask me questions all be happy to answer them. I have more symptoms but these seem to be the ones that effect me the most.

Thanks guys/gals

-I understand your not doctors but maybe this is what i need a neutral party who understands what its like to be nothing but a dollar sign to some people.

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  • I have been suffering for the last year. Test's after test's coming up negative. Being called a hypochondriac by a doctor. I just want someone to listen to me and not just act like they care, but honestly care and believe me when i say something is wrong.My symptoms baffle me, the feeling that i might just be a idiopath and that this is just the way i am. Maybe there isn't anything wrong with me at all.I am so tired, always tried. I have adjusted me sleep patterns from my normal 7-8 hours to 8-12. I can't wake up! I am exhausted 24/7 it's not that i don't have ambitions to move. I just can't. I get sick, a lot. More then the normal person. I contracted strep throat 3 weeks ago out of no where. I have had bronchitis twice this year already. Multiple colds, and even the flu a couple times. It feels like my body is beating its self up. Yet the doctors say there is nothing wrong with me. I have lost my relationship with my girlfriend do to what ever it is that i have. She couldn't handle how tired i always was, how i was unable to complete simple tasks, my irritability it just wasn't fair to her.I have no strength, 25 pounds feels like i am trying to lift the world. That's not normal for a 21 year old male, I am completely average, my weight is 160 at 6'2'. I always seem to be irritable almost all the time, the most simple things get me frustrated easily. I take nap's everyday at work during lunch, i can fall asleep anywhere for as long as i want. I can't make it through my day feeling awake. I just want to figure this out. I want my life back!Does this sound like anything? Ask me questions all be happy to answer them. I have more symptoms but these seem to be the ones that effect me the most.Thanks guys/gals -I understand your not doctors but maybe this is what i need a neutral party who understands what its like to be nothing but a dollar sign to some people.Depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, low thyroid hormone are a few possibilities.
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  • Check out the things the last poster said. You should of had tests for your thyriod and depression must be ruled out of causing your symptoms. Could you be depressed? Be aware that ones with CFS are sometimes diagnosed with depression and visa versa (as ones with CFS can end up with situational depression due to what they experience due to the CFS, disbelief of others etc etc).Reactions to exercise are helpful in distinguishing CFS from depression. Exercise often makes a depressed person feel a bit better while exercise in a CFS person tends to usualy make them feel worst as symptoms are worst postexcertionally. Also "CFS patients have symptoms such as joint and muscle pain, severe headaches, recurrent sore throats and upper respiratory infections, tender lymph nodes, cardiopulmonary symptoms, tachycardia and a cluster of cognitive impairments which are not commonly seen in depression"(the above statement is from the Overview of the Canadian Consensus Document on ME/CFS). http://sacfs.asn.au/download/consensus_overview_me_cfs.pdf If your issue is CFIDS.. many doctors are naive when it comes to this illness (the CDC says that 80% remain undiagnosed) and some believe in the myth that guys dont get CFS!! In fact 25% with CFIDS are male (and rates of male/female in children are 50/50%. CFIDS is far more common in young males and equal to female rates). Most with CFIDS (canadian defination) cant work and end up on disability............ Also sleep apnea can cause a lot of tiredness and having to sleep longer and waking up tired...
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  • If it does turn out your issue is likely to be CFIDS (if everything else the doctors have ruled out). A good (friendly) online forums for it is at http://forum.notcrazy.net/
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  • I feel for you, I have the exact same problems, but one thing different. I dont get sick. I have only been sick 2 times in the past 15 years. Funny you mention strep throat. when I was young (I am 40 now) I kept getting strep throat to where I had to have my tonsiles out. turns out that my girl friend was a carrier and never got it, so she kept giving it to me just when I would get off the antibotics. I am tired, no energy no matter how much I sleep, irritated most of the time, memory loss, cant keep a job or a girlfriend for much more than a year or so.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 4, 2010
    • 06:07 AM
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  • Hi dude, I have some ideas because I had similar case. It's not a decease. Your immune system a little bit compromised hence all these infections. You get one infection, then another, then previous recurs and so on. Have you been under stress/abusing drugs/alcohol/working shifts/taking antibiotics in your life?
    mr.cold 5 Replies
    • September 5, 2010
    • 07:26 PM
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  • I know this post is old, but I was just browsing and wanted to know if you ever figured out what was causing you to feel this way. Have you had a sleep study done? You may want to get tested for sleep apnea. This could explain your fatigue throughout the day. A major risk factor is being overweight, so if you are this is something I would definitely consider. Also, how is your blood pressure? If it is elevated, this may also be a clue to sleep apnea. Have you been tested for anemia? Are you on any sedative or stimulant medications? I ask if you are on any stimulants because they can also affect the quality of your sleep. Just some things to consider.
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