About Me: Female, 47, Singapore, member since Aug 2011
For two years I've had diffuse symptoms and have seen numerous specialists for each. It was frustrating to be told that yes there are symptoms but nothing clinically significant, in any case here are some meds.
Had two hospitalizations and numerous tests MRI, MRA, Holter test, colonoscopy, endoscopy...just a month ago was diagnosed! Various forums and Internet info made me aware that it could even take about 6-7 years before a diagnosis is made. I'm fortunate in that sense. On the other hand this illness is very rare in Asians implying I'll need an online support group.
Oh goodness no, I'm not on any type of exercise routine. I have a hard enough time getting out of the bed in the "morning". I use morning loosely since it's usually early afternoon when I get up. Anyway, I do walk around the grocery store a few times a week. I find after I do that, I'm generally wiped out. :(
I'm happy that you are having success with exercise. :) I really hope that it continues going in a positive direction for you. :)
Hey Silverlining!!! :)
I hope you are doing well!!! :)
I'm not on antidepressants for depression. I don't have depression. :) I'm on them for pain, in low doses. But I do know that they have fatigue as a side effect. I didn't feel any different fatigue wise after I was put on them, which I guess is a good thing. However, that being said, I'm on Effexor as well and that one could have boosted my energy levels, which it didn't.
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