Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) from Shingles?

Hi and welcome to my blog, which is about how I ended up being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). It explaining how I believe I ended up with this condition, how it has affected me and how I am trying to deal with it at the moment.

My initial blog posts give you the history of how I believe I ended up being finally diagnosed with CFS. If you read the numbered posts that you see in the Blog Archive list to the right starting from number 1 "What is this all about?" then you will read my story below in the correct sequence.

I hope you find this blog interesting and will give some feedback if you believe you have CFS from the same cause as mine and perhaps indicate if and what treatment or strategies etc are helping you to recover or deal with your CFS.

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15. Not a cure but things are getting better.

It is now late summer 2007. I am continuing with my medication for PHN and in turn I see an improvement in my CFS symptoms.

I now only take Gabapentin and Tramadol three times a day and have stopped the Nortriptyline as I could not detect any benefit on my symptoms.

I rarely sleep in the day and can work for reasonable periods on my computer at home.

I am trying out some ideas for making some money via the internet. I read a book called The Super Affiliate Handbook: How I Made $436,797 in One Year Selling Other People's Stuff Online.”. This book gave me some ideas as to how I might make money on the internet, so eventually I bought some web hosting (if you are interested click the following to take a look at Lunarpages basic web hosting plan) so I could try out some ideas and learn more.

Also as it is just me trying out these internet business ideas I can go at my own pace and keep the effort and stress low.

I already have a website setup and have been learning a lot, which is one of the things I enjoy.

This is not meant to be a quick get rich activity. My initial goal is to cover any costs involved with hopefully a little extra cash coming in, but time will tell.

So as I indicated at the start of my blog I wanted to explain what happened to me, how it took a long time to get a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and how it would have been easy just to accept that nothing could be done and possibly just get forgotten about by my doctor.

It has been my own determination not to accept that nothing can be done for my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome other than learning to just live within my CFS limits, that has resulted in me finding what looks like the most likely cause of my CFS i.e. Post Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN) from Shingles. Having found this likely cause I then researched and pursued the treatment for Post Herpetic Neuralgia as a potential treatment for my CFS.

It is true this has not resulted in an overnight cure but I believe I have made more progress in this last year because of the treatment I am following. I believe the reason it is not an overnight cure is because I still have the ongoing problem that my Trigeminal nerve is still upset or damaged from the outbreak of Shingles.

Go to Part16 What next?

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