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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6. I was now willing to try almost anything!

During the summer and autumn of 2004 I tried a number of things suggested by my doctor. The first was a low dose of antidepressants called Fluoxetine to improve my mood, but after only a week on these tablets I had to stop taking them due to their side effects. I then tried counselling sessions, one session a week for 3 weeks; at the end of which I had the impression that the person I was seeing felt I had some real physical ailment and not a psychological problem. My doctor then put me on another antidepressant called Citalopram which improved my mood but made me even more tired so after a couple of months I stopped taking this medication.

Another six months slips by with only a consultation with another specialist regarding my ongoing sinus congestion and Tinnitus, which resulted in nothing new being found or suggested.

I realise that my own doctor had run out of suggestions and that no one else appeared to be going to help me, so I had better try and help myself as I was not willing to remain as I was, as part of me still wanted to do more with my life and not just sleep it away.

Go to Part7. Finally a diagnosis of CFS.

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