So again a month or so later I went to see the Psychiatrist. After an hour’s consultation his conclusion was that I was not nuts (my words) and that he agreed I was suffering with CFS. Regarding the Modafinil drug, it turned out that he had not used it but would read up on it and write to my doctor about his findings and his recommendation for this drug.
Whenever I have seen any of these consultants, I have asked that they also send me a copy of the letter that they send to my doctor after each consultation. They seem happy to do this and it has helped me to feel in the loop, and if I had not done so I believe they would simply have just sent the letter to my doctor.
The letter came and confirmed what I had learnt from the consultation and also indicated that a trial of Modafinil would be a worthwhile experiment. Initially my doctor was reluctant to prescribe Modafinil due to its cost but we agreed a very small quantity might be worth a try. So I was given enough for two weeks. After one week on Modafinil I had to stop taking it as I was getting no benefit from it and it was making my headaches and tinnitus a lot worse.
Go to Part11. A possible turning point?