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What were your symptoms of CFS before you got diagnosed?

By HERWriter Guide August 4, 2010 - 12:57pm

I think it's a good idea for all of us to know what was happening before diagnosis. What were your symptoms? Did you wait until life became almost unbearable? Was this condition detected early? How good (and fast) was your doctor in spotting the signs of CFS?

By HERWriter September 10, 2010 - 9:06pm


I think that's very typical. I had to research my symptoms on the net for myself, and eventually (after a number of years of being ill) told my doctor that I thought I had CFS. He basically said ok.

He ran some blood tests, sent me to a neurologist, for an MRI and CT scan, and that was that.

It wasn't until 3 yrs ago after seeing a naturopath that I got any help at all from the medical community. Fortunately I am recovering better than I could have hoped for since that point.

September 10, 2010 - 9:06pm
By HERWriter Guide August 6, 2010 - 1:56pm

Hi Seri 1,

Thanks for your input!

So it wasn't your own doctor who made the connection? You had to do the work yourself? I get the feeling that's pretty typical of many women who were diagnosed ten or more years ago.

I hope you are getting better medical support now!


August 6, 2010 - 1:56pm
By August 4, 2010 - 11:17pm

My doctor initially put all my symptoms down to menopause and stress due to job changes. I had gradual onset....first diagnosed with Adrenal Fatigue, then IBS (severe abdominal pain) all along with severe debilitating fatigue, concentration problems and foggy thinking. I have had to search elsewhere for info and help.

August 4, 2010 - 11:17pm

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