Help Me Please

Discussion in 'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Main Forum' started by fstellab, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. fstellab

    fstellab Member

    I have been suffering from this horrible condition for several years. Lately I have been getting these spells of really intense fatigue combined with a feeling that I have a high fever, including sweating. But the thermometer says I have no temp.

    I have yet to find a doctor in the Northen Florida that can help me.

    I know, there is a lot of history missing, I just wanted to see if anyone experienced this.

  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Hi, Fred,

    I'm glad you found us but I'm so sorry you are sick. Heat sweats, sometimes called hot flashes, are not uncommon with FMS. It can be a sign of a hormonal imbalance with both men and women. As with all new symptoms, it should be checked by your doc. Even if he or she isn't an FMS specialist, new symptoms should be checked out. Intense fatigue is often associated with FMS and CFIDS/ME. I have both. Have you done a search for docs who specialize in FMS in your area?

    Good luck to you and, please, keep us updated. There are a lot of good folks here who would be very helpful. Also, PH has tons of good articles on the latest in research and treatments. Be sure to sign up for the free e-newsletter.

    Love, Mikie
  3. Nanie46

    Nanie46 Moderator

    Hi Fred,

    Sorry to hear you are having health problems.

    A Functional Medicine Doctor or an Integrative Medicine Doctor could probably help you. They look for the root causes of symptoms/illness instead of trying to cover up symptoms with drugs like conventional medicine tends to do.

    You can search for doctors in your area. Often insurance doesn't cover this, which is such a shame since they are actually trying to find the root causes and get people well for good. It can be totally worth it though, to find a good Dr who will help you recover.

    You could also consider a Naturopathic doctor:

    I have listened to many online Functional Medicine Seminars and there are often certain factors contributing to chronic symptoms.

    One is hidden, undiagnosed infections. Another is gut imbalances, especially imbalances in our gut bacteria which leads to leaky gut and other problems. People with chronic illness often have several factors that contribute.

    Many people who have hidden infections suffer with fatigue, sweats and other symptoms.

    Some possibilities are Lyme disease, Babesiosis, Bartonella, Ehrlichiosis, Protomyxzoa Rheumatica, Mycoplasma, Tuberculosis and others.

    Here is some info about Lyme disease for you to read.

    Testing for Lyme disease and some of the other tick-borne infections is very unreliable. A negative test should not rule out the possibility of infection.

    Good luck in finding a practitioner who will actually look for the root causes of your illness so you can recover.

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  4. GeminiMoon

    GeminiMoon Member

    Fred - you might want to try seeing an Immunologist. I found one who tested me for the Epstein Barr virus & of course it came out positive. She treats me with Valtrex that I take when needed to keep the virus from blowing up.

    Also, I got as many books I could find on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & the Immune System. If you don't have the $$$ to buy them, go to your library. A good one is "Fatigued to Fantastic" by Jacob Teitelbaum.

    Prescription for Natural Cures by James Balch is also a very good, general book with good advice on many health issues. It is my bible!

    I hope this helps!

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