Please Please Help out this newbie
I have recently thanks to my own efforts discovered that I suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CFS. This has been a huge revalation for me and suddenly everything makes sense...why I could never concentrate...why I never did well for someone who's as smart as I am.
Anyway, in The Nutraceutical Revolution by Dr Richard Frishein he has recommended Gingko, Licorice, L-Tyrosine and Ginesing. I am supplementing these after breakfast with limited results and more than these I am on Modafinil which has made a significant difference. However, I am told Modafinil is not a long term solution and indeed I feel the efficacy wearing down a little bit. What I generally do is stay 5 weekdays on and 2 days of the weekend off Modafinil.
I undestand after some research that insomnia and ADD are actually symptoms of this condition. I have tried to treat them seperately with fish oils & Attentrol for ADD and Melatonin & Zopiclone (and other stuff) for insomnia.
If anyone has any suggestions to help me out here I would be most grateful. What else could I take? Are there any specific timings I should take these to be more effective? Anything else I should try diet/lifestyle wise? What has worked for you?
I would love a cup of coffee, but unfortunately am caffiene sensitive (It never rains...it pours)
Please help this unexerted but tired guy. Like many of you my life has really been miserable because of this condition. Always being treated like a lazy good-for-nothing. Am 27 and really worried about my future. Not been able to do well academically cuz of this and the horrible life situations it's brought on me.