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Board: Exercise & Fitness 06-01-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 34,696
Posted By CFD 333
Re: Shooting/stabbing pain in achilles tendon...what is this?

Thanks for the info. Well, since I posted this, the pain is still very much there and it's not getting better. On the other hand, it's kind of hard to LET it get better. Walking and being on your...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 05-24-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,331
Posted By CFD 333
Re: Gupta Amygdala Retraining for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Thanks...Yes, I'm aware of that and I was never informed of the reason for it being shut down either.

Anyway, he didn't go into any explanations of the treatment for some reason although I imagine...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 05-23-2008, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,331
Posted By CFD 333
Re: Gupta Amygdala Retraining for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

I know of a gentleman who has been on this therapy for around 3 months...unfortunately, he's not making out very well so far, but he's not giving up on it just yet either.
Board: Chronic Fatigue 05-22-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,718
Posted By CFD 333
Re: well-respected facility in US for CFS diagnosis?

That's not true in all cases though...'chronic fatigue' is a very common symptom of a lot of different illnesses. 'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome', rather, is a specific illness with a currently unknown...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 05-19-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,718
Posted By CFD 333
Re: well-respected facility in US for CFS diagnosis?

Mediumo, I would see an Infectious Disease Specialist that's part of a major university hospital. Try to contact one near New York City.
Board: Exercise & Fitness 05-19-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 34,696
Posted By CFD 333
Shooting/stabbing pain in achilles tendon...what is this?

Hey everyone, this is kind of a long one, but I have some sort of weird problem here that I'm hoping someone could answer. I don't even know where to ask this, so I'll start here as many of you...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 04-19-2008, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,436
Posted By CFD 333
Re: How can you tell if you have a cold when you've had flue like symptoms for 8 mont

It could be a cold although it might be allergies since it's definitely the season for that now. Have you ever been tested? You could be suffering from numerous ones and not just seasonal allergies...
Board: Psoriasis 04-17-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,346
Posted By CFD 333
Re: Psoriasis clearing up with Psoriasin (Coal Tar) Ointment. Have a question though

Well, I was looking for advice on my psoriasis healing, not a commercial, so no, that didn't really help. Thanks anyway.
Board: Psoriasis 04-16-2008, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,346
Posted By CFD 333
Board: Skin Problems 04-14-2008, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,587
Posted By CFD 333
Re: Got a Rash. LaSt Time I Had It, Doctor Said It Was Like Athlete's Foot, How To Cu

There are several excellent treatments that you can buy over the counter. Lotrimin and Tinactin to name a couple. They do work, but they take time...sometimes up to 4 weeks to clear out the...
Board: Psoriasis 04-14-2008, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,346
Posted By CFD 333
Psoriasis clearing up with Psoriasin (Coal Tar) Ointment. Have a question though...

Hey everyone, just wanted to ask a few things from some of you that have experience with psoriasis. I had a couple rather large psoriasis plaques, one behind my left ear and one on my forehead, and...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 04-13-2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,125
Posted By CFD 333
Re: Could anyone give me some advice on choosing a career with CFS?

This is a very personal question and, unfortunately, you're the only person who can answer it. The only way to know what you're capable of is to try it and see what happens. Be realistic about it...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 04-13-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,111
Posted By CFD 333
Re: Finally got labwork confirmation for CFS dx?

I've read the research and believe me, viral infections and immune deficiencies are NOT the cause of CFS. Many people with CFS may have an infection as the trigger for the illness, but it's not the...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 04-09-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,103
Posted By CFD 333
Re: Question about fatigue

Hi Kiya, it's true that the kind of fatigue you experience isn't at all like how a very large majority of CFS patients describe it. With us, it's a very exertional type of fatigue...the more we do,...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 04-09-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,111
Posted By CFD 333
Re: Finally got labwork confirmation for CFS dx?

Currently, there are no blood tests that diagnose CFS...only ones that exclude the possibility. The only way to diagnose CFS as of right now is through symptoms as indicated by the CDC.

EBV and...
Board: Panic Disorders 04-07-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,255
Posted By CFD 333
Re: has anyone ever passed out from a panic attack? or is this seizures??

It's practically impossible to pass out from a panic attack (even though it often feels like you will) UNLESS there's something else wrong with you. In your case, seizures sound like the culprit. ...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 03-16-2008, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,438
Posted By CFD 333
Re: should i try sleeping pills

Sleep is EXTREMELY important in CFS. Nearly every single one of us has some kind of sleep disorder...can't fall asleep, can't stay asleep, sleep apena, etc. It's really important that you get your...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 03-15-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,587
Posted By CFD 333
Re: Did our "thoughts" make us sick?

I know Kjo99, and I sympathize with you on this. A lot of people still believe this nonsense where just thinking happy thoughts somehow can cure everyone of whatever ails them. This technique of...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 03-15-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 860
Posted By CFD 333
Re: Advice on stoping (a probable) CFS progress?

First thing, if you smoke, you should quit. That's good advice for ANYONE, CFS or not, any other illness or not. I'd talk to your doctor about the best ways to get yourself off of the cigarettes...
Board: Panic Disorders 03-11-2008, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,595
Posted By CFD 333
Re: Housebound Agoraphobic/Anticipatory Anxiety

Wow, that's something...it always amazes me how long seizure disorders go undiagnosed by doctors. So you actually suffered from faint spells then? That's a key difference between panic sufferers...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 02-29-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,388
Posted By CFD 333
Re: New Blood Tests

I beleive that anyone with a high ANA should not be diagnosed with CFS or Fibro and left at that. I would say you definitely have some sort of autoimmune disease and require follow up on this.
Board: Mental Health 02-29-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By CFD 333
Re: Telephone Therapy Sessions?

I understand that you're trying to be helpful, Ann, but trying to get out of the house is exactly what I don't need right now. Going out and doing things flares up my condition and makes it worse. ...
Board: Mental Health 02-29-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By CFD 333
Telephone Therapy Sessions?

Can anyone provide me with information on a good therapist that I can do sessions with via the telephone? I used to see a therapist in person, but I'm disabled and it's become too difficult to...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 12-11-2007, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,326
Posted By CFD 333
Re: Are Antidepressants your answer to inproving CFS

My personal experiences with antidepressants has been horrible...nightmarish actually. For whatever reason, I'm extremely sensitive to them and they cause me to have extreme overreactions. I get...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 12-11-2007, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,998
Posted By CFD 333
Re: dealing with chronic fatigue naturally

Hi Elefrank, there are a number of supplements that could be tried. Acetyl L-Carnitine, Gingko Biloba, D-Ribose, Probiotics, Grape Seed Extract, B12, and Magnesium are some commonly used ones. ...
Board: Anxiety 11-18-2007, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,800
Posted By CFD 333
Re: Stress & Anxiety?

I also noticed from you lab values that your TSH levels are quite low and that's a sign that you are on the verge of developing Hyperthyroidism. Have you ever discussed this issue with anyone? That...
Board: Stress 11-15-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,838
Posted By CFD 333
Re: Urgent! Why Do I Feel Like Im Dying! Stress Is My Last Answer!

Testa, just from reading your post, it sounds like you are living a way too stressful lifestyle. I'm also inclined to believe that your concern for your health may be one of the main reasons you are...
Board: Anxiety 11-15-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,800
Posted By CFD 333
Re: Stress & Anxiety?

There is a distinct association between anxiety and stress. One usually leads to the other.

If meds are not a good option for you, I'd seriously consider seeing a Psychologist for cognitive...
Board: Anxiety 11-15-2007, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By CFD 333
Re: What about this then !

Assuming that your shortness of breath attacks are actually panic attacks, I'd say one episode in 2 months is rather good. Prozac is a good drug, but it's not perfect. For those taking it for...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 11-11-2007, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,005
Posted By CFD 333
Re: Licorice Root Powder?

Cake 2, before using this supplement, I'd recommed that you see your doctor first and have your cortisol levels tested properly. If adrenal insufficiency is suspected, the doctor will most likely...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 11-09-2007, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,602
Posted By CFD 333
Re: I hope someone will respond to some questions about provigil etc

From all the research that I've done on this subject, either or both of these medications can be wonderful for managing a lot of the symptoms of CFS. They can effectively relieve a lot of fatigue,...
Board: Stress 10-27-2007, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,188
Posted By CFD 333
Re: What is the difference between stress/anxiety?

I'll provide my take on it.

Stress comes from excessive demands being placed on us mentally or physically or often times both...not even necessarily from outside sources either. Often times we...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 10-11-2007, 06:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,005
Posted By CFD 333
Re: do i have any chance of being prescribed provigil in the uk?

Ok, in fact, you may even get the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia while you're there and that could aid in you getting better treatments as well.

There really isn't such a thing as a CFS 'specialist'...
Board: Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) 10-09-2007, 07:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 23,328
Posted By CFD 333
Re: chronic fatique syndrom (epstein Barr virus)

Unfortunately, no one knows what causes CFS for certain. There are a lot of theories and some of the latest research conducted by the CDC shows that CFS is most likely a disturbance of the stress...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 10-09-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,005
Posted By CFD 333
Re: do i have any chance of being prescribed provigil in the uk?

Do you have pain? I'm curious what makes a rheumatologist a CFS specialist because I believe they deal primarily with Fibromyalgia related pain.
Board: Chronic Fatigue 10-07-2007, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,546
Posted By CFD 333
Re: Does Coloring Your Hair Make Your Cfs Worse?

Your story is interesting to me because I've noticed that if I use certain products on my hair or skin I'll experience really weird sensations. For instance, I had to stop using shaving foam on my...
Board: Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) 10-06-2007, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 23,328
Posted By CFD 333
Re: chronic fatique syndrom (epstein Barr virus)

One thing is for certain, EBV is NOT the cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Board: Relationship Health 09-27-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,294
Posted By CFD 333
Re: 19 and never had a girlfriend...

You know what, I was nearly in the same boat myself. I was 18 yrs old before I had my first girlfriend and initially I was SO NERVOUS around her I couldn't hardly stand it. I was very shy around...
Board: Relationship Health 09-26-2007, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By CFD 333
Re: how i will get over with my ex

Well, we can't really help you get over him, but we can offer some insight and kind words that will hopefully make things easier for you.

Why don't start by telling us a little bit about you two? ...
Board: Relationship Health 09-25-2007, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,782
Posted By CFD 333
Re: Reasons for a High School Relationship..?

Translation....I'm just not that into you. ;)
Board: Chronic Fatigue 09-24-2007, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,005
Posted By CFD 333
Re: do i have any chance of being prescribed provigil in the uk?

Oh yes, I'd say that would be a VERY bad idea. It would appear like you are engaging in drug-seeking behavior to him for sure. Never admit to using medication not prescribed for you. ;)
Board: Chronic Fatigue 09-23-2007, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,005
Posted By CFD 333
Re: do i have any chance of being prescribed provigil in the uk?

Start off by explaining your friends experience and how much it has helped her. Then ask, 'Do you think this would be appropriate for me?'

I worked for me a lot when my doctor and I were going...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 09-23-2007, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,013
Posted By CFD 333
Re: Any info helps

Have you ever had a liver function test? The reason I ask is because yellowing of the skin can occur if a person has liver disease.

Here's what I believe to be true about Chronic EBV. When you...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 09-23-2007, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,005
Posted By CFD 333
Re: do i have any chance of being prescribed provigil in the uk?

Haha, pretty funny post Dave. Honestly, I think you should have no problem getting Provigil prescribed for you IF you are seeing a doctor who is open minded enough to give it a try. Some doctors...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 09-18-2007, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,031
Posted By CFD 333
Re: Enterovirus a Cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

OK, basically, the researchers involved in this study were looking for a connection between certain types of viruses known as enteroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). There have been other...
Board: Relationship Health 09-17-2007, 08:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,482
Posted By CFD 333
Re: question for men

Ok, I'm going to give you my honest thoughts on this and perhaps you already know what I'm going to tell you. From everything you described here, I can't find much fault in him wanting to leave you....
Board: Relationship Health 09-17-2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,112
Posted By CFD 333
Re: How do you get a "friend with benefits?"

ChubbyCheeks, I have to agree with you on everything you're saying. You're absolutely right about this sort of thing lowering your self-esteem because it makes you feel like a scumbag and...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 09-17-2007, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,031
Posted By CFD 333
Enterovirus a Cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

A study published on September 13, 2007 in the Journal of Clinical Pathology stated that 82 percent of the 165 patients they tested had the enterovirus protein in their gut.

I appears that this...
Board: Relationship Health 09-17-2007, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,782
Posted By CFD 333
Re: Reasons for a High School Relationship..?

Megaforcetkd, how bad do you need a relationship with this girl? The reason I ask is because she's being pretty honest about her feelings, but are you being honest about your needs? It sounds like...
Board: Relationship Health 09-17-2007, 10:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,482
Posted By CFD 333
Re: question for men

I'm afraid that without knowing what the issues are that cause him to want to break up with you, everything we say here means nothing.

We kind of need the whole story in order to get an accurate...
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