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Old 09-12-2007, 09:24 AM   #1
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Question Severe Fatigue

Any suggestions ????? I'm only able to get out of bed and make it to the couch(what a life).

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Old 09-12-2007, 10:08 AM   #2
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Re: Severe Fatigue

Have you had you Adrenal function and your Thyroid tested those were major issues for me that helped out a lot and I also had very low almost no b-12 levels!!

Hope this helps!


Old 09-12-2007, 04:54 PM   #3
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Re: Severe Fatigue

I wondered this for months. As I still do mostly, nothing. However, after 3 months of oral antibiotics and almost two of iv, I feel better alot of days.

Old 09-12-2007, 05:51 PM   #4
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Re: Severe Fatigue

I feel the same alot of days... I'm on biaxin. And i force myself to do things when im sick. I force myself just enough to where i know if i do anymore i'll do sick. By doin this i can tell it gives me alil more energy and makes me feel alil better. I notice the more im able to do the better i "mentally" feel. If that makes since. I know i was bedridden for 2 years...just walking outside after all that was like heaven.

Old 09-12-2007, 05:57 PM   #5
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Re: Severe Fatigue

Hi TEARS. I agree that it is a good idea to have your thyroid and adrenal functions checked.

How long have you been getting treated? What meds are you taking?

Fatigue can be a major Lyme symptom. I know it is frustrating. It may take time, but it should get better with treatment.

Old 09-12-2007, 08:16 PM   #6
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Re: Severe Fatigue

I'm not yet in treatment my first appt. with LLMD is set for Sept.20th,he's an infectious disease doctor in Alpheretta,Ga.( Dr.A.P.) they say he's an LLMD I only hope so!!! I'd hate to waste more time going to a doctor just to tell me nothing is wrong,when I'm literally dying!!! I have not had my thyroid checked nor have I had an adrenal test done nor my B-12 level checked. I can only hope this new doctor knows what to check for!!!!!!!!grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Old 09-13-2007, 05:54 AM   #7
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Re: Severe Fatigue

Yes, definately get your adrenals and thyroid checked. That was among the first tests the doctor did on me. I had an almost non existant TSH and very low T4Free. He said it was because my pitutary was not sending the message that I needed the thyroid hormone. Also my cortisol was about 1/2 of the low normal. I had to go on cortef also because my levels were too low. I am also on all my abx for Lyme and Bartonella. After almost 3 years I am finally making my way back.
Fatigue was my very worse symptom. There were days when I thought I was going to die from it. It is an undescribable exhaustion. I wasn't sleepy just totally body exhaustion. It is taken a long time but at least now it is 50 percent better in only 10 months. Good luck. Bring a list with you to the appointment and demand these tests if he doesn't mention them. Lyme has a huge impact on the pitutary glands and mine are very dysfunctional from the infection.


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