I feel so worn out all the time.
|Tired all the time can be part of
the Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome and by
definition the doctors do not know what the fatigue is.
That's because there is not just one thing going on and the tests are pretty much not helpful for this group. In fact, unless the lab tech looks at the red blood cells, and reports to the doctor everything about them: their age, their membranes, their size, their shape ... etc, etc ... the autoimmune action on the red blood cells goes undetected.
I think autoimmune hemolytic anemia that 2-butoxyethanol causes is the anemia for this group. I also think it is the primary cause of death in our Nation, only many autoimmune issues and tumors show up, and the 'credit' goes to them for one's ill health & worse.
What I shared with my US Senator .... Many health issues are falsely perceived, not the least of which is what the flu is ... and that high white blood cell counts are another clue to the anemia ...not an infection or an lymphoma as is generally thought.
The Proper View of CFIDS, CFS, FM, ME
Do you recall a serious 'flu?'
What kind of work do you do?
Did you serve in the military?
Do you also have a subnormal body temperature?
Do you have 'the chills?'
PS ... & other health symptoms are rapid heart beat, shortness of breath ... horrible headaches, memory loss, depression, difficulty concentrating ... more than one autoimmune issue
You asked about supplements.
"One of the most important discoveries in health and disease of the last 10 years or so, may be that the production of the sugars that the body requires to form glycoproteins (cellular messenger molecules) is quite ATP intensive, ADP intensive, vitamin/mineral dependant, and enzyme dependant."
Check into glyconutrients and focus on good nutrition. Doctors don't have too many guidelines on what to eat, but you can ask your doctor.
How long have you had this fatigue? If you have the anemia I'm talking about, it won't show up as doctors expect, as you will have more than one thing wrong & one thing cancels out another, etc. So, to find it, share the information I just posted, ask the doctor to ask the lab tech to LOOK at the RED BLOOD CELLS & report everything about them.
Pull up a checklist on CFIDS, CFS, FM & see how many other symptoms you may have. Give your doctor MORE information.
Thanks for responding everyone. I'm going to check out some of the links. I'm sorry it took a while to respond. On top of my fatigue I have a family member that was just put on life support. Now I'm feeling even more worn than ever, trying to work, take care of my home and keep traveling back and forth to the hospital. I have to force myself to stay on the go.
I have had fatigue for quite some time. My worst fatigue has been the past several months. I can't get enough sleep. I have the most difficult time in the morning. I keep hitting snooze. Sleeping in does not help me. It is scary because driving to work in the morning I feel so drowsy it is probably dangerous.....and this is after a 8 hours night sleep.
I'm taking Women's formula One-A-Day vitamins. The past week I have also been taking a Vitamin B complex. I haven't felt any difference yet. Someone mentioned something about chronic loose stools. My blood pressure medicine has a diuretic in it and it makes my stools all loose.
I had my thyroid checked a year ago and they said it was fine. I thought for sure my thyroid was causing it.
|So, what is the fatigue of CFIDS, CFS, FM,
Until you get to the easy to find AIHA, there is 'the approaching AIHA or Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia.
Which hides out and per definition of Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction syndrome, doctors say they do not know what the fatigue is.
You often see this anemia with cancers with signs like 'shortness of breath' ... 'the chills' ... rapid heart beat etc
I suspect this is part of what the gulf war syndrome is, too.
You will need to find a doctor interested in this, and who is open to looking at the tests in a different light.
For instance, very high white blood cell counts in this 'setting' is an anemia sign: not an infection or a lymphoma. High Blood sugar, high blood pressure, high body temp (or LOW) are also part of the picture.
(Depends on how recent exposure to EGBE is)
NJ Hazardous Chemical Fact sheet on 2-butoxyethanol pdf 6 pages