CFS from a sufferers point of view...

i have suffered from CFS for 3 years though it has recently been diagnosed!

i woke up one morning three years ago feeling ill and have never recovered. the first 3 months i couldnt eat anything without vomiting or having to go to my bed, i thought i had contracted ecoli or something. then the joint and muscle pain kicked in...then the inability to go to sleep, shortly followed by the inability to wake up.....

these symptoms alternated daily. within 6months i had to quit college and became quite depressed, unable to sleep and sufering migraines daily...

i was struggling to get out of bed!flet like i had the flu constantly.

i forced myself back to 'normal' joining a gym and attending once a week. i thought i was jus severly unfit but after a year of coming home and vomiting after an hours session i realised i had to quit the gym aswel.

with weekly visits to the doctors and various departments of the hosipital i was recieving refferals for they all told me the same thing.....

tests were normal... cant find the cause!

now 3 years on and still working full time i am desperately strugglng with everday life.... feeling that even my own mother does not believe me and thinks i am exagerating for attention...

im finding life very difficult! all i get is the famous words...'im tired to' i just wish these ignorant people could spend one day in my life feeling the pain that i am moaning about every waking day.... just so they can understand what CFS sufferers go through!

i do understand it is a very hard illness to empathise with!

 

 


Name: jilly mccourt

Email: the_strokes_69~AT~hotmail~DOT~co~DOT~uk

Added: 26th September 2008