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Guys I know there are a lot of people on here dealing with this issue, but I just can't believe what has happened to me over the past 7 months. I am a guy who was in the best shape of my life at age 32 - I worked out every single day with weights, I had a great body, I ate relatively well (lifting weights allows you to eat some fatty foods b/c you burn it off so easily), etc.

Now I'm entering my 8th month out of the gym and I still have the mild vertigo like symptoms, I still have "bad days" where I'm exhausted by 11AM, and I still cannot even think about doing any physical activity:(

I miss the gym and my old lifestyle so much. I'm single and I don't even have the interest or energy in meeting new girls or dating - for 10 years that has been my single biggest joy in life (aside from working out).

I've been casually reading Mono and EBV sites/forums so I have been doing everything right (juicing carrots, beets, taking every vitamin recommended). This is my first ever post anywhere though, because I'm finally starting to think that I'm not going to kick this thing on my own.

I have a great job that's relatively easy in that I'm in field sales and can get bye with solid 4-5 hour days (thank God for that).

I have insurance and am starting to think about seeking out additional help aside from my PCP (nice guy who buys into EBV but also a huge Christian who doesn't really seem to buy into aggressive medical treatment like the Valtrex option I read about... or maybe I'm misunderstanding what he might be doing for me).

Does anybody have any encouragement or words of advice on what kind of doctor to seek out? Am I doing anything wrong? I'm so scared that my life as I knew it is over. Is there a 90% chance that I'll never be able to aggressively lift weights again? Or play football? Or get drunk with my buddies while we watch a big game? I'm so damn sad I hate this new life.
[QUOTE=LiveMike78;4870567]Guys I know there are a lot of people on here dealing with this issue, but I just can't believe what has happened to me over the past 7 months. I am a guy who was in the best shape of my life at age 32 - I worked out every single day with weights, I had a great body, I ate relatively well (lifting weights allows you to eat some fatty foods b/c you burn it off so easily), etc.

Now I'm entering my 8th month out of the gym and I still have the mild vertigo like symptoms, I still have "bad days" where I'm exhausted by 11AM, and I still cannot even think about doing any physical activity:(

I miss the gym and my old lifestyle so much. I'm single and I don't even have the interest or energy in meeting new girls or dating - for 10 years that has been my single biggest joy in life (aside from working out).

I've been casually reading Mono and EBV sites/forums so I have been doing everything right (juicing carrots, beets, taking every vitamin recommended). This is my first ever post anywhere though, because I'm finally starting to think that I'm not going to kick this thing on my own.

I have a great job that's relatively easy in that I'm in field sales and can get bye with solid 4-5 hour days (thank God for that).

I have insurance and am starting to think about seeking out additional help aside from my PCP (nice guy who buys into EBV but also a huge Christian who doesn't really seem to buy into aggressive medical treatment like the Valtrex option I read about... or maybe I'm misunderstanding what he might be doing for me).

Does anybody have any encouragement or words of advice on what kind of doctor to seek out? Am I doing anything wrong? I'm so scared that my life as I knew it is over. Is there a 90% chance that I'll never be able to aggressively lift weights again? Or play football? Or get drunk with my buddies while we watch a big game? I'm so damn sad I hate this new life.[/QUOTE]

Wow. I feel so bad for you. You are young and have your whole life ahead of you. You appear to be very intelligent. Take this on like a school project. In your limited time being awake and thinking, do your research. My initial thoughts: Juicing. If you are hypoglycemic you must eat some protein with your starches/sugars. If I start out my day with a bananna...it kills the whole day. But....a 1/2 of a bananna and a handful of nuts....I'm fine. The blood sugar spikes are hard to come back from. Look for a Lyme,( LLMD lyme literate doc) in your area.

Until you figure it out, get a doc to write a RX for your symptoms. Even ritilin helps with the brain fog. Or Nuvigil (provigil) Good Luck!





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