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eric555
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What is the Most Effective way to deal With Chronic Fatigue ???


Lack of energy, always feel tired and sleepy, no desire to do anything at all, and depressed.


I have one band 23 lyme present and very high numbers of HHV6 and EBV.


Anyone know ?


Thank You.

Best regards,
Eric

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If you want to help your fatigue- maybe B-12 shots would do the trick. At least maybe help some?

If you want to treat the viruses... Valtrex is sometimes recommended.

But Lyme and coinfection treatment would help too.

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Eric, all I can say is rest!
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I have been on Valcyte but I'm still fatigued. I've also have had problems with thyroid. Make sure you get that checked also. Good Luck!
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hi tincup,

im just not sure if im treating the right thing, the one band of lyme or the viruses which i am not doing anything about,
maybe i should be treating them instead... ???

maybe its also a combination of a depression offset by all ???

but i know its not normal...


hi lymeloco,

the more i rest the more it seems i am tired and achy all over...

(hope that makes sense)


how can one get the thyroid checked ?

what to do and what type of test ?


all my friends and family says to just get out of the house, breathe fresh air and to start doing things, but...

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Have your thyroid and your adrenal functions tested. Have your adrenal function over a 24 hour period measured with saliva tests. You can also have an am blood draw for cortisol. Thyroid tests are blood draws.

Sometimes extreme fatigue is a result of Lyme treatment. I remember I was too weak to get a shirt out of the closet. So, if you have started treatment recently, things may improve soon.

Getting out is not a bad idea. I have always been grateful that I had kids to keep me moving, hard as it was. There were times when they wanted to go to the beach, and I was lying down feeling unable to move. I got up and went with great difficulty, but I always felt better than I would have if I had stayed in the house.

I don't know why. It may just be a matter of distraction.

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Hormone levels: Tyroid, Testosterone, Adrenal Glands, and begin Valcyte. Check all vitamin levels for deficiency, including Magnesium, Vitamin D, and B12.

There is much more, but this is the foundation.

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Exercise saves my butt!

I will have more intense pain afterwards, but if I choose NOT to move my body it just gets worse.

Everyday, no matter what.
I use it to beat back the depression, but I'm more physically sick when I don't keep things moving.

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Definitely have your RBC or mononuclear magnesium levels checked...serum isn't an accurate measure of mag levels in the bone and tissue....Also, as stated previously have your vitamin D levels checked....

If you're deficient in mag or D, it can cause profound fatigue....

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