Post viral chronic fatigue





  • @Chrisso Hi everyone I'm new to this forum ,thank you for letting me join!I am not sure where to begin - I was diagnosed with Ross River Virus in 2018 ,& since then my health hasn't been the same .I believe I suffer from a form of Post -Viral Chronic Fatigue .I have had a series of tests bloods, sleep apnea tests etc only to be told nothing .I'm in the process of getting a referral to a physician specialist in infectious diseases .I've seen 3 G.P.s & a Naturopath to no avail .I used to be very & healthy active ,but now its minimal & have to pace what I do ,I'm in my early 60s and still work full-time .I am taking Melatonin 2mg at night to assist in sleep quality .Can anyone shed light on my situation ,or have similar experiences ...?Thank You -Chrisso



  • @Chrisso Hello, it’s lovely to meet you and I wish you luck finding answers and diagnosis.

    Your story isn’t uncommon for people with ME/CFS. I have a similar one - fortunately I only had to wait about a year and a half to get a diagnosis, which I acquired only after seeking out a specialist in ME/CFS. Though my trigger was glandular fever.

    I hope you stay true to yourself - if you feel that something is wrong with your health, something probably is.



  • @Chrisso Hi Chrisso, pleased to meet you. 🤓



  • Hi, Chrisso, Please to meet you!



  • Hi all ,thanks for the welcome, question to anyone -has anyone read or heard about a book called -" Awaken Wellness " by Dion Murtagh ?
    I was informed about it through a lady at the local health shop .I purchased & read the book ,which gave me hope ,inspiration & the impetus to to my own research which lead to this website .
    I strongly recommend this book ,his journey is probably familiar with those of this forum . I've become very focused in trying to get answers & guidance on how to treat /live with this condition .
    Is there such a thing in the medical profession as a specialist in CFS ,ME or Fibromyalgia ? I've only dealt with GPs unfortunately who aren't equipped to deal with these things. Surely someone has seen a suitability qualified medical person ?
    I began taking Astra 8 in tablet form , Tumeric & Vitamin C with Hesperidin Complex powder to help my body manage the RRV & associated fatigue in the early days ,thoughts on this ....???
    I'm currently still taking Tumeric & have gone almost gluten free to reduce inflammatory response.
    Thanks Chrisso 😎



  • @Chrisso unfortunately there is no such thing as a CFS specialist in the official sense. But some GPs have made it their special area of interest. I personally have seen one, and he did a lot of tests to try and find the underlying cause which was great. For me ultimately it wasn't particularly helpful, but I would still encourage other people to find someone like this!



  • @river Hi River,
    Many thanks for your reply.
    I've just this week had a consult with a new GP who has diagnosed & managed patients with RRV. He is the first person to listen to me ,& has ordered several blood tests that aren't mainstream to get a picture before managing my condition. I've another extended appointment in a fortnight's time where we'll discuss future actions to be taken .I accept that a complete cure may not be possible,but improvement of quality of life is my aim & to be more active again .He is a bit of a lateral thinker too which helps.
    I think if every patient who walks thru the doors of GPs had forms of post viral fatigue they would do heaps more research & come up with better answers/options/ treatment etc .There is more money spent on research for hair loss in the western world than there is on Chronic Fatigue .You just have to keep digging ,like the guy in the book - "Awaken Wellness " who recovered from being bedridden with Chronic Fatigue .
    Thanks Chrisso



  • @Chrisso said in Post viral chronic fatigue:

    @Chrisso Hi everyone I'm new to this forum ,thank you for letting me join!I am not sure where to begin - I was diagnosed with Ross River Virus in 2018 ,& since then my health hasn't been the same .I believe I suffer from a form of Post -Viral Chronic Fatigue .I have had a series of tests bloods, sleep apnea tests etc only to be told nothing .I'm in the process of getting a referral to a physician specialist in infectious diseases .I've seen 3 G.P.s & a Naturopath to no avail .I used to be very & healthy active ,but now its minimal & have to pace what I do ,I'm in my early 60s and still work full-time .I am taking Melatonin 2mg at night to assist in sleep quality .Can anyone shed light on my situation ,or have similar experiences ...?Thank You -Chrisso

    Hi @Chrisso and welcome and good luck with your new GP! Fingers crossed you can get some relief happening 🤗


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