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Since how long are you having these symptoms?
Iv had Me/Cfs for 12years. The colds and flu for the last five years on and off. They are making my Me/cfs unbearable as I cant seem to get any way forward. I do get good times with my condition but Im put streight back with the virus,s I keep getting. I also keep getting lots of cold sores. thankyou
When was the last time you had a flu jab?
Have you had any other tests like thyroid hormones, adrenal hormones ruling out adrenal fatigue.
I was working as a medical secretary 12years ago and had the flu jab then. I also had a water infection. So it may be just coinsidence but i colapsed a few days after the flu jab, and was in hospital with severe limb weakness and fatique,plus brain symptoms. I had many many test over a long period. Some doctors said it was M/S some said M/E and other just not sure. I was in a wheelchair for two years. I have since then recovered to a degree, but these viruses are starting to push me back again, which is frightening me. I do think iv had most test possible but not sure on the adrenal hormone?
I think that with the kind of fatigue that you are having that you should have adrenal hormones especially the cortisol checked.
morning evening cortisol followed by synthetic ACTH stimulation test is required.
Plus I would also recommend trying hormone replacement treatment with estrogen as after menopause these symptoms do tend to worsen and estrogen replacement may help.
A referral to an endocrinologist would be best.
Thankyou for your advice. I will go back to my GP and ask. Would you recommend any supplement that may help me in the mean time
You are doing all the right things
You can may be take more multivitamins but I think you are doing enough already.
You need to be tested further and be referred like I mentioned.
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