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Anyone Diagnosed with CFS after Pregnancy?

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CharlieDrake83 Wed 10-Jan-18 15:45:27

Hi All,

I hope someone may be able to help me.

I am currently undergoing numerous blood tests for really severe fatigue. Prior to giving birth to my son two years ago I was a picture of health, as soon as I was pregnant I developed severe sinus problems, allergies and rhinitis. My sinus issues have never gone away and I have slowly crashed and burned with fatigue two years later. Currently I am signed off work due to severe fatigue and lack of concentration/coordination. Everything is pointing towards CFS/M.E as I am showing numerous symptoms, however, I then feel like I'm imagining it as I used to be so 'on it'. I just wondered if any other mums have been diagnosed with CFS/M.E post birth and how long it took them to get diagnosed?

Thanks,
Charlotte

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whogivesafeck Sat 26-May-18 15:05:09

Hi Charlotte- just wondering if you got any answers?

gottaslowdown Mon 28-May-18 12:25:26

Me too!

whogivesafeck Mon 28-May-18 12:47:54

Were you @gottaslowdown ? Everything points to it's what's wrong with me, problems started 5 years ago post-birth!

gottaslowdown Mon 28-May-18 13:49:23

I meant I was wondering too. I know people who this happened to.

If you read through lots of ME/CFS stuff online, you'll find that triggers were often a virus, trauma, pregnancy, operation etc. They're still researching what exactly happens to trigger the CFS state and what exactly it is. I.e. How to re-set the body back to healthy. I hope people don't have to wait too long for the answers. It destroys lives.

Sorry whogivesafeck to hear that. flowers Have a look at Dr Myhill online. She talks lots of sense about how to start healing the body. Doesn't work for everyone, but seems to have a high success rate. Good luck!

9amTrain Mon 28-May-18 15:00:05

What else have they tested? Wouldn't be surprised if they've missed something.

Vitamin D, B12, folate, full thyroid panel, full iron panel, cortisol etc etc?

whogivesafeck Mon 28-May-18 15:12:14

I had everything tested last year - only thing it showed was slight vitamin d deficiency and slightly elevated liver values (with no obvious cause). Everything else fine.

whogivesafeck Mon 28-May-18 15:12:39

Thanks @gottaslowdown - will have a look!

Opheliia Sat 20-Apr-19 12:48:22

Hi everyone!

Did some of you get further Informations about your healthy problems? Is/was it CFS/ME?

Thanks a lot!

Best regards
Opheliia

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