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Symptoms

  1. Post-Exertional Malaise, Fatigue, and Crashes

    Have you lost your physical and mental stamina? Does minimal activity result in muscular and cognitive exhaustion/fatigue? Does it take days/weeks to recover? This is the place to discuss post-exertional malaise, post-exertional neuro-immune exhaustion, abnormal fatigue and crashes.
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  2. Pain and Inflammation

    Many with ME/CFS report a significant degree of pain or myalgia. This is the place to discuss pain, whether widespread, localized, migratory, chronic or acute. Inflammation is the localized reaction of tissue to irritation, injury, and/or infection. Pain and inflammation often go together but not always. Discuss any issues with inflammation here.
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    Latest: Spinal Pain bootsydan, Apr 15, 2014 at 1:49 AM
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  3. Neurological/Neuro-sensory

    Do you have disturbances of taste, smell, hearing, and vision? Do you experience sensory overload, vertigo, feeling unsteady, dizziness, seizures, or disturbances of perception? This is the place to discuss neurological (related to the brain) symptoms. Discuss symptoms related to cognition (thinking, reasoning, brain fog) in the 'Cognition' forum.
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  4. Cognition

    Physical illness often translates into cognitive difficulties. Do you experience symptoms related to attention, memory, language production, learning, reasoning, problem solving and generalized brain fog? Discuss these symptoms here. Do you experience irritability, anxiety, depression that are the result of physical illness or related to having a complex and misunderstood chronic illness? If so, this is the place to discuss them.
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    Latest: Severe brain symptoms and still declining Aerose91, Apr 15, 2014 at 4:36 PM
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  5. Sleep

    This is the place to discuss insomnia, prolonged sleep, frequent awakening, awakening early, disturbing dreams, non-refreshing sleep, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome.
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    Latest: The Basic Sleep Poll peggy-sue, Apr 17, 2014 at 6:14 AM
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  6. Peripheral Neuropathy

    Peripheral Neuropathy refers to damaged nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord. This is the place to discuss nerve pain, numbness, loss of sensation, burning, twitching, and itching (unrelated to allergies).
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  7. Immunological

    Do you have recurrent sore throats, flu-like symptoms, and tender lymph nodes; viral, bacterial and fungal infections; reactions to immunizations; and allergies? This is the place to discuss these symptoms.
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    Latest: Holy crap -- IgM deficiency pone, Apr 9, 2014
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  8. Hypersensitivity and Intolerance

    Do you have symptoms related to hypersensitivity and/or intolerances to food, mold, chemicals, medications, and electromagnetic energy? Post about them here.
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  9. Autonomic, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory

    This is the place to discuss autonomic symptoms such as Orthostatic Intolerance (OI), Neurally-Mediated Hypotension (NMH), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), and difficulty regulating body temperature. You can also discuss any issues related to the heart, circulation (e.g. poor blood flow, low blood volume), and respiration (e.g. air hunger, difficulty breathing).
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    Latest: Falls Anyone? taniaaust1, Apr 15, 2014 at 11:17 PM
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  10. Hormones

    Post about symptoms related to hormone production. This includes both endocrine (e.g. thyroid, pituitary, adrenal) and reproductive (e.g. estrogen, testosterone, progesterone) hormones.
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    Latest: High DHEA, low Testosterone... why? Tiger Lily 813, Apr 14, 2014 at 7:50 PM
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  11. Gastrointestinal and Urinary

    Do you experience nausea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, dehydration, difficulties with blood sugar, liver issues, gallbladder issues, gastritis, malabsorption, difficulty swallowing, weight loss, weight gain, leaky gut, general problems with nutrition, urinary frequency and bladder dysfunction? Post about these symptoms here.
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    Latest: Chronic lower right abdominal pain? flt4ever, Apr 17, 2014 at 5:36 AM
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  12. Skeleton, Skin, Muscles, Hair, Teeth, and Nails

    Skin irritation, rashes, oily skin, dry skin, generalized skin changes, broken bones, fractures, stiff joints, changes in hair, dental problems, nail abnormalities, muscle issues other than pain, and connective tissue disorders? Post about them here.
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    Latest: Skin feels extremely sensitive to touch. PuertoR, Apr 15, 2014 at 1:35 AM
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  13. General Symptoms

    If your symptoms fit into multiple sub-forums or don’t seem to fit into any of the sub-forums, you can post about them here.
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    Latest: Nasal polyps... Valentijn, Apr 17, 2014 at 5:36 AM
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