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Symptoms that cycle - consecutively rather than at the same time

Discussion in 'General Symptoms' started by wonderoushope, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. wonderoushope

    wonderoushope Senior Member

    I seem to notice a pattern now where my symptoms now come after each other rather than all at the same time. Like one will clear-up and then something else will come in its place. Like for example I had fatigue and high anxiety/buzzed and had insomnia for a while and that has settled down somewhat, but then muscle joint aches came over my body which I think is starting to clear up and then my stomach starts to play up and become distended and a bit sore and I feel puffy.

    There were times when my illness was really bad that it all came together, but now, just as I feel like I get better in one area, something new replaces it and it does seem to cycle with the same issues.

    Anyone else get this? I guess it is just inflammation and my body attacks different things. But I have certainly noticed a rough pattern of different symptoms coming and going and then repeating the same cycle later down the track.
  2. ryan31337

    ryan31337 Senior Member

    South East, England
    Yep, with you on this one.

    The migratory nature of symptoms is something noted as quite common in MCAS. That's where my focus is for the immediate future anyway...
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  3. Paralee

    Paralee Senior Member

    @wonderoushope , could it be cyclic cortisol? The stomach distention made me wonder.
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  4. lnester7

    lnester7 Seven

    Your observations are correct. Quemically here is what happens. X (we don't know what it is) creates a cytokine storm and the beginning of the crash. First come the feeling in the head and body (you will feel what we call a cytokine storm). Why you won't sleep, your brain is over signaling. Then the muscle pain will follow. Then the fatigue. Then the exacerbation of symptoms.

    If you feel the beginning, you can take a lot of water or if it is safe for you try water with baking soda (away from food) see if that stops it.

    My CFS doctor explained this to me I hope I got it right. But that is the general Idea of what I understood.
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