CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex disease that often puzzles and confuses most medical health care providers.

It is difficult to diagnose and is often overlooked as a primary disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control there is no known cause and physicians are advised to treat the symptoms. Unfortunately, if you do not know the cause, how can you treat the disease? To make matters more confusing, there are no diagnostic lab tests or biomarkers available to make a definitive diagnosis. The presenting symptoms are common to many other illnesses such as fibromyalgia for example.

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a serious and disabling disease that can turn a victim into an invalid. The Centers for Disease Control state that chronic fatigue syndrome is as disabling as multiple sclerosis or MS, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or C.O.P.D., rheumatoid arthritis and end stage kidney failure.

In order to make a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome one must have severe incapacitating fatigue that has been present for 6 months or more. The type of fatigue present is NOT relieved by rest or sleep. This is not the typical fatigue we experience after a hard days work. Most husbands cringe when our wife declares that it is time for a good “spring cleaning”. I am usually delegated the task of cleaning the garage and doing yard work such as pulling weeds, trimming the bushes etc. At the end of the day I am exhausted but after a good night’s sleep, I awaken the next morning refreshed and ready for the day’s activities.

This is not the case with chronic fatigue syndrome. In the first place one does not have the energy or stamina to perform any physical tasks such as housework or working in the yard. Most people with chronic fatigue syndrome can barely muster enough energy to get out of bed. To make matters worse, most victims suffer from insomnia and are unable to obtain a good night’s sleep. A patient with chronic fatigue syndrome will be physically and mentally “drained” after performing mental activities that are not stressful to most individuals. This should give you a good idea of the type of the abnormal fatigue that is present with this type of illness.

There must be a dramatic decline in one’s level of activity and stamina. The majority of patients I have seen with chronic fatigue syndrome have lost their jobs due to excessive absence from work. In addition the quality of their work declined to the point where their employer dismissed them. One female patient confided in me that she was able to previously spend four to five hours furiously cleaning her home and then prepared dinner for her husband and children. Now she is extremely fatigued after one hour of attempting to clean her home and she has to retire to bed for a day or two in order to recover.

CHARACTERISTIC SYMPTOMS:

The Centers for Disease Control and the National Institute of Health state that the following symptoms must be present before a diagnosis can be made.

  • Exhaustion after physical or mental activity
  • Impaired concentration, brain fog, memory loss
  • Joint pain, often multiple sites and migratory
  • Persistent muscle pain
  • Headaches
  • Sleep disturbances, no restful sleep
  • Sore throat, swollen lymph nodes

The joint and muscle pain that are present mimic arthritis and fibromyalgia and often do not fit into traditional symptoms to make a definitive diagnosis. For example, lab tests for rheumatoid arthritis often come back as “normal”. Patients often describe the muscle pain as severe and resembles the muscle pain often seen when one has the “flu”. But the patient does not have the “flu” so the physician mistakenly labels the patient as neurotic and prescribes medication for anxiety and depression.

The presence of a sore throat and swollen lymph nodes indicate to myself that indeed that person is harboring chronic viruses. The majority of patients I see report taking multiple rounds of prescribed antibiotics that have failed to correct the sore throat and swollen lymph nodes. The sore throat and especially the swollen lymph nodes are commonly seen with Mononucleosis or “Mono” as it is commonly called. The virus often implicated in this disease is the Epstein-Barr Virus or EBV.

Every patient I have seen with chronic fatigue syndrome tests positive to antibodies for the Epstein-Barr virus. This means that the patient has been exposed to this virus. But other viruses may also be contributing to this devastating condition such as cytomegalo virus, and Coxsackie virus. The presence of these viruses overwhelms the immune system and results in decreased Natural Killer Cell activity.

MORE COMMON SYMPTOMS:

  • Night sweats, chills
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Chronic cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Multiple allergies
  • Dizziness, loss of balance
  • Anxiety, depression, irritability

There are so many so-called unrelated symptoms that it is no surprise that the average doctor is confused as to what is actually causing so many problems and “gives up”. The patient is quickly referred to another specialist. When reviewing the medical history I often see multiple doctors have treated the patient with poor results. Often the patient’s health does not improve and the patient is resigned to staying at home and being shunned by family and friends.

HOMEOPATHY CAN HELP:

A rather extensive study was conducted on 219 patients who had a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome. The patients in this study ranged from an infant to a 78 year old senior citizen. These patients had many of the above symptoms and these symptoms had been present for several months up to 30 years in one elderly patient. All of the 219 patients chosen for this study had been seen and treated with conventional allopathic medicine with poor outcomes.

These patients had undergone accepted medical lab tests to detect the presence of antibodies to specific viruses. All of these patients tested positive for the presence of three viruses,

Epstein-Barr, Coxsackie, and cytomegalovirus. Many patients had multiple combinations of these viruses.

These 219 patients were placed on specific homeopathic and herbal remedies aimed at strengthening and restoring their immune systems. The clinical results are amazing. Significant improvement was seen in physical health, function, and symptoms. Complete recovery was seen in 82% of the patients in this seminal study. What is more remarkable is that this type of positive response occurred within six weeks. The remaining 18% required repeated treatment. Overall, there was a 95% resolution of chronic fatigue syndrome in these selected patients.

PROVEN, EFFECTIVE TREATMENT:

I have an advanced degree in homeopathy and have studied extensively with medical doctors in Germany that specialize in homeopathy. Consequently I have access to the homeopathic remedies that were utilized in the study mentioned above. As you might expect, these specific homeopathic remedies are very powerful and are only available through a highly trained healthcare provider such as myself. These homeopathic remedies are NOT available in health food stores.

FIND OUT IF THIS WILL WORK FOR YOU:

Many of my patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome are now living healthy and productive lives with no symptoms presently. Why suffer with years of misery? Do not resign yourself to a sick and miserable life.

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