About chronic fatigue syndrome

by Rebecca
(Ireland)

I have chronic fatigue syndrome and over the years I find mostly my digestion is worse and tiredness and I find I'm reacting to most medications and all foods vitimins etc.

I've tried most treatments and I've got no joy whatsoever. Its like my body is attacking everything. Could progestrone cream help with this problem? I know supplements would also help but I find I can't tolerate them and they cause a lot of pain. All the best.

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Apr 01, 2010
About chronic fatigue syndrome
by: Wray

Hi Rebecca. CFS is a difficult problem to live with, particularly as you are desperately in need of nutrients and yet you react to them. We do have a complex which I know would help, but how to avoid the reaction is a major problem. You might like to look at it here.

I think the best would be to start on only one thing and work up. The first thing I would recommend is glutamine, it's an amino acid. The brain can use it in place of glucose for energy, it's vital for the immune cells and very healing in the gut. It's the only substance the lining can use for energy, repair and healing. Often in CFS the lining is leaky, so food can pass into the blood stream causing a chain reaction in the body. It prevents nausea and headaches too, please consider this to begin with. You should aim for 8000mg/day, anything less and it won't be effective. But start off on a very low dose like 500mg/day, you can get it in powder form, do not take the caps, as it means your gut has to digest the cap first before you get the benefit of the glutamine.

If you find this helps the next thing you need or concurrently if you don't react, is taurine. This is another amino acid, it's an osmolyte, guiding cellular osmosis. Calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium are vital electrolytes, but without taurine they cannot enter a cell so muscles become weak and in some cases cramping occurs and tiredness sets in. You should aim for 5000mg/day, starting off on 500mg/day, please find a powder form, or empty the capsules.

Finally you should also take D-ribose, this sugar is vital for cellular energy production. It is part of the ATP molecule which transports energy within all cells. Ribose is also used in DNA synthesis. You need to aim for 5000mg/day, I don't think this will react with you, but it would be best to start off slowly too. Please see this paper. Take care, Wray

Nov 05, 2010
CHRONIC FATIGUE
by: LEEANNE

I HAVE BEEN LIVING WITH THIS ILLNESS FOR 3 YEARS
PRIOR TO THIS WAS VERY ACTIVE ... RAN COMPETIVELY PLUS WORKING PART TIME AND TAKING CARE OF TWO CHILDREN.

I AM GETTING BETTER BUT SLOWLY .. HAVE HAD ALL MY AMALGAM FILLINGS REMOVED OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS.

JUST BEEN TO SEE A NATURAL HEALER 3 MONTHS AGO AND FEEL I HAVE MORE ENERGY BUT STILL OVERDO IT AND THEN CRASH FOR A DAY OR TWO. HE HAS PUT ME ON CONCENTRATED MINERAL DROPS. MAGNESIUM, CHROMIUM, B6 LIQUID, DLHA FOR MERCURY DETOX PLUS DID A LIVER DETOX FOR A MONTH. HAVE ALSO BEEN TAKING MMS WHICH HAS MADE MY SKIN AND HAIR LOOK HEALTHIER

HOPEFULLY I WILL BE BACK RUNNING AGAIN SOON.

Nov 09, 2010
CHRONIC FATIGUE
by: Wray

Hi Leeanne It sounds as if you are on the right path, all the supps you've been given are good. I'm pleased he's given you magnesium and not calcium. Mg is far more important, as it's often lacking in our diets. You could have a vitamin D deficiency, please have a test done, as a low level can cause fatigue. For more info please see the Vitamin D council website. You could also consider progesterone too, as that's excellent for fatigue. For more info please see How to use progesterone. If you do decide to use it please see the page on Oestrogen Dominance first, as this can occur. Take care Wray

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