See Alike in...

Alike App

Browser

Imreallytiredlol

799d

Hi so I’ve been chronically fatigued for a few years now after having mono and it’s impacted basically every part of my life. I also have pretty bad depression so that doesn’t help lol. I feel kind of hopeless sometimes. Just here to look for any treatments I haven’t considered yet.

Top reply
    • AKD

      759d

      I am a week into ubiquinol (the active form of CoQ10 - CoQ10 has to convert to ubiquinol in your body). I have read that CoQ10 amounts are low in people with CFS (though I'm not sure if they say it is low in all people with CFS). I am also taking astaxanthin as these together are supposed to have some benefit.

    • AKD

      759d

      I am a week into ubiquinol (the active form of CoQ10 - CoQ10 has to convert to ubiquinol in your body). I have read that CoQ10 amounts are low in people with CFS (though I'm not sure if they say it is low in all people with CFS). I am also taking astaxanthin as these together are supposed to have some benefit.

    • Babypossum

      778d

      Just wanted to add some supplements I take here, I hope it’s helpful. B-12, vitamin D, and either magnesium or formula 303 (formula 303 contains magnesium so don’t double up) have been slowly helping me. My CFS doctor has also recommended HRPZ spray but I haven’t tried it yet, so you should do your research on that one.

    • scarletfire

      796d

      I understand how you feel. I’m like 99% percent sure that my CFS is due to untreated depression. I’ve tried a lot of meds for depression/anxiety and the one that was potentially starting to help caused me to have hallucinations so I had to stop taking it. I am going to try and talk to my doctor about trying a stimulant because I am tired of being tired lol. I know how hard it can be to function when you are fatigued. I feel like the common steps for finding a treatment for CF are 1. Get your vitals checked that can cause fatigue 2. Treat the potential cause of the CF (mental health concern or other issue) 3. Do a sleep study 4. Try a stimulant of sorts. Of course you should make sure you are eating decently, exercising some, sleeping, etc but sometimes that still isn’t enough as it can be a complicated issue you know. Know this wasn’t probably that helpful but I just wanted to let you know you aren’t alone 💕

    • Sleepysleeps

      797d

      This happened to me after mono too! It lasted a while. Then covid did the same thing!

    • Riva

      799d

      Yeah. Been there. I actually just got diagnosed with mono 3 weeks ago. And i was actually surprised because I’ve been fatigued for 2 years now. I find that on the days that I sneak in a small workout I feel more energized. Even a slow walk for a bit. I hate when people say “just eat and sleep normally”. At a certain point I was sleeping 8+ hours a night and by the time I got home from work I’d collapse into bed for a 2 hour nap.

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Want to chat or share? Download the Alike app now and get complete access to Alike.health's unique features.

Find people who are
experiencing a similar
medical reality

100% Free
100%
Free

Download Alike for the full experience

JOIN

View All

Bupropion

night sweats

paranoid

Valium

sertraline

palpitations

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Depression

palpitations

Depression

Valium

Bupropion