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  • MRI scan showing Crohn's disease

    Crohn’s Disease

    A condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract (gut). Read more →

  • Chronic and persistent Hepatitis

    Hepatitis

    Liver inflammation caused by a virus. Read more →

  • HIV particles budding from a lymphocyte

    HIV / AIDS

    An incurable sexually transmitted virus that attacks the body's immune system, which provides a natural defence system against disease and infection. Read more →

  • Sun ageing

    Sunburn

    Sunburn is caused by ultraviolet (UV) light overheating and blistering your skin. Read more →

  • Secondary Syphilis sores

    Syphilis

    A potentially fatal bacterial infection that is typically passed through sexual contact. In its first stage syphilis is characterised by small sores called chancres (pronounced shankers) that appear wherever the infection was transmitted, typically on… Read more →

  • Tonsillitis

    Tonsillitis is a common, contagious infection that, along with flu, counts as one of the biggest banes in the lives of employers up and down the country. Read more →

  • Prostatitis

    Prostatitis

    Prostatitis is caused by the inflammation of the prostate, often caused by a bacterial infection. Read more →

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    Muscular dystrophy is muscle wasting condition that affects around 70,000 people in the UK. Read more →

    My wife has suffered from severe nerve damage back in 2001 when having a C section with our daughter, in 2009 eventually she was diagnosed with chronic pain & chronic fatigue, also Tinitus & meneares desease. this took a long time to diagnose and she is disabled also. do you know where she can get help as NHS is lacking in the Chronic pain / fatigue dept all they offer is drugs for the pain, does anyone know of surgical nerve fixes?





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    just wounder if u had any advice for me as 19 year old with chronic pancreatitis to help with pain and fler up of what belefed acue pancratites but amylase are only 260-320 since aprel after having 2 attaces with amylase of 1500 and more any advice would help as w8ting to see a Gastroenterologist got to w8t for a few mounth not been drinking 2yrars gp and doctor at hospital are stuck every test or scan leads to chronic pancreatitis but no reson but autoimmune pancreatitis what is that and how can i help it

    36 year old Female suffering from severe swelling/bloating of stomach at all times but especially after eating. Have had numerous test carried out but all have come back clear. Suffer also from fatigue and weight gain as a result of this.





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    Have you been referred at all, or have you had all of your tests done with your GP? There are a multitude of things that may be causing your problems, and if your GP is unable to diagnose you then you should seek a specialist diagnosis. Swelling and bloating after eating suggests an intestinal/bowle problem, but the weight gain may suggest that something else is going on as well. We all have a right to referral on the NHS, so if your GP can't fix you up then see someone who can!

    I am 47 yrs old and suffer most of the time with bloating of my stomach, I know I have an intolerate to wheat and gluten but is there anything you can help me with to find out the cause and is there something I should be looking for as I look pregnant most of the time so embassaing I try to hide it as much as I can so PLEASE help.

    I have Diverticulitis and it seems that the attacks as I like to call them are worse when I get my " monthly gift" . Does anyone else have the same problems? Also the sever pain I get in in the right side and also in my lower back. Also every time I have been treated they also say I have hmrds unexplained weight loss fatigue can't sleep either heavey sweating migraines and the list goes on and I'm only 32...help





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    I get coldsores regularly and have done for about 20 years. However the last few that I have had have made me feel really poorly. I have absolutely no energy and my glands are very sore. The coldsore appears (with the usual tingling, blistering, greasy skin) then a day or so later the fatigue kicks in. Is this a common associated symptom? I have never had this previously and Im having to take time off work! I am a 34 year old female.





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    hi i too get really poorly when i have a cold sore and get a lot of swelling its awfull i know i hate having them i get one once a year and it just knocks me of my feet and end up in bed for a few days my hubby gets cold sores but he dosent get ill with them and there gone within days as for me it takes a lot longer

    hi Ive had quite severe weight loss blood in my stools constant fatigue, always tired, sweating constantly, bad backache and im still eating exactly what i used to eat. i have had blood tests done and colonoscopy's and endoscopy's and they have all came back normal and im at a loss as to what it could be any help would be appreciated ty.





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    hey i suffer from ulcerative colitis and i had all them symptoms when i first got diagnosed but it did take a while for the doctors to pick it up, could be something else but on a similar line but you seriously need to go back to doctors and explain and demand something more to be done as its not nice feeling like that!! ..

    I am a 49 yr old female I have under active thyroid, chronic fatigue syndrome and coeliacs disease I am depressed as I can not lose weight as I can not exercise hard enough. I have 3.5 stone to lose. I suffer with my back even when i was slight, I have only been overweight for the last 5 years it gradually increased. I am desperate for help as nothing I try seems to work. my metabolism seems to have stopped. Marie





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    I have been having fainting episodes, pain in between my shoulder blades. I found out today that I have a heart murmur. I also have very high anxiety. My question is, is my heart murmur causing my fainting? I also have blueish toes, fatigue and trouble breathing.





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    I suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome. I was diagnosed over 2 years ago and have been unable to work since been signed off from work with only recently doing up to 8 hours a week. I am unable to do any activity or exercise hobby wise. I've been to several clinics and been apart of talking space which all have been no help to me. I'm fed up of always been tired and unable to lead a normal life!





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    I work as a Prison Officer,and have been off work now for 2 months,my main symptoms are a chesty cough with mucus,headaches,fatigue,vomiting and diarrhoea ,I had a chest x-ray and that showed normal,I also have blotches on my skin on my belly area,I dont really feel any better even after being housebound for 2 months I was just wondering the chances of me contracting Hepatitis during my work?





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    Hi, For the past 3-4 months i have noticed an increase in my apetite yet a loss in weight, i have also been experiencing excessive thirst and frequent urination, as well as constant tiredness and fatigue. Ive been to my GP and was referred for some blood tests to check for diabetes, anemia and an overactive thyroid - all the tests came back normal but im left wondering what on earth is wrong with me? Any Ideas? (I am 20, 5 foot 6, 9.4 stone with no known illness')





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    I had to sleep enormous amounts while my PG was active. The fatigue was unbelievable. Once I was prescribed immune suppressing drugs, my fatigue improved (but those drugs can also cause fatigue themselves).

    hi - Isuffered with endo for 10+ yrs . I am now 57 & have fatigue & vaginitis. Not now(unfortunately) sex active, but smear tests - well ok if they use virgins equip. V dry. Would like sex again when / if life back from v bad fatigue. Wonder if some of topical pain is due to endo - does endo continue after menopause? Is endo causing fatigue? Also some discomfort in v small specific area of stomach.





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    Hi my daughter is eight and been ill now since 4 yrs and yes Bechets. Has consent mouth ulcers - occasional below, migraines, blurred vision, aching joints - onset of extreme pain , stomach pains, occasional chest pains and fatigue lots of fatigue!!!! I can only watch, give out the medicine and feel proud of how she try's to cope bad hold her when she can't. Truly awful illness .

    Me and my parents suffer from fatigue. My mum was told she had fibromyalgia a year ago and my dad has been unwell for six months and has had many blood tests and checks. I had a water infection at Christmas now after getting rid of it I'm constantly tired. We have all seemed to get severe fatigue after being unwell. My mum had a cold. We had family tragedy which made my dad depressed then ill and me a water infection. Could it be that 3 people that live together all have m.e?





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    IM NOT SURE I HAVE FIBROMYALGIA BUT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO ONE OF THE DRS. I HAVE LIVED WITH CHRONIC PAIN FOR THA LAST SEVEN TO EIGHT YEARS WHICH HAS GOTTEN PROGRESSIVELY WORSE. I HAVE VERY LITTLE ENERGY AND STRUGGLE DAILY TO COPE . I SLEEP REALLY POORLY MAYBE 2-3 HRS A NIGHT. MY MEMORY HAS BEEN GETTING WORSE OVER THE SAME PERIOD OF TIME ANDI HAVE VERY SHORT /LIMITED CONCENTRATION TIME.I HAVE HAD NUMEROUS BLOOD TESTS THAT ARE NEGATIVE FOR INFLAMMATORY MARKERS BEING ELIVATED. I HAD AN MRI WHICH WAS INSINIFICANT.I CAN BARELY WALK WHEN I FIRST GET UP BEING SO STIFF AND THE PAIN WAKES ME IN MY HIP BACK KNEES AND WRISTS AND ELBOWS. I ALSO HAVE A LOT OF NECK PAIN AND DAILY HEADACHES. I AM ON A MORPHINE PATCH AND ORAL MORPHINE BUT IT ISNT CONTROLLLING THE PAIN . I AM AT A LOSS AND NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME AND IF IT CAN BE TREATED . CAN ANYONE HELP ME. ALL THESE PROBLEMS SEEM TO START WHEN I HAD A HYSTERECTOMY WHEN I WAS 38

    Mary you can source CoQ10 from health food stores and on-line from many companies.As I said get 75mg or 150mg and take once daily Buy capsules NOT tablets. May I ask whether you suffer from fatigue and also if you are blood group O as deficiency in coQ10 will cause chronic fatigue and is common in blood type O. You have had the condition a long time so I would be intrigued if this were to help you.At the very worst you may feel better than you have for years Hope it does --- good luck!

    Hi I have had similar symptoms as you have mentioned.for four years I struggled with it ,I got tests done at the gp for allergies but all come back clear.then I mentioned some other symptoms like mood swings not feeling happy not getting on with people and sleep problems.if this sounds like you .,you may have mild to severe depression.there is a lot of things that cause these symptoms lasts why it was so hard for me to pinpoint .one other one is chronic fatigue syndrome .which I read about on the Internet .this American guy had a weird syndrome similar to mine he would wake up at exactly 3 am some nights .but I think I have symptoms that are similar to yours .and it is distressing .and can cause fatigue due to dehydration .like depressing and sleeplessness.i hope this helps you .i am on anti depressant at the moment and my life has been transformed .im sleeping well and feeling really good .the ibs symptoms are still very occasional but I still think my system is repairing itself to my former self however gradual . Good luck .my many symptoms were irritability chronic diarreaa wind rumbling aches and pains sleeplessness waking at exactly 3am ,no energy fatigue .tearfull easily ,eating problems neglect of my healt ,hope this is of use to you .

    I have a bright 12 year old with spastic diplegia who attends main stream school. Prior to surgery despite the cp school attendance was approx 92% each academic year until major surgery in February 2013. Within the last 16 months, school attendance has equalled only 11 weeks. Fatigue now appears to be a major issue. Do you know of any studies that have happened into fatigue that will help educational professionals with the understanding of the importance of reasonable adjustment to the school timetable. It's a major issue!





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    I too have spastic diaplegia but I can walk reasonable but still have difficulty. I've found doing karate of all things has helped me. It's a shame they didn't include it in the list of types of cerebral palsy.

    Vitamin d give him vitamins d 1,000 unit pill a day

    Hi, I was diagnosed with Crohn's 18 months ago and experience fairly regular flare-ups. I'm consistently watching my diet for trigger foods and exercising to limit stress as recommended by my doctor. I used to get excruciating abdominal pain but this isn't so bad now. I'm struggling with the constant fatigue more than anything. I'm lucky that my Crohn's is fairly mild, but I have tried everything to limit the fatigue. I get enough sleep, eat well and exercise but always wake up tired. I have been previously diagnosed as anaemic and have been on oral medication that caused me too much pain, and have had an iron infusion that provided minimal effect. Has anyone got any ideas as to what else I can do to make me feel energised again?





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    hi i was diagnosed 7 yrs ago i lost alot of weight and tiered every day i have had surgery which they took part of my bowel away that was nearly 4 yrs ago now i am still in constant pain and tiered i also wake up feeling very tiered i go bed early important in the process of having inflixnab infusion and on anzophrine nothin is working I've had 3 camera up the other end that was he'll as it is a major flare up at the min important lookin at surgery again and having a stoma bag fitted important important only 35yr old women this disease is horrible i feel for you all you just have to plod on the iron infusion should start to work if not go bk to your consultant they mite be able to help hope you get sorted out its not nice xx

    Have you considered getting an iron transfusion? I was diagnosed with crohns early this year, and have struggled with extreme fatigue and all over body pain. My iron stores were below normal, and I was set up for an iron transfusion. Now this didn't really help me, however my sister who also has crohns reacts very well to her iron transfusions. Also if your inflammation isn't under control of course you're feeling tired. It's more or less a waiting game. The problem with crohns is how long the medicine available takes to work. Good luck!

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    I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia 15 years ago. It is getting worse , I also had sinus surgery 2 years ago but I now think diagnosis is wrong as since cutting out dairy and wheat/carbs I have been feeling better . If I eat bread , potatoes , pasta or dairy my nose starts dripping and sinuses play up , I get migraine and the usual aches and pains , the fatigue is unbelievable and I have balance problems and brain fog I have told GP this on numerous occasions . Celiac test came back clear but he wont test me for food allergies. I am at my wits end feeling like this and just want a normal life back ...





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    Hi I am in a similar situation and also have chronic fatigue (had a mitochondrial profile done and have dysfunctional mitochondria, producing low amounts of ATP ). I too felt slightly better when I cut out starchy, carby foods. However in my case this was due to also having a Candida overgrowth (natural occurring yeast in your stomach), so it might be worth your while getting tested for this. (simple blood test) The candida produces rhizoids (long root like structures) which can create microscopic holes in your intestinal tract, therefore allowing undigested food straight into your bloodstream. Also the Candida feed on starchy foods. This may be an explanation of why you are having difficulty with certain types of food.Its symptoms include severe fatigue, brain fog, difficulty concentrating and can include problems with synases. In my case also I had intolerances to wheat and dairy. Best of luck getting to the bottom of this and hope you feel better soon!

    hello, i am 28 yrs female.i have a mild cp on my right side and my pelvic bone is not straight and slightly crooked and a complete flat right foot. also a mild leg length difference. i had a surgery of tendon lenthening on the right and helped me a lot. i do experience hell lot of fatigue in my daily activities. recently i doscovered yoga from a doctor for my cp ad it helps me so much i just have started and i can see good results in coping up with the hip pain and fatigue. im glad i am able to share the information to you all. also working out the muscles and strengthening i just have started. hope too see the results soon. im glad there is a group. i alway thought im the only person around suffering from this. guys we should stay in touch and be there fore each other :)





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    Hi I am 51 and have cp mad bilateral club foot deformities, I have had both legs operated on with muscle transfers and tendon releases, I have been really luck to have all of this treatment to keep me walking but the pain every day is wearing me down, I work 3 days in a school as a TA and swimming Teacher and they are sending me to occupational health soon because I had some more time of lately with sciatica, do you think yoga would help me with my day and night pain, I have little to no balance as my feet have been shortened to a size 2 1/2 from a size five with all the ops so would yoga be possible for me.

    Hi, you sound like you have very similar problems to me! I've recently started Pilates which is really helping with my back pain due to the shorter leg, and my pelvis is wonky too so I see a sports therapist every so often who puts me back into shape. It's nice to be able to talk to others who feel the same way, a lot of people don't realise the daily struggle even though I only have it mild it's enough to cause a lot of discomfort

    i have been diagnosed with endometriosis at the age of 21 after ten years of suffering since the age of 11. i went for another laparoscopy last monday but they told me they couldn't find anything, although i was diagnosed with it before and i still get all the symptoms from this, if not worse than they were before. i suffer from extreme fatigue, heavy and painful periods and extreme pelvic and back pain most of the time, even without having my period. i am worried they rushed me around as i was only in theatre for 20 mins and it was performed by another surgeon than the one who has done it twice before. i am fed up of the pains and fatigue and hoped that they would laser it away and i would have a few months at least without suffering, but instead i now have stitches in my tummy from the laparoscopy and nothing has been done about it, i know i have endometriosis and the pain i am getting is not normal.. should i go back or see someone else? also, i have been taking the pill for ten years now and it said on your show last night that it helps, but it has not helped in my case and i know that pregnancy has not helped in a lot of cases, especially as a lot of people with endometriosis struggle to conceive in the first place. please can you tell me what i should do?





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    may be you are over fatigue,make you mind relax,sleep well ok

    There are many things that may be causing it, such as ME, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia or depression. The best thing to do is go to a GP about it.





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    Get tested for vitamin D deficiency. Normal reading is 50, mine is 19, don't be fobbed off. Vit D deficiency is a very common factor with fibro, all the symptoms add up. Solgar do a very good supplement. If your level is low you need a replenishing dose the 20,000iu once a fortnight. My gp just doesn't get it so I dose myself!

    hi amy i have been told i have Fibromyalgia iam 32 and in alot of pain in my hands legs neck well everywhere i have been put on two diffrent antdepressent tablets but dont seem to be making any diffrince i did ask for the vitamin D deficiency test but my doctors said nhs dont do that test what do you take for pain ??

    Hi I am in a similar situation and also have chronic fatigue (had a mitochondrial profile done and have dysfunctional mitochondria, producing low amounts of ATP ). I too felt slightly better when I cut out starchy, carby foods. However in my case this was due to also having a Candida overgrowth (natural occurring yeast in your stomach), so it might be worth your while getting tested for this. (simple blood test) The candida produces rhizoids (long root like structures) which can create microscopic holes in your intestinal tract, therefore allowing undigested food straight into your bloodstream. Also the Candida feed on starchy foods. This may be an explanation of why you are having difficulty with certain types of food.Its symptoms include severe fatigue, brain fog, difficulty concentrating and can include problems with synases. In my case also I had intolerances to wheat and dairy. Best of luck getting to the bottom of this and hope you feel better soon!

    I think u r suffering from cfs which is chronic fatigue syndrome. U r always drained of energy and theres loads of other symptoms too. One is anxiety that can cause this sweating. It does me. Look at the condition on google n let me know what u think.

    Hi I have terrible sternum pain, which cracks alot, sore upper back, headaches, fatigue, I am getting no where going to doctors and lookimg for help please





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    Hi. This may be related to your Thyroid and Oestrogen dominance . Do some research - oh also throw in adrenal fatigue. What ever you do don't take antidepressants they are not the answer. Hope this helps? LongTerm sufferer myself x

    I get HS every now and then and have done for over twenty years, it is aways worse when I am run down. However, what I am noticing is that your flu-like symptoms and fatigue also sound like an underactive thyroid which I also have. If it is, it may not cure the HS, but it hopefully would make you feel better otherwise if treated.

    You may have an underactive thyroid. Do you have dry skin, fatigue, brain fog, weight gain? Be aware that the blood test is highly inaccurate. Try Iodine supplements. Or you could have food allergies.

    i need some help as i have had irratable bowel syndrome for years now but seem to get no help from my doctors apart from fybrogel sachets which i hate and dont seem to help, noone seems to want to help me. i am now fed up of the constant blaoting and fatigue and deppression but every time i go to the docvtors they tell me to watch what i eat which i do!!!!!





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