May 1, 2012 at 9:32 pm #74377Tired and feeling down
This is my situation, in feb I got the flu badly and it took me three weeks to recover. Since recovering ive been having episodes where Ive felt like i cant breathe and hence ive had panic attacks. I been to the doctors and hes said my oxygens levels were brilliant. Also had an ecg which was fine. For the panic attacks he put me on BEta blockers propranalol 10mg. They sort of worked, but since last week ive been feeling angry, and down and I feel like I hate everything. This is out of character as i was a happy bloke (still am sort of). Just wondering if I lost alot of energy when I fell ill. So my wife suggested I get some vitamins tablets etc. Does anyone else feel like I do, how do you cope, is there anything anyone can recommend which would be benefical on a daily basis vitamins etc. Cheers for readyshazadhParticipantPosts: 60Joined: 04/05/2011May 1, 2012 at 9:43 pm #85376Re: Tired and feeling down
I can empathise. Back at the Millennium I was away sailing and contracted acute bronchitus [thanks to another of the voyage crew bringing it with her ]. I got home and got sicker, the Doc came to the house and gave me three prescriptions [luckily back then I was working getting tax credit so didn’t have to pay] he remarked so long as I kept hydrated and took some food I’d be better off at home rather than the hospital.
Anyway, i could stumble my way to the bathroom and back to bed as needed, but the first time I ventured further to the lounge I collapsed from the efforts. I was off work for three weeks and crawled back in, looking grey and deathly [according to my colleagues].
Although I was ‘bronchitus free’, I was far from recovered, it took months before I felt stronger, my fatigue levels were so unusual but it did get better.
I think we dystrophics need longer to get back to full energy levels after a chest related illness. Maybe your system is still recovering from the exhaustion of being ill, maybe the sensation of not breathing combined with the panic attacks are your sub conscious ways of dealing with fears brewed during being ill.
I know for me, when I have an illness i begin to recover and then get utterly depressed and feel even more unable, fretful that I will not improve and quite tearful at my plight.
I'm always the animal, my body's the cage
I blog about nothingness www.amgroves.comAMParticipantPosts: 4,751Joined: 05/03/2015May 1, 2012 at 10:29 pm #85378Re: Tired and feeling down
I agree with AMG, even when the primary thing has cleared up it can take a lot lot longer for our systems to recover. I had a similar cold/flu and after the chestiness disappeared my chest felt tight and my body exhausted for about a month and got me down. The smallest of activities would wear me out and made my heart beat quicker. It did pass though and this knowledge gets me through periods of extreme fatigue like I have experienced in the last few weeks. I am just starting to feel like myself again and I you hope you will soon.
A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” - Douglas Adamssar78ModeratorPosts: 2,246Joined: 05/03/2015May 1, 2012 at 10:34 pm #85379Re: Tired and feeling down
Your spot on AMGmod, I do still feel like i still have about 10% of the flu like inside me, and I did have that fear feeling when I was ill. Just need to get my energy levels up and make the most of the summer sun (when we get some).
Cheers guys (big hug)
shazadhParticipantPosts: 60Joined: 04/05/2011May 1, 2012 at 10:43 pm #85380Re: Tired and feeling down
The sun put in an appearance here this afternoon. I so hope it comes back soon…
A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” - Douglas Adamssar78ModeratorPosts: 2,246Joined: 05/03/2015May 2, 2012 at 12:15 am #85381Re: Tired and feeling down
I agree with all this.
On vitamins, having a restricted diet I take multivitamins and minerals, cod liver oil, glucosamine
and calcium tablets every day.
The last two winters it has just been like you say, one cold, fluey thing merging into another,
never seeming to fully recover, constant periods of 7,9,10 days of not daring to go out.
…..and the cold, never can get warm. May the first today, still wearing long sleeved thermal and long
legged thermal underwear, and shirts and jumpers and a fleece and trapper hat and rioter face mask -all indoors.
does the blood not work properly for MD people?.. and as Shazad says it sure gets exhausting and depressing.
"Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".taungfoxParticipantPosts: 4,630Joined: 27/09/2010May 2, 2012 at 11:44 am #85382Re: Tired and feeling down
This is my situation, in feb I got the flu badly and it took me three weeks to recover….since last week ive been feeling angry, and down and I feel like I hate everything. This is out of character
I’m just wondering if when you had the flu, you were prescribed any anti-biotics to clear up any chest infection? Sometimes, when you’ve stopped the medication, a bit of depression can set in, I think.
But I do tend to agree with what others have said – it seems that it can take us rather a long time to recover from anything chest-related. I don’t think the horrible wet and cold weather last month can have helped either. We all need a good spell of warm sunshine to soak into our bones and get rid of the winter chills.
Take it easy, be kind to yourself and try not to fret about it.
SybyllasybyllascarlettParticipantPosts: 383Joined: 07/02/2012May 2, 2012 at 2:19 pm #85383Re: Tired and feeling down
I have a flu jab every year so have managed to avoid getting the flu. It could be worthwhile getting one before the winter starts again. I think they are available from Sept/Oct. I have found that my local Holland and Barrett health food shop are very helpful when it comes to advice about supplements. I went to mine in January as I was feeling down and depressed etc and now I take Omega 3 and Evening Primrose oil. Due to the nature of MD it’s a bit hard to say if they have definitely helped but I will keep taking them anyway
I agree with Sybilla we need to have a good dose of sunshine cheers us all up. And the chances of that are………..ValerieParticipantPosts: 166Joined: 15/09/2010
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