Originally Posted by mews2much
I have Anemia and Fibro but the blood test is ok right now. I take high dose Iron for the Anemia. I have arthritis and also exercise every day. I had a ferrian that was 4 a few years ago and a fast heartbeat cause by the Anemia.
Have you had your B12 and vitamin D checked lately? Simple enough blood tests.
Originally Posted by mrblanche
You know how the fatigue syndrome is treated in Europe? At least some parts of it, anyway. They increase your salt intake.
One reason this is done is because CFS /ME (and it's called over there) has an orthostatic intolerance factor in it. A high number of people with CFS have OI, NCS, or even POTS. With these often comes low blood volume and low blood pressure. The salt and increase fluids are supposed to increase blood volume and blood pressure.
I can't say it's help my blood pressure and volume any... or at least it hasn't help get rid of any of my symptoms.
I have low energy, and have for years. Blood tests check out fine aside for low potassium, low bun creatinine, and slightly elevated spe albumin - oh and recently elevated liver enzymes.
I just figure that going around with a standing heart rate typically in the 130s or so and low BP is enough to tire me out. My body is constantly fighting gravity - It adds a new meaning to feeling dragged down.