:)Hi Jasjas,mINE STARTED AT AGE 39 READ THE OLDER WE ARE..THE MORE THE PAIN & LONGER TO RECOVER.
I felt like I had a cold jan 07...then in March got a flu just fell down..lasted 2 weeks..after that went back to work..first 2 weeks still felt fatigued..tired & wired..but worked a month & a half EVERDAY BUT 3 DAYS!Yes closing the restauarant waitressing (IF I WOULD HAVE KNOWN..I WOULD OF TOOK IT EASY)
Then May 17th thought I had strep...sore throat,fatigueClinic said Viral Pharyngitis(throat) no Strep..a week later sweats,fatigue like I never felt..tested positive for Mono (EBV) in convelescant stage(recovery)thought I just needed rest...was off work until mid September...down to almost no money (went through 8,000 payinmg bills to live..Dr put me on meds for pain & sleep.
They said CFS/CEBV.....So now it has been 14 months!
I work..Tramadol seems to help with pain & energy.
I had a bad relapse early July,like the Mono started all over again..lasted almost 2 weeks.I mean I've worked all along had my ups & downs but nothing like this early July.
I did develop this nagging dull ache under right rib through back,that started in November last year & I lost my appetite for 2 months!That was scary...just not hungry.
Now I have pain in my shoulders,upper back,spine,stiff neck..esecially roght shoulder..my right hand(especially thumb)falling asleep/numbness tingling...tired.
I have had ear pain ..especially left..right outside of ear on cartilidge sore (weird) and tongue pain...throat slightly sore..but red & feel if 'm always running a low-grade fever.(sweats)
It does differant things...affects my body anywhre & everywhere.And yes..THE ANXIETY.