Submitted By: cfs31
Hello everybody. I am Peter, 31 years old. I have been suffering from CFS
almost 2 decades now. It is al caused by undiagnosed celiac disease.
My symptoms now are:
-fatigue all day
-sleep 8 hours or more
-no libido, often erectile problems
-distended stomach. I am not fat, but I can see fat in the stomach, liver,kidney area.
It feels cold there.
-digestion is poor. I am very careful with my diet, but carbohydrates create
a lot of gass and burping.
I often feel cold, yet still I sweat easy. My skin feels warm. Whenever I do feel warm
I start sweating a lot. I can’t retain the heat.
-I had a lot of stress years ago, not anymore. I am quite relaxed, but of course
the fatigue does give minor stress.
-When I exercise, I sweat so much, my hear rate stays very high even hours
after the exercise. My body cannot relax. Because of this i can’t build muscle.
-I tried hydrocortisone, it helped, but I needed very high dosage, so I stopped.
Tried licorice for this as well and the first day I drank the tea I woke up in the
night and I had so much energy, I swear I could see my teeth being thicker.
Next day came the crash!! Yohimbe also gave me energy for just one day
and second day crash and a lot of urinating.
I did try some herbs in the past that were immune strenghteners and were
yang. I thought I feel cold and fatigued so I should try increasing yang. There
was one herb that was yin, it gave me this very relaxed feeling, but it was like
coldness was going through all of my veins. I stopped using it.
O yeah there was one tablet that contained a mix of herbs, ginseng
and european herbs they were I think. First day I tried it, I felt so so good,
incredible. Second day everything back as it used to be.
After some more reading, kidney yin deficieny makes some sense because
i have cortisol issues. It seems that anything that increases energy for me
only lasts 1 day at the most. Creating energy is yang I think, but it needs yin,
so perhaps I am low in yin all the time and increasing yang only give a very
short increase in energy and then the yin decreases even more and there is
also no increase in energy anymore as the yang needs sufficient yin?
Anyway I would appreciate any help very much.
Here is a picture of my tongue: