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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & homeopathic treatment

I am a 47-year-old homemaker and for the past three years, I have been suffering from a strange illness. I feel perpetually tired, so much SQ, that I am confined to bed for days and weeks, a condition which restricts even normal activities. I feel exhausted even after walking a few steps. Other symptoms include pain and swelling in various joints, headache, disturbed sleep and at times, slight fever. All this started after the death of my husband, which was about three-and-a- half years back. Since then, I’ve also been under a lot of stress. After thorough clinical investigations, which did not reveal anything significant, I have been termed as a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patient. Is this curable? If so, then please suggest a homeopathic medicine.

Anita Rani,

Chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS, is a debilitating and complex, disorder characterized by profound fatigue, which is not improved by bed rest and may be worsened by physical or mental activity. Persons with CFS- most often function at s substantially lower level of activity than they were capable of, before the onset of illness. Besides these, patients also report various non-specific symptoms, including weakness, muscle pain, impaired memory and / or mental concentration, insomnia and post -exertion fatigue, lasting more than 24 hours. The exact cause of CFS in unknown. Some researchers suspect that it may be caused by a virus, such as human herpes virus-6 ( HHV-6). However, no distinct viral cause has been identified.

Recent studies have shown that chronic fatigue syndrome may be caused by inflammation of pathways in the nervous system. CFS may occur when a viral illness is complicated by an inadequate or an improper immune response. Other factors such as age, prior illness, stress, environment, or genetic disposition may also play a role. CFS most commonly occurs in women between the age of 30 and 50. AS the syndrome began soon after the death of your husband, mental trauma could have led to the situation. You may start your treatment with Natrum Mur 1m (1000 c), one dose every month for a period of three months.

In a similar case, the CFS had grown to such a proportion that the patient was reduced to mere 38 kgs.The patient responded to a high dose of Natrum Mur and within 18 months, she recovered from chronic fatigue syndrome, with a normal body weight of 56 kgs. Natrum Mur was prescribed, as her case history suggested mental trauma in the past: Other homeopathic medicines for the treatment of CFS are – Arsenic Album, Carcinocin, China, Silicea, and Picric Acid.

For a person to be termed as CFS patient, he or she should have had severe chronic fatigue for a minimum period of six months or more, with other known medical conditions excluded by clinical diagnosis and have four or more of the following symptoms: substantial impairment in short-term memory or concentration, sore throat, muscle pain, multi-joint pain without swelling or redness, headaches, disturbed sleep and post-exertional fatigue lasting more than 24 hours.

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  1. Dhyanesh Sharma says:

    I Am Dhyanesh Sharma age 33 years Male. I feel very tiredness in my day to day routine since 5 months and suffering knee pain also.

  2. Thecla Danton says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma:
    My daughter is 51 yrs. has been diagnosed with ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which she has had for the past 6/7 years. She is suffering from all aspects of ME/CFS including heart palpitations. She is tiny in stature, weighing approximately 80 lbs. extremely small appetite and has difficulty digesting her food. She suffers from chronic insomnia, chronic migraines and headaches, and of course extreme fatigue. She has been suffering for many years with various health problems e.g. 20 years with chronic pelvic pain, and about two years ago, had a total hysterectomy. However, the pelvic pain still persists. She had to give up her job, as concentration and brain fog etc. caused her to forget easily and the pains and fatigue/tiredness, was debilitating.

    She has tried many alternative treatments/medicines for the pelvic pain etc. e.g. Chinese, naturopathic, homeopathic, acupuncture etc. etc. in Canada, all without any cuccess.

    I am hoping you will be able to help her, any assistance you may be able to offer, will be much appreciated.

    Thank you

    Thecla Danton

  3. M not sure but hv most of the symptoms of chronic fatique syndrome for last so many years. Plz suggest the remedy

  4. maizam alias says:

    Dear Dr.
    My mum is 74 years old. She us perpetually tired all the time. Evan walking a few steps is too tiring for her. She also suffers from aches and pains from waist down and along legs. She is a great worrier and cannot stp analysing things and planning things. She is senditive to almost all fruits and all night shade and beans. Her pains get worse taking these food or taking vitamin C. Could you suggest something. We are in Malaysia.

  5. Hello Dr. Sharma,

    I am a 39 year old male a seemingly complex condition. My platelet count is below normal, reduced C3,C4 values, + ANA, recurrent episcleritis, my hormones are unbalanced with cortisol and free testosterone values that are usually very low with periods of very low energy (mostly morning and mid afternoon) and evolving depression. Rheumatology assessments indicate it is not Lupus at present ( no other diagnosis given but agree there is abnormality). I have had periods of chronic stress for years which have resulted in an evolving anxiety issue. I have had testing done which may indicate biofilm development (chronic infection) but no specific organism can be noted (Lyme testing negative – of course not 100% sensitive). I have highly elevated cytokine profile indicating chronic inflammation but with poor cytokine response to infection. I have tried chinese medicine, homeopathics, western medicine etc with limited success.

    I believe chronic infection together with elevated long term stress has imbalanced my immune system and my HPA axis creating my evolving symptoms. I would greatly appreciate your insight for a starting point for treatment. thanks in advance

  6. Good Afternoon:

    I am a 42 yr old caucasian female from NYC.
    I am suffering from fatigue,exhaustion. I feel the exhaustion in my head under my eyes. It started in August after I developed very bad allergies. it comes on out of the blue and last for a few days to a week or so. Rest does not help. All my tests are normal except ANA is positive 1;180 speckled, and Cortisol is low 1.8 and Acth is 9.0
    If you need any information, please let me know
    Thank you,

  7. My fatigue began after a flu three years ago. I am a 42 yr old female. Could you suggest any remedies. Thanks

  8. I came across your article and was wondering if you might be able to make some recommendations. In Nov 2009, I came down with a bad case of the FLU, possibly swine flu. I couldn’t recover from it. It took 2-3 months before getting back to normal. During the flu and to today I am experiencing bouts of fatigue. It comes on very suddenly, I feel so EXHUASTED that I am struggling dearly to get through the day. I am 42 yr old female from the U.S in general good health. I have had a pituitary adenoma removed 12 years ago and on 10mg hydorcortisol replacement. Even increasing the steroid doesage by Dr. recommendation the fatigue doesn’t go away. I was recommended Phosphorus, Cal Carb and Lycopodium by a homeopathy 30C, two hours apart one dosage. It seem to have helped alot. I started taking these remedies a year and a half ago. However, from time to time I get the suddent onsent of fatigue. I would also like to mention that I only sleep a few hours a night. Do you agree with this remedy or is there anything else you can recommend. if so, how do i take the remedy, daily etc… Thankyou, Sandra

  9. Andrea Hughes says:

    Dear Doctor Sharma,
    I am 58 yrs old female and have had this horrible over whelming tirednes and wanting to sleep from being so tired and fatiged as though I have never slept a minute in my whole life, even though I do sleep 12 or more hours a day and still dont feel rested and still end up going back to bed most days. I can hardly get up enough strength to walk across the room and dint even car if I eat as Id rather sleep. I never feel rested and also have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I have also been diagnosed with chronic pain syndrome. My mother is 76 yrs old and I have to take care of her as she has stage iv lung cancer from smoking ciggerettes for 58 of her 76 yrs of life and I am also stressed about loosing her and stressed about caring for her as I dont feel good enough to care for her like I want to, but I try to do my best. There is no one else in the family to care for her and no one that Id trust to care for her anyway. I am also a perfectionist and a very high strung person, as Im sure doesnt help anything either. I also went through a divorce from a 34 yr mariage which my ex-husband was cheatingon me with another women which was a very traumatic thing for me to go through, along with my childhood being very abusive. I have so much all over body pain its unreal and very excruciating and painful.I have been to a lot of therapy for the abusive childhood and for the divorce as I did have a lot of trouble accepting it. What would you reccomend to cure all of this as far as using homopathic treatments and how long and how much would I have to take it and please reccommend the best homopathic treatments you know of. Could this be Chronic Fatigue? Or something else? Sincerely Andrea Hughes and Thank you in advance for any help you can give me. Looking forward to hearing from you soon

  10. camelia coc says:

    what about nux moschata? is it goog for chronic fatigue syndrome?

  11. where can i contact you dr sharma

  12. vikram kumar says:

    could you mention the name of more effective medicines

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