Full Question: Symptoms: Without warning my vision will start going black from the outside in. My limbs (arms and legs) will get weak and I have to sit down or lay down, I have to close my eyes tight, I can hear everything and everyone around me but I can't answer anyone. I can answer in my head, the words are there, but I can't say them out of my mouth. I can't use my arms or hands or legs until it's over. The vision will slowly start to come back and be blurry and then I will be dizzy. Sometimes I will get a migraine on the right side of my head, sometimes not. The vision will stay blurry and the dizziness will stay (until I take a meclizine). This will last anywhere from 4 minutes to 28 minutes. Then I will sleep because I am so exhausted from the "incident". Another type of migraine that I get - or I have been told they are migraines is this: Symptom: My left eye will ptsosis, without warning it will just start to close. My vision will become blurry in t...
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CFS; Fatigue - chronic; Immune dysfunction syndrome; Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)
Symptoms of CFS are similar to those of the flu and other common viral infections, and include muscle aches, headache, and extreme fatigue. However, symptoms of CFS last for 6 months or more.
The main symptom of CFS is extreme tiredness (fatigue), which is:
Lasts at least 6 months
Not relieved by bed rest
Severe enough to keep you from participating in certain activities
Other symptoms include:
Feeling extremely tired for more than 24 hours after exercise that would normally be considered easy
Feeling unrefreshed after sleeping for a proper amount of time
Joint pain but no swelling or redness
Headaches that differ from those you have had in the past
Mild fever (101 degrees F or less)
Muscle aches ( myalgias )
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