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Introduction

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Welcome my dear friends to my very first blog post dedicated to fatigue, and in particular chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and numerous others conditions that all result in often incapacitating feelings of lack of energy. What makes this a little different is that I’m a fully qualified doctor. And I am a sufferer. One that has experienced and still do fatigue and pain for close to 10 years. I am on your side and know howyou or your loved ones feel. I know the stigma, the suspicious looks from your physicians, the endless barrage of doctors in hoping that one will finally be capable of making a diagnosis or cure.

In this blog, I’ll take you through my own experiences behind the lines with these conditions which are often derided by my medical colleagues. I will discuss my own experiences in dealing with these conditions and having met experts in the field.

Finally, I will discuss where we are in terms of getting closer to determining diagnostic algorithms and potential treatment modalities for these disorders. There are no panaceas here but an open space to discuss everything that is fatigue related.

Lastly, being a blog, I want everything to be free from €£$. It disgusts me the lengths to which certain physicians prey on vulnerable people who have nowhere to turn to in order to make money by pilfering pills or techniques that have little or no credibility under rigorous scientific scrutiny. I will touch on a lot of this in due course but suffice to say I wish to debunk a lot of the junk that is written on the Internet. For obvious reasons, I prefer to remain anonymous given I still practice medicine at a large teaching affiliated university hospital. Hope to hear from you and all comments are warmly welcomed including any areas you’d like me to cover. Feel free to follow this blog and you will be notified when there are updates.

Best of luck to you all, keep your faith and never lose hope. Dr RT