From hospitalization to recovery: Leah's Dr. Lerner ME/CFS Recovery Story

From hospitalization to recovery: Leah's Dr. Lerner ME/CFS Recovery Story

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Name
Leah
Diagnosis
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Disease Course Over Time
A Civil Engineer for the Dept of Defense, Leah was very active prior to getting ill. A series of sinus and bladder infections appeared to trigger it. She became ill at 32 in 1996. At her worst she could not get out of bed without passing out. She suffered from severe vertigo and went from 115 lbs to 89 lbs.. She was hospitalized several times.

She recovered for seven years and then relapsed again. A second course of Valtrex worked. She is able to work full time, go skiing, golfing, socializing and exercises three times a week but it is careful not to overdo it
Type of Onset
gradual flu-like; series of colds
Approximate Date of Illness Began
1996-2000
Duration
6-10 years
Functionality at it's Worst
Mostly bedbound
Symptoms
Severe vertigo, weight loss, exhaustion
Antiviral or Immune Modulators That Made a Difference for You
Valtrex
Other Treatments That Made a Big Difference
Stress reduction, yoga and pacing
Present State of Health
Leads near normal life but cannot exercise vigorously
Practitioner Associated With Recovery
Dr. Martin Lerner
Suggested Resources
Dr. Martin Lerner - http://www.treatmentcenterforcfs.com/ - and yoga
Words of Advice
Doctor Lerner has been instrumental in my recovery. Make sure you are tested for all other sources of the fatigue/systems. Antiviral treatment has worked best for me. Listen to your body. When you are tired....rest. Plan ahead and reduce stress by yoga or other relaxation techniques. When you get an infection it must be treated aggressively. Try to avoid medicines that just treat the symptoms and not the virus/infection. Drink recommended water intake with the Valtrex.
" Antiviral treatment has worked best for me. Listen to your body. When you are tired....rest. Plan ahead and reduce stress by yoga or other relaxation techniques. When you get an infection it must be treated aggressively."
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This is encouraging, the third recovery story involving Valtrex. I know I have HHV6. Maybe Valtrex will help me. Thanks!

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