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I wish I felt a little better. Discouraged.

MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Aug 18, 2020 | Replies (26)

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@n4seth, the fatigue can be very daunting and depressing. I suffer from multiple serious lung issues that would naturally slow me down; one of them being a rigid and nearly flat diaphragm. It takes a LOT of energy for me to consistently draw in good breaths. I begged my dr for Adderall, a stimulant. He is my cousin's dr (she has sarcoidosis, & very fatigued) he believes that people w/chronic illness can benefit from a little lift. He prescribed 20 mg, but I break it off in 2.5 mg. So my 30 day supply lasts a long time. Most drs will frown on this concept, but it is along the lines of 'micro-dosing' like they do with LSD now for depression. I told that prescribing dr that I didn't want to live anymore if I cannot get up off of the couch and enjoy life. I had always been a very active person, so I was very down about the situation. I have ADD also, so it wasn't a big stretch to put me on it. I find that ginsing, a natural herb suppliment, also helps. I buy it by the box of 30. It comes in little glass bottles and also contains Royal bee pollen, which is also supposed to boost energy. Most Asian or international markets carry it. Can buy ginsing tea too. My daughter uses that. Once you have the infection gone, your natural energy should return. Exercise is a great booster too. Remember, A body in motion, stays in motion!

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Hi Terri,
You always have such great suggestions. I totally understand the depression that comes with fatigue and I think you are so lucky to have found a physician that you can work with. I am a total believer that a body in motion, stays in motion and that is what keeps me going. I think my fatigue now is mostly due to the drugs so I shouldn't complain. Thanks for your help! Nancy