Chronic Fatigue

What Brings On Chronic Fatigue?

Condition Description

Fatigue that lasts more than six months without an obvious cause

Common Symptoms

  • Undue tiredness
  • Often paired with other symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, headaches, feeling excessively cold, muscle aches, or joint pain

Underlying Causes

Causes can be broadly divided into two main categories: environmental and non-environmental causes

  • Common environmental causes include subclinical hypothyroidism, adrenal insufficiency, food allergies, chemical sensitivity, nutritional deficiencies (especially mineral deficiencies), mold toxicity, and yeast overgrowth
  • Non-environmental causes are numerous and include anemia, cancer, chronic illness. Since most physicians are well-versed with such causes, these are rarely missed

Traditional Approach

  • Look for non-environmental causes; if found address the issue(s)
  • Where no cause is found, the diagnosis is chronic fatigue syndrome, which is treated with antidepressants, anti-anxiety pills, or counseling
  • Associated symptoms like muscle pain, headaches, low-grade fever, etc are treated symptomatically

EHC Approach

  • Look for non-environmental causes; if found address the issue(s)
  • Conduct a detailed history and physical examination and appropriate testing to uncover the environmental causes
  • Treat depending on the underlying cause

 

Would you like to fully understand the underlying causes of your chronic fatigue? Call Dr. Sultan Of Environmental Health Center at (314) 921-5600!


Success Stories

 

Condition Treated:

Low thyroid

Symptoms:

fatigue

Initials:

K.K.

Age:

40

Story:

“I suspected for years that I had a low thyroid even though all of my lab tests came back in “normal range”. I have 4 children and work and was not able to keep up with my daily responsibilities of being a mother because my fatigue was so debilitating. I was turned away by so many doctors when I finally decided to do more research on my own to learn about thyroid issues. This led to me finding Dr. Sultan. After only 1 month, I’ve got my full energy back, which has been gone for more than 6 years. Dr. Sultan's diagnosis is based on the patient, not just the labs.” August 2018

 

Condition Treated:

Magnesium deficiency,

Symptoms:

depression, anxiety, night terrors, suicidal ideation

Initials:

S.B.

Age:

35

Story:

“When I came to the office, I had depression, anxiety, night terrors and suicidal thoughts. I was diagnosed with manic depression. I got treated for yeast, low-thyroid, and magnesium deficiency. It has helped me with my depression, fatigue, and I can feel well again.” “Life is simple people make it difficult.” August 2018

 

Condition Treated:

ADD and Thyroid issues

Symptoms:

Weight gain, fatigue, cold hands and feet constantly

Initials:

S.K.

Age:

58

Story:

“When I first came to see Dr. Sultan. I was fatigued, cold hands and feet all the time, taking medications for ADD, significant weight gain. Within a couple of months of seeing Dr. Sultan, he had evaluated all my prior blood work. Prioritized what to focus on and made me aware of things my body was trying to tell me. He observed, assessed, and use lab tests to confirm what he was seeing. I am now on a natural thyroid, have lost 21 pounds, have reduced my ADD medication, and am beginning to feel stronger and more alert.” June 2018

 Condition Treated:

Magnesium deficiency, thyroid

Symptoms:

weak, fatigue

Initials:

E.M.

Age:

85

Story:

"1. 2017 Before Dr. Sultan: Easter I was so tired in bed I missed Church. 2018 After Dr: Easter I took the train to Kansas City, went to church, out to dinner after, and still felt strong. 2. 2017 Before: Exhausted in March during the True/False festival was in bed. 2018 After Dr: March True/ False festival saw 9 movies from Friday to Sunday 3. 2018 After Dr: At my grandson’s wedding someone asked how old I was, and was surprised I was 85. They thought I was 70. I did dance like I was 70. " April 2018

 

Condition Treated:

SIFO (Small intestinal Fungal Overgrowth)

Symptoms:

fatigue, constipation, migraine headaches, weight gain, sensitivity to cold, and irritability

Initials:

L.P.

Age:

45

Story:

"For the past 10 years, I have been treated by a traditional MD for hypothyroidism using synthetic medications. I did receive some relief from my symptoms, but never felt normal. I still experienced fatigue, constipation, migraine headaches, weight gain, sensitivity to cold, and irritability. My traditional doctor repeatedly told me the only way to treat my symptoms was with a pill. After years of suffering a friend of a friend of mine recommended I see Dr. Sultan and as the last option, I decided to make an initial appointment. That step changed my life. I was so impressed with Dr. Sultan’s methodology and that he spent so much time truly listening to me and reviewing my entire medical history. After the first appointment, we had a 7-point game plan and he immediately started me on the path of recovery. He explained so many things to me and could tell me why/ what was causing the symptoms I experienced for years. The move from synthetic thyroid medicine to natural thyroid made such a difference in my daily life, but the surprise to me was my diagnosis of SIFO. I had no idea that my gut was responsible for many of my symptoms. After years of being told a change in diet would not help me, I was astounded in the change when I followed the guidance of Dr. Sultan and eliminated yeast and sugar. My stomach issues went away and I lost 18 pounds and have so much more energy. Thank you, Dr. Sultan, for seeing me as a person and working hand in hand with me to give me my life back. I’m happier, healthier, and feel I can concentrate/ focus on my life instead of my health issues.” April 2018

 

Condition Treated:

Magnesium Deficiency and SIFO(Small intestinal Fungal Overgrowth

Symptoms:

Stomach pain, chronic fatigue, insomnia, joint/ muscle pain

Initials:

L.B.

Age:

31

Story:

“I have only just been seeing Dr. Sultan for 6 weeks. I came to him with a very long list of complaints. Severe and agonizing stomach pains, chronic fatigue, insomnia, joint/ muscle pains, the list goes on. For approximately 5 years I felt like I was barely living. I was depressed, exhausted, in pain and confused as to why doctors could not help me. I was also skeptical of what Dr. Sultan said he could do. Today just 6 weeks since starting treatment. I came to the office gleaming! I am already feeling much better! I was able to mark numerous improvements on my charts rather than countless complaints. Those agonizing stomach pains are essentially gone! Joint and muscle pain over 75% better. I am sleeping more sound and although I am still experiencing fatigue it is improving day by day. Although my life circumstances remain the same, I find myself handling anxiety and depression far better. I am very much looking forward to continuing treatment and feeling better and healthier through it! Dr. Sultan has my complete trust!” April 2018

 

Condition Treated:

Allergies

Symptoms:

Fatigue, Restlessness, Back Pain, Thyroid Disease, Headaches, Panic Attacks, Always Hungry, Weight Gain

Initials:

E.R.

Age:

 

Story:

“It is hard for me to remember how awful things were, now that Dr. Sultan has made me well! All my other doctors could not help me. They wanted to put me on all kinds of medicines for my hypothyroidism, apparent per-diabetes, acne, osteoporosis, etc., etc.! Dr. Sultan has been my health warrior from the beginning! Best of all when I start to slide off the program, he has so carefully put together for me he picks me up and boosts my good intentions into hyper-drive. His staff are wonderful in the years of my recovery as well. I am never put off for another time and things are remedied right away. Dr. Sultan knows me and what is best for me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!” June 2016

 

Condition Treated:

Chronic Fatigue

Symptoms:

 

Initials:

M.D.

Age:

53

Story:

“I was in poor health when I came in. I told the nurse I felt ready to go on disability the fatigue was so bad. I feel the infusions of Myers Cocktail have brought back my health.” February 2018

 

Condition Treated:

Overall Health

Symptoms:

hemorrhoids, constipation, fatigue

Initials:

A.B.

Age:

80

Story:

"I just turned 80 years old! For decades as a young mother, hemorrhoids and constipation were problems. I tried many things to overcome them...... fiber, healthy living, exercising, etc. with little results. Just a few months ago, I was in Dr. Sultan's office with my husband to find the cause of his fatigue etc. My husband started taking magnesium intravenously. There was a change in him for the better! After hearing magnesium had over 300 functions in the body and realizing my intake was very low. I decided to take Tri-Magnesium. In less than two weeks these problems went away and continue to this day! Life is better, with the combination of a wise doctor and a little magnesium pill!!!" August 2017

 

Condition Treated:

Allergies

Symptoms:

Fatigue, Restlessness, Back Pain, Thyroid Disease, Headaches, Panic Attacks, Always Hungry, Weight Gain

Initials:

E.R.

Age:

 

Story:

“It is hard for me to remember how awful things were, now that Dr. Sultan has made me well! All my other doctors could not help me. They wanted to put me on all kinds of medicines for my hypothyroidism, apparent per-diabetes, acne, osteoporosis, etc., etc.! Dr. Sultan has been my health warrior from the beginning! Best of all when I start to slide off the program, he has so carefully put together for me he picks me up and boosts my good intentions into hyper-drive. His staff are wonderful in the years of my recovery as well. I am never put off for another time and things are remedied right away. Dr. Sultan knows me and what is best for me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!” June 2016

 

Condition Treated:

Thyroid/ PCOS

Symptoms:

fatigue, anxiety, weight gain

Initials:

C.N.

Age:

 

Story:

“I came in for always being tired, anxiety, and not being able to lose weight. I also hadn’t had a period in about 7 months. The armor thyroid has helped cure my symptoms and my levels are better. I feel 100% better than I did before. I was also diagnosed with PCOS. Learning this helped me change my diet and I have since had 3 regular periods and have lost weight.” March 2016

 

Condition Treated:

Benign Prostate BPH

Symptoms:

fatigue, weight loss, weak muscles, sick to the stomach, unable to move

Initials:

F.B.

Age:

83

Story:

"F. and I have been married 58 years, I had never seen him this tired, sleeping so many hours, weak muscles, so much weight loss, 20 pounds, unable to get out of his chair or sit in his chair or even take the top off a bottle of Gatorade. He saw his doctor and two urologists who did tests and concluded a prostate problem (Benign Prostate BPH). This is what he was told with very little time with them. One urologist gave F. medicine that he could not take. The other urologists handed him a form for another prescription drug! He was told there was surgery if this does not work. He was too old for that! Frank was going in the wrong direction and getting worse. A friend, D.L., drove us to see Dr. Sultan, her doctor, who helped her overcome a serious health problem, MS. After comprehensive analysis, many blood tests, and intravenously taking magnesium. Many causes for his poor health surfaced and were worked on. After almost three months Frank has gained 15 pounds, can sit, sleeps less, can drive, he is on the road for recovery. Frank is working along with Dr. Sultan who is finding and eradicating the causes of his problem." August 2017

Condition Treated:

Yeast and Magnesium Deficiency

Symptoms:

Chronic Fatigue, Premenstrual Syndrome, Recurrent Yeast Infections

Initials:

M.A.

Age:

33

Story:

"I came to Dr. Sultan feeling the most sick in my life. Chronic fatigue, recurrent yeast infections, premenstrual symptoms, giving me anxiety that was debilitating. With his help and sticking to a healthy diet, I feel so much better. It has been a journey but I see light at the end of this tunnel. I feel less tired, have more energy, and slowly but surely getting back to my normal self. I appreciate all of Dr. Sultan's help, I feel as though he truly wants me to get better and is doing all he can to get me there. I would recommend him to anyone having issues that conventional doctors don't seem to find or treat." October 20, 2018

 

Condition Treated:

Depression

Symptoms:

Fatigue, difficulty concentrating, depression, severe allergies

Initials:

C.

Age:

37

Story:

For the past few years, I had been feeling very fatigued. I had surgery for apnea, sleep studies, CPAP, a very wide variety of psychoactive drugs such as Prozac. Nothing worked. At the same time, I had severe allergies all the time and was overall very miserable with itchy skin, inflamed sinuses and eruptions on my back and arms. This had lasted over 18 years. Over the course of a few short months, with treatments for magnesium deficiency, poor diet, Candidiasis, and hypothyroid, all of these conditions were nearly reversed. I have more energy than I can ever remember having and can breathe with almost no sinus problems! It is amazing.

 

Condition Treated:

Depression

Symptoms:

Doctor after doctor . . .Tiredness, headaches, feelings of passing out, PM (premenstrual) tension, PM irritability, PM headaches, PM bloating, depression, mental confusion, poor memory, poor concentration, morning fatigue, getting tired by the end of the day, cold feet, dry skin, neck pain, hip pain, pain in left arm, acne, intolerance to alcohol

Initials:

L. G.

Age:

36

Story:

The difference I feel 90% of the time in all areas, instead of 40% is unbelievable. I always knew as a child that I didn’t feel as well as other children. As an adult from about 25 on, my health was starting to get worse. Doctor after doctor said, “Oh, not too much wrong with you, just nerves.” I know I had problems but couldn’t find one to take me serious – until now that is. Dr. Sultan has always taken me serious and finds the root of the problems. Thanks to a diet and properly suited medium, I am hopeful for a new, healthy me. Thank you, Dr. Sultan. Also, I would like to add his (great) staff makes all those tests easier to take!!

Condition Treated:

Depression

Symptoms:

Digestive Problems, Depression, Irritable Bowel, Diarrhea, Stomach Cramping, Vaginal Discharge, Tired

Initials:

L.B.

Age:

32

Story:

When I came to Dr. Sultan’s office, I was on Tenormin for rapid heart rate, Celexa for depression, Lotronex for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I couldn’t eat anything without having diarrhea and stomach cramping. I had vaginal discharge. I was tired all the time. I even didn’t want to get out of bed sometimes. With two small children, I didn’t have the energy or patients to play with them. I was very irritable and would fly off the handle a lot. My husband even said my mood swings were bad. Today, after 4 months of testing and taking Nystatin, magnesium and thyroid medication, I am 90% better. Dr. Sultan found a low mag level, thyroid levels off, and allergies to yeast, dust, molds, etc. I am so happy today. My energy level is high and I am able to play and enjoy my children. I have started to work on my master’s degree too! I am off the Tenormin, Lotronex, and Celexa! Thank God for Dr. Sultan and staff. I feel great!

 

 

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