Reilly, you are inspiring…hanging in there until you got a diagnosis!! I can't think of a worse time to be totally sapped of energy than starting college.
In my own case, I was diagnosed with psoriasis in 1976, while studying for the bar exam. Not much in the way of treatment then except for tar and the light box. I had numerous hospitalizations at Columbia-Presbyterian for the next 10 years and then I went into remission, only to be diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in 1998. It progressed quickly and I went on disability in January 2002, as much due to fibromyalgia as to PA.
My fatigue totally drained me for a couple of years.
I started taking Remicade in 2004, every 2 months, and it did a nice job for me. I'm still taking it and don't have extensive joint erosion, as I might have without the Remicade. However, I am again suffering from draining fatigue and wondering what to do. A psychiatrist I saw back in 2002 wanted to try me on Provigil but I didn't take it. Has anyone out there taken anything for disabling fatigue and fibromyalgia, and, if so, what?