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Hi, just joined the group looking for a bit of advice on how to broach the subject with my GP, I used to be a nurse and don't want to come across as saying 'well I've been reading this etc'
A little back ground. About 5 years ago I had a work related injury where I was attacked by a patient and tore my rotator cuff, which lead to me changing jobs, in the new job I was bullied and as a result started suffering anxiety and depression. It was more or less under control, mood was still low at times and occasional motivational problems but I was managing to take 7-8 hours a week of dance classes, and applied to do a new course at uni.
Then in July of last year my mum died quite suddenly. I had no help from family with the funeral etc and as a result ended up with a small viral infection, sore throat, and flu like symptoms. Since then I am now finding I'm tired even with out real exertion. I've had to cut my 7-8 hours of dance a week to 3-4, spread during the week as following them I'm completely floored for a couple of days, the only way I can describe it is the kind of tiredness that comes after doing a week of nights, and trying to stay awake after them, my eyes can't stay open, walking around the shops, or just making a cup of tea I can feel my eyes closing. Even doing housework, I have to do it in stages because I start aching and feeling exhausted.
Night time sleep is not the best, insomnia some times, finding it difficult to fall and stay asleep, and still being absolutely shattered after getting up that I feel like going back to bed after breakfast.
this has got progressively to this stage over the last 12 months, and is markedly different to how I was before the stress of my mums passing away and the viral infection.
ive started getting increasingly annoying restless legs and arms at night, aching, needing to move them, and then pins and needle/scratching type sensation around the joints (then the next morning feeling like I've run a marathon with the.
general aches in shoulders (not just where I had the injury) frequent headaches (tension?) sinus pains, joint pain in toes, sore and feeling like I want to crack them. paracetamol not really working
gastro upsets acid reflux. Times where I just can't concentrate, and occasionally forgeting something I've just written down. A lot of the time my head feels like I've got the flu.
im already being treated for anxiety and depression still and know that it could be just a exhasibation of this, but the other symptoms seem to point in other ways.
Just worried they will either just think I've been reading to much (very common between health professionals) or they will just pass it off as depression without considering other options.
ive got an appointment in a few weeks for a medicine review, so was thinking of bringing it up then. Do you think it could be CSF and any ideas on how to bring it up without sounding as if I've just read this...
thanks for for reading that long winded description
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