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Hi I'm Kelly. I am 21 years old and I think I have CFS. I've read that I may be alittle too young to have developed this, but I really really need yalls advice.
2012 I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety.
Since March of last year I have been so forgetful, unfocused, depressed, and straight up tired.
I have a wonderful fiancé and stepdaughter who are always there for me (stepdaughter is 4 and she knows that when I'm tired or hurt, there is nothing she can do to help other than love on me)
My fiancé works offshore so I do everything around the house most of the time. Get my stepdaughter up and ready for school, on the bus, I get dressed, go to work M,W,&F 8am-5pm, leave, pick her up from whoever helps me with getting her, come home, let her play with the neighbors kids so I can rest, cook supper, bathe her, put her to bed, and on Tuesdays and Thursday's I have school and I do it all over again.
When I get free or 'me' time, I have to clean. It's never been a problem for me to get all of this done until last March. Now, my 4 yr old stepdaughter usually has to wake me up in the morning because I don't hear my alarms, I get so tired just from cooking even just a skillet dinner that I have to pull a chair up to the stove, I even sometimes forget to bathe her and she has to remind me. She's an amazing kid and I hate it so bad that she has to go through this and help me this much.
At work, I usually have to stop working around 2pm or 3pm because I just feel like I can't go anymore. I have a desk job(part time secretary) so I'm sitting down most of the day. I have an amazing boss who is understanding, but I'm always letting her down because I can't remember the simplest of things anymore.
Just in the past few months, I have aches in my arms. Sometimes they feel like small growing pains, and other times I can't even put my arms by my sides because it feels like it's stretching them too far. And some times it's absolute terrible and agonizing pain and I cry for hours.
I'm constantly nauseous, but I rarely ever throw up.
And I have an insane amount of UTIs and I see a specialist for that. (Not sure if the UTIs have anything to do with this though)
I've been short of breath for about a month and a half, too.
I bruise VERY easily now and the bruises last for a good while. 4 weeks ago I was getting in the shower and slipped and barely hit my leg and it turned into a bruise wider than the size of my fist and to this day, it's still there.
For about a year now, I've had horrible, horrible headaches. More like migraines. And no one has figured them out. I take Tylenol and excedrine every day.
3 weeks ago I thought I had strept throat so I had to take a week off of work and school. My doc told me to take off. The next week I was still running fever and I have HUGE knots on the sides of my neck(been there for a month or so I think) so I went to the doc again and she ran a mono test on me and it came back positive so I've now been off of school and work for 3 weeks and I don't feel like anything is getting better at all.
I still run fever too.
I'm sure there is something that I'm leaving out, but I guess this is it for now.
Please please PLEASE tell me your thoughts. Be brutally honest if needed. I need answers so very badly. I have an appointment with my doctor at the end of this week but I'm just trying to see what people on here think to see if I even need to bring this up to my doctor.
Thank you in advance!
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