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I'm feeling really fed up and didnt know where else to go for advice. So I've been feeling rrally unwell for the past 9 months and I don't feel like I'm getting anywhere.
I'll just give a bit of history. I started feeling unwell in September - i was feeling dizzy any my heart was beating fast, i was feelinf nauseous after eating, had swollen lymph glands and was finding my usual walk after work was getting more difficult. I had a blood test which showed low iron. Had iron tablets but after 4 months didn't feel any better.
I went back to the dr and further blood tests showed I had recent exposure to the virus that causes glandular fever. The doctor said my symptoms were due to this and I was told that they would resolve "before long".
5 mo the lated and I am feeling no better. I went to the Dr and she said that my symptoms sounded like anxiety and depression. I told her I am not depressed or anxious. Feeling so unwell and being unable to carry out life as normal is making me extremely miserable but I'd say that's a side effect rather than a cause. I tried to explain this but she wouldn't believe me and tried to put me on tablets which I declined. I really want to do things that I used to and find something to help me improve but I feel really strongly that I'm not depressed or anxious and so don't think the medication would help.
I have agreed to go for an assessment to please her but the appointment is 2 months away and I want to try to figure out what is wrong with me in the mean time.
Has anyone else had this experience? I've suffered with depression in the past and have been diagnosed with general anxiety disorder (which I have had CBT for and which worked wonders ) im just really beginning to doubt myself. I thought I knew what these things felt like and knew my own mind but the appointment recently is making me doubt myself. Is it possible to be depressed and anxious and not know it even if you've suffered in the past.
Sorry this is so long I just really had to vent! X
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