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I'm a 37 year old women who has felt like she has been hit by a bus for the last couple of years!!
I Initially likened how I was felling to having an infection or virus hanging over me all the time but after Various Dr's appointments, hospital referrals and blood tests nothing bar a few recurring urine infections and low iron has ever been found...
Due to how long this has been going on it's caused me to become very anxious and depressed and I must have diagnosed myself 20 times over!!
The GP's have tried various times to put me on anti anxiety meds and I think they would like to pop me under the anxiety induced symptoms umbrella which has made me stop going to the docs and as I don't think they are taking me seriously...
Since having my daughters I have always suffered from low iron/ferritin levels but the last time I had them checked (about 6 months ago) I was very plainly told that at the level they were at would not be causing the symptoms I was having. (prescribed 320g of ferrous furrate twice a day, iron level at 11) Again I felt really unsupported and haven't been back since..
I am now back to the drawing books as feeling particularly lousy and starting to wonder (after doing a bit of reading on how rubbish GP's seem to be with Anaemia) if Pernicious Anaemia and B12 is something that should be checked!!
I have all my classic low iron symptoms, breathesness, extreme tiredness, insomnia, white eyes but wondered if anyone else with the above can relate to my slightly weirder symptoms and reassure me I'm not going crazy.
Dizziness...this is a weird one as always used to get in the same place, the school gate, my 3rd daughters bedroom, folding the washing!! Wasn't until recently I have connected it with really bright colours and patterns, it's like my brain goes into overload with looking at a busy/bright scene.
Weird mouth sensations...mostly always brought on by wrigleys airways chewing gum, mouth goes completely numb, leading onto feelings off extreme dizziness, nausea and just oddness
Thumb on left hand feels lazy, when I reach for something, it's like it's not connected with what my brain is asking it do and takes a few seconds to catch up.
Small twitches above on the top of my lip, eyebrow, and ocassionally eye, doesn't feel very serious, and it goes as quickly as it comes but still there!!
Underarm, breast bone and rib cake sensations no lumps or even enlarged lymph node just a feeling, sometimes feels muscular and other times feels almost topical like a mild scratch or burn.
Random onsets in my Jaw, neck and shoulders where I feel like I have had 6 rounds with Mike Tyson (actually reminds of the days after giving birth when your hole core aches from the pressure and tensing...
Joint pain in my fingers and toes.
Frequent urination, feels like uti symptoms (possibly is but I'm avoiding the unsympathetic Doc!!)
And probably the worse...all consuming anxiety with I'm sure magnifys a few of the above but mostly just paralyses my ability to do anything about them other than scrutinise and worry...because well what's the point, nobody listens!!
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