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My names Jessica, Im 24 years old and was generally fit and well. Im at university studying law and also have a 4 year old little boy, so as you can imagine life can be pretty busy.
Over the past 5 years various problems have arrose with no diagnosis after various negative tests. when i was around 20 i passed out quite frequently (at least once a fortnight) and was sent to see a nurologist where i had a tilt table test. this came back fine and was put down to possible slower blood circulation and nothing more was said or done. I continued to have these fainting spells even now although it has gotten a lot less frequent. In January 2014 i unfortunatley had a bleed on my brain after being in an accident, but all was well and it healed on its own. Since then I hae suffered extreme tiredness which i feel is gradually getting worse, but i have bared it. In December 2014 i was admitted to hospital with abdominal pains where i spent 3 days on morphine for pain control, i had ct scans, bloods, liver count, MRI and an ultrasound done. All came back fine. I have since suffered aches and pains over my whole body on a daily basis, headaches and now have to wear glasses which are light sensitive (which i have never needed before). I also have stomach cramps and bloating and also acid reflux regularly, last weeek i had a colonoscopy and biopsies taken....again colonoscopy came back fine and just waiting on biopsy results. The next step is an endoscopy.
I feel like my life is on hold, and every aspect is suffering from my family to my education. yesterday i saw something about M.E/CFS so though i would check it out and the symptoms and suprisingly i felt everything seemed to fall into place. I cry every day to my partner about the pain im in and also the tiredness and how i feel my life has changed so drastically, Im so forgetful and have problems concentrating. No dr i have seen has ever mentioned ME but i really feel it may be a possibility. I do have a dr's appointment this afternoon to discuss this but i really do not know how to approach the issue after reading many drs do not like to diagnose people with this condition.
If anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated.
thanks in advance
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