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Last November I became very ill and was bed bound for 2 weeks unable to get out of bed, I had very bad glands in my neck, groin and under my arms, I had fever, exhausted, had pain in my spleen and liver. I was given blood tests which showed the Epstein Barr virus to be positive. I thought at the time I'd just get over the virus and back to work and life, however 9months later I'm still not back at work or well.
I think I may have CFS. I'm very tired all the time, I feel dizzy (both vertigo sort and low blood pressure type), I have poor memory and concentration, when I ask my parents where something is I give the wrong word for the item. I can't tolerate heat or cold, the heat from a plate of food can set me off into sweats and when I fall asleep I wake up feeling like I have hypothermia (my thyroid tests are all fine though).
If on a Saturday I pop to the supermarket for 1hour, on Sunday, Monday Tuesday I can hardly get out of bed and my joins and muscles kill. I feel like I have flu on those days too and have a slight fever.
Umm there's more but I just can't think. I just know that since November I can't do things like I use to.
Oh yeah, I can't tolerate noise at all, everything has to be quiet.
My feet and legs really hurt most of the time.
I'm just not sure what to do or think anymore and I feel like drs and people don't take me seriously.
I'm 33 years old, I was working and in part time study before all or this happened. I have a feeling I was working too hard before and not getting enough sleep before all of this happened.
Sometimes I feel when I sit down I'm made of stone and can't move again, but I push myself to get up.
I'm just so tired of all of this and I worry what if it's just in my mind, but when I've exerted myself I feel so bad I know it's not.
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