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Just found this discussion board thru Google, so apologies if this isn't the place but it's my first time here!
For some years now I've been suffering various symptoms which have as yet been unexplained. Briefly, I would list fatigue, aches and pains, poor concentration (described in places as brain fog?!), excessive sweating, frequently needing to pee, and generally feeling unwell. I seem to get a lot of cold-type infections. I would also put nausea and bowel/stomach issues on the list, but I fear I'm starting to sound like a hypocondriac!!
I've been to see doctors at various times and been tested for diabetes, thyroid function, anemia.. the usual suspects. I was prescribed anti-depressants for a while, guess I felt better but you would wouldn't you?! I've had the symptoms attributed to my asthma medication, amongst other things, in particular I've been told that I'm susceptible to infection by being immuno-surpressed on account of my asthma.
You can see where I'm going..
I've felt like this on and off since University, and I'm 32 in a couple of months and feel it's time to get some answers. As you get older you feel less comfortable with sitting around on your ar*e all day for lack of energy!!
Could I have ME? I have heard it described as post-viral fatigue... I had Shingles when I was younger, can't remember exactly when but I think it was not long before I finished school and went to uni. Could this be a factor?
Any advice would be appreciated. For info I have a [i:e168edb34d]very[/i:e168edb34d] healthy diet and exercise a fair bit, although it is an effort to make myself do it!
Thanks in advance for any help.
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