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Hi im new to this forum. My name is Lian (Leanne but spelt wierd). Im 37 and a Mri radiographer who works 12hr shifts. Im really struggling at the mo. My days off are recovering as im so tired.
Ive been plagued with GS symptoms since I was 19. I suffered with gastroenteritis twice in my first pregnancy and dont think ive ever recovered. Since then i have 'episodes' of illnesses that wipe me out for a month or two. I have reacted terribly to antibiotics ever since. I suffered with systematic candida. My symptoms of my most recent 'episode' is palpitations, blurred vision, shaking and diziness and general lethargy. My limbs went so weak. My GP said it was probably viral but sent me to a TIA clinic as my mum had a stroke at 38. I wasn't convinced I'd had a stroke, but i went with the hope they would do more thorough tests. Surprisingly they were 'fine' except my high bilirubin. My blood pressure was high but put down to 'white coat'. Its just a vicious circle and im left frustrated that doctors dismiss my GS and imply im a hypercondriac. When i try to explain GS is symptomatic, they refuse to listen & can be quite patronising . My phosphate level was low, again dismissed as not severe enough, which it could be contributing to my symptoms.
I have found this site as my boss, husband & family all think its stress as 'no abnormal results'. Im not stressed, im a calm person but feel let down that no one can help me. Ive put on 2 stone as i feel drained and don't exercise due to feeling weak & achey.
Im convinced my GS is related to hypothyroidism or parathyroid related but I just can't get passed the GP gatekeeper! Is it worth going private to see an endocrinologist? Has anyone else managed to get their GP to take it seriously? Any advice would be appreciated thank you.
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