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I have now been trying to work out what's going on for nearly two years now and to no avail.
I suffer from a range of symptoms -
Tired despite seemingly deep sleep (i fall asleep the minute my head hits the pillow and wake up after 8-8.30hrs),
Inability to concentrate, zoning out most of the day and recently decided to stop any lengthy driving trips.
Anxiety and depression which is growing by the day as I fail to work out what's up.
Memory is worsening
Sudden chills and muscle/joint pain
Fatigue after eating, with what I would call brain fog often occuring 5 mins after eating.
General apathy with life.
Throat feels like it has a lump in it, with some difficulty swallowing at times.
Constant feeling of fullness in left ear
Frequent sore red eyes
Now the weirdest thing is, at least three times a week I completely snap out of this rut and suddenly feel extremely happy again, with absolutely no anxiety, with the fatigue lifted, with a sudden burst of enthusiasm and optimism. Always during this period I feel warm with no cold spell, I have no digestive issues, no body aches.
Now I've been searching long and hard to work out what the triggers are. Three or four times it happenned following a bowel movement, often it happens after an afternoon nap, sometimes just sitting there depressed sitting in my chair staring blankly at the wall. Whatever it is it is strange and I can't work it out. My family now think i'm mental and cannot believe the sudden shift in my mood when this happens.
In the past i've had a range of blood tests which all came back negative - thyroid, diabetes, vitamin b, hepatitis, anemia, glandular fever etc etc
I'm going back to the doctor later this week but I just don't know what to ask for. What would you suggest? A sleep study? Narcolepsy perhaps and my mood swings disguised as excessive daytime sleepiness?
Benign brain tumour?
Barium Swallow for LaryngoPharyngeal Reflux?
Any response would be extremely helpful
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