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So a bit of background- im 30 years old with two young children and this year I have got married and moved house twice. Felt happy all through this time and not particularly stressed but now I'm wondering if maybe I was and just didn't realise it.
Ive always been an exercise freak and rarely sit still- would go to the gym 7 times a week and also this year completed the great north run in sept- this is where my problems seem to have started.
During the last few weeks of training I felt very tired with aches and pains where lymph nodes would be- groin and under arms (nothing enlarged though). I put this down to doing too much and just carried in with training and doing the race and completed it in 2 hours. Thought afew weeks after Id start to feel back to normal but if anything tiredness got worse and I spent all sept and October falling asleep and feeling sick, generally fluish etc. Aches and pains started in muscles and joints, headaches, eye pain. Backwards and forwards to the docs during this time and at first they said I was run down/ depressed. Had every blood test known to man done, glandular fever, Lyme disease, cbc, ana etc. All normal. After getting no where with my gp and breaking down crying everytime I went I asked to be referred to someone privately through my husbands private medical cover. At the end of oct/start of nov I saw a haematologist who said all my blood work was fine and he ordered ct scans with contrast of my neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis and all was normal. He suggested I may be suffering with post viral fatigue! It was the first Id heard of it. Ive been back to my gp last week and he says he would be inclined to agree with this diagnosis.
For the last 4 weeks however I have been feeling a lot better. I did take 3 weeks off work throughout the end oct/nov so maybe that's helped . I Still probably feel more tired than I normally would but I am able to do some light exercise,. Some short jogs and light gym work. I don't however feel that I get the post exertion malaise that everyone talks about- I feel tired after but not to the extend that others seem to. However/ I would says that a month or so ago i certainly did have this post exertional malaise- gp just seems to think that ive been lucky and hopefully ive got away lightly with it.
I feel like my body aches and pains have mostly gone and all im suffering with now is occasional eye pain in both eyes (eye test hasn't shown any problems except slight dry eye- optical nerve all fine etc). I also have neck pain, occasional shoulder pain and a pretty much constant dull ache at the back of my head with occasional shooting pains behind my ears and at the base of my skull/hairline. Does anyone else suffer with this? To be honest the pain doesn't stop me doing anything and isn't strong enough to need pain killers. GP doesn't seem concerned by it and just says he will see me again in jan to see how im doing.
The last month ive been juicing lots of fruit and veg, taking evening primrose oil, cod liver oil, magnesium and a multi Vit with iron plus lots of vit c. Lots of water etc and healthy meals. I'm guessing it's just a waiting game but I wanted to know if my experience sounded similar to anyone else's. I don't remember a virus but the gp suggested that the initial tiredness and pains I had when training was the virus or that maybe I just got myself too run down x
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