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Last year I was feeling really poorly, constantly exhausted, brain fog, couldn't concentrate, felt like in a dream-like state or daze, headaches, palpitations and shortness of breath, and legs aching when i went up stairs. I had blood tests taken and it showed my ferritin level was very low. I had iron tablets for a good number of months (finished them in december) and felt much better. However, around beginning of March this year, i started to feel much the same way as I was feeling, constantly tired, feeling like I'm in a dream, not being able to focus on more than one conversation at a time at work, and sensitive to light and loud talking, sleep is not really refreshing, even though I get a solid 8.5 hours sleep most nights (some nights can be up to 11 hours!!). I believed that perhaps my ferritn levels had dropped again and went to the doctors for a blood test - which all came back within normal ranges. As far as I'm aware, all the usual were tested, B12, thyroid, iron and ferritin etc. I had a follow up appointment with GP and I've been for another blood test (awaiting results), this time for C-reactive protein, ESR, Haemolysis check, lactate dehydrogenase and Vitamin D. Now i must confess that means little to me! The GP said he was trying to get to the bottom of this tiredness and it was like a jigsaw to fit all the pieces together! However, I am wondering if I may be suffering from possible CFS, and wondered if my symptoms feel like some of you feel? The tiredness is now beginning to feel like it's ruling my life, in that I plan routines around what time I need to be in bed by! I'm 30 years old, and don't believe I'm in too bad health apart from this currently unexplained fatigue! Any help or advice will be gratefully received!
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