I'm confused as to whether I may have depression or chronic fatigue, I've been suffering with waking up feeling more tired then when I went to sleep for around 2 years, I also have headaches, tinnitus when run down, aches in my elbows and wrist and fingers, the worst thing I struggle to concentrate and forget things - I make a joke out of this as it's the only way I know how to deal with it, really I find it scary and embarrassing. Iam still at work part time - 20
Hours a week but I find it too much and frequently need to lie down after picking the kids up from school. Mostly I am able to do chores but sometimes I just don't have the energy it worsens when I'm
I am to take quite long walks and was able to introduce running in the summer for a week, I then didn't exercise for a while as I didn't have the oomph to do it, I tried a run again a couple of weeks back and the next day it floored me, I was completely woolly headed and had to go to bed straight after the kids have been picked up.
I am able to go out and socialise, and enjoy it when I'm out, but drinking and Or late night will cause me to become completely sedentary the next day.
The Doctor has tested me for everything under the sun, all tests are clear. It's so frustrating as I need to be able to put a label on what's dragging me down and get help.
The Doctor signed me off for a week with chronic fatigue and it's been a bad week, sleep pattern is disturbed, I've got a raging throat and headache, so fuzzy headed that I've scraped my car on a wall.
Whilst I've been off I've been checking out books and sites to try and get help and I'm not so sure it's chronic fatigue as I'm not sure I would have managed to run in the summer at all?
I've been shocked to find out that my symptoms are mild as I often find life difficult and I struggle. I really feel for you guys as I realise that this is a totally debilitating disease.
Please let me know what your thoughts are as I'm confused and need some help but it needs to be the right help for the condition I've got