Yesterday I went to see my GP with a list of this to ask and I brought a urine sample because I constantly feel like I have a water infection. she dipped the urine and said there's no keytones or sugar but I have white blood cells in it. She wasn't worried but was going to send it off to the lab to make sure.
I told her how I've been feeling and how much I've been sleeping, I even showed her the diary and charts from this app. I asked her about Lupus, fibromialga and ME/CFS.
She said that one of the markers they look at that was in my previous blood results was on the low side and my thyroid was smack in the middle of normal range, the only thing is I'm borderline anemic. She wants me to redo my blood tests with a few extra ones on top to look at different markers I think and my HbA1c.
She hasn't changed any of my meds including my antidepressant, she said it hasn't kicked in yet.
I was in tears by this stage because I'm so frustrated and so tired of feeling like this.
I asked her why if all my bloods have come back ok why am I feeling worse, why am I feeling exhausted all the time and why my clothes are feeling bigger yet my scales are saying I'm not losing weight.
She thinks it's all linked. My high pain, my very high anxiety, my very low moods and my fatigue she says are all linked and now that I'm divorced, away from our old home, out of the woman's refuges, I have things in place to help my two children, the fact my daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and that my ex husband keeps intermittently sending messages to my family and letters for the kids to my mums are all linked and now that we're in our own home and I now have time to breath it's all repressed emotions and memories starting to come up.
That I probably have Post Traumatic Stress and the reason I don't see it is because I've had to cope and I've had to carry on, I didn't have the breathing space to cry, be upset or greive.
I've only just started to see a CBT counsellor which my GP thinks will help me but because I feel like I'm falling apart and not coping she's going to get a mental health nurse to see me. They should be able to help me with different things like possibly getting me help for around the home and help with different benefits I should be entitled to and with bits like that. I'm not sure if it will help or not at the moment but I'm willing to take any help that will help me function for my kids, if it wasn't for them I don't know where I'd be right now!
All of this is fine for the future but it doesn't help me now, it doesn't help me function now and doesn't stop my kids from seeing me how I am now.....