I'm new here. Currently diagnosed with chronic depression and anxiety. (and hypothyroidism and epilepsy) Have a new shrink who thinks I'm bipolar 2. Anyway...
As I've started approaching menopause my symptoms are all over the board. Two years ago I started having migraines with a visual aura. Last year I was sure I had Multiple Sclerosis. Thank goodness, the tests came back negative. This year I'm having horrible hot flashes and moderate chest pains and was in and out of the hospital this past week to be evaluated for heart problems. Haven't gotten any results yet.
What is really bothering me though is that my friends, co-workers and sisters have decided that I've cried wolf once too often. Nobody thinks there is anything "really" wrong with me, and they are perturbed that I'm "looking for attention" again. I can sort of understand after five hospitalizations for depression and then all this stuff in the past three years (I have also had two problems in the past two years that were real--had my gall bladder and my appendix out.)
I'm one of those adult children who only got quality attention as a kid when I was sick and injured, so I am having trouble dealing with feeling sick and not getting any good attention.
Anyway, I guess I just needed to unload, but if you have anything helpful to tell me, I'd love to hear it!