My alternative health care doctor diagnosed me with adrenal fatigue/exhaustion and recommended supplement that I should take and Dr. Wilson's book, both which were sold from his office. I read the book and fit the descript
ion exactly. I tried the expensive supplements for a little over a yr with no result. I know that herbs can take a long time to effect you if you are taking them for a condition that you have had for years, but I gave up on the supplements due to the cost and no result.
In the meantime I have read a book about
fibromyalgia (my mother loaned it to me and I don't remember the name right now), which my mother has, and noticed that I have 8 out of the 10 symptoms listed. I have also researched chronic fatigue syndrome. I think I may have both of these but have been having a hard time getting a diagnosis. My doctors don't even listen to all my symptoms before saying that the pain and fatigue I feel are related to one of my other problems.
I am constantly in pain and my sleep schedule lately (I am currently on short term disability that will end in 2 weeks) has been the following: To bed from 8 pm to 10 or 11 am, then a nap from 2 or 3 pm until 5 or 6 pm. This is the only way that I feel somewhat "rested" during my waking hours (EX. gives me the energy to make myself something simple to eat). This is the first time I have ever had the chance to take naps while off of work and I listen to my body and take them as soon as I feel tired. I am very anxious about
the time when I have to return to work and be in a state of total confusion, exhaustion and pain all the time.
Does anyone have experience with being diagnosed with more than one of these conditions, or being diagnosed incorrectly with one and then finding out is was another?
Thanks for your help!
I'm a 28 yr old female finally diagnosed with:
Bi-Polar Disorder, General Anxiety, ADD, Insomnia, Night Sweats & Migraines in 2003
Prolactinoma Tumor in 2006
Polycystic Ovaries, Adrenal Fatigue/Exhaustion & Irritable Bowel Syndrome(for 23+ yrs) in 2007
Interstitial Cystitis, Endometriosis & Gall Bladder Removal in 2009
And then there's the oddball list of Hormonal Imbalances (started with birth control, yet off birth control for 3 yrs), Photophobia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Weird Tremors/Twitching, Vertigo, Dry Mouth, Joint Pain, Neck and Back Muscle pain, Dark patches on my breasts (this developed in the last 8 months)...oh yeah, TMJ...still thinking...
Celexa, Cymbalta, Xanax, Trazadone, Tegretol, Adderall XR, Prelief, Percocet & Zyrtec