Hi guys. I'm new here. And I need your support. I have no fight left in me. I'm 27 years old, and have been sick since I was 16. I have daily headaches, stomachaches, and fatigue (so tired all the time). I have seen lots of doctors and done all the tests. The only tests that ever came back abnormal were my SED rate, which just shows that my body was fighting something, and for ehrlichiosis, which is like lymes disease. They gave me several rounds of antibiotics for that and called it good.
So now things have been getting worse. I'm on FMLA at work and can barely make it there most days. I have no social life and really no life at all. I just went to a new neurologist today that had me describe my headaches to me, did a neurologic exam, and told me I was perfectly normal and that it's all psychological. That I just don't deal with things well and have made my traumas into physical symptoms. He found out that I also have endometriosis (actually diagnosed, seen in a surgery and removed) and that I have had my gallbladder out (in an attempt to help my stomach problems...not my idea, 2 surgeons recommended it) and said that it was a red flag that I have so many things wrong with me, because who has this many things wrong with them at age 27? So it must be all in my head. Seriously????? He also told me that I was a prime candidate for narcotic abuse. Which by the way I have several bottles of sitting in my apartment that I have not even touched.
I'm a normal girl that has had a happy life besides this sickness. I am really sad because of the sickness. But who wouldn't be. I don't know what kind of traumas I would even be suppressing, I really haven't had any. The sickness came first. Not the sadness.
I've asked a few doctors about chronic fatigue syndrome. Each one says they don't believe in it or they don't deal with that sort of thing. I can't find someone to talk to about it. And from what I've read, I'm an easy diagnosis of the condition. I fit all the diagnostic criteria.
I'm so tired of doctors passing me off to the next guy or making me feel like I'm a wimp just trying to come up with excuses. Or that's it in my head. I just can't do this anymore. I'm sorry I know this is a long post but I just need to talk to someone. Thank you for reading.