Hello, I stumbled across this site and wondered if anyone can help/advise me. From reading some of the posts I guess this will sound so familier but somehow I need to express what I am feeling. 10 years ago I had a triple bypass op and at that moment my life changed. If its a nightmare then its a waking one because I can put my hand on my heart and say I have not had a decent sleep since. 2/3 hours of unrefreshed sleep is my norm, often 2 days without. My head feels like cotton wool most of the time and my concentration span is nil. I used to enjoy a good film or work for hours on my computer. My tolernce to virtually any form of medicine stopped with severe reactions , mostly gut and head based, especially to any anti-depressants which a string of doctors seemed keen to prescribe stating that I was depressed as a result of not being able to come to terms with the trauma of my op. My arms ,especially the shoulder to elbow ache like hell most of the time, my head aches and feels woolly, my eyes have difficulty focussing ( I close one eye all the time even after having my precrip checked so often, my glands in my neck and throat are almost always swollen, I have developed a reaction to most types of food resulting in a diagnosis of IBS, (after colonoscopy x2 I was told to change my diet, but to what as i seem intolerant to most?) I sweat like a pig most of the time, my stress is through the roof and at last the biggie which has led me here, cyclic fatigue which lays me low for days and nothing seems to shift it until its run its course 3/4 days later. this seems to come and go to be fair sometimes nor as bad for weeks and then bang its back with avengence. After 10 years of frustration and rejection at the hands of Doctors who,s atitude is if you wont take the pills then how do you expect to feel I finally am told I can have antidepressants injected and load this info into a search engine to check it out and through some fateful quirk come across a web sight that lists all my symptoms as grade A cfs!!! I dont know whether I feel elated or depressed about this but can anyone relate to this. This is important as I have a review with a mental health worker next tues and dont know what to do, do I point out all this and say how come no-one has sujjested cfs. By the way my doctor apparantly does not belive it exists. The only other thing I have is coeliac disease for 15 years but this is under control with a well established gluten free diet.
Please can someone help advise me how to proceed before I go crazy