Its taken me a little while to build up the courage to actually write something on a forum.
I always read them and think that there are people out there so much worse than me, what right do I have to complain...
Im a 26 year old Female that feels like she has just been sick all her life, It was always one thing after the other, Chicken pox, Glandula, Rikettsia, chronic fatigue, peri-tonsillar abcsess that burst... you name it Ive had it hahah.
After years and years of doctors telling me that there was nothing wrong and was I sure I was eating right...(Im a person that has always been active, eaten well, dont drink much and never smoked) so you can imagine how fustrating it was.
Finally with all my symptoms of swollen joints, rashy skin, extreme fatigue, aching muscles, extremely stiff body in morning, always very thirsty, headaches and so on. They tested my ANA levels which was positive, my white bloody count is always very low and in the recent 12 month my iron is also always low.
I suffer from Raynauds as well as the above symptons so I was finally diagnosed with UCDT. I also find it very hard to explain to people what it is, its a bit of this and a bit of that :). I dont feel like my Husband understands and I know its also hard on him always having me sick with one thing or another... be it upset stomach, aching body etc.
As I am naturally a very energetic person who loves to be active I find it very hard being limited with what I can do, it tends to upset me and get me down. Over the past 24 months I have started to listen to my body a lot more and when it says rest I have to rest. I work as a Marketing Manager, study part time and take care of a house hold which seems to get the better of my every few couple of months and then I am wiped out for another couple of months.
Thanks for letting me open up to people who understand, I feel a bit silly as I know that there are people on here a lot worse than me and I dont want to seem like I am complaining.
I hope everyone is feeling well today .