Hi all - here is my story - I am writing it just to tell someone, anyone, what my problem is and maybe to get a little feedback.
Story starts about 2 1/2 months ago. Up to then everything was fine.
But slowly my job was getting more stessful and at the same time I realised I was due to pay a big tax bill which I hadn't accounted for.
That night I couldnt sleep - at 2am I went into the spare room so as not to disturb the wife and tossed and turned all night long.
And the next night , and the next - I didn't have more than 2 hours for about 6 nights - I cold sweated all the time and for some reason my knee joints slightly ached.
Since then my pattern of sleep has been to dose off on the sofa at about 10, raise myself to get to bed at 11, sleep till about 2.30 am and then toss and turn and cold sweat for the rest of the night - can't be good for me can it? Over two month of that!
To top it off I got a bit constipated last weekend ( never have a problem there ususally ) and three nights ago woke up in the night with an 'uncomfortable' ( i wouldn't say painful ) sensation in my anus as if it was being forced open - or something had been insterted.
Now I'm worried as I read on the web this could be proctitis... which one source recons is 100% caused by stress ... and guess what ? once you get it you get it for life. Great ! as if stress was not enough now I have to contend with a chronic bowel illness... for ever!
Feeling a bit sorry for myself at the moment so please excuse.