For the past three years I simply don'’t feel good – health wise – a persistent feeling that I’m not well, lingering doubts that if something is wrong. I feel tired most of the time. Especially in the office & outdoors. When I compare my “physical feel” any given time with what I felt 2 or 3 years back, I think that I don’t have the same energy and enthusiasm I used to have those days. No, I’m not talking about the psychological feel, but about the physical condition. I feel some kind of dullness. Sometimes I feel my vision is dull. A heavy feeling in the head as if I’m going out of the world. When I go for tea in the morning around 10.30am this feeling is more prominent. The climate is good – sunny bright and cheerful, so are my friends, but me? Though I “try to” look cheerful, “try to” feel good, still from inside I have a tired feeling. It is similar to the initial feeling before a blackout. But I don’t feel any compelling need to lie down as one feels during a black out and I can still move around. There is always a want to go back to home and take rest or sleep. Usually most of us have an awkward feeling when suddenly standing up from a sitting position. A similar feeling in a lower range is what I feel when I move my head. Also for the past three years there is a whistling or ringing sound from the ears. It is noticeable especially in silent surroundings or when the ears are closed. It neither reduces nor decreases but remains at a constant pitch and tone. The sound doesn’t bother me much, but I wonder whether it is related in some way with my physical state.
All other body functions are normal. Appetite, digestion, sleep etc. Sometimes a wave of tiredness suddenly hits and remains for 2 to 3 hours or sometimes 1 or 2 days. At that time I have a hot feeling – hot breath, heat in eyes etc. Post-fever kind of feelings.
This condition is continuing for past 3 years. It has affected my personal life. It has affected my official life also. All plans for the life have been paralysed by this. My parents are upset about this. I consulted several doctors, each of them giving different conclusions. Since nobody could give any conclusive remarks, I didn’t take the medicines they prescribed except a few. On some occasions I had bad effects after taking some tablets. For eg. I took a tablet “Serlift” which was supposed to lift up the mood, but instead caused severe nausea, after which I got hospitalized for 2 days. Some of the opinions I heard from doctors (in chronological order):
§Irregular pulse – Followed up with ECG, Holter attachment etc. Nothing was found special. Doctor told it is not that seroius to have occasional extra beats (ectopic beats?)
§Stress, tension – Took few tablets (Alprax). No effect.
§ENT specialists did several tests (hearing, ) Nothing was found.
§One ENT doctor prescribed “Trental” tabs ½ -½ -½ to increase blood flow in ears. Took the tabs for a week. No effect. Stopped on another doctor’s advice.
§Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Increased food intake. Gained 5-6kg. in 6months. I started looking slightly plumy. This didn’t improve the condition. On the contrary I felt worse after this.
§Consulted gastroenterologist – Did endoscopy ; Results were normal. Ultra sound scan was done. Fatty liver, but normal.
§Neurologist : After physical examination concluded that nothing is wrong. Ruled out hypoglycemia after blood test (Extended GTT). Then concluded on two possibilities : Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Insulin related irregularities. Prescribed Alprax for one month and review after that. Didn’t go for review.
§And finally attended YOGA class – relaxation exercises. This seemed to help a little, though I’m not very sure. Any how I could not continue it regularly.
What could be wrong?