I have always been on the lean and weak side right thru childhood till even now; but was extremely active in sports and curriculum.
I do tend to stretch myself at work; perhaps 60-80 hours every week with travel of 10-12 days over the last 8-10 years. Eating at odd hours and some times skipping meals to complete a task. Though have been managing to get about 6-9 hours of sleep every day though ith some amount of physical exercise thrown in on weekends.
Quite frankly have loved every moment...till now!! Perhaps paying the price....
All this changed!!
From the last 6-9 months; on few morning wake up a terrible fatigue and takes several moments to get up and motivate myself to reach work.
Dec '07 - had mild typhoid (1:80) and leptospirosis
April '08 - Mantoux showed positive & blood samples equivocal. Chest Xray - normal
All tests in the last 6 months have showed normal and met about 6 doctors who have asked to take a variety of vitamin supplements. At some point suggested anti-depressants and meet a shrink. Nothing against them; but i feel mentally strong and most often that aids me in pushing the fatigue feeling aside and get to work.
On meeting several doctors and reading online forums; a variety of possible syndromes have come to light, but none are conclusive.
Sorry for this long post; but after reading various forums; i realise that there are perhaps millions who are almost in similar situations and suffering from much longer periods than me. Even the rapid advancement of medical science seems so limited when i read these forums.
I just miss being 'old self' and hope that one day my symtoms will have a 'name' and medication / therapy would make me normal again. But, i know that i am not alone in this journey.
Someone pls help, my symptoms are below:
Fatigue or tiredness, all day, in morning, especially
Bowel motions alternating constipation/diarrhoea
General body pain (especially shoulders, shin / calves and feet)
Stomach feels queasy and heavy.
Weight loss, up to 6 kgs in last 6 months
Mouth ulcers, one a time, inside of cheeks, no pain or bleeding
Don’t like too ‘cold’ or too ‘hot’ temperatures
Burning / Tightness on occasions in chest area
Back of head / neck hurts on occasions
Recognize the risks associated with Crohn’s disease.
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