I'm a 38yo female and for so so many years now, I have been in search for my fatigue. I've been to so many doctors who have found bits and pieces, but no-one has ever put it all together. My symptoms are :
- chronic tiredness, chronic fatigue of muscles, irregular sleep patterns, weight gain, decrease in aerobic fitness, intolerance to heat and humidity (it makes me crazy!!!), when temperature is comfortable I have cold feet, depression / anxiety (treated with anti-depressants), hirsuitism, acne / oily skin when not on contraceptive pill containing androcur
At some stage during my life I've been found to have :
- intermitant low B12 levels, elevated cortisol levels, insulin resistance, god knows what else.
I've had all sorts of 24 hour pee in the bottle tests, blood tests, dexamethasone suppression tests. Nobody has ever scanned my pituitary or adrenal glands to have a look... I seem to get these results, the doctors say "inconclusive diagnosis" and off I go... still feeling like something is wrong with me. As you can probably tell, I've done a little research for myself...But I've just started getting down about it and feeling like maybe its in my head and its just chronic laziness... but surely not !!???