I wouldn't usually turn to these sites but my general practitioner is away on holidays and is not expected to return for another month.
I am a 30 year old female with an incredibly busy lifestyle. I work in the government sector and also have my own fitness studio. For the last six months I have been feeling generally unwell with it getting progressively worse. I work over 50 hour weeks and my tolerance for pain/sickness is usually high and I will continue to push through working even if feeling extremely unwell.
Six months ago, I collapse and hit the back of my head causing the occipital nerve to be damaged and a blood clot on the back of the brain. Although no surgery was needed I did spend a significant amount of time in hospital. The doctor are unsure what caused the fall. Since early childhood I have had severe problems with my bowels and have been diagnosed with a slow colon transit. They also performed another test which showed images of the spinter muscle going into spasm which could be the cause of the chronic constipation and the process of evacuating. I have had botox injected into the spinter muscle a couple of years ago which has provided much relief and has helped in going to the toilet as I am not in chronic pain.
As a personal trainer, I exercise consciously and consistently up to 6-7 days and are particularly strict about the health and nutrition in various foods. In other words - A HEALTH NUT. I do have a history of a eating disorder starting from early adolescence.
It has just been the last 6 months that I have been getting weaker and weaker and feeling like my body is shutting down. I am extremely tired, muscle cramps, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, dizzy spells, lightheadedness, really bad migraines, back and stomach pains, constant urination and it hurts and fevers. I have been taking Beta Blockers (Noten), Pariet (reflux) and Iron Complex for Anaemia as well a multi-vitamin daily and I have to have approximately 3 sachets of Ural just to stop me running to the toilet every 10 minutes. I know its embarrassing.
Before my doctor went on holidays he sent me to go and get a whole heap of blood test and urine samples in which I received a copy in the mail. The results came back:
NA 140 (134-146 mmol/L)
K 3.6 (3.4-5.5 mmol/L)
Cl 99 (95-108 mmol/L
HC03 31 (22-32 mmol/L)
Urea 2.9 (3.0-8.0 mmol/L)
eGFR: 68 ml/min/1.73m 2
Values of eGFR between 61 and 90 mL/min/1.73m 2 should be interpreted with caution. These results are only consistent with CKD in the presence of other evidence such as microalbuminuria, proteinuria or haematuria.
Date Ferritin ug/L
FULL BLOOD EXAMINATION:
HAEMOGLOBIN 117 (115 - 155) G/L
MCV 87 (81-97) fL
RDW 13 (<16)%
MCHC 331 (320 - 360)
PLATELETS 253 (150 - 400) 9/L
WHITE CELLS 5.8 (4.0 - 11.0) 9/L
Neut 50% 2.9 (1.8 - 7.5)
Lymph 45% 2.5 (1.3 - 4.0)
Mono 5% 0.3 (0.1 - 1.2)
Eosin 2% 0.1 (<0.7)
Borderline low haemoglobin.
Leucoctytes <10 x 10^6/L
Erythrocytes 10-100 x 10^6/L
Epithelial Cells 10-100 x 10^6/L
Bacteria Moderate Numbers Seen
Scanty mixed growth
Not sure what any of this means. I am reluctant to book into another doctor because my GP has my full medical history. I am otherwise healthy but the last few months I have got really worse - now it is affecting my career and I am having to take time off work. A rare thing for me. Would appreciate any feedback, advice or things that I could do/try to help.