So .. First time Here, long Time Sufferer! I guess the best thing is to just jump into my story!
I am 31 Yrs Old, and I have been suffering with illness for Three years now! Three years ago i had a hysterectomy due to Adenomyosis. I have also Been on Anti Depressants for many years as well! We Recently moved to a small town approx Three years ago as well and It was upon moving that this all really went down hill! I have generally suffered general issues, here and there and have always been one to easily get sick with Virues or Bacteria however in the last three years its been a nightmare! It all started when i was walking with some friends, I had been doing it for approx a month when all of a sudden i couldnt keep up and Struggled for breath etc. I had been feeling more tired and had to eventually stop walking, I wondered around life for about another two weeks, Then went to the dr Turned out I had strep throat and an Ear Infection This began a very HELLISH year.
I went on to suffere EVERY MONTH with some form of Bacterial Infections, Chest, ears, Throat... etc.. Every time the Anti biotics would take longer and longer to respond ( for obvious reasons ) .... Nothing was ever decided as to why i was experiencing numerous infections ... or why my immune system is so weak! I was basically Told i had a weaker immune system due to stress, Fine Fair enough I get that mental illness is a real whammy on our bodies.
This Carried on for MONTHS, spanned into Two years, In the latter time it did slow down slightly as to the frequency of the illnesses. I have always struggled with ear problems and It turned out for the ear infections they could put Tubes in my ears to help some of those issues ( i needed them for the 13th time ) I had this surgery done in Feb Of this Year. It seems to have quieted the ear infections, but the pain since then OH BOY, But i just thikn thats my ears saying they dont like the tubes. Anywhoo....
For The hysterectomy Part some of you will see the link between The hyster and the timing on getting sick but i Kept my ovaries and have been tested NUMEROUS times for Peri Menopause and they are all negative. Since my Hyster I have had abdominal pain, painful ovulationa nd other not so fun symptoms. I was told they were adhesions, But nothing ever comes of it .. Just basically it seems im to suffer. Over time the pain has gotten worse and some of the pain and issues i was having when i menstruated have returned with a vengeance and a new issue! BREAST PAIN! WHOOPEEE! I am soooo tired of feeling like a fruitcake, Hypochondriac and being personally attacked by people. My best friend of seven years basically just ripped me a new one stating thigns like its for attention, its in my head, Its my negative thinking and that im damaging my kids. Boy did i feel loved! Anyway ... I havent been specific about my symptoms yet because i feel it better to list them in a list form for easier read. I wanted to explain some of the issues first hand however. I realize it could be two seperate things but Im just at a loss and no one seems to care, nor can anyone figure out what the heck!!!!
Sore Throats regularily
Tender Breasts ( sometimes swollen, sometimes aching )
Bleeding After Sex
Spotting of dried blood occasionally
Occasionally numbness in limbs
Intolerance to Cold
Irritable Bowel Symptoms
Thyroid is visible On right side ( Newest Issue )
Anxiety/Sensitivity To noise ( jittery )
So Thats the general List, i think thats most of them I have had my thyroid and anemia levels tested NUMEROUS TIMES, to no avail i have had my estrogen Levels tested a few times to no avail. I am faithfully Taking my Depression meds, and It may help on some level but alot of my symptoms are still present, All of the above symptoms are made worse by any sort of business in life or activity. Its hard to push through all this, My support system has dwindled, and I have no choice to just push through it all alone and suffer and feel like a nutcase!
I appreciate everyone reading this far and So hope someone has some suggestions, MOMMYCAT, I read the link you put up and I cant find a comprehensible ( to me ) list of Symptoms, Is there a better place to read the symptoms ?
THats the other symptom i forgot to mention I have noticed a decrease in my general intelligence, Its like ive become and Idiot ? As well as Foggy BRain, Memory impairment, and Confusion!
Thanks Again for youR time everyone!
Best of Luck to Everyone With their struggles as well!
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