I'm getting really, really, tired of always being fatigued, icky feeling, and just generally blah. Can you guys perhaps point me in some direction? I don't have the financial situation for tons of testing, but I really need to get this figured out. Our family is suffering because I'm never feeling good.
So here are my symptoms:
*general fatigue that never goes away (my biggest complaint)
*serious acne (killing my self esteem - I've never had cystic acne before!)
*Blood sugar roller coaster that improves with the elimination of high-glycemic foods, but then I'm always hungry and I become food obsessed...
*Weight gain for what seems to be no real reason - I've been doing functional/pre-crossfit training for 7 months now, and not lost a single pound... I just did a 5 day liquids/vitamins internal cleanse and I didn't lose a single pound (that wasn't my intent - it was to expell toxins, but the fact that I didn't loose any weight shows that something is majorly up with my body - I didn't even have much fruit juice, so my blood sugar was pretty even)
*Zero energy, even when I'm not terribly tired
*Serious brain fog - horrible. To the point where I'm doing something or talking about something and mid-movement/speech I'll entirely forget what I'm doing and spent the next 10 min. trying to remember. It's causing me to be a shut-in, because social situations are painful when you're having a hard time keeping up with the conversation/saying something remotely worth saying
*Migraines every few months
*sinus infections every month or two
*inability to go to sleep before 11 or 12, no matter how I try - tired all day, wide awake in the evening
* inability to concentrate, at all really
* heart palpitations, especially accompanied by hypoglycemia attacks, which then lead to panic attacks, every couple days
*no ability to recall things - horrible memory. It will take me 10-15 min. to remember our activities from the previous day.
*joints ache often, and recovery from minor joint injuries is FOREVER (mildly sprained my ankle about 4 months ago, and it still whines if I land on my foot slightly funny)
*OUCHY pinched nerves in both arms that lead to tingly neck and hands
*lymph nodes swell up every so often
*get nauseated every time I try to eat healthy for an extended period of time
*indigestion, intolerance to carbs, IBS symptoms if I deviate from eating a pure diet
*chest pain (can't figure out where it originates from - my lung perhaps? Not sure), sharp, but not terribly painful. Just there.
*constipation (but not as bad as SAD eaters - I'm regular, it's just not healthy, iykwim)
* cold hands and feet
*prone to irritability, MAJORLY. If my kids are sitting on me, I'll suddenly panic and need them off me NOW. Or I'll panic in a very stressful situation in which I need them to be quiet or still NOW.
* generally achey body
* weak - going for a run often feels like trying to run through mud, and will wipe me out for the rest of the day, the only exercise that is okay is weight/functional (anaerobic) exercise, which I do 2-3 times weekly (and helps me feel better, considerably)
*VERY sensitive to ANY chemicals - they cause my symptoms to flare up and wipe me out
Okay, and get this I'm TWENTY-FIVE. What is going on? I felt this way before I had children, but, of course, it's seriously compounded since, and in the last year has become really, really bad. I just want to feel light, energetic, happy, free, self confident, and so ready to just be with my children enjoying life. I don't want to waste life being sick and whiney.
Anyone recognize anything in there? I'm currently looking at Gilbert's Syndrome, although the only symptom I don't match up with is losing weight - I'm gaining, in fact I now weigh 10 lbs. more than I did at the end of my pregnancy with my last baby. I'm not obsessive about weight too much, but I'm not comfortable at this weight, and it's not appropriate for my body - I'm noticing it when I get up off the floor, etc. Not good, IMHO.
Sarah, wife to dh, mama to dd 1/07/03 and ds 3/30/05