Feeling down but hopeful
Im desperate and looking for advice on doctors and what tests should I have my doctor add to the normal list.
I’m 44 female
I am considered good health but my body does get hit with random issues these days.
I’ve had to stop working and my life has been put on hold.
I need to work and I love to work. I’m a bit of an A personality type but more about helping people and getting stuff done to add value to my clients. Being stationary is a major shift.
Gallbladder out at 30, uterine polyps at 40
lack of Vitamin D
skin infections that don’t heal easily
Acetine Chelitis a lot and cold sores
many ear or viral infections.
2018- A tick in me for 24 hours but took antibiotics. Threw the antibiotics up 1 hour later, doc said it was fine.
Dehydration even when I drink pedialite
Crave sugar and salt but now after a recent appendix removal and major antibiotics, my cravings decreased. My diet is mainly Whole Foods with a snack or cheese here and there.
The last three years turned upside down:
debilitating brain fog
Difficulty with quick responses and my patience is low.
Pelvic pressure at times.
Pressure in my brain or skull. I wear an ice pack under my beanie and it helps.
Crackling in my head like rice crispies.
I have apathy or disinterest in motivating myself to do things but i don’t feel chronically depressed from all this. I feel frustrated and worried.
I don’t have energy to do stuff, like read emails, focus or have energy to reply. Same with phone calls and texts. I used to be t the queen of get crap done!
Buzzing or tingling in limbs like electrical currents, mainly legs.
Sometimes restless legs at night.
cramping or weak hands I now call the claw, lol
Two ear infections in two years that were insanely painful and one required antibiotics.
I take an SSRI and studies show it messes with your gut biomes.
Ugh where to start? My GP is great but he seems confused too.
Been diagnosed with IBS. Since my appendicitis in sept. my bowl movements have been varied.
I started running daily for 10-20 minutes and it helps my energy a bit but not cognition or the pulsing legs.
Antibiotics always make me feel ‘normal’ for a week after use but I can’t take them often for my overall health.
I tested positive for H1-b27 but I don’t have symptoms so I think it’s a latent thing or false positive.
My doc thinks it’s an autoimmune disease or an infection.
Infections or bacterial or maybe a parasite?
CFS or ME
Or who knows.
All my test come back normal but it’s pretty clear something is not working with my body. It seems I can’t control my own bodies feeling.
I meet a generic ruhmotologist (spelled incorrectly I know) in February but feel I can’t wait or my mental health will suffer.
I need a doctor that hears a rainbow of symptoms and looks at things like bacterial or fungal infections or nervous system or hormonal issues. Someone curious and kind.
I feel like a worthless person sitting and doing nothing these days. I didn’t have insurance for two months and now bills are stacked up. Insurance starts 01.23 so I’ll go crazy on tests then.