So many symptoms: Where does one start to get answers?
Hi all. New here and thought it was worth a try.
I've always been known for being tired and lacking energy. Recently I've been noticing some strange symptoms – some old that I never paid much attention to, but paired with some new.
So first, I'm 38/female. History of depression and anxiety which I am treated for and have come a long way. I likely have IBS because I'm always either constipated or my stool is too soft. I'm also gluten free as of a few years ago due to stomach discomfort. I have pretty much been tired my entire life. My dad and brother also deal with excessive tiredness. I rarely have a day without feeling like a need a nap.
Ok here goes:
I work in a school and I do lunch duty. This school year I've been noticing that when I get there, over time I experience these symptoms:
-Disorientation in my eyes
These 2 will make me feel like I need to clench my eyes shut for a moment to get my bearings.
-As kids fly into the cafeteria I'll get disoriented by all the movement. Like I can't track all of them coming in.
-Shortness of breath. This often occurs after I eat but I can't find a correlation. One day or was 2 small slices of gf pizza. Another day it was an orange. I'll feel excessively full and short of breath.
-noticeable shakiness in my hands
-feeling my I have a tenor inside my muscles. My arms feel like they are shaking on the inside.
-I'll feel like my heart is pounding, but I've had the school nurse check it and it's not actually elevated.
-While all of this is occuring, I just feel like I need to sit down. Feel fatigued.
Someone mentioned pots to me, but I don't think my heart rate elevates 30bpm upon standing which is supposed to be a key factor.
I've had my glucose, bp, and heart rate all checked and they're within normal levels. My BP was slightly high FOR me because I run low. I've also had my thyroid checked via bloodwork multiple times and while it lands heavily towards hypo, because it'll still be within normal range they dismiss it.
Any help is appreciated! Thank you!!