I joined at the end of last year (I think!). You were all so nice and helpful at the time.
I have been looking at posts for a few weeks plucking up the courage to post again.
I will try to keep this short, I am always fatigued and have been since I was 17. This has been an ongoing battle that I have tried to accept and live with. 7 years ago my son was born and about 9 months after my thyroid started to struggle and was subclinical on and off for ages. I was put on levothyroxine to support my thyroid until it went under, it never has. I then had problems with my balance, my work colleagues said I looked drunk quite often and sometimes it felt like I was walking on rubber. I used to get fog in my left eye so went for an eye test for which everything was fine. 2 years later I needed glasses and since then my prescription has changed twice more but I have put that down to ageing. In 2009 I started to get odd sensations in my legs after 5 minutes of walking from my work car park to my desk. As soon as I stopped and sat down I got something similar to pins and needles/numbness. Then i had an almost numb feeling in my nose, tongue upper lip ( bit above). I rang NHS Direct and they said don’t worry about it.
I left it 6 months before going to GP as he is normally quite dismissive of me and he said that what I was describing was called parasthesia and that is associated with MS but it is unlikely to be that. So I went away and tried to forget about it. A year later I had a large patch of burning skin on my left leg that lasted a couple of weeks in the evening. I ignored it. I was made redundant last year and I was hoping that all these new symptoms were down to stress and would go away. This hasn’t happened.
About 3 weeks ago symptoms have returned but worse. Pins and needles started waking me up at night in my left leg that lasted a week. Then the following week numbness type feeling in my nose and along my left cheekbone for a few days. After this stopped my arms and legs feel so heavy it’s ridiculous and normal tasks around the house are difficult as my arms tire so easily, I feel far older than I am. Dropping things, hands feel useless and balance is poor. On Sunday a patch on my left leg became so hyper sensitive and painful, not felt that before. I feel really bad when the weather is hot and when my temperature goes up, I.e. ovulation or pre-period ( fatigue).
I apologise for the long post. I would be very grateful for anyone’s opinions, I am not assuming there is anything majorly wrong but I am concerned because I feel all wrong! My GP is nice but dismissive.