Hi and thanks for all the new 'welcome' messages - pip, kelpex40, midnightmoon, Gokr and Clare. Pip the diary of symptoms is a good idea - I'd done some rough notes of stuff, but maybe not specific enough, so thanks for your help with that.
Kelpex40 - was sad to hear you've been in limbo for 18 years, that's a long time huh? Hope you're able to get the conclusion you need. I know what you mean about symptoms not being as bad as for other people - it makes me so sad when I read some of the posts on here and I feel like "why does it feel so difficult for me at the mo" when all these other people have it so much worse.... perhaps at 51 I'm just middle aged and menopausal! lol
Gokr - thanks for your comments too. Seems to me it's a bit of a balancing act between telling the medical folk what they need to know / not getting written off as paranoid!!
Oh yes, before I go, debc I love the new profile pic. :)