Sorry for the dramatic post but I am really so fed up.
I’ve been feeling unwell and not like myself for some time now but recently it’s gotten worse.
I have an 11 month old baby and it all started whilst I was pregnant, I was extremely fatigued during my pregnancy and got signed off work due to this for my final couple of months. I just thought this was part of being pregnant as this is my first child but it was a tiredness like I’ve never felt before. Could sleep all day and even walking around made me so out of breath and dizzy. I had checks for anaemia and other routine bloods but nothing.
I’ve had periods of feeling wiped out but the past couple of months I’ve really noticed a change and am worried about some of my symptoms, I just don’t feel like me and am seriously fed up.
I’ve been having issues with my vision, I’m due to return to work soon and have applied for a few jobs. Have been trying to prepare but my vision has been so blurry, at times it’s felt like the words on the page were moving. I’ve also had a tingly feeling in my face and when I mention it to my partner he just looks at me like he doesn’t understand. I’ve had tingles up my arms and legs as well as stabbing pains and general achyness. At times it’s felt a bit like flu where even your knuckles and tips of your fingers hurt.
I also feel really dizzy and spaced out, I walked from one shop to the other on Saturday and I felt so off balance and was completely drained of energy when I got home. It’s the strangest sensation and I feel like my reactions are off too.
I started to feel better this weekend so drove to meet my friend for some lunch and the parking situation was quite stressful. When I got home it felt like I was hungover (hadn’t touched a drop of alcohol) and my body ached all over.
I’m struggling to sleep, my neck and whole body aches. I feel worse in the mornings and at the end of the day.
I went to my gp two weeks ago who sent me to the hospital worried I might have pneumonia or sepsis. Chest x ray was fine and bloods showed no infection, they did show I might have a blood clot so they arranged a CT scan but this was also clear.
I’m having to lean on family and friends to help me out and help to look after my daughter and I hate this. I’m normally so independent and I just want to enjoy my last few weeks off with my daughter but I’m struggling.
My symptoms are worse after certain things like stress and pushing myself. If I clean the house I’m bed bound for a couple of days. Both myself and my daughter have had a couple of sickness bugs recently and my appetite has gone.
I’m getting these buzzing like electric shocks in my head too.
I’m normally so focussed and driven but have absolutely flopped in these job interviews.
Does this feel like your early symptoms? I’ve gotten to this point via google and am really worried. Going to go back to the doctors but I know they’ll say “virus” but I know my body and I know something is wrong.
I really hope someone can help x