I’ve had a very stressful few days that seem to have made my symptoms much more severe. At the moment I feel like I would much rather have milder symptoms all the time than ‘crashes’.
I got to the stage where the fatigue, muscle weakness, altered sensations and stiffness was so bad I was physically sick.
I then spent 48 hours in bed and was too exhuasted and weak to sit up or turn over, I only got up to go to the loo a couple of times and eat once, the stiffness and weakness made this exhausting and I was having to use the wall and furniture to turn, sit, stand and walk at all.
The symptoms have improved slowly over the last few days, I’ve been resting completely. But I’m unable to walk any real distance, I nearly cried with despair this morning as the thought of walking from the car to my office seemed too daunting and I did cry on the short drive as holding the clutch down was so hard, fatiguing and painful it was untrue.
I also seem to have lost control of my bladder and bowels again. I’ve had several accidents over the last couple of days.
I’m reluctant to go to my GP, he perscribed meds for some of my symptoms but is unwilling to do anything else. It’s times like these that I feel like the ME/Fibromyalgia/probable MS diagnosis isn’t useful in getting me the help I need right now.
What can I do to help myself cope without going back to the GP?