Dr doesn't take me seriously
I'm new to this but my dr has let me down and I'm getting desperate. Over the last few years I have been to the drs with several issues but have not managed to sort anything out. I think it best I list the symptoms and what has been done about them so far.
Extreme fatgiue, physical and mental; 12 hours sleep and still needing a nap after being awake for 3 hrs.
Concentration levels and memory through the floor, decision making is hard making me irritable.
Despite fatigue I am a nocturnal person, I can stay awake all night and have been given melatonin tablets to re-establish a normal sleeping pattern. despite sleeping earlier, waking is no easier.
I have started getting joint pain, starting in my elbows moving to wrists and shoulders, knees, hips and ankles. My back is so sore I can't get comfortable at night.
I've had trouble controlling my weight, I can put on a stone in a week if I don't eat very carefully.
I've had progressively bad menstrual pain, and have had a laproscopy looking for endometriosis, non conclusive. Still take mefanamic acid but doesn't do anything.
Skin has always been bad, take tablets for my acne, which is under control.
I have problems with sweat, which is excessive and untouched by any deodrant.
5 years ago I had glandular fever, screwed with my thyroid, liver and metabolism. dr reckons it couldn't possibly be an influence now.
My family have all allergies known to man, but I haven't shown any obvious allergies before. I asked the dr if it was worth looking into allergies, anything i was eating that I was mildly allergic to. She told me that there was no evidence that there was a link between food and energy levels?!?!? Than prescribed me anti depressants. I'm not depressed in the slightest, just tired all the time. She said there was research to show antidepressants gave an artificial high so that I would feel more awake. I didn't believe her, and haven't taken the tablets, because I think there are more negative effects than positive ones.
I'm getting tot he point I can't function on a daily basis and it interferes with my studies.
Any ideas on what to do I would be so grateful.