Re: My GP says I might have CF !!!!!
There is another condition that you might want to investigate. It's called POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome). It's considered to be a fairly rare disease, and only got it's name a few years ago (possibly one of the reasons it's so rare--there hasn't been time to diagnose many people with it). I have this condition, and your symptoms match up with it too. The essence of the condition is that your heart and circulatory system don't work well together, thus causing your heart rate to speed up anytime you stand to compensate for blood pooling in your legs (that you may or may not be aware of). Lightheadedness, weakness, chest pain (from your heart literally not filling with enough blood), vision changes, swallowing problems, irritable bowel syndrome, and chronic fatigue syndrome are all known to be consequences of POTS (as well as a whole host of other symptoms). Go to Google and type in POTS. There are several good articles on the topic that will help you see if this is something you should be looked at for. However, don't be surprised if your physician hasn't heard of it, or only vaguely knows about it. I get my healthcare at Mayo, who was the first to label the condition a few years ago, and this is the only reason I know about it.