Going to the doc soon
Hello, I have an appointment in two days with a new doctor.
for the past 9 months, i have been dealing with unexplainable fatigue, weakness, dizziness, depersonalization, heart palps, despression, concentration problems, and memory loss. I have seen a few docs about it and none have taken me seriously. I was able to get one to do a head MRI and EEG. Both came back normal. It was eventually decided that it was anxiety. I dont deny that I am an anxious person now, but I think the anxiety is a result of my symptoms, not the other way around, like they think.
The symptoms started about a month after I had an emergency heart surgery, which was rather traumatic for me. Actually, to be more exact, the symptoms started after trying out Lexapro for some post surgery blues i was having. The Lexapro made me have all of these side-effects, but it seems like when I stopped taking it (like 3 days), the side effects never went away.
So here I am...
Anyways, I really have no clue what is wrong, but I guess CFS is a possibility. All i know for sure is that it is literally ruining my life. Im a full time student and this makes studying almost impossible. i have a girlfirend of 6 years and i am beginning to sense her frustration and confusion about the situation. I almost feel guilty for putting her through this. I'm finding it extremely difficult to figure out how to articulate my symptoms to anyone, even those that are closes to me. I find myself pretending that I feel fine around people, even my family, but even that fakeness is starting to wear thin. I think that people know somethings up..
My main reason for posting...
Can anyone provide me with some constructive tactics on how to discuss my problems with my doctor? Should I be requesting any specific tests? I think I've had all of the most basic of blood work done, but nothing fancy. I hear that a lot of docs either don't know anything about CFS, or think its a total crock. I just hope he doesnt laugh in my face, and might actually take me seriously.
Thanks and best of luck to all of you.
Last edited by Administrator; 02-12-2012 at 06:43 PM.