I have been suffering for nearly a year now although I still have not officially been diagnosed. My doctor went through the procedure of eliminating everything else it could be. After all this he decided to refer me to the fatigue specialists at a hospital but my refferal got refused as they did not apply for funding
Shortly after this I moved and had to change doctors so they are now back to having to eliminate things and they are convinced that my diabetes is to blame.
Over the last few months I have generally been quite good. Over the last few weeks I have started to exercise a little more as my elderly dog has come to live with me now I am settled. He can't walk far so 3 times a day i take him for 15 minute walks. Since doing this I am starting to have real problems and alot of my symptoms have become worse and I don't know whats the best to do. Should I keep fighting or is my body telling me to slow down a little. I am starting to have problems especially with walking and my legs. I can only walk a very short distance before my legs become weak and shaky and my knees hurt. I find my legs are the main source of aches and pains although recently my arms and back have started to get quite sore. Also post exertional malaise is getting very strong and I am constantly tired and needing sleep during the day even though I am not doing anything.
I also suffer badly with sleep disturbance (hence I am writing this at 2.30 in the morning) Stomach problems, headaches, memory loss, confusion and concentration problems.
Anyway, I just wondered if anyone can offer some advice. At present I am taking Gabapentin to help with the nuerological pain I get and I have codeine to take if the other aches and pains get bad. What else can I do to help? Any tips to help with sleep would be good as I have tried everything I can think of. I often can't sleep then feel really rough the next day and sleep through the day.
Thanks to anyone that can help with any of the problems.