I feel utterly terrible. I have just decided to leave the full time Digital Animation course I was studying because I am having yet another cycle of chronic fatigue, with the feverish feeling, a really blotched and swollen thyroid / throat area, swelling in the back of my legs and knees...tenderness everywhere. and slumping even further down the pillow.
Thank God for laptops!
I have decided to try to reach out to others with chronic fatigue. I have had it since 2007 winter, when my whole system slowed down so noticeably I could barely walk, with very pained legs and the abovementioned symptoms. I am also a little nauseous, like that on and off since 2006. I did actually vomit on Friday morning when I puffed my way on my mountain bike to the train station to go to class, a 2 hr journey away.
I feel like I am being surrounded by something overwhelming, like I am trapped in a marshmellow man, and being constricted somehow..and heavy and sluggish, getting slower every second now.
I tried so many different tests, came back with wheat allergy, dairy intolerance, low platelet count, low blood pressure. Acidity is also being said to be a factor in my low energy by several alternative healers - since the mid 00's in fact, I was told I have an acidic system. Even though I know not much more about rebalancing the acid. alkalinity in my diet, I try to drink pure filtered water, and eat whole foods. I have recently really tried to focus on the ways to reduce my health issues by cutting out dairy, wheat, stopped eating meat for a year, really shrunk to almost no muscles and a stick frame, and craved meat, so I am back onto meat although it made me nauseated to eat it again, even though it was organic meat.
I have wondered if it is to do with hormone imbalance as the thyroid is surely a hormone affecting part of the whole body system, right? I have also wondered that because I have had numerous hormonally changing things happening in my body, have had weight gain and then not quite rapidly. But maybe thats down to metabolism.
Why is it that a homeopathic specialist in thyroid can see these problems and know about them, yet when any old GP sees me they dismiss it as a virus, or just chronic fatigue and ask me if i have a good diet and exercise. It is limited and frustrating as hell!! And the money it takes to get the treatments I want from alternative practitioners is not as forthcoming as I am on a government pension. rent is a big part of it, health supplements, bills for internet, things i need for my life..it all adds to the stress and breakdown of my health..adding to my fatigue. I've just lifted it somewhat by telling myself to make it easier for myself by quitting the full time course. To make the art at my own pace. Without stress. As much as possible.
I hope others can find health. Keep on. Keep looking for answers.