There are a few things that you could be tested for. Have your fasting blood sugar tested, if it's high you may be insulin resistant or diabetic (which would be confirmed with a further glucose tolerance test) although you'd commonly have other symptoms such as frequently urinating, drinking lots of water, dry mouth etc. Have your vitamin d tested (vitamin d deficiency is very common) it's a simple blood test and many people test low because they aren't getting enough sun exposure, once it gets substantially low you just feel drained. Your tsh is a bit high, and that may be a sign you have an underactive thyroid. All of these things can cause tiredness and fatigue.
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my symptoms started 3 years ago, i was healthy, worked two jobs, enjoyed nights out.. then one day i had a massive pain in my head.. my eye site broke up as if i was looking through glass, i lost my speach (for about 30 seconds) i couldnt stand i thought i was dying!! phoned nhs nurses and mum was told to monitor me if it. Happened again to go to hospital, i had a weird feeling in my face tounge and head that lasted all night. i felt fine again.. this happened another twice each about a month appart. i however had like stabbing shooting pains in my head at least every two days. i then went on to having a massive pain in my head once again and ended up visiting the hospital emergency room 13 days in a row, i had high fever and pains... emergency mri was done which came back fine... was given alot of meds which made me hillusinate and have out of body experiences...
my symptoms now are
Sickness, bloated ness, celiac, coated tongue, candida/thrush recurring in left eAr, mucus from anus, blurred vision, anxiety (really bad), mood irritability, always craving sugar and feel really week if I go with out food too long, gas/wind, constantly burping, fatigue Which doctors are saying is fibromyalgia and me, I sleep all the time, feels like millions of ants are running around inside me (strange I know), shortness of breath, migraines, heartburn, acid reflux, hives, itching, acne, I have loads of boils, dizziness, pains in joints, pains in my teeth, aches everyday, "brain shakes" as if my brain just moves on my head, numbness in hands expecially down the side of my arm and my little finger, numbness in face and tounge, my tounge shakes, pus spots all in my hair.i have pins and needles all the time.. I have terrible flushes in my face I go purple, my hands are cold to touch. I shake a lot. I feel like I'm going insane. I see a cbt therapist to try help me go out. I just feel like I'm going to die.. I also get little water blisters all over my hands
I've been tested for cancer as I wee out alot of blood and pus but it was okay. I get urine infections all the time... I see a celiac doctor who has diagnosed celiac without biopsy via blood tests and my iga slowly going down on a gluten free diet.. She has now sent me for rast blood tests and food allergy tests... I also see a endocrinologist as of last week as the thyroid specialist wouldn't help at all.. I now pay private and have been told I have to do a 24 hour urine test for cortisol and he wants me to start taking some sort of thyroid Meds.. However I've been put on levothyroxine 3 times and it always makes me really bad, but he says there is no other thyroid tablets?! I'm seeing an immunologist on Tuesday to see if he can help xx
Looking at some of your symptoms I immediately wondered about repeat courses of antibiotics. I think some of your problems are from that, now that wouldn't have been the original problem but I think it's very like to have caused some of the issues since. Antibiotics have their use but they come with their own set of problems because they kill off the natural useful bacteria in our bodies as well, and these are needed to keep the intestinal tract and vagina healthy. In the intestine this commonly causes things like diarrhea, gas, bloating, stomach ache, etc, in the vagina it causes yeast infections and/or bacterial overgrowth and because of a woman's anatomy, that harmful bacterial overgrowth can easily get into the urethra and cause a uti. What happens then is you go back to the doc with a uti this time, and he or she puts you on antibiotics again, and the cycle starts all over and it just keeps getting worse.
The only way to break the cycle is to replenish the healthy bacteria again because it's needed to keep yeast and other bacteria under control. Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Bifidus are good for the intestine (they often come in a combination probiotic) but there's another one that is better for preventing vaginal yeast and bacteria overgrowth and uti's and it's Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus reuteri combination.
I think your fatigue is probably thyroid related but hopefully your endo will sort your out with that.
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