Sorry for the morose post, but I thought I'd share my feelings with people who may be able to relate. Today I had a near-fainting episode, the cause of which I have no idea. Its just one thing after the other, and every time I think I'm getting better and can get through this, something else comes along to whack me down again. I'm having panic attacks on an almost daily basis, and my symptoms seem to be getting worse. I have an appointment with a specialist on 6th July, which I had to try extremely hard to get. The health service aren't taking my case seriously, which I know may come as a bold statement, but its saying something when you haven't had a clear-cut plan of action having first being diagnosed 8 months ago.
I'm 23 years old with a condition that is almost unheard of in people under the age of 50. Surely that should strike alarm bells in those within the medical profession? Surely they must look at the data and ascertain that my case has a higher probability of being something serious because of how rare it is in my age group? What can I possibly do to make medical professionals take me more seriously?!
It feels like I'm fighting a losing battle. Without proper support I feel naked, alone, and above all, frightened.