Hello, I thought I would join this group to speak to others with ME/CFS which my GP says is the answer to why I have been feeling so bad. For months now I have been getting more and more exhausted to the point that it is taking over my life. I can't walk very far without my legs cramping and feeling like I am going to collapse because I am so tired. I struggle every day to get out of bed and I am having to have naps at work frequently. My neck is always stiff, my back is agony and I'm getting regular headaches. When I have good days, like this weekend when I picked apples off of the tree, I seem to really pay for it the next day and I am so tired and achy that I just have to sit around all day. I'm getting breathless and often have dizzy spells. Ive been going to my GPs for months asking what is wrong with me, I have had all of the blood tests which have come back ok so its nothing they can answer. I do have a type of bi-polar, Cyclothymia and the GP did question that but I am so acutely aware of my mental health after having difficulties for years that I know when its that which is causing problems.
Is it really ME, is this the answer? I just want an answer as its ruining my life, Im pushing myself to get up at 5 every day and get to work but Im finding it more and more difficult, I feel like I need time to rest but I can't take time off sick. Would having a "known condition" help with getting support from my supervisors? Sorry if I am rambling but I am still very confused and desperate for the answer to what is making me feel so terrible.