I have never written on a forum before, but after 8 years of thinking I have CFS, but being too embarrassed to talk to anyone about it including my GP (in case they think I am a hyperchondriac) I would really like some opinions from those that know they have it.
I am a Type 1 diabetic, therefore if I tell a doctor I am really tired, they assume it's my diabetes. My sugars run high, everyone puts it down to my insulin control. I have had many muscular problems, numerous Physio appointments that have not helped. I even had a shoulder op last month which hasn't helped. I have always slept loads but always remained tired, infact it's become a joke between me and my friends about how much I sleep.
I will use yesterday as an example. I slept through the alarm and my husband leaving for work. When I woke up I was panicked because I work and it was 9.30am. Despite the panic I couldn't drag myself out of bed for another 30 mins. I took a shower and the energy that took was so overwhelming that I laid on the bed again and woke up 2 hours later. I dressed (which wasn't easy as my shoulder aches so much as it's been frozen for the last year). I went down stairs to feed my dogs and after picking up their bowls, filling them up and then putting them back down on the floor, I had a dizzy spell and had to just hold on to the worktop to steady myself.
I tried to do some emails, but I felt too nauseas, so I ended up feeling guilty and worried while sleeping on the sofa all day. Today I am fine!
Does that sound at all familiar, befire I bother my GP.