Hi everyone I am not the best with words, or where and how things go but I will have a go so if this is in the wrong place then please accept my sincerest apologies
In the last few months since discovering this website I have asked a few questions and have had lots of replies and lots of helpful information passed my way.
in the last few years or so I have been through the mill a bit with depression, fibromyalgia, anxiety panic attacks and being seriously assaulted just over 2 years ago. I have lost an awful lot of confidence and have really just learned to accept that what my doctor would say as being the only answer.
until recently when i posted a few questions about illness and symptoms on here. and many lovely people replied and helped me in a major way.
Today i went to my doctor and i asked some questions and for once stood up and told him that i was sick of being treated for a mental illness and not the physical side of things.
he suggested that he could run some blood test's and rule out or in as it maybe arthritis, kidney problems, liver problems and even went as far as suggesting that if these problems were ruled out that he would refer me to a rheumatologist? i was stunned but also happy.
but at the same time he also suggested that he was beginning to lean towards CFS or chronic fatigue syndrome i think it is due to the increased tiredness and lack of sleeping along with the feeling muscle aches constantly,
so without all the support from this site and people on it, i don't think 1 i would have questioned it, and 2 the chances are i would have not gotten anywhere for another who knows how many years
So although its a long winded way of saying it
A great deal of thanks and gratitude goes to all who have replied to me and this site
Once again Thank You Everyone!!
one day i am sure i will be in a position to answer many questions of other users
Best Wishes and Kindest Regards