Hello all, I have various ongoing physical symptoms (started around 2006 - I am now 40), seem to flare up now and again, but are getting worse over time. These include: acid reflux/GERD, joint stiffness/mild joint pain, tinnitus, mild hearing loss, dry eyes, fatigue, weakness, brain fog and general digestive symptoms.
I have had various tests over the years, only abnormalities are slightly raised ESR levels, plus a diagnosis of Microvascular Angina and mild small airways disease (possibly reflux related). I do have some problems around menstruation (periods longer duration), but only since 2019. Blood test at 21 days showed slightly low progesterone and higher estrogen levels.
I have seen many doctors/different GPs and have done a lot of research into my symptoms, but can't seem to find any answers. I did consider Thyroid conditions, but all tests are within 'normal' range.
The past week has been particularly bad, as my reflux has worsened, I feel nauseous in the morning and during the day, very low energy levels, feeling hot, then cold and worsening shortness of breath when walking at a fast pace/incline - plus difficulty concentrating/brain fog. Temperature, BP and oxygen sats all in normal ranges.
Can anyone relate to these symptoms or any suggestions of what this could be? Could a long term hormone imbalance be a possibility?