I would appreciate a bit of advice..
I am a 42 yr old, healthy, fit & active coeliac. I was diagnosed just over 2 yrs ago.
I don't drink excessively, I hardly touch junk food, I eat really well, and drink plenty of water. I drink prob 3-4 cups coffee a day, absolutely no more than that, and the odd fruit tea.
As part of coeliac diagnosis, one of the problems I was having was I was always knackered, but still had the will to put my trainers on and get out and run, completing a marathon or two and various other things, and play football. Afterwards, or rather the next day I was totally shattered all day, and would write off the following evening and just go to bed - even if this was for a game of football for an hour..
I eventually, after many, many tests was told I was 'slightly' - only slightly deficient in Vit D, so I took a supplement to help with that, and it did for a while, but the feeling or effect seemed to fade.
What I notice now, is I am really tired a lot of the time, but this is now affecting every day life much more, in so much as, I struggle to get out of bed in a morning, takes an hour or more to 'wake up fully, or come out of my coma!', I hardly run at all now, even finding the odd game of five a side a challenge - though this would come hand in hand with not doing so much running or fitness. I often find my legs ache randomly, which leaves me befuddled.
I have seen the doctor who has now referred me to the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome clinic, I just wonder if this is the correct thing to do, in that have I had all the required tests, consultations.... etc - I ask this because sometimes things are not as obvious as you think, in a 'you don't know, what you don't know' sense, if you see what I mean, you don't know so you don't ask...
I have researched many things through this website and many others, and If I am honest it could be a number of things, I even thought it might be my imagination..it isn't...I was late to work today, but blamed a motorway crash for the delay, I can't continue to do this. I am a quantity surveyor by trade.
it does affect my mood too, I can be up and down and I also find myself taking many mini naps of a night when I get home, this simply cannot be right in my view...
I love being fit, and the prospect of not being is not something I would like to consider...though I suspect if got to the bottom of the problem if at all possible, then I wouldn't need to consider this. I also don't buy the, 'well you're getting on a bit now, maybe you need to slow down' I really do rest and put my feet up a lot at the moment, it's almost like my batteries are dying...
Any opinions would be most welcome to me,
Thank you for reading,