I've been having issues for a few years now which largely involve fatigue. I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism (with antibodies) and some vitamin deficiencies and have been receiving supplements for a couple of years now. I'm now at a point now where i'm being told my levels are fine, but I just can't seem to shake this fatigue. I've also now developed eczema in my ears which is triggering thrush and a pain in my side which just makes no sense (had a bunch of tests and nothing has come up).
Every time I look into any of my symptoms it's always autoimmune that pops up. I've always tried to ignore it cos drs have been diagnosing and treating things, but i've reached a standstill now and I still don't think I have the full picture yet. Doc has said he might diagnose fibomialgia which frankly doesn't make sense to me since I don't get severe pains, just odd aches and little pains so i'm wondering if it's about time I bring up the autoimmune question.
I just have so much stuff going on I find it very hard to believe it's all coincidence and although treatments will help to some extent i've never been able to shake the fatigue. Now i'm developing eczema and a pain which I swear is triggered by the ear infections and I just have no other direction to look in than autoimmune.
I've heard if you have one autoimmune issue you'll tend to have others and I do have the thyroid antibodies so it's not a crazy leap to make (I hope). I just really want answers so I can feel better or at least just know why I feel so naff.
I had to drop out of uni and can't work and this thyroid excuse is wearing thin now that it's apparently managed (even drs don't think I should be tired). I just need something to explain it and prove i'm not just lazy.
I'm even starting to question myself if i'm just being lazy or need to get used to things as they are now. I feel it though. It is physical not just mental.
I don't know what I expect to gain from this, but right now i'm willing to try pretty much anything so there you go. That's my situation. I guess I'm wondering if anybody can relate or offer me advice? Is it worth talking to my dr about it? How do I go about it? I'll answer any questions if people want to ask them.
I really appreciate any help or support people can offer. Thanks for your time.