Hi, I have been researching ME since my GP mentioned that it could be a possible diagnosis about a month ago. I saw the GP yesterday as he had some results of tests which he sent me for, such as blood tests, CT scan, lung xray, physician consultation. The tests were all clear, so I said to him what is next as I still have some problems, like tiredness, dizziness, breathlessness, confusion, lack of concentration etc. I mentioned the possible diagnosis of ME. I have read that these symptoms could be linked to ME and I have sent messages here recently and people have been helpful saying this could be ME. I just need answers why I feel like this.
The GP said he cant diagnose ME so he is sending me to a specialist in Southampton! I live on the Isle Of Wight.
I hope that this person can tell me what is wrong with me. It seems like Im being passed about. I saw a general physician at the local hospital who said I have systemic depression, this is too general.
I know this is difficult to diagnose. I only want a diagnosis so I can adapt my lifestyle to the symptoms. It is easier to tell others what is wrong with me if I have a diagnosis too. Not to mention for benefit reasons, as I have been told by the medical assessor that depression is not a disability! Maybe they will listen if I say I have ME.
I cannot work full time and have to pace myself as I get so tired. People think Im lazy as I have to rest several hours a day!
I dont know what to do next as my GP said he will `try` and find a specialist to send me too.
How have other people been diagnosed, and how long does it take.