Hi everyone and good morning.
I have a long history of anxiety, depression and stomach issues which have never been sufficiently 'helped' through medication (anti-depressants take the edge off, Lansoprazole helps with some of the stomach issues) or diet.
I also take D3 and B12 supplements as I am vegan. Every blood test has come back normal and I must end up having a few a year at least.
I have also felt excessively fatigued and real issues focussing and concentrating most days since my early 20s (49 now) and put it down to my depression and anxiety.
A chance encounter a couple of years ago led me to the place where last year (2020) I was diagnosed with ADHD which explains an awful lot from my past. To add to the pharmaceutical cocktail I am now on Elvanse too and again, whilst these have helped manage some of the symptoms and allow to work more effectively I am still always shattered no matter what.
I too had the same experience of others here where a GP said 'we've tried everything, you'll just have to live with it' Wow. Thanks. A friend with Fybro told me to keep a diary and refer to my GP which I did about a month ago and on speaking to them he referred me to a CFS specialist........which has been accepted.
I am now awaiting paperwork from the specialist and wondered if anyone has any advice on how things go when you get to this stage? The fact they are willing to see me suggests there must be sufficient evidence to believe this might be the case.
There are possibly no answers to this but seeing as my wife knows I struggle every day I can't keep on at her about it as she has her own life to live and struggles to overcome. This is a bit of a brain dump to say hello, set out briefly where I am and to see if anyone can help me understand what to expect.
Thanks in advance whether you can help or not, mainly just for reading this far!!