My name is Rachel and I am 24 years old. In the last 3 months I've been diagnosed with pernicious anaemia, as well as endometriosis and coeliac disease. It's been a pretty tough few months as I have has a laparoscopy for the endo, 2 weeks of loading doses for the pernicious anaemia and have adapted to a gluten free diet for the coeliac. I have to say that I have generally been feeling lots better - gone are the bloated stomach, abdominal pains, disorientation and unbearable nausea that were present every day before my treatment. However, over the last week I seem to have taken several large steps back, I've been utterly exhausted, unable to keep much food down And joints aching so bad I haven't been able to bring myself to get out of bed.
The doctors assured me at the time of treatment for the pernicious anaemia that by the time the loading doses were finished I would feel fine again and gave no advice on how to cope with the illnesses long term, making me think they symptoms would be minimal if present at all.
I have spoken to the doctors again today who gave me no useful advice again and simply offered a sick note. I love my job and I hate being off sick so I turned this down immediately. That seemed to be the only thing she was willing to do for me and the phone call (that's all I was given) was quickly ended.
So my question to you all is - what do I do?
Why do I suddenly feel so terrible again after so much progress? Am I doing something wrong? Should I be doing more?
Sorry for the long post! And I look forward to any advice you can give