I'm un-diagnosed until I see the Gastro in May, but my GP is now considering that I have IBS.
However I also have heavy fatigue that isn't refreshed by sleep or rest.
My GP has dismissed that the IBS and fatigue aren't linked and thinks I'm just 'tired' as I'm off work.
I just came across this on the NHS site about Chronic Fatigue syndrome and have put a star next to the symptoms that relate to me.
muscular pain*, joint pain* and severe headaches
poor short-term memory and concentration, and difficulty organising thoughts and finding the right words ("brain fog")
painful lymph nodes (small glands of the immune system)
* (in my left armpit)
stomach pain and other problems similar to irritable bowel syndrome, such as bloating, constipation, diarrhoea and nausea
sleeping problems, such as insomnia and feeling that sleep isn't refreshing*
sensitivity or intolerance to light, loud noise, alcohol and certain foods
psychological difficulties, such as depression, irritability and panic attacks*
less common symptoms, such as dizziness, excess sweating, balance problems and difficulty controlling body temperature
Do you think it's worth showing this to a different GP for their opinion?