Since the last quarter of last year I have been more or less continually exhausted. I will have periods of up to three weeks were I feel relatively well - although I still collapse about 3 pm. At the moment I'm recovering from one of my 'can't get off the couch' moments. After two days of 'can't even think' I'm now at the 'teary recovery' stage. I feel fine but as soon as I get up and start doing anything I have to lie down again or my eyes just start tearing up. Hopefully I'll be up and going again in a couple of days.
I have such a range of weird and wonderful symptoms that a month ago I had a whole raft of tests. They results are mostly normal which seems to fit well with the prevailing theory that it's 'all in my head'.
The test result that confuses me most is:
Basal Reference range
09:45 191 nmol/L 0800h 250-800
10:15 458 nmol/L
I went to see the after hours doctor when I was having one of my 'teary' days and she told me that it was all perfectly normal. I've just had the results sent to me and it says that anything under 550 is abnormal. Was she right or should I be concerned?
The other results that weren't in the normal range were:
IgG: 6.9 g/L ( 7.0 - 16.0 ) Low Level
Fructose breath test: very positive very fast - I'm now avoiding that
Lactose breath test: this was normal but I had diarrhea for two days after it
Coeliac blood test: I was unable to do this one properly as eating flour gave me; tingly tongue, dizziness, diarrhea
I have to wait four more days to see the specialist so I'm keen to hear from anyone as to what they think of my Synacthen test results. I found the after hours doctor's "it's all in your head" very upsetting.