Hey all, I've posted recently about my symptoms and got lots of helpful advice, but I've just been to my doctor (again) and he gave me an anxiety questionnaire and ignored my symptoms and low blood sugar readings, which he said I am getting to fixated on (although he told me to do them and bring the results to him!!)
I'm wondering if anyone has any stories to share or advice. I'm a 21 year old woman and I've been struggling with this long list of symptoms for 3 years now. I've been to doctors on numerous occasions and been told its caused by the following: being pregnant (I'm not) STDs (nope) depression (no) stress (again, no) anxiety (nope) anorexia (no!).
My symptoms are:
-Brain fog, inability to concentrate
-Numbness in legs and arms and fingers
-Very cold hands & feet
-Constant thirst (I need to drink 4 litres of water a day and still thirsty)
-Dizzy and fatigued after basic activity (flight of stairs, standing up)
-Shortness of breath
-Underweight, can't gain weight
-Low blood sugar (I'm getting anything from 2.7 mmol/L - 3.9 mmol/L regularly after eating)
I went to a doctor a year ago who said it was anxiety, I saw a specialist, and needless to say it wasn't. I feel anxious & irritable when I have low blood sugar, but I don't have anxiety.
The doctor ignored my symptoms and low blood sugar readings. I left with an anxiety questionnaire when what I really wanted was an endocrinologist referral.
I live in London and think I should contact an endo directly, can I do this? And is it very expensive? The NHS has been very unhelpful and seems to employ GP's who are obsessed with labelling young women with depression/anxiety and eating disorders. If I had an eating disorder I wouldn't be seeing a GP to complain about being UNDERWEIGHT.
Has anyone had a similar experience or similar symptoms? What are your thoughts?
Thanks very much everyone! xx