Earlier in the week I saw my GP (a lovely doctor in training only around for 4 months) and I had asked him how can I get a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome as I have experienced this ever since 2010. He told me to ask a neurologist and strangely enough I had an appointment with one today because it appears that I may have temporal lobe epilepsy caused by a meningioma. I have tried to convince myself and him that this is probably due to hypothyroid brain fog but it seems as though I was not successful.
So I have to have a sleep ECG (I think that's what he said!) and he will base his decision and what shows up there.
Anyway to get to the point I asked the Neurologist how can I get a diagnosis for CFS and he told me that I can't as Hypothyroidism is not CFS. I can't imagine anything more like CFS than that! Can't get real help for thryoid problems but it automatically stops any chance of getting benefits.
It takes me back to last year when I applied for PIP's, with a brain tumour, hypothryoidism, COPD, total deafness in 1 ear and poor hearing in the other and I got 2 points for wearing a hearing aid!!! Don't you just love the way we are put to the bottom of every departments list?
Sorry I am feeling a bit sorry for myself at the risk of losing my driving license = losing my freedom, the very last bit of sanity left to me.
Wishing you all good health.