Hi, I just discovered this group last week after more stress hit in my life, and fear of deepening exhaustion raised its ugly head. This is my cycle... stress... which leads to more exhaustion. .. then hopefully a break in stress and time to repair (basically be bedridden till a little energy returns)... then more stress hits and I'm knocked flat again. Recently though it's been stress after stress after stress... no space to repair!! And I'm worried i'm going to break. I know it sounds dramatic but this exhaustion is getting repeatedly to a point of breathlessness.
Any time I go to the gp he/she says it's depression. I've been down the antidepressants route and it makes me worse but they won't listen. I know from reading this is a very familiar story.
I have booked "full" blood tests (I expect this means just TSH for thyroid) and have an appointment booked with Dr Peatfield in December. I am pinning my hopes on him being able to help me. I hope I'm not wrong to. I feel strongly I have underactive thyroid and maybe adrenal fatigue. My mum has diagnosed underactive thyroid, but only treated and tested for T4. She suffers a lot and I wonder if this is due to not covering T1-T4 and TSH and adrenals, etc...
Anyway, I am at the end of my tether right now, and 5 days till my bloodtests. I want to try some supplements to help me feel better but daren't risk messing up my blood test readings! Plus I have pmt. Ahhhh just feel like I have to wait and wait and it's driving me nuts
Sorry to go on. I know you'll understand and I'm not the only one. Can anyone help advise.... should I just wait out this time till bloodtests in 5 days. Just be bedridden and not take any new supplements to help me feel better. And is everyone still happy with Dr Peatfield generally.
Thank you xx