Hi all. I have been directed to this forum by a friend who has thyroid problems and thinks I do. The GP doesn't listen, they have already decided I am just neurotic. I have recently been told I may have fibromyalgia. I have been on antidepressants for anxiety, panic attacks and depression for around 20 years (15mg Escitalopram). I am 44 years old.
My symptoms are:
fatigue, heaviness in muscles, muscle and joint pain.
Difficulty remembering things, thinking about what I am doing.
Constipation (I take 2 Laxido a day, have done for 2 years now)
Irregular and painful periods
broken sleep, very vivid, weird dreams
panic attacks, palpitations, breathlessness, tingling in my hands and arms
I have had blood tests, GP just says everything is normal. I haven't asked for the full information like all the other posts have listed, I wouldn't know how to do that, I am anxious and have very low self confidence. Three weeks ago I had a seizure whilst I was asleep, now waiting for an appointment with neurology. Might be 12 months, in the meantime I have been stopped from driving. I feel like I am just shoved out of the way, nobody is really bothered. My mood is low, but I am not well and nobody is listening. That's why my friend referred me here. Thanks for reading, any advice would be gratefully received.