I have a list of symptoms including joint pain, painful periods, exhaustion, shortness of breath, frequent waking during the oh so long night, sleep apnea, hair loss, feeling really ill, my previously strong nails splitting down the nail, recurring bouts of thrush and I'm frozen (my feet are blue most of the time). My blood tests all come back as normal except my esr which is 85
I have been through various diagnosis including depression, hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, arthritis to just being plain lazy. It seems that doctors jump to conclusions before I have finished telling them my symptoms and then ignore any that dont fit in with their diagnosis. This has resulted in them throughing more different tablets at me.
All through this I have continued to feel ill and am in fact getting worse by the day.
After getting so bad that I ended up in casualty I was given more blood tests and told I had an unspecified auto-immune disease and have now been referred to a rheumatologist. Will they be able to find out what is wrong?