This is the first post I've written here, and the first time I joined any forum, but I'm in need and hope that someone here can point me in the right direction.
I suffer from severe PMS, with symptoms that the GP's and Gynecologists have never come across. I'm 38 years old and have left my full-time job as a Primary Teacher. My life is affected by this, and even though I have unwillingly left my job, I still get the symptoms.
My immune system goes low, I have extreme sneezing episodes, I'm fatigued, freezing, can get feverish, headaches, sensitivity to light, rhinitis and flu-like symptoms. I have more symptoms, but the former are more intense.
When I was a teenager, these symptoms lasted a day or two. Now they are lasting 2-3 weeks, so basically I am ill for most of the year continuously. My hair loss is worrying, I have thinned badly and I'm getting unwanted hair on my face and ears.
One GP said I will prob have to wait until menopause for it to stop, because she doesn't know what it is. Some specialists didn't do any blood tests but asked me to take antidepressants.
I am feeling so tired and drained physically and emotionally and I feel no -one is really listening to me.
I try my best to deal with it and be positive, but it is now more than 24 years of symptoms and as I get older I just feel too tired to cope. I am at the end of my tether.
Please let me know if you have heard of these symptoms or know of anyone who can help.
I was looking for an endocrinologist in Hertfordshire. Please can anyone recommend one?
Thank you in advance for any advice x