I've suffered terribly!
|I had suffered
terribly since first falling ill twenty months ago, beginning with
hospitalisation for a mystery illness where something in my brain
seemed to misfire.
After reading a couple of women's stories, I had to add my own (in summary).
I had suffered terribly since first falling ill twenty months ago, beginning
with hospitalisation for mystery illness where something in my brain seemed
to 'misfire.' I thought I was surely going to die, and after many tests
showing nothing, depression was diagnosed and antidepressant started (still
Since then, my general health went progressively downhill, with many
symptoms including sore arm and foot arch tendons, electric shocks in
hands and legs, a terrible dry burning sensation in head and sometimes
elsewhere (including feet), increasingly clicky bones/joints, debilitating
fatigue and generalised weakness, very low immune system and (just lately)
Also struggling with feelings of dread and fear of serious illnesses,
increasing low self-esteem added to the burden (resulting from doctor
after doctor telling me there was nothing wrong, and implying I had a
purely mental illness).
Since beginning HRT one month ago, I have been relieved of some of these
symptoms, but for months and months the terrible darkness of not knowing
has plagued me and only when I read others' similar stories can I truly
take heart and encourage others out there looking for answers to do the
Never give up, believe in yourself and your own integrity no matter who
tries to belittle you, treat yourself very well (diet, etc) and hang in
there. Seek support. You will get through this!!!
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