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From: Tired_JC - 6 years 13 weeks ago

I wish I could say exactly when my symptoms started by honestly I am not sure what is and is not related. The first time I can ever remember having problems that were outside of the "just need to be healthier" area was in 2010, 5 years ago. I started getting migraines. Went to the doctor, when to nuero dr, had CT scans done, etc. Everything was fine, I was diag with migraines, gave Fiorcet, and life went one. The first time I can remember badly getting "sick" was in 2011.I was not working and was going to school full time and being a Mom. I was hit with horrible fatigue. No matter how much I slept, no matter how easy I took it, no matter what I did I was beyond exhausted. Exhausted to the point my children were late for school every day and I failed out of school because I no energy to do anything. Along with this came body aches, charlie horses in my legs, my eyes would burn and I could not wear contacts, but most of all I was tired all the time. I went to the doctor in Jan/Feb of 2012 and was told I was B12 deficient. I was also diagnosed with CFS. I was tested for pernicious anemia, celiac disease, etc. Anything that would cause a B12 def and all tests were normal. The dr told me some people just do not absorb it and need it via shots or diff type of oral meds. I also worked hard to change my life style at this point too. I began running, working out, eating VERY healthy, and stuck to taking the oral B12. Things seemed fine. Until about the fall of 2013. I went back to work full time, was going to school, and being a mostly single Mom. (Hubby is gone a lot for work.) I chalked up the fatigue etc to an overload of stress from taking on too much. I took a break from school starting in 2014. Shortly after I was completely blindsided by what I have been told is "depression." I still feel the depression was 90% brought on by my physical conditions. Things got worse and worse and worse physically. Since then I have been living with these symptoms: swelling of ankles almost daily, constant back and leg pain, extreme fatigue no matter the amount of rest I get, vision problems with dry eyes, crawling skin, I alternate being hot and being cold, headaches, neck and stabbing pain between my shoulder blades, weight loss (I am all of 114 pounds), I can't concentrate or focus, and I am sure there are more I am not thinking of at the moment. In Dec of 2014 all of my blood tests were normal. However, last week my blood test came back showing my sugar to be 56 and my B12/folic acid both low. The doctor diag me hypoglycemic and told me I needed compounded B12 and Folic Acid because my body, for whatever reason, will not absorb B vitamins. I can not help but think there is a HUGE key to this puzzle they are missing. I have decided to step over my primary doctor and go straight to a specialist, but I am not sure if I should start with an endo doctor and a gastro doctor.

Because of all of this my life has pretty much fallen apart. Primarily because of the constant fatigue. Every single tiny thing I do requires effort and is an all out fight with my body. Work, chores, kids, just getting out of bed and taking a shower. No doubt I am on the verge of a mental breakdown as I am completely exhausted, in pain all the time, and have NO answers. I believe whatever is physically wrong has no doubt put me into a depression. But because I can't solve the physical how am I to solve the mental?

I need help.

I will add my mother has hypothyroidism and osteoporosis.

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