Pursuing a medical diagnosis
In pretty good shape
Background - I've always felt like I get sick more frequently than my peers and required more sleep since I was maybe 15 but everything else seemed to start around age 20.
Always tired - even though I get enough sleep, this is my biggest complaint. It also tends to flare up and be more extreme at times. I feel like I'm very sensitive to sleep changes as well, If I only get 6 hours one night I feel completely miserable.
Cognitive issues - cant think of words, problems concentrating
Frequently sick - throat, sinus congestion, head ache, nasal swelling very consistent in the symptoms every time. Like the same "virus" but I just keep getting it once every 6-8 weeks. 2nd biggest complaint
Dull body aches / Malaise - like when you have the flu and you are starting to feel a little bit better, but still dont feel well.
Quickly winded when exercising - even though I'm in good shape.
vision fluctuations (hard time focusing)
Irritable bowel type symptoms - My doctor prescribed cymbalta for the body aches a few years ago and it does somewhat help with the aches, but it actually helped the most with the irritable bowel, a drastic improvement.
Doctors visits have never produced any clues, with the exception of allergies, allergic to most things outside lots of trees, grasses, pollen ( tried a million different allergy medications and nasal sprays thinking maybe its why I'm frequently getting sick, but the allergy meds don't seem to make much difference in reducing how often I get sick) I also did allergy shots for 18-24months, which when they retested me it seemed the shots hadn't made any difference, I was still reactiving to everything.
- sleep study - normal
- all blood tests / cbc panels - normal
- very low end of normal I believe it was 355.
Normal - normal
- Lyme Disease - negative
- 1st colonoscopy at age 20 normal
- 2nd colonoscoy at age 26 normal
- thyroid normal
- EKG normal
- heart stress / treadmill test normal ( although I was 100% exhausted afterwards and went and laid down in my car for 20min afterwards).
My own thoughts