I am off work at present, mainly due to my anxiety but I am also having other problems at the same time.
Main synptoms are;
- Extreme fatigue,
- Extreme Thirst (nothing will quench my thirst),
- Running back and fourth to the toilet to pee.
- Blood Sugars that are all over the place.
I have been on Metformin for my PCOS since 2012 (I think!) but my new GP surgery stopped prescribing them as it “isn’t something they prescribe in primary care” – even though I know they prescribe it to others!!
Since coming off Metformin my symptoms have worsened to the point it is massively affecting my daily life 🙁
I struggle to work a 12 hour shift, and when I am in work I am running back and fourth to the toilet and consume on average 1 litre of fizzy flavoured water, 500ml of diet cola (on nights) and between 3-6 of water/squash litres on average in a 12 hour shift.
My thirst is not relieved by anything 🙁.
I saw the GP in December and bloods where ordered , everything including the Hba1c was ‘normal’ – I was on metformin at this point .
Saw the GP again on 21/03/2017 and mentioned these worsening symptoms, as Hb1ac was ‘normal’ – diabetes was ruled out (but not completely) and Dr mentioned Diabetes Insipidus – Endocrinology Referral Completed – But this could take months!!
I went back to the GP on 29/03/2017 as these symptoms are getting worse and last night my blood sugar spent most of the night in the 9-10 mmol and it has NEVER been like that.
I felt awful!!
I had more bloods done, to check kidney function and another Hba1c. Phlebotomy said my surgery should have it Friday Afternoon. So I will ring them Friday because I know when my body isn’t right, I know something is wrong.
Maybe I am being paranoid – but working in Healthcare I know how quickly things can escalate.
Plus the issue I had last year (taking weeks to diagnose my appendicitis, I think I have a right to be worried).
The Story Continues.
I haven’t discussed this with anyone as I feel nobody cares. I don’t have many family members to speak to, I don’t hear from my siblings anymore ( very rarely) but I do miss them, I am here for them when they are ready.
I have been re referred to the CMHT for my anxiety as they discharged me from the service ( not sure why, maybe because I moved and they couldn’t get hold of me!)