Last Thursday I went to a special clinic in Gothenburg in search of some answers to why I’m so tired all the time. For those uninitiated… I’m generally so tired I can’t do the simplest things. I want to do a lot of stuff, but I don’t have the energy to do it. And it has been like this for years now. And I’m sick of it.
In any case.. I went to this clinic because they specialise in these exact symptoms. And now it seems I finally have a diagnosis. Or at least on the way of getting one.
They suspect that I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and probably Fibromyalgia.
Both of these cause you to be tired, exhausted. The Fibromyalgia from what I understand is also the reason for my pain. I kind of hope that the pain is just a side-kick to my broken leg for which I’m getting surgery on Thursday. (Well, it’s not broken anymore, but it still hurts.) If the diagnosis is correct though the pain is here to stay (though at least after surgery my leg hopefully won’t hurt so much!).
There is no cure from what I can understand, but ways to relieve the symptoms. We just have to find the right way to do it since apparently it varies a lot from person to person.
In any case.. It feels good to have a name to put on my condition. Instead of just.. “I’m tired” and “It hurts”. I now know there is actually something going on and not just me imagining things.
Then again, these aren’t exactly “well-known” illnesses and some doctors don’t “believe in” them. Well, doctors, I can tell you that my pain is definitely there. So whether you believe in the illness is up to you, but the pain is definitely there.