This is an ask for help. Since January 2015, I have felt so extremely exhausted. I was working 40 hours a week and developed an ear infection. I received antibiotics and codeine for the pain. Every 2 weeks since the infection came and went, I have been going back to my doctor’s, complaining I still do not feel well.
My body aches all over, and I have been so tired. I’ve had four weeks off work altogether, struggling to keep up a social life. In February/March 2015, my doctor told me she thinks I have CFS/ME, brought on by the ear infection. I was not convinced.
In July, I had a 22 day long period which was very unusual, as it usually lasts six days. I have been having pain during and occasional bleeding after sex. Every morning, I wake with what feels like extreme hunger pains and discomfort in my left hand side. The pain is not unbearable, but my side area constantly feels full and very uncomfortable!!
When having the long period, I visited my doctor, who suggested it was endometriosis, and I am going to the hospital for a scan tomorrow. I asked if she thinks it could be ovarian cancer, as the symptoms point towards this, but she dismissed me and said I was too young for that (I’m 18 years old).
Having read about the teenage cancer trust and that you should be persistent if you do not feel right, I was just wondering if anyone could suggest anything to me? Am I worrying too much or should I tell all the people that think I’m over exaggerating that something else could be going on?
The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.
This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.