This isnt one of those “I’m pissing orange,
please diagnose me” posts. I’ve actually been to a number of doctors and have not gotten much relief, so if you will bear with me, I’ll give you a synopsis. The opinions of any doctors or experts on alternative therapies would be doubly appreciated.
For a number of months now I have experienced the following:
-Very disturbed sleep patterns(insomnia) which include frequent awakenings and occasionally trouble falling asleep.
-Occasional short periods where I will feel completely drained(usually lasting a couple of hours).
-Occassional bouts of not feeling very clear-headed(brainfog).
-Somewhat diminshed cardiovascular stamina
-Fluctuations in mood including irritability and lack of motivation
Now, all of this is pretty unusual for me. Im in my late twenties, very active and consume a very clean balanced diet.
Im very happily married and my house is in good order so to speak(doing well financially, strong family and friend relationships etc.)
Medically, I have pretty bad seasonal allergies and have been showing slightly elevated blood pressure as of late(135/85 or so). Otherwise, no apparent medical problems and I have had a number of blood tests and seen a couple of doctors, but no specialists as there is nothing to really refer me for I guess. I sometimes use Lunesta or Ambien because of the sleep problems, but I use very low doses and try to keep
the uses as infrequent as possible. No other medications otherwise and certainly no illegal drugs, smoking and minimal alcohol.
I have a high paying job as a cop. There are two problems there however. One, I work weekly rotating shifts(1 week of days, 1 week afternoons, 1 week midnights and then back). The schedule is very tough but I have done it for years with no major problems. I also have a number of stresses at work, but I honestly don’t think they are effecting me that much. Otherwise, I love what I do for a living and am very proud of it.
From looking into it, I understand that many people exhibit the symptoms I laid out and struggle with them for years. Im not real thrilled with that idea and have been looking for answers.
I have considered trying to find an alternative physician to look at possible food allergies, toxic mineral levels, hormone levels, adrenal fatigue and all of those kind of things. Insurance companies dont tend to cover those types of doctors and treatments and I would have to pay out of pocket. I dont have a problem doing that, as long as it would be of some significant help to do so.
Seeing as there tends to be many very knowledgable people on this site in terms of health, I figured I would throw this out there and see if I could get some guidance…