I hadn't been to the doctor for several years. Then a couple of weeks ago I got a letter asking me if I would like a routine health check, diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure etc. Of course I said yes. I went for the blood tests and saw the nurse a week or so later. BP was very good 134/81; cholesterol good at 6.1; no diabetes; and weight just right for my height with a normal BMI.
I had worried that there was something wrong because I struggle to remain below 11 stone, I have terribly dry skin, my hair has got much thinner and, worse of all, I get so exhausted that I have to be careful not to over do it. Anyway, the nurse suggested I see the doctor, which I did, and she sent me for more blood tests. I just know that they are all going to come back normal, I'm sure I'm a perfectly healthy person for my age. I'll let you know for definite after I get the results.
Ok - so if I'm so fit and healthy why do I get so tired. I know that my back is quite weak and physical activity can make me tired. I'm quite an anxious person and that can be tiring. But this tiredness isn't just "Oh, I must sit down for a few minutes" type tiredness, it is more like exhaustion.
Once I know for certain that there is nothing physically wrong, I will be looking into what I can do about it myself, maybe doing something about my anxiety.
If anyone has any advice or a story to relate I'd love to hear about it.