I have read some of your bio's and could relate to the feelings of angst, hopelessness and frustration many of you have experienced.
Over the last 6 years I have had numerous health issues which seemed mostly neurological. The symptoms waxed and waned - they'd come and go. Usually they were feelings of numbness on the left side of my body, sudden onset of fatigue, very low heat intolerance and cognitive impairment. Occassionally I'd have bouts with difficulty swallowing, depression, anxiety and a number of other issues.
I've gained 35 lbs and even though I ran/jogged out my entire life, I can no longer work out. I started noticing a couple years ago that instead of the usual 'runner's high' or stress release I used to feel from jogging, I was now becoming increasingly anxious after a run.
Lately I've noticed a pattern - when I'm active, expose myself to heat or exert myself in any way - the symptoms flare up and they have become increasingly worse. My mind becomes almost psychotic in a way. If I don't work out or stay mainly sedentary - my symptoms are very minimal.
I keep getting fatter, I have a double chin which I have never had and my neck seems to be getting very thick.
I've seen many doctors in my area but today is the first time I see an endocrinologist. I don't know what I have, but I think it might be related to cortisol in some way as my symptoms mainly flare up during the aforementioned times. Doctors have ruled out any neurological causes.
Relying heavily on prayers for some answers this morning. Have been feeling hopeless.