Oh Wow, it sounds like such a struggle for you right now- experiencing all those symptoms must be so debilitating. As Nathan mentioned, there is no specific test for CFS as it is a illness of exclusion. The pituitary gland regulates the reproductive, thyroid and adrenal organs, and due to the feedback mechanism to the pituitary if one organ is not functioning properly (ie the thyroid) it is common to have problems with others (ie adrenals- stress/anxiety/insomnia) or reproductive issues.(ie painful or irregular periods). Fatigue symptoms are common when the thyroid is not functioning properly and can even lead to anxiety symptoms as well. However, nutrient deficiencies can also lead to anxiety and depression and CFS.
Iron is essential for energy production and healthy immune function and a deficiency can cause dizziness, heart palpitations, and fatigue. During pregnancy the need for iron increases dramatically and the baby gets preference over the mother, which can result in a deficiency for the mum.
B12 deficiency symptoms can include tingling, irritability, anxiety, depression fatigue, memory loss and muscle weakness. Vitamin D is associated with the functioning of the parathyroid and deficiency can cause muscle fatigue and weakness. Vitamin D deficiency is also linked with depressed mood- as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) occurs during winter when we are less likely to get enough Vitamin D from the sun.
I can understand it has been hard for you to find a reliable practitioner, but I would encourage you to persevere to find a practitioner that can focus on improving your thyroid functioning and nutrients deficiency corrected. Perhaps even seeing a Naturopath, Nutritionist or Dietician to increase foods that contain Vit D, Iron and B12. A Psychologist or Counsellor will be able to help you to manage the anxiety and depression and give you strategies to improve your sleep.
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