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Should I use a wheelchair?
katieemma1998 Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited August 2017 in Disability aids, equipment and technology
Hello everyone. I'm new to using forums and being a part of the online community. Basically for about 5 years I have been suffering with severe fatigue, aching muscles and joints, IBS and POTS syndrome. Walking for a short amount of time isn't too bad but if I walk around the shops or go into town with friends I get really bad back, joint and muscle aches, I sweat excessively and I am extremely exhausted for a long while afterwards. Not to mention the constant headaches and feeling lightheaded. I can sleep for around 10-12 hours a night and still be exhausted the next day; I cannot function without at least one nap throughout the day, lasting at least 2-3 hours. I get so embarrassed as I'm only 19 and I don't have the stamina or physical ability like most people my age group. I went to the doctors to have blood tests to see if I may be suffering with anemia, apparently not. My doctor understands how bad I am suffering at the moment so she is going to be doing further tests to see whether I might have M.E (Chronic fatigue syndrome). So basically I just wanted to know if anybody else is maybe experiencing the same problems and whether they found that using a wheelchair would be beneficial. Not everyday, just for when I have bad days or a long day out somewhere. If I'm out on my feet or walking too long, I am usually bedbound for the next few days afterwards. Thank you for taking the time to read my forum:)