To be honest, I’m not really sure when the symptoms started but they had been building steadily over the last year.
The, quite frankly, terrifying sense of anxiety and panic that I had never, ever experienced before.
Feeling completely and utterly exhausted, sore and aching all over, wondering in the evening if I could make it up the stairs to go to bed – let alone do the exercise that’s always been such an important part of my life.
The itching, the hair loss, and just feeling downright low, and above all what I can only describe as the catastrophically bad sleep night after night after night – finally emerging in the morning drenched in sweat thinking: ‘How on earth am I going to make it through the day?’
And like so many women I had absolutely no idea what was going on.