browsing through your posts, I was so surprised to see that many of you had fatigue as a symptom of the AN, so I’d like to share my experience:
During some 10 years before the diagnosis of my AN, I had the following symptoms: EXTREME FATIGUE (something like a PERMANENT HEAVY HANGOVER). Then, some 5 to 6 years before diagnosis, and while being in my thirties, I suddenly developed extreme hunger, and for the first time in my life, I gained weight (presumably some 8 kilos in a couple of weeks). It was about the same time, when I started being sick a lot. I would go through up to 10 heavy colds / bronchitis a year. I was also freezing all the time.
Things have been MUCH, MUCH better since my surgery. Still, there are ups and downs (possibly related to whether the tumor is in a growing phase or not). Lately, I have also developed extreme thirst which will sometimes make me drink so much water that I can barely move.
I have read in this forum about some people experiencing fatigue as a symptom of the AN. Does anybody know about this fatigue / hunger / frailty / freezing / thirst combination? Any similar experience??
2009 diagnosis (AN 3 cm diameter), 2010: surgery, then regrowth. 2011: GK; first darkening of the tumor, then regrowth. Now awaiting new treatment (surgery).