I got my kidneys and liver function checked. If the racoon eyes are a symptom of a deeper underlying problem, I want that treated. My test results came out normal, but I’m still skeptical. I asked if there was a possibility that there was something wrong that didn’t show up on the tests and there was a non-committal but positive “possibly”.
So, at least there isn’t anything glaringly obviously wrong with me, but I have yet to tease out what to do and where to go from here.
Dark circles under the eyes can point to kidney and/or liver issues. I had to insist on having these tests done. My doctor wasn’t going to do anything because nothing was hurting, which is bullshit.
You don’t have to be in pain for something to be terribly wrong. As an example, the first sign of LDL cholesterol levels being too high is a heartattack or a stroke. I have more personal examples. I feel like I have to fight my doctors to get things investigated. And even if the first round of tests come out normal, I have to keep at it.
I’m only part of the way through this segment of the fight. It’s infuriating that I have to describe it as a “fight”, as though my doctors are my adversaries. And they shouldn’t be. They should be my teammates in the struggle to find out what’s wrong with me.
My next steps are to bring up Adrenal Exhaustion, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Procoagulant Syndrome.
I’m in the middle of a long winding road that seems to go on forever and has no end in sight. All I can do is keep googling, keep reading and keep switching doctors until someone believes me and cares about me.