In December I developed a mystery illness which lasted a week which affected my memory and fluency, which essentially then faded away.
I was told that it was likely a mental illness known as multiple personality; however didn't truly believe in this diagnosis. The illness also came on after drinking alcohol (so in part thought my drink may have been spiked or something along those lines).
I was put under mental health services and given a 'just to be safe' MRI, which found a white abnormality. During this waiting period I had many of my university interviews - which many i failed at due to what I belief was my concentration and motivation being affected.
I then though I had some form of brain cancer while my next interviews were taken and still had the issues with concentrating and feeling either extremely anxious or within situations which I should be anxious, overly calm - however in a lazy way.
I was offered a place at Canterbury to study an alternate course - which I am extremely grateful for as in my current state I don't feel I would be able to deal with my original course applied for.
On the 13 of July (ish) I was told i had a mild case of autoimmune encephalitis anti-gaba b (which is an antibody to do with anxiety). I also want to mention I have a history of anxiety and depression so prior to knowing this though the weird anxiety was just my normal stuff over-reacting to everyday stress.
I really believe this illness has affected my learning this year and I am very worried I won't get the required results to do the new course. I don't know whether I should directly contact the uni to tell them what I have been going through this year and I especially worried contacting them so close to the results day may cause it to appear i am lying or over-exaggerating. I also worry that what i am feeling isnt the illness but rather a overplayed thought now affecting me in additional ways.
I also worry that if I email them, then get the results to attend I will be drawing attention to an illness which in reality I can control.
I have more medical tests to come, and my diagnosis still isn't completely finalised.
Illness and how it effected me this spring
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