“I was working non-stop. The company was almost like a love affair. I call it ‘my greatest love affair’, because it felt so, so important.
“My identity was so wrapped up with work. If I wasn’t doing that job, I didn’t really know who I was.”
In 2017, Amber Coster was a glamorous highflyer in a senior role at a successful tech start-up, in her late 20s and travelling the world.
“On paper, my life looked incredible,” she says.
But she was ignoring some significant signs that all was not well.
“I used to say I was sick and tired of feeling sick and tired,” Amber says.
And in addition to chronic fatigue and nausea, she was having migraines, extreme abdominal pain, skin rashes and eczema.
Her GP diagnosed a