Why am I permanently TIRED?

  • Rowing_Ant

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    Dec 19, 2012 10:41 AM GMT
    I just feel utterly, utterly exhausted. ALL THE TIME.

    I don't think this is due to any vitamin deficiencies as Im eating green leafy veg, fruit and taking a supplement. And trying to eat well, smartly (small meal every 2 hours or so). So it's no anemia or anything.

    I just feel exhausted. My limbs feal like lead and I cannot think. Brain feals like its made of cotton wool or is just sloshing around full of chemicals.

    I feal on the verge of crying all the time but can put on a good "act" directed towards other people to appear normal, compos-mentis etc.

    I have had Glandular Fever in the past whilst at college and when Im run down or stressed my glands get really swollen and I feal like death. This is similar - the no energy, fealing exhausted but no glandular stuff....

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Depression?

  • Angelix90

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    Dec 19, 2012 1:10 PM GMT
    Are you by any chance vegan or vegetarian?
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Dec 19, 2012 1:15 PM GMT
    I am neither of those things
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    Dec 19, 2012 1:17 PM GMT
    see your doctor and have your thyroid function test done. hypothyroidism mimics a lot of illnesses.
  • Ej101

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    Dec 19, 2012 1:23 PM GMT
    Go see a doctor, but you are probably depressed
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    Dec 19, 2012 1:27 PM GMT
    Rowing_Ant saidI just feel utterly, utterly exhausted. ALL THE TIME.

    I don't think this is due to any vitamin deficiencies as Im eating green leafy veg, fruit and taking a supplement. And trying to eat well, smartly (small meal every 2 hours or so). So it's no anemia or anything.

    I just feel exhausted. My limbs feal like lead and I cannot think. Brain feals like its made of cotton wool or is just sloshing around full of chemicals.

    I feal on the verge of crying all the time but can put on a good "act" directed towards other people to appear normal, compos-mentis etc.

    I have had Glandular Fever in the past whilst at college and when Im run down or stressed my glands get really swollen and I feal like death. This is similar - the no energy, fealing exhausted but no glandular stuff....

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Depression?



    Could be something hormonal, or Chronic Fatigue as you suspect. Either way, the only person who can help you is a Doctor.

    Internet diagnosis isn't particularly helpful.

    How do you know you haven't got anaemia? Have you had a blood count done?

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    Dec 19, 2012 1:32 PM GMT
    Without beng bothered to google isn't glandualr fever with you for life and can recur at any stage almost as severe?

    But yeah, see a doctor, RJ isn't a medical practice,
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Dec 19, 2012 1:33 PM GMT
    Yeah I know I need to see my GP asap.

    I suppose this thread is part cry of frustration and looking for support/diagnosis.

    When I had a check up last my blood sugar and iron were fine. Plus Im eating OK....
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    Dec 19, 2012 1:36 PM GMT
    Mental Stress, not sleeping enough, and you're surrounded by negative assholes, perhaps?
    Treat yourself to some optimism for one.
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Dec 19, 2012 1:39 PM GMT
    Sounds familiar.....
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    Dec 19, 2012 1:41 PM GMT
    I would wager it's depression , go have blood work done then see a shrink and get some Paxil
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    Dec 19, 2012 1:42 PM GMT
    http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/122393-clinical
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    Dec 19, 2012 1:45 PM GMT
    You definitely need to see your physician.

    I had a similar problem a year ago, and my own doctor told me I needed some vitamin D, which has helped a lot.

    Each case is different, however, so while we're here to support you, you do need to see you own Doc.

    Best of luck & keep us posted.
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    Dec 19, 2012 1:48 PM GMT
    Theres thousands of potential causes for your symptoms, some physical, others not.

    You're only going to stress yourself further by guessing, googling, asking in forums and looking at worse case diagnosis..

    Get thee to a doctor. icon_smile.gif

    And feel better, soon icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 19, 2012 2:40 PM GMT
    What about adrenal fatigue? Thyroid stuff? Often the stuff symptoms you describe arise from hormonal imbalance.
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    Dec 19, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    Go see a doc for full blood work.
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    Dec 19, 2012 3:46 PM GMT
    See a doc as others have suggested.

    Look into your surroundings to identify stresses... at work.. at home.. things working on your mind..
  • camfer

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    Dec 19, 2012 3:49 PM GMT
    When you get your blood work done after visiting your doctor, be sure they check your testosterone levels.
  • stol

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    Dec 19, 2012 3:57 PM GMT
    Even if you're eating perfectly, your problems can still stem from vitamin deficiency, simply by having a disorder than prevents your body from absorbing a specific vitamin. Lack of B12, for example, can cause fatigue and depression in people (along with other disorders that can have severe consequences, so you should get it checked). A quick lab test will tell you and you can immediately be started on an intensive regimen to get your levels up.
  • stratavos

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    Dec 19, 2012 4:00 PM GMT
    go get a blood test and ask about mono (unless you've had it before). That level of tired sounds about right for if you're active during your days.
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    Dec 19, 2012 5:44 PM GMT
    mono
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    Dec 19, 2012 7:21 PM GMT
    See a doctor.

    A lot of what you describe sounds like depression, which is very treatable. But it could be any number of physical issues as well. Get it checked out.

    I hope you feel better very soon.

    Chris
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    Dec 19, 2012 7:28 PM GMT
    Besides seeing a doc -
    Getting enough sleep?
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    Dec 19, 2012 8:17 PM GMT
    Are you getting enough iodine? It's frequently overlooked. Low iodine will cause hypothyroidism or symptoms of it. Also get your testosterone levels checked.

    Yes, you should see your GP, but take the blood work with a grain of salt. It's not perfect. I've had blood work come back as OK and still benefited from taking certain supplements.
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    Dec 19, 2012 8:28 PM GMT
    Apnea? Do you snore?