Hi, I'm a 25 year old male and I've been suffering from chronic fatigue and stomach bloating/pain since 2006.
As a kid I was always VERY active. Skateboarding, basketball, running, hiking you name it I did it.
I have not been able to keep a job or live my life anymore. I'm simply too tired and worn out feeling even as I type this. I feel my life is in shambles and it is EXTREMELY depressing. I try to be active these days but I feel my energy is drained the instant I try anything.
I've been to a few doctors and have had a colonoscopy, basic allergy test, thyroid test, Crohn's disease test, and a Celiac test. All were negative according to the doctors. Also tried taking anti-biotics but that did not help. Nobody can figure out what is wrong with me... they simply say well we can't figure this out.... Sorry, try taking more fiber.
I do take Citrucil every once in a while for loose stools but it does not help my fatigue and gas.
I take a multivitamin(Centrum men's) and a probiotic. Occasionally I take fish oils and calcium supplements.
I also have a hard time eating and sleeping... I'm the absolute lightest sleeper of anyone I've ever known and hardly ever have an appetite. When I do eat I keep it healthy for the most part.... A friend suggested I try marijuana which has been very helpful for these for the past few months but does not help my fatigue/gas (although I do feel much more rested when I wake up in the morning and actually have an appetite). I know it's illegal but i'm willing to try anything that will help at this point.
My insurance runs out in 2 months so I'm trying to figure out what other tests I should have done. Any advice? I will be switching to a new doctor...making an appointment tomorrow.
I should also mention I have developed nasal allergies (or so I think) over the past 2 years which seems to be getting worse. It's hard to breath out of my nose and I'm losing my sense of smell. Also I get quite a bit of phlegm in my throat... might possibly be sinusitis? It is quite irritating.
I will update this thread with anything else I can think of since I am fairly tired and it's hard to think straight. If there is ANY other info you feel would be helpful please let me know. I will be checking this thread regularly.
It's a shame I will be spending yet ANOTHER holiday in doors due to my fatigue.
To everyone else happy 4th of July!
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