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Unexplained fatigue

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 2, 2007
  • 07:13 AM

I've been having sustained extreme fatigue for a few days running now. Lifting my arms above my head can be a struggle, but it comes in waves throughout the day getting slightly better and worse. It came on suddenly when I woke up a couple of days ago.

1. Up until the past few days when I've felt like I couldn't, I've exercised 5-6 times per week for 25-30 minutes each session, moderate aerobic activity (walking/jogging uphill on treadmill) and this has been for a couple of months running.
2. I drink about 40 ounces of water a day (less than recommended but still a lot for me)
3. I eat pretty well and at the very least I haven't changed my habits recently
4. I don't really feel sick otherwise except for some bizarre sharp stabbing pains that come and go in weird places like my stomach and my long bones and sometimes my joints. But I have a lot of pains like that all the time I just usually ignore them.
5. It's not near any time where it could be related to my cycle, and usually I don't even get any PMS symptoms anyway.
6. I'm not stressed (am pretty much on vacation) or depressed or anxious.
7. I'm getting 9-10 hours of sleep every night, and I pretty much get up and go to bed at the same times every day (may vary by an hour or so either way, but not more than that).
8. I'm not on medication
9. I only have about 12 ounces of cola per day, and no coffee.
10. I'm pretty sure I don't have mono as I don't make contact with anyone or share things. By the same token it can't be an STD or pregnancy heh.
11. I'm 21 years old and have no exisisting conditions/diagnoses whatever you call 'ems. Have been healthy and happy until now :(

Am just stumped as to what I should do? Because it seems like all the easy answers (sleep, exercise, diet, stress) are just out of the question. I don't even know where to start looking for a cause too because fatigue is a symptom of just about everything! But by itself? It's just weird.

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  • abdominal pain and severe fatigue are two symptoms of lupus (SLE) Are you running a fever? if so the fatigue, fever, and joint pains are some of the first symptoms to arise.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 1, 2007
    • 00:54 PM
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  • As a passenger in the same boat it's one of the first avenues of pursuit for the physician to establish whether the problem is psycho-genetic.My difficulty was compounded with the addmission that I am disfunctional to a degree and was open to that remote possibilty it was all in my mind when it was suggested to me.I've had several of them approach the problem from that angle.I even went to the affiliate analyst of one doctor for a shot at it.(Eyes rolling upwards, and a small collapsing sigh.)This kind of reality is something you can know in your gut!I might be irresponsible to suggest what I believe might help because lack of solid confirmation and the bevy of contrary opinions.But, (and I do mean but) - if you really are... at wits end ... try 1600 to 3200 I.U. of vitamin E for a couple of weeks and see if you feel better.* BE ADVISED- 17% OF THE POPULATION EXPERIENCES A NEGATIVE REACTION TO MEGA DOSES OF VITAMIN E.
    Dioloquese 8 Replies
    • October 16, 2007
    • 07:02 PM
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