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am i normal? is it normal to

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 24, 2007
  • 01:33 PM

be fatigue all the time? get exhausted after being a bit more active? forget important things?
am i just lazy? or hypochondriac?? why do i lie down and rest in my free time instead of going out like everybody else? why time passes so quickly for me and i live like in lethargy..? why am i slow?
this lasts at least two years. i dont know what to do. i am just too tired all the time, especially after i am active or after exhausting mental activity :))) like learning. i also have problems with cocnentration.

i am not overweight and i have regular physical activity. i go to college. my classmate always wondered what i do at home because i sometimes do not meet deadlines for school work etc. i just reply that the only thing i do is study and rest. and thats truth.
my mom was very bothered in the summer and asked me why i was sleeping(resting) so much. she told me off that i was lazy and she didnt understand why i dont go out and enjoy the summer. i used to sleep for MINimum 10hrs and allso take rest. I used to wake up, had breakfast (i eat a lot, i have the urge to eat,altough not so unhealthily, freuits,ereals,milk,bread, but sometimes i eat many sweets, because i have feeling that i will be tired and out of energy), after breakfast i did something , then felt tired again, took rest. the rest looked like: i couldnt fall asleep, but was too tired to do something. i was bored, but had to lie coz i was too tired. than i slept. then i woke up but felt tired. i decided to do something because i am a person who needs some excitement. but then i gave it up. i ate. i forced myself to do something i enjoy for a while (id be so bored). then rested again. its very boring aand exhausting.

. i've heard that fatigue can be an effect of sleeping too much, but it was summer i was writing about in the laast paragraph. i often dont have time to sleep a lot (less than 8hrs), and i am tired anyway.

everybody thinks i am lazy and it drives me crazy because if i do little it doesnt mean that i dont do everything what i can!

I am sad i cant do more. i would like to finish my school work on time,
and i am slow and not effective and so on. i also forget very easily (yesterday i forgot a very important meeting) and cannot concentrate. i will not be not showing off now: coz modesty=truth (i know how bad i can be) but i am really smart and am very bored in my lessons at school because i know really everything. can this be the cause of my lethargy? that i have to sit few hours a day in a boring class? i think its not but maybe its worsening my fatigueness.

i dont know how to express what i go trough.. maybe like this: i have a psychological desire to do more, but the physical tiredness stops me. the best day for me is to stay in bed and surf on the internet. i like running, football and cycling but since i cycle 0.5+0.5 hour a day i do not do any other acitvity except from this (would be far too tired and i guess i would eat big amount of food - mix of any (chocolate, fruits, cereals, vegetable...)- to have more energy). i am a girl who had a dream to become doctor to help poor people.. and it just wont come truth coz of something stupid like my tiredness (laziness???-as everybody says) that does not aloow me to produce good assignments and achieve good grades, altough i have all the necessar knowledge but i miss the ability to concentrate and not to get tired!!!. i am alright if i stay in bed whole day and do some small jobs in houshold and go 4 shopping. i wouldnt get tired so much. but after each activity i need a great deal of rest.

recently i was on blood tests twice (summer, autumn{fall}).. nothing!! i fell like making up beecoz few close friends and mom tell me that i am lazy. at the same time i really feel physical fatigueness.

I am asking you for help, plsss!
thanks to all who answer....

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  • Hi Tired girl. I am sorry to hear you are not feeling well. I too had fatigue that interrupted my studies. Please don't listen to people telling you that you are lazy. It is more productive to spend your time trying to find a diagnosis.I had bad fatigue, migraines, and balance problems for years. Also, trouble concentrating, memory problems, etc. It took a long time to get diagnosed, but I was finally found to have something called Hashimoto's Encephalopathy. Though problems with fatigue and concentration can be from depression, it might be worthwhile also looking into HE.HE is a rare disease that most doctors do not know about yet. It is a rare complication of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis- a common disease- especially in women. Most patients have NORMAL thyroid hormone levels, however, which is why it can take a long time to diagnose. The way to get tested for it is by having your thyroid ANTIBODY levels checked. Mine were highly positive. Doctors usually do not check your thyroid antibodies UNLESS your thyroid hormone levels are abnormal FIRST. The trouble with HE is that most of us are "euthyroid" with normal TSH and other hormone levels.HE is highly treatable with steroids. I'm also on Levoxyl to keep my TSH low-normal. After one pulse of steroids, I stopped using my cane and the profound vibrating weakness I had in my legs for years went away finally.I don't know if HE is your answer, but I hope you find an answer soon. Keep going to doctors who take you seriously and fire the ones who don't. It is NOT normal to be fatigued. Please do not let others tell you that you are lazy. There are many illnesses out there that can sap your energy and they should not be viewed as character deficiencies.Best Wishes!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 26, 2007
    • 09:16 PM
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  • could you have anemia,chronic fatigue or sleep apnoea?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 30, 2007
    • 04:18 PM
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  • Could try Siberian Ginseng, Licorice and nettle.....its an amazing tonic :)
    kentishman 19 Replies
    • December 30, 2007
    • 11:32 PM
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  • My college roommate many many years ago, in the 80's, was diagnosed with chronic fatigue symptom. She was just like you in her symptoms. Problem was, she had undiagnosed Lymes disease! Wasn't diagnosed until several years later... Please find a LLD - Lyme Literate Doctor. Get tested thru Bowen and Igenex Labs. First rule this out before getting diagnosed with CFIDS. Next, look into nutritional deficiencies causing your tiredness. B12 deficiency is common, and often overlooked in blood tests. Visit www.1stholistic.com for a list of deficiency symptoms. Consider finding a naturopath, or Oriental Medical practitioner to help you. The right herbal remedy may really make a difference. In Chinese Medicine you are showing signs of Spleen deficiency. Visit www.acufinder.com for more info on this form of medicine. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies
    • December 31, 2007
    • 01:51 AM
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  • what about getting checked for diabetes and thyroid kiddo...you are too young and need to regain control of your life. Once you find out what this is, you need to take a strong stance for health, both mental and physical...join a gym or some type of exercise group, meditate, try hypnosis, study diet...fight for your life...
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • December 31, 2007
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  • That's exactly how I spent my college years. It got progressively worse for me with short periods of "okayness". Seven years later it took some pretty severe symptoms to finally admit there was something wrong. Even thoughI had always suspected it, there was part of me questioning, "Am I just lazy, or depressed?" I don;t know what you have, but Lyme disease is worth checking out. Lymenet.org will lead you in the right direction, and if you google, "When to suspect lyme", there is a good essay that covers the signs and symptoms. I'm so sorry, I know what you are going through and it's terrible, but listen to your body, if you are feeling something isn't quite right, something probbaly isn't quite right. Fatigue is a symptom of many diseases. Is there anything else that you are experiencing that you maybe haven't connected to the fatigue before? Where are you from?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 30, 2008
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