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I am a 16 year old female, feel tired, cold, and have headaches all the time.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 7, 2016
  • 01:24 PM

I feel ill all the time, and this has been going on for over three years, and it is getting worse. I always feel really tired, and dizzy. I get headaches at least twice a day and have a really hard time concentrating in school because of how tired I always am. I also get a lot of muscle pains in my back, legs, and arm. I feel cold most of the time,even after I exercise and I'm sweating. I also have a lot of mucus drainage and always have a sore throat. I also feel like I'm in a daze most of the time.
I was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety 2 years ago, and have been on different meds throughout the years. I have been told that all of the symptoms I just listed are just part of my depression. The meds have helped with my mental health, but haven't helped with any of the symptoms I just listed. I have had blood tests, and all of them have come out as normal.
I thought that maybe I wasn't feeling well because I wasn't exercising enough, or wasn't eating well. I started exercising more, but it just made me more tired and didn't help with anything. I also changed my diet so my sugar intake was a lot less, ate more vegetables, fruits, vitamin c, and stopped drinking coffee. This has not done much for me either.
Anytime I try to bring this up to the doctor, she just tells me I need to exercise more, and it's part of my anxiety and depression. I don't know what to do, as this is getting worse, and its getting harder and harder to concentrate of school. All I want to do when I get home is sleep, and it's hard to motivate myself to do any work. My parents just think I'm lazy,and need more exercise. I am just looking for some advice or insight to what could be causing it.

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  • Ask your doctor about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Lyme Disease. Sounds familiar to me.
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  • Be very careful what meds your taking for depression, your brain is still developing and needs not to be altered at this growth stage.
    It sounds like you have a few things going on. There is a link to mold causing depression. We can never be totally mold free (grass, tree, old building materials) but IF you have seen or know of mold in your environment make sure you avoid it and do not stir it up. Mold spores are easy to become airborne.
    Check yourself and your posture, we are not designed to curl up, or be constantly looking down into a blue light rays device (cell phone). Give your neck, back and shoulders a gentle stretch like with Yoga. Also your eyes could be strained enough to cause headaches along with muscle tension.
    Changing you diet is a great idea just don’t forget the protein as it builds brain cells.
    Get an old school calendar and track your symptoms as well as your period and your sleeping times. This is critical as some symptoms may come with your period.
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  • I responded April 17@7:49am
    Some of your symptoms sound like the kissing disease, because it’s transmitted usually that way. It’s also known as mononucleosis (search Wikipedia).
    There may also be a dip in your iron levels during your period.
    You are at a growth stage; when sleep takes over and your hormones do too. Sleep could actually be a blessing.

    My daughter (now 24) went through this, and when I reflected back, I did too. She’s now realizing that she’s feeling more empowered and can see her development.
    The human brain does NOT fully develop until 25 (maybe older for young men, which explains a lot... lol).
    Getting fresh air and sunshine can help clear the brain fog. Have a friend take a walk with you or ask your parent or sibling... don’t go alone.
    Vitamin D3 can also help with sadness and despondency.

    Life is ever changing, hang in there, and if you know God talk to Him, He knows everything!
    Praying for you, for a smooth journey in life. Be blessed!
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