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Tired, achy and irritable

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 17, 2011
  • 05:28 AM

Let me try this again. I had started a thread with tons of detail but it was getting too long so let me see if I can shorten it up. I'm a 35 yo woman who had a baby about 2 years ago. Over the last couple of weeks, I've been feeling really off. The symptoms I've had are for the most part ones I've had for several years but they seem like they've gotten 10x as bad recently.

Fatigue--more like exhaustion by the end of the day now. It's been really hard just getting up off of the couch to get my daughter ready for bed.

Body aches--they were very mild before, now they are to the point where I feel like I just worked out for the first time ALL THE TIME. They're always there but again, much worse at night.

Irritability--really bad lately. Things that should be mildly irritating infuriate me. I've yelled, cursed, kicked and thrown things, etc. After I blow up I really wonder if I'm going crazy.

Brain fog--TERRIBLE. I can't follow conversations. I'll be at work and everyone in the room will be laughing at something someone said and I have no idea what just happened or what it's about. Or I try to say something and just cannot find the words. I was on the phone with someone just yesterday and I couldn't even get my husband's name out of my mouth. I completely spaced it out. Other times I say things that make no sense. Once my brother-in-law asked me a question and I said "sure" even though it was not a yes or no question. And it's to the point where I don't want to talk to anyone anymore because I feel like I'm going to make a fool out of myself.

I haven't been diagnosed with any physical problems. I have been diagnosed with dysthmia (mild depression), mild anxiety and ADHD. At one time I'd tried all the meds for depression and none of them helped. I've tried 2 meds for ADHD and neither one of them did a thing either, and i'm just done. I've had bloodwork done and it always comes back normal. So the doctor will then tell me that the physical symptoms must have something to do with the depression or anxiety or ADHD or whatever. I've had at least 2 concussions (when I was a year old, I fell down a flight of concrete steps but I'm not sure if that led to a concussion), one in 2001 from a fall on ice and another in 2008 from a car accident and they did CAT scans, and those were both normal as well. I'm just so done with feeling this way. It's always been troubling to me but these last couple of weeks have really done me in. I just want to lay down and sleep for 3 or 4 weeks--I'm so drained, physically and emotionally. And I just feel there's more to everything than what the doctors are saying and I need some answers.

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