Hello, I have gone to see another doctor today to ask about what may be wrong with me, and he didnt want to do anything. After pressing farther, he gave me a perscription to have a full general blood test done, and he will be passing my case onto a medical intern to handle, but that could take up to a month to get started! Maybe there is a doctor or two out there that wouldnt mind lending their opinion. Im just looking for some outside imput please.
I am an 18 year old male. I am in the Police Foundations program at College, usually eat 4-5 smaller meals a day, get 8 hours of sleep a night, and enjoy a life with very little stress. I live at home, have good hygene practices, and just got the highest mark on an english paper today.
But... I have a problem. One that has been somewhat lingering for the past 4 or so months. Some medical history:
I had mononeuculosis with double pneumonia 2 years ago (almost exactly). I went to Costa Rica for 3 weeks beginning of august this year. Fun times. It may be relavent?
Around 4 months ago, I went to the doctor because I was sleeping all afternoon, constantly tired and irritable (this started happening gradually, I went from biking 3+hours a day to nil because I was so tired). Went for a blood test, had low iron (dont remember how low). Went on a course of perscrip. iron pills for 3 months. During 3rd month on percrip, I went to Costa Rica for 1 month travels (aug, see above). Got back, was still tired after pill course. took follow-up blood test, to see if my iron came up. He said it was normal now. I mentioned the continuing problem to my doctor two weeks ago, he said I should take 2x multivitamin tablets a day. because popping pills solves everything, apparently...
So, Im taking the pills. Feel quite a bit better (went from 50% to maybe 65-75%), but still dont feel energized at ALL to go work out (which I love and NEED for my program!). I am also losing concentration, I have papers due this week I havent even started. I would rather sleep, and cant stay motivated.
Now, I feel that if I have sugar, I plummet HARD afterwards. EVEN after a meal. Like, if I have a large dish of pasta and veggies, then an hour later have 3 cookies, within the hour I will feel exhausted and drained, as if I have been awake for 24 hours.
I move in and out of a drowsy state all day. Even today, I woke up after 9 solid hours of sleep, within an hour, it felt like a weight was on my chest, my head hurt a bit, and I felt like I havent slept in two days (I had a solid sleep, didnt wake up once...). I skipped class because I felt so irritable and mentally and physically exhausted, if I wanted to, I could have fallen asleep this afternoon. I am drinking lots of water, but randomly may feel thirsty. I have taken this sugar thing into account, and have tried to eat the most ballanced diet I can. It doesnt matter.
Is there anything I should do that could identify what is wrong with me? about my previous case of mono, could this be a relapse? Could this have to do with my vitamins, and it will just take a while to get them back up (doubtful...)? Could it be something else entirely?
Thank you for reading this, greatly appriciated!
p.s. even if you aren't a doctor, but could offer some advice, it would be appricated.
p.p.s. I am a healthy 18-almost-19 year old. I shouldn't feel like I am incapacitated!
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