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Why don't I have any energy???

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  • Posted By: lepurdue
  • July 27, 2008
  • 06:37 PM

I'm a healthy 20 year old female who could sleep 12 hours a day no problem. About a year ago I went off of Paxil. Soon after I had to go on Zoloft. (Anxiety issues not depression.) After a semester of anxiety problems no surprise I got stomach problems. I have inflamed areas in my stomach and way too much acid. When I wake up in the morning I can taste it in my mouth a little. No medicine works... most make it worst. The only things that help are Aloe water and acupuncture.

Now the stomach and the anxiety are mostly under control, but I am ALWAYS tired. They have tested me for thyroid problems, and anemia and both came back negative. Even after a full 8 or even 9 hours of sleep if I sit still for more then 10min I am ready to go back to sleep. I struggle through all my classes, and work. Homework can prove to be impossible. I try to take naps, but I always wake up feeling worse then before.

I recently switched to Yaz birth control and am wondering if that could be part of the problem? People that haven't known me for a long time always ask if I sleep at night.. when I tell them 8 to 10 hours and I have dreams they start to worry about me. I am always falling asleep watching movies, and even right now I am so tired (I got a solid 10 hours followed by two hours of drifting in and out in bed last night, and 10 hours the night before).

PLEASE help I am so tired of not having the energy to go out and have fun. I constantly miss doing things with friends because I am too tired!

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  • Hello, I am the mother of a 20 year old female with the same problem sleeping all the time. She stays exhausted all the time and sometimes passes out(the doctors say Falling asleep) She was told they think she has narcolepsy, which you should mention to your doctor. Her only problem is the sleep study and mri came back normal. They put her on adderallxr 20mg it seemed to help for about 2 weeks but now she is back to no energy again. She tries to work but I get called to come get her because she passes out at work. When she is home she sleeps all the time. She has been to several different doctors, this has been going on for the past two years, still I have no actual diagnosis. I posted here because your symptoms sound so like hers I thought someone could help us both. Good luck
    at wits end 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Have you been tested for celiac disease? http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac/
    aquila 1263 Replies Flag this Response
  • Lepurdue I was wondering do you suffer from cataplexy, you have sudden muscle weakness and colapse? My daughter has this problem along with the EDS(excessive daytime sleepiness). Aquila yes my daughter has been tested for celiac disease, thats not what her problem is thanks for the help though.
    at wits end 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Wits, ask about IgA deficiency. If your daughter tested negative for celiac and she has IgA deficiency, which is not enought of a certain kind of antibody, the celiac tests will come out negative even if she does have it.
    aquila 1263 Replies Flag this Response
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