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Weird fatigue?

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  • Posted By: d4ng3r
  • October 31, 2008
  • 03:08 AM

Maybe there is a doctor or two out there that wouldnt mind lending their opinion on my condition. Im just looking for some outside imput (I will be going to see a 3rd doctor about this again next week some time..):

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 months. It may be relevant: I had mononeuculosis with double pneumonia 2 years ago (almost exactly).

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 (yeah, was pretty fit :P) 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. Got back, was still tired after pill course. Took follow-up blood test, to see if my iron came up. He said I was fine. I mentioned the fact that I was still really tired every day to my doctor, he said I should take 2x multivitamin tablets a day. because popping pills solves everything, aparently...

So, Im taking the pills. Feel quite a bit better (went from 40% to maybe 65-75%), but still dont feel energized at ALL to go work out.

Now, I feel that SOMETIMES 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 in the afternoons, if I wanted to, I could fall asleep every 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 seem to matter much. I just feel inwardly tired, like I have been mentally and physically exhausted.

I just begged my last doctor (who said he didnt know what to do, but would refer me to an intern for an in-depth examination thingie a month from now). I asked him (lol, begged?) to give me a general blood test, because I didnt want to wait another month with this thing if it could just be a general illness that was overlooked.

This is bugging me and I was wondering if there was anything I should do that could identify what was wrong with me. I will mention 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? Could it be something else entirely?

I have zero sexual activity, do not smoke or drink much (3 beers/month? only at weekend at cottage, etc)

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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