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excel
12-03-10, 01:49 PM
Is anyone else tired all the time and can't seem to get a handle on it. I have had a lot of blood work done .It's all come back negative. Ialso had a stress test done and cheched for copd and I do have that. I also have sleep apnea and use a cpap machine.

Glimpse Inside
12-05-10, 08:03 PM
I think tiredness is very common for anxiety, depression, ADD. I am also tired, and have a very hard time getting out of bed. I think its a combination of bad sleep, lack of motivation, and anxiety all coming into virtous cycle. Difficult to say which causes what.

lynette19775
12-05-10, 08:07 PM
Do you have any diagnoses? What meds are you taking?

I felt exactly as you described. And I mean everyday. All the time.

I got diagnosed last week and started Adderall and I have experienced a surge in energy. I don't know if it's due to the meds or the lessening of the depression that I think I was having before getting diagnosed. Or if it's both.

My guess is it's probably both.

Can you give us a little more background info on you, if you don't mind?

Mary
12-05-10, 08:24 PM
Is anyone else tired all the time and can't seem to get a handle on it. I have had a lot of blood work done .It's all come back negative. Ialso had a stress test done and cheched for copd and I do have that. I also have sleep apnea and use a cpap machine.

Have they checked your iron levels? Your thyroid levels? Your vitamin D levels, etc?

I'm taking vitamin D with calcium and also taking a prenatal vitamin(even though I'm not pregnant)..and it helps with my fatigue.

Be sure to talk to your doctor about vitamin supplements.

Patients with fibromyalgia have low D levels... which we need in order to have a somewhat normal day.

excel
12-06-10, 10:57 AM
Yes, I had all the blood work done. It was ok. I have muscle break down. They want me to go to a rhuemtoidologist for that and fatigue. Iam taking BusSpar, Cynbalta, Clairnex D24, Singulair, abilify, and advair

Mary
12-06-10, 10:21 PM
Yes, I had all the blood work done. It was ok. I have muscle break down. They want me to go to a rhuemtoidologist for that and fatigue. Iam taking BusSpar, Cynbalta, Clairnex D24, Singulair, abilify, and advair

Have they suggested pool/water therapy to keep help work your muscles?

excel
12-07-10, 04:21 PM
no they haven't

excel
12-08-10, 03:23 PM
being tired all the time is gettin to me.need energy and i don't want to rely on caffine

ibisibis
12-09-10, 12:41 PM
have you other stresses in your life? I was like this and went to so many doctors, everything negative. It was only when my life in general was happier and I had less stress that it miraculously vanished

bof00
12-13-10, 06:23 PM
This is the reason I found out about Inattentive ADD, originally from chronic fatigue. Doesn't matter how much sleep I get. I can drink a 5 hour energy and go right to sleep. I can only sleep at night though cause even though I'm physically tired my mind won't go to sleep during the day. I don't have meds yet. They're doing lots of tests with me. Blood work, sleep study, cortisol/adrenals, maybe it's just part of not enough dopamine to convert to norepinephrine that makes me tired.

hollywood
12-14-10, 03:28 PM
maybe it's the meds. I had been complaining about stress and I've been on lexapro for 2 weeks and feel aweful. I have zero drive and zero energy. I'd rather be angry all the time than go through this.

excel
12-15-10, 08:47 PM
maybe it's the meds. I had been complaining about stress and I've been on lexapro for 2 weeks and feel aweful. I have zero drive and zero energy. I'd rather be angry all the time than go through this.
I wish I knew

Possum
12-15-10, 09:48 PM
I suffer from the same problem and lately I have been completely exhausted. Adderall helps a little, but not consistently. I also have depression and anxiety which contribute, I'm sure. Maybe I should see my doctor, but he probably won't find anything. :(

excel
12-17-10, 04:00 PM
Adderral tends to mask tiredness

excel
12-31-10, 01:37 PM
Anxiety will make you feel tired all day. Working and being tired is not good at all

excel
02-21-11, 11:15 AM
have you other stresses in your life? I was like this and went to so many doctors, everything negative. It was only when my life in general was happier and I had less stress that it miraculously vanished
Maybe the anxiety takes it's toll on me and keeps me tired

Bezuidenthustra
02-21-11, 01:32 PM
There have been a few threads about this lately. I suffer from chronic sleep problems and the resulting headaches and fatigue. Fun times!

sarey
02-22-11, 12:36 AM
I just wanna remind people that CFS/M.E and F.M is not just about being "tired all the time".
Common misconception, especially with CFS/M.E, but yeah, it isn't just about being "tired all the time" - actually, people with CFS/M.E wouldn't describe it as just being tired, I certainly wouldn't anyway.

Triptych
02-22-11, 05:21 AM
Sarey - more like constant pain and crushing fatigue, if that's what you mean? It's a disability.

I tend to use hyperbole, but I don't think a phrase like "crushing fatigue" would be out of place describing CFS.

Adderral tends to mask tiredness

Good point. Thanks.

Driver
02-22-11, 05:26 AM
being tired all the time is gettin to me.need energy and i don't want to rely on caffine

If you're regularly having caffeine, try quitting it: I have way more energy since quitting caffeine.

excel
02-22-11, 12:36 PM
If you're regularly having caffeine, try quitting it: I have way more energy since quitting caffeine.
I try to stay away from caffine

sarey
02-23-11, 04:28 AM
Sarey - more like constant pain and crushing fatigue, if that's what you mean? It's a disability.

I tend to use hyperbole, but I don't think a phrase like "crushing fatigue" would be out of place describing CFS.



Good point. Thanks.

not sure i even understand what you mean?

im aware it is a disability, i have it.
so erm, not sure why you said that.

and theres even more to this than pain and "crushing fatigue", well, id say exhaustion to be honest, bone shatteringly so... but either way, not sure how to even explain it, but fatigue/tiredness isnt enough to explain it, it is very debilitating, and much more than just "im tired"...
thats all.
gets to me when people think they have this serious, life ruining condition because they are tired a lot.

Bezuidenthustra
02-23-11, 05:53 AM
not sure i even understand what you mean?

im aware it is a disability, i have it.
so erm, not sure why you said that.

and theres even more to this than pain and "crushing fatigue", well, id say exhaustion to be honest, bone shatteringly so... but either way, not sure how to even explain it, but fatigue/tiredness isnt enough to explain it, it is very debilitating, and much more than just "im tired"...
thats all.
gets to me when people think they have this serious, life ruining condition because they are tired a lot.

Triptych was agreeing with you.

Even if someone's fatigue doesn't quite fit the extremes of CFS, being constantly drained of energy, particularly because of lack of proper sleep, is still dysfunctional. I'm a little annoyed that you'd be so dismissive about it, but I do understand that hearing other people whine about not getting enough sleep every now and then would be very irritating to someone who struggles to drag herself through the day because of her debilitating fatigue.

My own sleep-related fatigue is serious, and grows more troublesome by the month. But I wouldnt call it CFS. It's not that severe. Debilitating? Yes. Life-sapping and almost all-encompassing? No.

NorCalAndy8
02-23-11, 06:23 AM
Oh gosh, I really need to change my sleeping schedule. It explains why I'm always a zombie throughout half of my day, on top of my ADD. ugh, alright time for a 20 minute power nap.

excel
02-23-11, 10:46 AM
I wake up to much at night

sarey
02-23-11, 04:47 PM
Triptych was agreeing with you.

Even if someone's fatigue doesn't quite fit the extremes of CFS, being constantly drained of energy, particularly because of lack of proper sleep, is still dysfunctional. I'm a little annoyed that you'd be so dismissive about it, but I do understand that hearing other people whine about not getting enough sleep every now and then would be very irritating to someone who struggles to drag herself through the day because of her debilitating fatigue.

My own sleep-related fatigue is serious, and grows more troublesome by the month. But I wouldnt call it CFS. It's not that severe. Debilitating? Yes. Life-sapping and almost all-encompassing? No.

be as annoyed as you want, all im saying is i hate it when people think their fatigue is caused by CFS. didnt say it wasnt serious at all, but when they assume its something as serious as cfs, that ****es me off, as well as the misconceptions that cfs is all about fatigue too.

Triptych
02-25-11, 03:34 AM
I was agreeing with Sarey, or with what I thought Sarey was saying.

My point was that the diagnostic profile of CFS is more complex than the surface symptom of fatigue, the same way fibromyalgia is diagnosed after several other conditions are ruled out. I could go into detail, but that would be hijacking the thread, right?

As other disability advocates have said elsewhere, this isn't a zero-sum game. The fact that Person A has more debilitating symptoms than Person B does not mean that either person's complaints are more or less valid than the other's, or that either one is more or less deserving of help.

sarey
02-25-11, 07:17 AM
& nowhere did i say that, all i am saying is being tired more than usual does not mean it is M.E and can actually be insulting for people who are suffering with this ... no word to describe illness, it does insult me when people assume it is this because they are tired more than usual, there is a lot more to M.E than fatigue(and i wouldnt even describe it as that anyway), and you do actually need more than that symptom anyway to have M.E, its very complex.
thats all.
ill be leaving now.

excel
02-25-11, 10:39 AM
not sure i even understand what you mean?

im aware it is a disability, i have it.
so erm, not sure why you said that.

and theres even more to this than pain and "crushing fatigue", well, id say exhaustion to be honest, bone shatteringly so... but either way, not sure how to even explain it, but fatigue/tiredness isnt enough to explain it, it is very debilitating, and much more than just "im tired"...
thats all.
gets to me when people think they have this serious, life ruining condition because they are tired a lot.
What are the other symptoms of cfs?

Imnapl
02-25-11, 02:26 PM
be as annoyed as you want, all im saying is i hate it when people think their fatigue is caused by CFS. didnt say it wasnt serious at all, but when they assume its something as serious as cfs, that ****es me off, as well as the misconceptions that cfs is all about fatigue too.Sarey, would you agree that until someone has a confirmed diagnosis, and if their symptoms fit the criteria for CFS, that it would be logical to wonder if one doesn't have CFS?

Imnapl
02-25-11, 02:31 PM
Yes, I had all the blood work done. It was ok. I have muscle break down. They want me to go to a rhuemtoidologist for that and fatigue. Iam taking BusSpar, Cynbalta, Clairnex D24, Singulair, abilify, and advairI have a sero-negative inflammatory arthritis. Most family doctors are at a loss unless you have rheumatoid arthritis. When the inflammation was at its worst, I slept round the clock, much like one does with a bad case of influenza. As my doctor explained, the body fights inflammation as it does an infection and its hard work, thus the fatigue. Once I saw a rheumatologist and began treatment, my fatigue level improved.

sarey
02-25-11, 03:26 PM
PM me if you want info about M.E exel, imnapl, no idea why you asked that question, and tbh i dont really care, im really not in the frame of mind for petty debates about an illness i have and suffer with day in day out, i know it like the back of my hand, all i was doing here was pointing out a misconception that this thread has - that m.e is all about being "tired" - completely false. excuse me for trying to raise both awareness and understanding about this dreadful illness.

now, please can no one else address anything i have said, if people wish to discuss things further, PM me, otherwise, goodbye.

excel
02-25-11, 04:36 PM
Sarey, would you agree that until someone has a confirmed diagnosis, and if their symptoms fit the criteria for CFS, that it would be logical to wonder if one doesn't have CFS?



I just wanted to know what other symptoms describe cfs

Triptych
02-25-11, 05:11 PM
Good question, Imnapl. This discussion is not all about Sarey, as she just told us herself.

Excel: Google is your friend.

LaVieEnRose
03-02-11, 06:39 AM
Yes, I had all the blood work done. It was ok. I have muscle break down. They want me to go to a rhuemtoidologist for that and fatigue.Excel, have you had a chance to see a rheumatologist? With the muscle atrophy, do you/they think it could be a type of myositis?
I have a sero-negative inflammatory arthritis. Most family doctors are at a loss unless you have rheumatoid arthritis. When the inflammation was at its worst, I slept round the clock, much like one does with a bad case of influenza. As my doctor explained, the body fights inflammation as it does an infection and its hard work, thus the fatigue. Once I saw a rheumatologist and began treatment, my fatigue level improved.I can definitely attest to inflammation (autoimmunity) being a source of debilitating fatigue. If you haven't seen a specialist yet, it'd be worth your while to go and rule out the possibility.

Best of luck to you. Please keep us posted.

excel
03-02-11, 09:42 AM
He said the muscle breakdown is related to the crestor

Imnapl
03-03-11, 12:17 AM
He said the muscle breakdown is related to the crestorCrestor, as in medication for lowering cholesterol? I just checked the website at crestor.com and found this warning:
Serious side effects may include:
Muscle Problems. Call your doctor right away if you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially with fever. This may be an early sign of a rare muscle problem that could lead to serious kidney problems. The risk of muscle problems is greater in people who are 65 years of age or older, or who already have thyroid or kidney problems. The chance of muscle problems may be increased if you are taking certain other medicines with CRESTOR.

excel
03-04-11, 11:32 AM
my muscle breakdown is gettig better

excel
03-08-11, 08:43 PM
I seem to have a little more energy these days

excel
03-14-11, 09:54 AM
Now that I'm of the cymbalta, and on Lexapro I'm not as tired. I still don't feel like doing a lot of things.

excel
03-15-11, 07:57 PM
being tired all the time can be so annoying

excel
03-17-11, 07:23 PM
Excel, have you had a chance to see a rheumatologist? With the muscle atrophy, do you/they think it could be a type of myositis?
I can definitely attest to inflammation (autoimmunity) being a source of debilitating fatigue. If you haven't seen a specialist yet, it'd be worth your while to go and rule out the possibility.

Best of luck to you. Please keep us posted.
What is Myostsis?

INaBOX
03-17-11, 07:54 PM
Myositis is inflammation of your skeletal muscles, which are also called the voluntary muscles. These are the muscles you consciously control that help you move your body. An injury, infection or autoimmune disease (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/autoimmunediseases.html) can cause myositis.
The diseases dermatomyositis and polymyositis both involve myositis. Polymyositis causes muscle weakness, usually in the muscles closest to the trunk of your body. Dermatomyositis causes muscle weakness, plus a skin rash. Both diseases are usually treated with prednisone, a steroid medicine, and sometimes other medicines.

excel
03-18-11, 08:22 AM
Thanks for the info

numbmommy
03-21-11, 04:57 PM
I have always had issues with being tired. I was first put on adderall for "daytime sleepiness", but when I went back to school I had to address my learning disabilities; something it tried to hide my entire life. I have heard from others that add makes you tired. I wake up tired and am constantly tired.

Before i had my health issues I started exercising and that helped my fatigue a great deal.

excel
03-21-11, 05:56 PM
I have always had issues with being tired. I was first put on adderall for "daytime sleepiness", but when I went back to school I had to address my learning disabilities; something it tried to hide my entire life. I have heard from others that add makes you tired. I wake up tired and am constantly tired.

Before i had my health issues I started exercising and that helped my fatigue a great deal.
I want to get back ro exercising it helps with anxiety too

425runner
03-22-11, 06:39 AM
I'm ADD-PI and tired most of the time. I do force myself to exercise daily and take a walk during my lunch break and that usually perks me up, other then that I just feel sleepy. Not even the stims help with that. Vyvanse actually makes me even more tired.

excel
03-22-11, 08:17 AM
Do you have sleep apnea? Do you get a good nights sleep?

425runner
03-22-11, 10:13 PM
No sleep apnea here, yeah...I sleep 7-8 hr/night. Several years ago I was able to get by on 4-5hr but now I need to sleep more because I'm so freaking tired...maybe it's the depression.

Do you have sleep apnea? Do you get a good nights sleep?

Imnapl
03-22-11, 11:38 PM
No sleep apnea here, yeah...I sleep 7-8 hr/night. Several years ago I was able to get by on 4-5hr but now I need to sleep more because I'm so freaking tired...maybe it's the depression.Are you unable to sleep more than eight hours per night?

excel
03-23-11, 08:27 AM
No sleep apnea here, yeah...I sleep 7-8 hr/night. Several years ago I was able to get by on 4-5hr but now I need to sleep more because I'm so freaking tired...maybe it's the depression.
Depression can do it. Check it out with you doctor.

excel
03-23-11, 12:44 PM
I have been sleeping betterv at night than I have been doing. I'm not as tired.It could have been the Cymbalta that has been making me tired all the time. I switched to 10 mg of Lexapro. I take 30 mg of BusSpar. One in the morning and one at bedtime. I Clairnex d24 in the moring along with the Buspar. At bedtime I take Singular along with the BusSpar at bedtime

excel
03-24-11, 11:54 AM
Are you unable to sleep more than eight hours per night?
I would go to a sleep specialist

excel
03-26-11, 10:40 PM
Being tired all the time can be related toanxiety and depression problems,

tired1823
03-26-11, 10:43 PM
I am just always tired... might have something to do with me quitting adderall.. like last night i fell asleep at 9, then woke up at 12, and stayed in bed until 330. pretty much my whole saturday. that's what I felt like doing though. I just wanted to lie there. but before i even knew i had innattentive add i was always tired. I could sleep until at least noon on any given day, but in high school and college, even if id been waking up early, I often had trouble falling asleep. (this has gotten better now that I have a work schedule) But, yes, I'm always lacking energy and these days i'm often lacking motivation and work ethic. every day i like to have coffee or soda. Especially when I know I have to do something mentally taxing in the next few hours.

excel
03-26-11, 10:48 PM
I am just always tired... might have something to do with me quitting adderall.. like last night i fell asleep at 9, then woke up at 12, and stayed in bed until 330. pretty much my whole saturday. that's what I felt like doing though. I just wanted to lie there. but before i even knew i had innattentive add i was always tired. I could sleep until at least noon on any given day, but in high school and college, even if id been waking up early, I often had trouble falling asleep. (this has gotten better now that I have a work schedule) But, yes, I'm always lacking energy and often motivation. every day i like to have coffee or soda. Especially when I know I have to do something mentally taxing in the next few hours.
You might have depression, or sleep apnea. Try to get 8 hpurs of restful sleep and stay away from the caffine at night

excel
03-27-11, 02:09 PM
I still have the lack of energy, and not wanting to things that I should be doing. I can stay awake during the days now. However on the weekends I can sleep all day just to keep my brain quiet

excel
03-28-11, 11:06 AM
I guess medication for anxiety and depression can make you feel tired

excel
03-28-11, 06:35 PM
I am sick of feeling tired all the time. I don't know what else to try to stay mentally alert during the day?

excel
03-30-11, 06:44 PM
Lexapro may make me feel tired all day.I dunno. What do you think?

excel
03-31-11, 10:50 AM
I think I hace insomonia as well

hollywood
03-31-11, 02:44 PM
Your taking lexapro right? Did you ever think that the lexapro may be causing you alot of fatigue?

excel
03-31-11, 03:09 PM
Your taking lexapro right? Did you ever think that the lexapro may be causing you alot of fatigue?
My fatigue is better since I have been on lexipro

excel
04-02-11, 03:06 PM
I like to sleep all weekend, but during the week I can stay awake

hollywood
04-02-11, 05:40 PM
Really ? Less fatigue? My doc said to increase dose of lex, since it has been making me tired? Then I called the pharmacist, he said 5 weeks at 2.5 mg that increasing dose would make fatigue worse.

excel
04-02-11, 05:44 PM
Really ? Less fatigue? My doc said to increase dose of lex, since it has been making me tired? Then I called the pharmacist, he said 5 weeks at 2.5 mg that increasing dose would make fatigue worse.
Less tham 90 meg of cymbalta

excel
04-05-11, 06:34 PM
I s anyone less tired when spring and summer get here than in the wintertime

excel
04-07-11, 12:41 PM
Fighting depression and anxiety will make you tired all the time.

excel
04-11-11, 12:52 PM
have you other stresses in your life? I was like this and went to so many doctors, everything negative. It was only when my life in general was happier and I had less stress that it miraculously vanished
I create my own stresses. I wish I had more possitives in my life.

hollywood
04-15-11, 10:56 AM
I always feel much better in the summer months. Sunlight has a large impact on the way the brain processes and works daily. Move to Phoenix and watch your problems fade to nothing.

excel
04-15-11, 12:14 PM
Sunlight and everthiing being alive is a good thing. Everything dark, dreary, and dead is a bad thing.

excel
10-29-11, 07:03 PM
I think cymbalta was the reason I was tired all the time

tired1823
10-29-11, 07:23 PM
all the time

excel
10-29-11, 08:21 PM
all the time
Are you making fun of me!!

tired1823
10-29-11, 09:48 PM
Are you making fun of me!!

no way. I'm tired all the time. just reenforcing the title of this thread. I could really stay in bed all day.

rickymooston
10-30-11, 11:23 PM
no way. I'm tired all the time. just reenforcing the title of this thread. I could really stay in bed all day.

Good luck with finding a cure for that problem.

excel
10-31-11, 07:44 PM
no way. I'm tired all the time. just reenforcing the title of this thread. I could really stay in bed all day.
It could be the medicine you are taking. Yiu could be depressed.

tudorose
11-01-11, 08:38 AM
For the last 4 months I've been dealing with the post viral syndrome of a mosquito bourne virus. I used to ride 65km a day - now it's a struggle to go to work. I'm fed up with the fatigue & pain in my joints & muscles. Even been too exhausted to come to the forum. I use exercise to cope but now I can't. I wish I could go back to just tired all the time. There's tired all the time (like I used to feel) and then there's completely debilitated.

excel
11-01-11, 02:42 PM
For the last 4 months I've been dealing with the post viral syndrome of a mosquito bourne virus. I used to ride 65km a day - now it's a struggle to go to work. I'm fed up with the fatigue & pain in my joints & muscles. Even been too exhausted to come to the forum. I use exercise to cope but now I can't. I wish I could go back to just tired all the time. There's tired all the time (like I used to feel) and then there's completely debilitated.
How did you get that, and what is it

tired1823
11-01-11, 07:21 PM
It could be the medicine you are taking. Yiu could be depressed.

It's not the medicine.. it might be depression.

tudorose
11-01-11, 07:47 PM
How did you get that, and what is it

It's called ross river virus (specific to Australia). Can take from 2 mths to 2 yrs to recover. I'm 4 months in. Overall I'm getting better but I'm not at work today coz I can barely walk. I'm finding it hard to cope without exercise and when I try the payback is very painful. It's a challenge to keep depression from taking over.

excel
11-04-11, 11:00 AM
That is terrible. I 'll have to look it up on the internet. Good Luck and i hope you feel better

425runner
11-17-11, 07:11 PM
@tudorose I got the same thing! The fatigue is crippling to say the least. I'm "lucky" to be unemployed right now because everything wears me out. I used to run 25-30 miles/week now lucky if I walk for 30 min/day.

excel
11-19-11, 10:07 PM
Excerise can help one sleep better.

tudorose
12-08-11, 03:40 AM
@ 425runner I didn't think anyone would actually know what this is like. I'm shocked that it's spread to the USA. I'm seeing a naturopath and it seems to be working. I'll let you know how it works out.

excel
12-09-11, 01:21 PM
Meditation, can help with being tired all the time.

never2late
12-09-11, 02:13 PM
I have been having really bad fatigue too, brain fog, low energy, genreally crabbiness, depression, anxiety, add symptoms.

Rheumatoid was a concern but has thus far come up with no diagnosis after multiple blood tests.

I went and saw I new pdoc and the first thing he recomended was to get TSH Free t3, free t4 bloodwork done. I got it scheduled for Monday but if you look up symptoms of Hyperthyroid it fits pretty well with ADD focus issues, comorbid depression, tiredness etc. The other thing that is interesting, I thought, was that I am so tired all day yet cant sleep at night ( even when not taking add meds during the day). Another thing associated with thyroid.

Anyone had extensive thyroid bloodwork done? My doc said TSH alone dosnt tell the whole story free T3/Free t4 imbalances can screw with your energy focus and concentration levels. Ill let you know what comes up. I never thought about thyroid being associated with this stuff before. Anyway something to think about if anyone has similar problems.

excel
12-10-11, 09:17 PM
Yes I had bloodwork done for that

tudorose
12-11-11, 02:07 PM
I'm trying this stuff called Astralgus 8. It's supposed to help with what I'm dealing with plus it also helps with Chronic Fatigue (according to the bottle). Might be worth seeing a Naturopath. Started it yesterday. Today has been one of me better days.

excel
12-13-11, 12:06 PM
Might try a lot of caffine.

Graleh
12-13-11, 01:31 PM
Is anyone else tired all the time and can't seem to get a handle on it. I have had a lot of blood work done .It's all come back negative. Ialso had a stress test done and cheched for copd and I do have that. I also have sleep apnea and use a cpap machine.

Me too.
I am also tired all the time and I don't know what to do with it. I have recently recieved the diagnose ADD and as long as I take my ADD-medicine, I am alert. But I am also a bit confused and get problems with sleeping :/

excel
12-13-11, 03:42 PM
Me too.
I am also tired all the time and I don't know what to do with it. I have recently recieved the diagnose ADD and as long as I take my ADD-medicine, I am alert. But I am also a bit confused and get problems with sleeping :/
After reading this post, I got to thing about the longterm effects of add medicine

kassem23
12-15-11, 02:30 PM
Time to get on sertraline.

hollywood
12-15-11, 05:02 PM
how would setraline work or take care of this issue. Anything with serotonin blasts me back. Then the tired issue no matter if microdosed is just way worse. More like provigil. That usually helps.

excel
12-20-11, 10:45 AM
What works for some people may not work for another. I would dicuss that with your doctor.

tudorose
01-14-12, 07:26 AM
I'm seeing a naturopath who gave me this stuff called Astragalus 8. It's supposed to help recovery from Ross River Virus (which I'm still struggling with) and CFS. I'm 1 month in. It does help. He said it would take a couple of months but I am very impatient and want too be better now. It's been 6 months already.

Saboit
01-14-12, 07:30 AM
I'm tired all the time, but I'm also depressed I literally don't do anything all day, everyday, that's the routine. I don't know what to do.
I can't get out of it, there is one way but I'm not ready yet.

excel
01-14-12, 11:28 AM
I'm tired all the time, but I'm also depressed I literally don't do anything all day, everyday, that's the routine. I don't know what to do.
I can't get out of it, there is one way but I'm not ready yet.
Force yourself to get some excercise everyday. This should help

425runner
08-29-12, 07:45 PM
I exercise daily, take my ADD meds, although they now stopped working so I started drinking coffee for additional boost of energy. Not good...major tolerance issues, I guess I need a break. I've been depressed for two years and nothing helps...besides l-tyrosine several times/day and b vitamins but that's just temporary.

I have no energy because I get easily tired, mentally & physically. I dunno what to do about it, eating healthy, exercising, I had all kinds of blood tests done - all negative.
I was on Wellbutrin but it never really did anything to cure my depression, more like a temporary boost of energy/motivation and then feeling dizzy.

dasikins
02-19-13, 01:38 PM
Is anyone else tired all the time and can't seem to get a handle on it. I have had a lot of blood work done .It's all come back negative. Ialso had a stress test done and cheched for copd and I do have that. I also have sleep apnea and use a cpap machine.

Did you ever find any help with this? I glanced through the 10 pages, but decided to just ask.

dasikins
02-19-13, 01:39 PM
I'm seeing a naturopath who gave me this stuff called Astragalus 8. It's supposed to help recovery from Ross River Virus (which I'm still struggling with) and CFS. I'm 1 month in. It does help. He said it would take a couple of months but I am very impatient and want too be better now. It's been 6 months already.

What type of doc did you get this from? I wonder if this could help me? Wait never mind neuropath. Sorry my bad!

dasikins
02-19-13, 01:43 PM
I have been having really bad fatigue too, brain fog, low energy, genreally crabbiness, depression, anxiety, add symptoms.

Rheumatoid was a concern but has thus far come up with no diagnosis after multiple blood tests.

I went and saw I new pdoc and the first thing he recomended was to get TSH Free t3, free t4 bloodwork done. I got it scheduled for Monday but if you look up symptoms of Hyperthyroid it fits pretty well with ADD focus issues, comorbid depression, tiredness etc. The other thing that is interesting, I thought, was that I am so tired all day yet cant sleep at night ( even when not taking add meds during the day). Another thing associated with thyroid.

Anyone had extensive thyroid bloodwork done? My doc said TSH alone dosnt tell the whole story free T3/Free t4 imbalances can screw with your energy focus and concentration levels. Ill let you know what comes up. I never thought about thyroid being associated with this stuff before. Anyway something to think about if anyone has similar problems.

Yah I thought this was going to be the magical answer. My tests from my endocrinologist all came back fine.

Unfortunately, the medical community has a difference of opinion over adrenal and T3/T4. You have to see a homeopathic doctor for them to address these issues. I have seen just as many horror stories from this though. If it's not taught in medical school I am not so sure I want to test it. I have enough troubles with FDA approved medicine!

excel
02-20-13, 11:56 AM
Did you ever find any help with this? I glanced through the 10 pages, but decided to just ask.
I think it was the cymbalta I was on. I also have sleep apea and am over weight plus it takes me for ever to get to sleep. check the uncontrollable thought thread. It is better now

Nibs91
03-13-13, 03:30 PM
Add me to the tired all the time list...

My depression has started to lift but I'm getting MORE tired?! What does that mean? It can't be the meds, I've fully adjusted to them. My blood levels are fine and everything is right. I'm ridiculously annoyed with my doctor because he is not taking my concerns seriously. I'm tired all day and can't sleep at night. But even when I do get 6-8 hrs of sleep I'm tired the next day. So it's not an issue with sleep. I'm living on coffee these days......I'd love an IV bag full of it right now, lol.

The Letter N
03-14-13, 10:47 PM
I'm glad I found this. My fatigue has been a mystery to me for a while. It seems to be a symptom way down on the list of ADD symptoms (probably because most people are in the ADHD category).

I also had a battery of blood tests done and found I was completely normal. For a while I wore a CPAP machine but it didn't help that much (I was rated mild to moderate for apnea--hardly an intensity to make me feel constantly tired).

Chronic fatigue syndrome was constantly shot to the ground. Then, of course, I took antidepressants that were supposed to be stimulants. Still nothing.

I have friends who can't drink a cup of coffee because they say it makes them jittery. I don't think I've ever had that reaction. I can drink five cups a day without any ill effects. At best I might be a little more alert with four shots in a cup.

And, no, I'm not addicted to coffee. I found I can abstain fairly easily. I mainly miss the ritual and the taste on the days when I'm too lazy to make a cup.

But, yes, fatigue. Anyone found a cure-all? I keep hearing exercise but I get over 30 minutes of exercise 3 to 5 times a week and I still feel tired (I even feel tired after exercise--more tired, in fact).

So, yeah, like most of y'all I'm wanting an answer. Maybe someone could post a sticky at the beginning listing ways to beat fatigue.

dresser
03-18-13, 07:01 PM
If anyone finds a cure for fatigue and they do not call me? I will be totelly "Pd" off
every time I wake up. Im so disgusted I could spit up a brahama bull nose just to see how tough he was, and I'm on Effexor( is it maybe that the pain, or the depression??) but Pain N fatigue are keepin me down in my depression N yet most times I feel so close to
kikin livin !$#%$&% out of it all and being cured, well of the fatigue anyway, I feel if I could get the tired out the other could be easier to handle. SO if yas think or find anything ring all the bells, please

Rebelyell
03-18-13, 10:19 PM
I take iron and vitamin D and that seems to help me alot.Also to exercise and eat healthy might make a difference.Not that I know how or even do.

Slang Tang
04-12-13, 09:05 AM
Same here with the fatigue. I've been dealing with it since age 12 (am 30 now) but have never been diagnosed with anything. I strongly suspect endometriosis since the onset coincided with my first period.

The fatigue goes hand in hand with lack of attention, depression and amotivation for me. My brain feels foggy and slowed and everything is a giant effort. Stimulants are a miracle remedy for ALL those symptoms but I've never been prescribed anything other than SSRI's and similar worthless drugs that never worked for me. (I was on antidepressants for 9 years with zero improvement). As a result, I've resorted to grey-area stimulants like 2-FMA and 4-FA to manage my symptoms. They work wonders but I worry what they might be doing to my health :\

Without insurance I have little hope for finding a doctor who will take me seriously. The ADD aggravates the depression and feelings of worthlessness but I've yet to be formally diagnosed. Bah.

excel
04-14-13, 12:27 AM
Lacking in vitaman D3 may make you tired all the time

excel
10-08-13, 01:47 PM
I am not astired as I have been

425runner
10-25-13, 07:52 PM
May I ask where you get those obscure stimulants? silk road? Yes, I suggest you see a psychiatrist and get dg. that way you'll get stimulants prescribed.


Same here with the fatigue. I've been dealing with it since age 12 (am 30 now) but have never been diagnosed with anything. I strongly suspect endometriosis since the onset coincided with my first period.

The fatigue goes hand in hand with lack of attention, depression and amotivation for me. My brain feels foggy and slowed and everything is a giant effort. Stimulants are a miracle remedy for ALL those symptoms but I've never been prescribed anything other than SSRI's and similar worthless drugs that never worked for me. (I was on antidepressants for 9 years with zero improvement). As a result, I've resorted to grey-area stimulants like 2-FMA and 4-FA to manage my symptoms. They work wonders but I worry what they might be doing to my health :\

Without insurance I have little hope for finding a doctor who will take me seriously. The ADD aggravates the depression and feelings of worthlessness but I've yet to be formally diagnosed. Bah.

425runner
10-25-13, 07:56 PM
Well...I take 2 gr of fish oil; 5,000 UI vitamin D-3 every other day; b-complex; P-5-P; and various other vitamins/herbs and I'm still tired all the time.

I've tried Nuvigil but that only "wake me up" for about 4 hours. Besides, it interfers with birth control pills. I've been on numerous anti-depressants over the years they only make things worse. Thanks to Wellbutrin my memory is shot etc. etc.

The only thing that works for me is Tramadol. Unfortunately my doctor would rather prescribe Cymbalta so I've resorted to OP but taking 50 mg every other day seems to improve my well being and gives me energy so I don't see a point in stopping.

excel
10-27-13, 08:50 PM
If You have trouble falling asleep try taking melatonin. My pdoc says it works for some people and doesn't have the side effects as over the counter sleep aides. it's all natural

Blanched Dubois
10-27-13, 09:05 PM
I only get 'tired' all the time when i'm not making a change that needs to be made and i'm resisting facing my truth - like now - i'm feeling like a prisoner to my kid and while I told him my feelings are infantile like his outbursts - they arise from a similar place for us both - frustrated efforts - so let go is my advise...no expectation and still go to school - do your best.

I'm in a precarious position and i'm so bloody tired of this SSDD from my own son that I decided to be true to me and serve him I'd best divest from the whole thing. He can do nothing and cover his rent and i'll go on my merry way.

I cannot tolerate for long those who sit in their utter misery as I've watched my own brother go from a ski instructor/stunt ski'r and mtn biker/restaurant owner to in only 2 yrs a mind in a lifeless body only fearing the loss of his ability to swallow or breathe

I look at the horror of my family's early death - the men - and I think it means nothing because I do not buy the whole 'sins' thing -I truly think that we all have lessons and that's that - we gotta figure our own out - it's not my job to ever dictate to my son my goals - I just set him up to know it's always a choice and consequence - so if he does drop out and he's serious I told him that he must handle the whole thing - I am no longer going to be involved if he waffles as usual - and then i'm a moron for fighting for him - but in this case - I just told him that I am going to start to focus on my joy - and he do the same and to text me if he has an issue otherwise to spend some time daily working on his goals - like going back to WA so he can live with friends in our home and I can be free to finally take care of only me.

That's the kind of 'tired' that only goes away when you bury your dead. I'm cremating mine. With blessings.

excel
11-16-13, 06:43 PM
could be gall bladder issues that make you tired

JesseB138
01-21-14, 11:56 PM
Same here with the fatigue. I've been dealing with it since age 12 (am 30 now) but have never been diagnosed with anything. I strongly suspect endometriosis since the onset coincided with my first period.

The fatigue goes hand in hand with lack of attention, depression and amotivation for me. My brain feels foggy and slowed and everything is a giant effort. Stimulants are a miracle remedy for ALL those symptoms but I've never been prescribed anything other than SSRI's and similar worthless drugs that never worked for me. (I was on antidepressants for 9 years with zero improvement). As a result, I've resorted to grey-area stimulants like 2-FMA and 4-FA to manage my symptoms. They work wonders but I worry what they might be doing to my health :\

Without insurance I have little hope for finding a doctor who will take me seriously. The ADD aggravates the depression and feelings of worthlessness but I've yet to be formally diagnosed. Bah.

Have you had your T (Testosterone) levels checked?

excel
02-05-14, 03:51 PM
I have never been able to fall right to sleep. Some people can fall a sleep as soon as their head hits the pillow.

SB_UK
03-23-14, 03:28 PM
I'm up to 12 hours sleeping per day.

I think it's mostly because there's nothing interesting to be awake for.

Nothing stressful nothing joyful.

By that I mean we're up - if there's something interesting to do.

Personally - I'm simply waiting for a world without money to materialise.

It's no fun waiting for a bus.

Sleep 'd seem like the best way to wile away a wait.

excel
03-24-14, 08:26 AM
I'm up to 12 hours sleeping per day.

I think it's mostly because there's nothing interesting to be awake for.

Nothing stressful nothing joyful.

By that I mean we're up - if there's something interesting to do.

Personally - I'm simply waiting for a world without money to materialise.

It's no fun waiting for a bus.

Sleep 'd seem like the best way to wile away a wait.
Could be that you are depressed

excel
04-04-14, 10:24 AM
I can sleep all day

BellaVita
04-04-14, 10:26 AM
I have never been able to fall right to sleep. Some people can fall a sleep as soon as their head hits the pillow.

that's crazy! :eek:

I don't know how people do that.....

fracturedstory
04-07-14, 08:58 PM
I've seen people do that, after two bottles of red wine.

excel
05-05-14, 02:23 PM
Sleep is very important to keep anxiety levels down

Pilgrim
06-16-14, 02:27 AM
,olmersaten is supposed to help the FDR receptor in the meta gnome.
If this is not occurring this can leed to fibromyalgia.
I don't know weather this is correct but Proffessor Barkley from Australia thinks so.

Pilgrim
06-16-14, 02:28 AM
Oh and Vitamin D is bad. Body makes Vitamin D

excel
06-29-14, 06:20 PM
Have you had a tsh reflex study done

FocusPocus10
12-10-14, 04:43 PM
Oh and Vitamin D is bad. Body makes Vitamin D

links to studies please.

excel
01-18-15, 02:50 PM
I can sleep all day especially when it's dark, rainy and gloomy like today.

Delboy31
01-28-15, 10:26 PM
Is anyone else tired all the time and can't seem to get a handle on it. I have had a lot of blood work done .It's all come back negative. Ialso had a stress test done and cheched for copd and I do have that. I also have sleep apnea and use a cpap machine.

I don't know what copd is, but I have been diagnosed ADHD, unipolar, and for the last 4 years with fibromyalgia and Epstein-Barr.

Like other people I notice that when I am stressed all of the symptoms associated with the above kick in. The worst is when I have a low blood cell count, and I am going through a fibro./Epstein-Barr cycle. The reason I say this is because when my body has to rest, it then triggers depression.

Hope this is helpful.:)

InvitroCanibal
02-10-15, 09:14 AM
Is anyone else tired all the time and can't seem to get a handle on it. I have had a lot of blood work done .It's all come back negative. Ialso had a stress test done and cheched for copd and I do have that. I also have sleep apnea and use a cpap machine.


Yes. According to my doc, it's a circadian rhythm problem most the time, but i'll just link an article he wrote on it..maybe it will help?

http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/757-2.html

Little Missy
02-10-15, 09:51 AM
The only time I get tired is when I dislike where I am, who I am with or have no interest in what is going on. Then I'll just sleep to be rid of what I have no interest in.

ahmeda
06-11-15, 06:43 AM
Is anyone else tired all the time and can't seem to get a handle on it. I have had a lot of blood work done .It's all come back negative. Ialso had a stress test done and cheched for copd and I do have that. I also have sleep apnea and use a cpap machine.

Have they tested your male hormone levels?

gothceltgirl
09-28-15, 05:30 PM
I am vitamin D deficient. And the body only makes vitamin D when exposed to sunlight.

People with darker skin have a harder time making vitamin D, like myself. I have a caramel complexion, as well as a paradoxical reaction to sunlight. It makes me feel sluggish and lethargic.

I don't feel that great, plus I have an extremely delayed sleep phase, Im an extreme night owl. I feel best when I go to sleep between 4 and 6 am and wake up between 12 and 2 pm. Working 9 - 5 killed me. I couldn't take it anymore.

Pilgrim
09-28-15, 10:24 PM
links to studies please.

Sunlight

Tomsak
09-29-15, 07:40 AM
Adrenal fatigue(burnout)? Mercury poisoning from dental amalgams? Magnesium and or zinc deficiency ?

Toss4n
11-05-15, 09:52 AM
Sunlight

You know there are a lot of places in the world where you don't get enough sunlight most of the time of the year right? Most people here are vitamin D deficient which is why most drs recommend supplements.

Nutriobsession
11-17-15, 07:15 PM
More than likely you need a few vitamins.

Order yourself a b-12 SUBLINGUAL with a high dose, specifically methylcobalamine or simply cobalamine. You must avoid cyanacobalamine, which is inferior and uses up many of the nutrients in your body just to convert this form to a useable form, and by the time the conversion is done it is hardly able to perform, don't make your body work hard for nothing.

Along with b-12 you should take Folate (not folic acid). In addition to these, I know this sounds counterintuitive but take a Bcomplex which will cover the b1 and other b vits that adderall will drain your system of (well that is iff you pee a lot on adderall).

Also you need to start taking zinc! Addy uses a lot of zinc (it's hard to find a lot of info on the nutrients adderall zaps but that's one and I've noticed improvement since I started taking this) I take zinc gluconate, take at least 50 mg if not a hundred. I suggest taking 100 mg every four days or so and then alternating with a kelp supplement (for both the iron and iodine, separate from zinc bc of absorption block of zinc by iron) for the remaining three days. This way you replace the zinc you've been depleting and also keep your iron levels balanced with your zinc levels.

You need to take a ****load of vitamin d if you aren't already. Take 25,000 to 50,000 at least, in one big dose weekly (daily doses can hurt sensitive stomachs, but it's fat soluble, better to dose this way).
If you're taking a multivitamin, throw it out. Many of the minerals conflict with each other so you're only getting maybe half of what you need from it anyway, pointless to block yourself from vital nutrients. Better to stagger your intake, strategically.

Lastly, keep in mind that adderall zaps your electrolytes. Drink coconut water daily, and consider trying out the sports electrolyte gels that marathon runners use. Other users have posted more methods for electrolyte replacement, but that alone will explain many of the crappy symptoms adderall saddles us with.


These things should all boost your energy. Everyone is b-12 deficient in the states, in addition to magnesium, iodine, zinc, and several others. This is bc of out processed food diets, our caffeine and sugar intake, plus soil depletion which robs our foods of the entire nutritional profile they boasted a hundred years ago, not to mention that animal waste fertilizers used in organic foods provide methyl groups which in-organic foods do not get from chemical fertilizers... I could go on. Clean up your diet and take these vital nutrients and you should start feeling better,

Rockafella83
01-10-16, 09:25 PM
From my personal experience, I could tell that after really difficult bowel/guts issues (that last for over a year), It increased fatigue, attention problem, anxiety, oxidative stress, immune system problems.

My nervous system and overhall wellness isn't the same like it use to be and I am pretty sure that this part of my life had an influence. I guess stimulants meds don't help and I will probably never be the same as I use too but I'm more aware of symptoms and how to deal with it.

For me (Remember that everyone have his unique condition), what make's a big improvement quick was first, Probiotics but mainly, raising GSH trough Lyposomal Glutathione.

It seem that a lot of chronic illness (and fatigue issue) could benefit from raising GSH. Just remember that here is a lot of approach on how to do it and I might suggest to get in touch with a Integrative Practitioner or Naturopath for a better point of view.


Hope it could help ..

Rebelyell
01-11-16, 01:59 AM
Wondering if that's my problem,****e last 2 days feels like someone shut switch off on me.every damn weekend I'm too tired to function

Unmanagable
01-11-16, 12:03 PM
Flipping the script to a plant based diet and supplementing with b complex, zinc, and vitamin d has increased my energy levels and decreased my pain levels by amazing amounts, along with purposeful daily movement. I remain in awe of the differences and clearly feel it when I don't follow through with my new found ways of sustained relief.

It only took me 48 years to arrive at the conclusion that perhaps I really should pay more attention to what I fuel my body with. Talk about old faithful, thank you bodily functions, for keeping me around without any genuine help from me. Grateful it's still in any functioning order at all after the ways I've abused it. It still needs periods of rest at times, but not nearly as much as it used to.

DJ Bill
01-11-16, 12:04 PM
Unmanageable...what is purposeful movement? I've seen you mention that a few times.

Unmanagable
01-11-16, 12:12 PM
I used to never exercise on purpose. I would attribute the walking I did to get to places at work, at home, in the community, or the activity during household tasks, etc. to be sufficient movement to qualify as daily activity.

We were never brought up with exercise as being part of our day, other than phys ed class, which I absolutely loathed as an overweight child. I lived with a fear of feeling exposed in locker rooms and exercising in front of others.

But now, I make it a point to jump, run, and bounce on the mini-trampoline, dance and use the hula-hoop, and use the aerobic exercise machine daily, for at least a few minutes each, to get my flow going. It makes all the difference in the world in mood, energy levels, and momentum.

I like to refer to it as purposeful movement vs just exercise. It sounds more inviting and feels a little more personal and peaceful. :)

windsoul
02-06-16, 11:31 AM
i dont know if i have CFS but it seems that taking AD's have created some sort of symptom like this and just tiredness in the day, awake at night. or it could be adhd.. i dont know

Strutsen
03-07-16, 01:24 PM
I've got ADHD-PI and been extremely lethargic the last 6-8 years and I believe its because of dhystymia/anxiety. I really hope I can find the right med so I can start living again, ritalin made me more tired and suicidal.

ginniebean
03-07-16, 03:24 PM
Excel, where are you? Whereever you are you are missed.

clayboy123
03-09-16, 11:08 PM
So the consensus is a large dose of vitamin d ?

Rockafella83
04-13-16, 09:45 AM
I had those period of fatigue that were from what I think, related to stress, sleep deprivation and gut problem. Medication can definitly exacerbate those periods but keep in mind that your body work synergeticaly all parts with each others.

I do think that in those cases, when lifestyle, diet and whatever way you use to promote relaxation, don't achieve "homeostasis", you should get an appointment for further tests.

As Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia and whatever cause your tiredness can be tricky to diagnose and even then, hard to find the real source of your problem, I'll give you my advice on a few supplements that could bring you back to life;

1. Watch for basic deficiency (Vitamin D, Magnesium). Vitamin D is definitly a must, probably one of the most beneficial supplement and common deficiency among peoples. Get it tested and please, don't start it trought the roof, it will just burn you up. Magnesium threonate (Magtein) could be really interesting for stress related fatigue and for adhd in general.

2. Anything related to your digestion should be adressed, remember that if you don't get energy from your food adequatly or there is a digestive issue, you won't have the fuel or worst, your body could fight back if your immune system see some foods as an intruder. Then again, probiotics, taking notes of food allergy.

3. One of my personnal favorite, Astaxanthin. It is THE most powerful natural antioxidant that exist, one of the most beneficial supplement I ever took for energy level. Help a lot for detox, brain health and maintain Glutathione Level optimal and the best of it all, never turn pro-oxidant. Watch for interaction with medication on P450 Cyt (Can lower some medication efficiency on 3A4 and 2B6). If I have just one thing to suggest that I could suggest, it would definitly be Astaxanthin, a game changer for me.

3. Supplements Powerhouse in last resort; Then again, don't start trought the roof, it will burn you down, slowly and progressively. CoQ10, B-Complex, and lyposomal Glutathione, lyposomal vit C.

These are just a few hints that I have personnaly explore throught the years that can lift you up trought supplementation. Don't make beginner mistake on taking high dose of everything, don't think it will turn over on a few days. Your body is already fragile so don't add more stress to it. In fact, if one of the suggestion that I have bring here might interest you, talk to a naturopath or orthomolecular practioner, it is so easy to make things worst and so hard to get better, trust me, I know it..

Again, this is what's worked for me but if I have only one thing to suggest you, whatever the cause of your fatigue, it would be Astaxanthin.

Wish you well,

Phil

excel
04-14-16, 09:55 AM
I lack vitamin d3. The doctor gave me a prescription for and advised me to get some sun

Rockafella83
04-18-16, 07:58 AM
I lack vitamin d3. The doctor gave me a prescription for and advised me to get some sun

It seem that D3 use Magnesium and could deplete it if it's already low. Might be a intersting to take both since there is no definite test for Magnesium Deficiency.

excel
05-01-16, 03:21 PM
Being tired all the time doesn't have to all tied to medication. Their are a lot of medical conditions that can make one tired. The combination can be the cause.

Brachenheiser
06-08-16, 01:28 PM
Being tired is tough. The first thing I do is make sure I'm drinking more water than I think I need. This corrects my tiredness 3/5 times. From there, start looking at your diet and make sure you're getting a good combination of carbs, protein and fats. If you're overweight, start thinking about shedding some pounds. Then, try adding in exercise. If after a month, you're still tired all the time, it's time to see a doctor. It could be anything. Depression, sleep apnea, blood pressure issues, cholesterol, who knows...

excel
08-31-16, 12:46 PM
Having a leaky heart valve will make you feel tired

Steph1123
09-09-16, 10:25 AM
Im tired 24/7 but also had my thyroid removed 4 years ago. With fibromyalgia and hypothyroidism a lot of the symptoms are the same, i was recently taking adderall and they were hoping not only would the adderoll help my brain fog and ADD but would help with my consent fatigue, it didnt at all,i honestly think the adderoll relaxed me even more so as of today they switched me to phentermine to help aid in my weight loss so ive only taken the one this morning but i can tell just today is the first time since being diagnosed with hypothyroidism and fibromyalgia that i feel normal again like i have my life back! Im excited and just praying it continues to work this goo.

Steph1123
09-09-16, 10:36 AM
Always when you have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue have your thyroid levels checked, a very important to ask them when checking your thyroid to please check your t3 & t4 levels not just your tsh levels, tsh levels can change from min to min so it's not a accurate reading

excel
09-13-16, 08:30 AM
Hopefully, I will get this problem solved soon. Getting closer to solving the problem. I have multiple problems that can contribute to my being tired all the time

excel
01-09-17, 09:03 PM
I think my heart is making me tired all plus my insomnia.

Nelson67
03-24-17, 03:17 PM
Did they run a thyroid Panal on u that could be your issue it sounds like it could be the problem ? If that's the issue first u need to lay off Glutin diary eggs and some grain and start using flax seed oil too all this with some thyroid medication might solve your problem .

excel
03-28-17, 02:24 PM
yes they did

dvdnvwls
03-28-17, 02:40 PM
It can be the reverse, that insomnia makes your heart overreact.

Amphitrite
06-13-17, 03:01 AM
This is the reason I found out about Inattentive ADD, originally from chronic fatigue. Doesn't matter how much sleep I get. I can drink a 5 hour energy and go right to sleep. I can only sleep at night though cause even though I'm physically tired my mind won't go to sleep during the day. I don't have meds yet. They're doing lots of tests with me. Blood work, sleep study, cortisol/adrenals, maybe it's just part of not enough dopamine to convert to norepinephrine that makes me tired.

You just described my life! I am constantly tired, doesn't matter how long I sleep, I wake up shattered in the mornings and it takes me a few hours to properly wake up. I can fall asleep pretty much any time of the day though but usually tend to stay up late at night due to racing thoughts and feeling like I'm missing something when I go to sleep at night. When I was young I took cocaine a few times, one of the times right before bed and then slept as usual!! How is this even possible? I do believe, too, that I suffer from dopamine deficiency. I have wasted nearly my whole life due to being tired, distracted and zoned out all the time. I also struggle with keeping jobs and with taking care of two children. The worst part is that my husband doesn't believe me when I say that I am tired. He just calls me names and lazy. We are actually talking about divorce, this is how bad things have got. I am desperate :(

ucrenegade
09-11-17, 07:44 PM
I also am tired all the time but i have no problem sleeping anytime day or night. It really sucks because I just feel so lethargic and useless. It's like my mind knows the things I need to do and want to do but my body won't physically let me do it. I used to have to drink a energy shot in the morning to function through the day but when I realized they were bad for you I stopped. I just don't know what to do anymore except get my thyroid checked my mom said she has it and so did her two sisters. Question I have is can you still have thyroid issues even if you don't show signs of a goiter?

ucrenegade
09-12-17, 12:27 PM
I could sleep 16-18 hours easily.