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  1. #1 Still suffering from extreme fatigue, any suggestions? 
    Forum Ph.D. Raziell's Avatar
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    I exercise, i dont smoke, i eat quiet much maintaining a good bodyweight and i sleep more than enough (7-9 hours a day)

    Yet still im suffering from fatigue and i got no clue as to why!

    I tried checking myself for diabetes, iron defficency, b12 and some other vitamins. My colesterol levels are according to my doctor "Something to envy"

    I feel 100% healthy except from this extreme tiredness and fatigue, im up maybe 8-12 hours before it starts getting REALLY bad. As in im almost scared someone will shout "Look a Zombie!" and shoot me :P

    Im 28 this year so i was wondering also... could it simply be age? I thought this was supposed to happen naturally but not before the early 40`s to late 50`s.

    Any ideas to common diseases that causes this?


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    You could have sleep apnia, and not be getting restful sleep. Basically, it doesn't matter how long you sleep, you may not be getting the correct type of sleep.

    You may be depressed. You feel tired all of the time when depressed.

    You may have a mild form of narcolepsy.


    However, the best medical advise I can offer you is to simply stop asking for it on the internet in a forum.



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    Might be sleep apnea.

    Note that I'm just saying "might be". (sorry about the typo)

    If you share your bed, or just bedroom, with somebody, that person might tell. If not, try leaving a voice recorder on when you go to sleep. Then use an audio editor such as Audacity to view your recording and quickly find any disturbances without having to listen to 9h of breathing.
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    Thanks for the replies, ill check with my doc again.

    Inow is it possible to be Depressed without knowing it? I feel happy mostly but then again i might be in denial and subcounciously be depressed if thats possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raziell
    Inow is it possible to be Depressed without knowing it?
    Yes, absolutely it is. That does not, however, mean that you are. And... even if you are, so what? It's pretty common, and things like that tend to change pretty drastically with time. Cheers, dude.
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    If you have suffered a traumatic event or suffer from depression, you can have something called "ruminations", which is a preoccupation with thoughts about past occurrences which may result in feelings of anxiety, sadness, regret, shame, or guilt. Ruminations can appear during sleep, depriving you of a restful sleep. You wake in the morning like you never slept. Sound familiar?
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    B12 deficiency can sometimes be borderline and physicians ignore it. there is a sublingual liquid b12 that absorbs into your bloodstream if regular vitamins dont help. also autoimmune diseases cause fatigue and can be difficult to diagnose. my advice is to get your thyroid checked.
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    @jbstein: Thyroid? No idea what that is ill wiki it.

    @Inow: Yeah my own thought has always been "Hell, everyone gets depressed and i have it better than most other countries in the world so i dont have the right to complain" Yet its frightening not to actually know if you ARE depressed or not, doesent that mean you dont know yourself? Then again who does truly.



    Quote Originally Posted by jrmonroe
    If you have suffered a traumatic event or suffer from depression, you can have something called "ruminations", which is a preoccupation with thoughts about past occurrences which may result in feelings of anxiety, sadness, regret, shame, or guilt. Ruminations can appear during sleep, depriving you of a restful sleep. You wake in the morning like you never slept. Sound familiar?
    All to familiar im afraid.

    I remember a saying that went something like "Its not the things you did wrong in life you regret in the end, but the things you never did at all" that pretty much sums my life up allready :P

    I never heard the word "Rumination" before actually had to check the dictionary. It says its a kind of meditation. Guessing its being reflective and meditate over negative things making them worse then they are?

    Ive always considered myself a reflective and perceptive, analyzing and pondering things over and over to every last detail. Especially "What if... " scenarios - to a point where i feel every decision i do isnt optimal and everything ive done so far in life was horrible compared to what i COULD have done. Basicly im living 80% of my daydreaming time in the past.

    The worst thing about it is that as time progresses i am more and more unable to decide or make choises, because i fear every choise i make is a bad one. Also for each hour i spend making a choise mentally i probably spend ten times that amount thinking about it afterwards, some events even for years - even small ones.

    Ill quit my ramblings now Didnt realize i had written this much lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raziell
    Yeah my own thought has always been "Hell, everyone gets depressed and i have it better than most other countries in the world so i dont have the right to complain" Yet its frightening not to actually know if you ARE depressed or not, doesent that mean you dont know yourself?
    My proposal is that you seek ways to increase your quality of life, and find things which magnify the pleasure you take in daily existence. Maybe slight changes like that will increase your restful sleep, and it's a nice change whether you're depressed or not.

    Also, just to reiterate one of my first points... The best medical advise I can give you is to stop asking for it in online forums. 8)
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    According to me,Fatigue is a feeling of lack of energy and interest to do any task, it usually occur in response to sustained or intense physical or mental exertion. yoga program covering breathing, meditation, postures and other techniques helped reduce fatigue and improve sleep.For more information visit this site URL: http://www.sivanandabahamas.org/yoga-therapy.htm
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    There is a disease syndrome called myalgic encephalitis that probably fits the symptoms.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_fatigue_syndrome

    The bad news is that there is no known cure, or even definitive diagnosis. However, the best advise you can get is to consult a physician.

    If you do have M.E. the good news is that it usually disappears with time, but it may take a long time.
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    You could have chronic fatigue, caused be random pathogens known to cause chronic fatigue.

    It has been suggested you contact a doctor but let's be realistic, people who suffer from chronic fatigue or lack of energy seldom get relief for their fatigue with medical treatment so I'm not exactly sure why you should see a doctor other than receiving professional "opinion" on just how much trouble you are in?

    If you live in the east you could have Lyme Disease and it could cost you $30,000 dollars to GET diagnosed with Lyme Disease and once you are, nothing will change other than the fact that you have a Lyme Disease diagnoses. The treatment for Lyme Disease is like the treatment for chronic fatigue which means it offers very little relief.

    The fact that you are 28 years old could explain why you are still mostly healthy except for the fatigue. By the time you are 38 you will likely be diagnosed with a severe disease and on a medication for it and you will still have fatigue along with many other signs and symptoms.

    My best advice to you is hold science, especially medical science to a higher standard and quit listening to people regurgitating science and medicine data proven to fail. But don't take my word for it, get your prescription and see for yourself.
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    Water & salt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by In infinity
    Water & salt.

    Thatís cold water...
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    Also, the lack of sugar/ice cream after a meal.
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