Feeling sick all the time?
- 24 Jun 2015 by Hquen83
- 11 July 2015
- depression, obesity, autoimmune disorders, pain, weight, fatigue, abdominal pain, symptom, hair
Since I was a teenager, I felt depressed and tired all the time. Once I reached my twenties my symtoms continued to get worse. I'd get bouts of abdominal pain. My hair falls out. Weight gain. Fatigue. Anytime I get up and do anything active, like working out or mowing the lawn, after an hour I feel as if I need to lay down. I am sick a lot and I have colds for months not weeks. I 've seen several doctors, they basically tell me it's in my head and just depression. They 've ran a cbc and thyroid work up all normal.
I stopped mentioning they symptoms I just got some treatments for depression for a year which didn't help, Including counciling. I've been sick all winter. I had about six Weeks this spring I wasn't sick. I've had this cold for over a month. I am exhausted and emotional. I hate doctors because they make me feel worse not better. They only good medicine I have is my three year old son.
Any recommendations ?
I would suggest you see a psychiatrist. Tell him/her exactly what you wrote here. It sounds like you might need the correct antidepressant for your ongoing condition.
I've tried at least one type of each family of antidepressants. I either end up with too much serotonin or too many side effects like increased irritability. I would always take a low dose too.
You may be able to find some relief, especially with the fatigue, by trying a med called Nuvigil or one very similar called Provigil. One of these in combination with a more stimulating antidepressant Rx may be of much help to you.
It sounds like it could be chronic fatigue syndrome (possibly depression too). Some doctors dont take it seriously, but it is real and disabling. The same applies to fibromyalgia - some doctors don't believe in it. If you haven't already, read up on chronic fatigue. It's not like someone who's just tired a lot due to not enough sleep. It can persist despite adequate sleep, taking it easy,etc. I'm not saying I know that's what you have' just that it's worth looking into, see if it sounds like you.
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