I have an appt with my Dr. next week. I was wondering if anyone could give me a decent assessment before i go there so i'm not blind sided. Symptoms include: lack of motivation, tired all the time, weight gain, for the last two years i can't seem to keep my college courses. I always end up dropping out because i get so far behind and i was never like this until i was 17 years old and i am now 23. i have days where i feel like i have so much to do that i just want to sleep. I will have one random day every now and then where i will be extremely productive to the point i can't stop myself in time to sleep and then the cycle starts all over again. I know this behavior is not normal for me. My friends think im depressed or have add/anxiety. I dont really even know what anxiety it but i am not antisocial or anything. Any ideas?
Hello barbilynzi. Your doctor will/should refer you to a trained mental health professional (psychiatrist-psychologist) and,will have you do the necessary tests/paperwork. In other words evaluated. I could offer you a opinion and say that it might be this or that or the other but that would not be fair. Good luck on your appointment, the plus and it is a plus is that you are taking steps to see what might be problem causing your behaviour. Regards pledge
You're Dr should also do a full blood panel on you to include your thyroid. Having your thyroid levels out of whack can also cause all of the symptoms you're suffering from. Including depression, anxiety and short term memory problems which could be causing some of your problems at school. I'm by no means saying that Pledge is wrong, an evaluation by a mental health professional would also be helpful. I just know I had all your symptoms and then some prior to finding out I suffer from hypothyroidism. Just my thoughts.
You could have many different problems. First, you can get fibro very young. I have read studies where children have fibro, (generally they get growing pains, which are clear signs of fibro tendencies), it takes something traumatic to "kick" off the fibro, such as the birth of a child, a serious illness, surgery, or a car accident, FI. Secondly, have you been checked for sleep apnea? Weight gain, continually being tired, falling asleep easily, lack of motivation are all symptoms of apnea. Pain cycles, sleep problems, thyroid, and mental health,, are all components of fibro. Perhaps you need to see a rheumatologist. Also, are they checking your vitamin D levels? They have recently raised the "normal" level, so check on the internet if your doctor tells you it is normal, but you are on the "low" end. Best wishes, I know how frustrating it is, when you know something is wrong, but nothing is coming up.
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