Fed Up

For weeks I haven’t felt 100% well. I have always experienced periods of time when I do not sleep properly. Initially, I thought it was just down to this. I struggle if I do not get enough quality sleep. I eventually feel run down. But this is different. 

Regardless of how much sleep I get, I always wake up feeling completely unrefreshes. It takes me ages to feel like I have woken up. I experience what can only be described as periods of complete exhaustion throughout the day. All I want to do is sleep. I have no energy, I have an on and off sore throat, headaches and earache. My body temperature cannot regulate itself properly. I sweat a lot of the time and not always from doing something strenuous. I can sweat profusely from getting dressed. 

I probably sound like a hypochondriac. But I am really worried that something is seriously wrong. I struggle to complete a gym class because of all of this. I couldn’t even go to the shops after Bodypump last night. 

I am not sure if I have ever mentioned this but my sister has M.E. (also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). In a nutshell, she struggles on a daily basis because of it. Her M.E. was triggered by a bout of Glandular Fever. My symptoms sound similar to what she experiences.

It probably doesn’t help that I have anxiety and depression. My mood is taking a noticeable dip and my anxiety is creeping in to more aspects of my life again. I phoned my doctors and the earliest appointment they could give me is a week on Tuesday. 

I know I shouldn’t be going on when my Grandad is so unwell. The chemotherapy hasn’t worked and that is not an option anymore. He is waiting to find out when he can have radiotherapy. Each time I see him he looks even worse. 

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3 thoughts on “Fed Up

  1. you’re not going on! it sounds like you have really been struggling. Sucks that you have to wait so long for a doctor’s appointment, but at least they might be able to put your mind at rest. Hope you are taking it easy xxx

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  2. niteb4highschool says:

    I’ve been struggling with exhaustion lately as well. It’s not fun, Got blood tests done, started B12, Iron, and protein powder. I’m feeling a bit better, but still feel like every step is walking through mud. I hope your doctor can help you, and you feel better real soon.

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  3. Have you done a sleep study? Apnea can also cause chronic exhaustion.
    There is also the possibility of Ehler Danlos, Fibromyalgia, or a mast cell disorder. The tough part is finding doctors who are knowledgeable about them.

    I know what it is like to feel tired all the time. It’s debilitating. Sorry 😦

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