- CASE FILE
34 yo female struggling w/ chronic debilitating fatigue for years. I drink 3+ caffeine drinks per day just to survive.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I underwent two sleep studies and I do not have sleep apnea. I’ve had almost every blood test imaginable. At times, my iron will be low but will bounce back quickly. It doesn’t matter if I get 4 hours or 20 hours of sleep; I wake up feeling ready to tackle the world and within 10 minutes, I feel as though I’ve run a marathon and worked 8 hours and need to go back to bed. Cutting out caffeine made me sleep any time I was sitting down and not actively doing anything. I am on 40mg of extended release Adderall for my ADD and there are days where it boosts my energy to a normal level but most days it makes no difference in my energy levels. I have missed out on family events, social events, and even missed work because I literally could not function or stay awake for more than 20 minutes at a time.