- CASE FILE
Fatigued beyond belief! My life has been totally changed and rearranged due to distressing fatigue. I sleep but wake up exhausted.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I sleep but wake up like a just finished a marathon race. I had to quit my dream job because it required too much physical movement to continue. While working, I had to sleep through my lunch break because of the fatigue. I played volleyball and softball and now I don't have the energy to run to first base. I have seen several doctors about this and have gotten different responses. Dr. A gave me diet pills to give me the energy to make it through the day. Dr. B gave me Bupropion to help with the production of hormones I produce when I am presented with stress. Dr. B had diagnosed me with the Epstein Barr virus. Dr. B sent me to a thyroid specialist. He found nothing but the slight problem that I was already taking medicine for. He basically told me that all of this was in my head. Dr. C did a hair analysis and found I had no potassium, magnesium or chromium. I did feel better after starting these supplements but it did NOT fix the problem and I continue with debilitating fatigue.
I have had a lot of trouble with my memory. I asked a doctor at a memory clinic if I needed to be tested it is so bad. My family is mortified sometimes because I have no clue what they are talking about. I have had to go overboard with organization at work to make sure I don't mess up. Doctors assured me that my memory would get better after doing whatever they told me to do.
I have been dealing with this problem for years and never had joint problems until 3 months ago. I have had a rough time with bursitis in both hips. I have been taking high-powered anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids. I have gotten massages but I still can't sit too long or stand too long. I am in my forties and feel like my energy level is like a 70-year-old.