Sleepy Koala asking "what the hell is wrong with me?"
October 31, 2012 3:27 AM Subscribe
(asking for sister) Why am I so tired? I feel like my brain is cotton wool, I wake up tired, all I want to do is sleep, and my short term memory is terrible.
posted by saturn~jupiter to health & fitness (43 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
It has been like this since high school. I'm 33. Female. Don't smoke, no drugs, hardly drink, mostly vegetarian. Crave sugar often. I work full-time but it wouldn't matter if I didn't -I'd still be this tired. I don't exercise due to overwhelming fatigue. I'm not depressed, I have a positive outlook on life, yet can't overcome my fatigue. Am in a great, stable marriage to an awesome man. Normal periods. History of iron deficiency/anemia but am taking supplements - doesn't make any difference.
It feels like chronic fatigue but I don't know - I guess I refuse to accept that diagnosis. I can get through the day of work but as soon as I sit down I just want to sleep.
I haven't had any caffeine for over 3 months.
I hardly ever get sick...
No sleep apnea. No thyroid issues. No physical manifestations. Good digestion!
I have a slight build and long limbs, if that means anything.
It really comes down to an overwhelming difficulty in focusing, concentrating and remembering.
Has anyone else experienced this for no apparent reason and overcome it? I would love to hear ANYTHING you might have to share.