Recurring severe fatigue.. how to cope?
July 29, 2007 9:05 AM Subscribe
Has anyone else experienced recurring bouts of severe fatigue? I'm having trouble keeping to some deadlines on my job because for the past week and a half I've been utterly exhausted..
posted by citron to Health & Fitness (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have a lot of things to get done (work projects, schoolwork) in the next week and I'm overwhelmed because for at least 8 days now I barely have the energy to leave the house by mid afternoon. Maybe I am making it worse by worrying about it, I also can't seem to sleep until past 2 am. Then I sleep in until after 10 in the morning, because I am so tired.
This is very strange because two weeks ago I had plenty of energy and was doing fine, getting exercise, moving projects along at work. It came on rather suddenly, and now I'm wiped out. I feel terrible and have no motivation and wake up tired. This has happened before and I have been to the doctors but all they've told me thus far is, cut down on stress, and gave me Claritin for allergies. (I am not bipolar.) So I have been getting rest, taking multivitamins, taking Claritin, eating healthy food but the fatigue hasn't passed yet and things I have to do are just stacking up..
I made another appointment to the doctor but wanted to ask - has this happened to others? Can prolonged stress cause it? Maybe a specific allergy or really bad PMS? What are your strategies for coping with it? What to tell supervisor/coworkers about sudden inability to finish tasks when I don't really know the cause but I have no energy for them? Should I just make the decision now to take a full week off and ask the deadlines be extended?