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"It's all in your head." "I don't think it is." "Well you would say that."

I'm dealing with chronic pain and fatigue; after several specialists were unable to find the cause, I was referred to a pain clinic. I had an evaluation with a psychiatrist today, and at the end I asked him about his findings. Among other things, he said there was evidence of Somatization Disorder. But I don't think that is it; I think the pain has a physical cause. But if I do have Somatization Disorder, I would think that anyway. How do I determine if that is the problem or not, and if not, how do I make sure my doctors don't dwell on it. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Sep 19, 2012 - 11 answers

Why does sustained exercise sometimes make me very unwell for hours or even days?

Why does sustained exercise sometimes make me very unwell for hours or even days? I lift heavy weights at the gym three times a week with no problems, I get enough sleep, I eat very healthily (but perhaps my intake is low on carbs like bread, pasta or rice). But every now and then, when I do a sustained cardio type exercise for about an hour or a little more (playing a sport, taking occasional breaks for water, etc), I start to feel fatigued before everyone else does, then I feel extremely sick to the point of having to sit down, not wanting to move. In extreme cases, I've been unwell for more than two entire days after. [more inside]
posted by surenoproblem on Aug 5, 2012 - 20 answers

What kind of doctor can help diagnose my issue with fatigue and pain?

What kind of doctor can help diagnose my issue with fatigue and pain? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2012 - 10 answers

Beauty products, tips and tricks for the perpetually fatigued?

I want to hear about all your amazing beauty products, tips and tricks that camouflage or minimise the appearance of fatigue in the wearer's/user's face. Help a sufferer of a chronic condition avoid questions about tiredness when they're so tired they already want to lie down under the table! [more inside]
posted by thetarium on Jun 30, 2012 - 37 answers

Experience with thyroid medication for depression? (Ugh. What have I done by trying this?)

I'm on thyroid medication for depression -- did I just start a permanent sentence without realizing it? [more inside]
posted by ArgyleMarionette on Jun 26, 2012 - 17 answers

Is "yes, but..." okay?

What are the rules of social engagement for people with unpredictable health issues? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2012 - 21 answers

i'm on drugs and i'm tired

I start grad school in four months, and I’m worried about my apathy and extreme fatigue that are possibly a result of my marijuana dependency and/or my SSRIs. What are some steps I can take to get these issues sorted out in light of my anxieties about changing meds and my reluctance to give up marijuana? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2012 - 20 answers

How to start exercise and other daily routines when severely fatigued and depressed?

How to start exercise and other daily routines when super fatigued, sleepy, spacey, sad, but otherwise "healthy"? [more inside]
posted by ArgyleMarionette on Mar 28, 2012 - 33 answers

How can I get over fatigue?

How do I work through fatigue spells/flare ups? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2012 - 13 answers

I'm so tired, so very tired. Please help.

I am tired. I am always tired. I have always been tired. And it seems like nothing can change this fact. I'm asking y'all at this point because I'm out of ideas on what to do from here. [more inside]
posted by Modica on Mar 12, 2012 - 47 answers

Should I seek a second opinion about possible physiological sources of my fatigue, depression, and anxiety before contacting a psychiatrist?

Should I seek a second opinion about possible physiological sources of my fatigue, depression, and anxiety before contacting a psychiatrist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2012 - 16 answers

Powering through without the power nap

How to rest (in the afternoon, after work) without napping? [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Jan 30, 2012 - 10 answers

help me eat while I'm sick

Sick with an ongoing fatigue/pain issue and I can't cook for myself anymore. I need some help eating healthy still. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Dec 31, 2011 - 28 answers

Can I put my worries aside for Christmas?

How can I put off worrying about my health enough to enjoy the holidays? Also, what should I ask my second-opinion doctor? (A couple icky details inside) [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Dec 13, 2011 - 28 answers

Body to Tired for Brain to Work

I started a very tiring full-time job for the Christmas season 2 weeks ago, and need hacks to help me concentrate on the college courses I'm taking during nights and weekends. [more inside]
posted by oceanview on Nov 11, 2011 - 8 answers

5500K balanced office = better productivity?

Office Colour Temperature: will I be less tired if the room's fluorescent lamps in the ceiling were daylight balanced to 5500K? [more inside]
posted by querty on Oct 31, 2011 - 7 answers

How to deal with sudden changes in the weather?

How to deal with sudden changes in the weather? [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on Oct 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Bunch of symptoms, maybe hypothyroid, what do I do next?

Bunch of symptoms, maybe hypothyroid, what do I do next? For the past several years, I’ve had a bunch of nagging symptoms that together have been very frustrating, and at times debilitating. The onset of the symptoms was about 7 years ago. My GP initially thought hypothyroidism, but the tests came back normal. As the years have gone on, the symptoms have waxed and waned but never gone away, and I keep getting retested for hypothyroidism at my doctors suggestion, but the tests always come back normal. After looking at the actual values from the lab, and a bit of research, I’m wondering if it isn’t in fact hypothyroidism, and what to do next. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2011 - 15 answers

How can I learn to be comfortable and not so antsy, stiff, and tired while I work at my desk?

What can I do about this stiff/antsy/tired feeling I get when I'm at work? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Sep 15, 2011 - 23 answers

Newborn baby hacks?

Is there any way to make the first few months after our baby is born special and meaningful and not just ruled by exhaustion? Any newborn baby hacks you can share? Bonus points for happy newborn stories. [more inside]
posted by n'muakolo on Sep 6, 2011 - 51 answers

Running shouldn't be such a bummer.

How can I feel less fatigued (and depressed) after intense exercise? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Jul 26, 2011 - 18 answers

The lines between dream and reality are a blur.

I've frequently dream, and sometimes I have trouble telling them apart from reality. [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on Jun 4, 2011 - 29 answers

Why does the water make me tired?

Why do I get so tired after going in the water? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on May 29, 2011 - 10 answers

Keep trying to find answers when I only really have energy to go to work?

How can I feel comfortable with a possible diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome when I've spent a year going to a doctor who doesn't believe in it and who has made me feel like there is nothing wrong with me? [more inside]
posted by rainygrl716 on May 15, 2011 - 29 answers

Help for iron deficiency anemia symptoms?

Iron deficiency anemia causing sustained exhaustion and fuzzyheadedness. How can I treat the symptoms? (Underlying cause is undiagnosable so far and only worsening.) [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Apr 21, 2011 - 17 answers

Why am I so tired?

What is wrong with me? Why am I so tired? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2011 - 38 answers

Quarter Life Crisis, Redux

When I'm not in school, I feel like my life has totally dead-ended. I'm starting to think that stress and anxiety are the only things that motivate me. How do I stop delaying (and being terrified of) reality and finally become a real (adult) person? The details inside are super long, and I apologize for them in advance. [more inside]
posted by timory on Dec 29, 2010 - 17 answers

I'd eat a herd of cattle if I thought it would help

What do I eat to increase my red blood cells? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Dec 17, 2010 - 15 answers

When your doctor says he feels ineffective, HE'S RIGHT.

Help me find a good sleep doctor in NYC, please? [more inside]
posted by Eshkol on Dec 11, 2010 - 3 answers


ParasiteFilter: Could I have tapeworms hiding in my body 10 years later? Grossish details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2010 - 9 answers

"Mr Burns, you have every disease there is!" "So I can't get worse, I'm invincible!"

Can you help narrow down what sort(s) of doctor(s) to see and what to investigate, given these symptoms? All symptoms have cropped up within the last two years. Before that, I felt healthy most of the time. Primary care doc has been little help, and most of the specialists seem to focus only on the symptoms within their own areas of expertise. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2010 - 28 answers

What gets fatigued when your brain gets tired?

When you read or think a lot or otherwise concentrate, and you get fatigued or sleepy, what exactly is happening biologically? Is it a matter of blood sugar depletion? Something else?
posted by shivohum on Oct 31, 2010 - 14 answers

Rate my breakfast

I'm trying to improve my breakfast habits in the hope that it will help improve my severe physical and mental fatigue. Tell me how this breakfast sounds to you, and what you would change, if anything. [more inside]
posted by Hot buttered sockpuppets on Oct 19, 2010 - 30 answers

Why do my joints ache at night?

Every evening, a couple of hours before I usually go to bed, the joints in my feet, legs, and knuckles seem to stiffen up and need to be stretched and cracked constantly. What's going on, and how do I prevent it? [more inside]
posted by Think_Long on Oct 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Help my tired face.

Recently I find myself stretching my face muscles, which always seem fatigued. What gives? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Sep 6, 2010 - 6 answers

I forget. a lot. I don't know why. please help me.

I forget. a lot. I don't know why. please help me. [more inside]
posted by krautland on Aug 25, 2010 - 21 answers

Brain fog, fatigue, and more.

Intense, prolonged brain fog and feeling of awfulness. Have already seen doctor. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Jul 9, 2010 - 44 answers

I am not Iron Woman...

Personal anemia anecdotes wanted: How long did it take you to feel human again after being diagnosed with anemia? [more inside]
posted by elsietheeel on Jun 29, 2010 - 19 answers

What can I do to keep from getting sick again, and to have enough energy to do my job?

What are some strategies for coping with a busy fulltime job, when I have physical fatigue? What can I do to keep from getting sick again, and to have enough energy to do my job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2010 - 17 answers

What the hell is going on with me

Followup to an earlier health-related question. Kind of long; more under the cut. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on May 11, 2010 - 10 answers

Energy drain...

Every afternoon starting from 2 to about 4 p.m. I find myself exhausted beyond belief. I need tips or solutions to keep my energy up during those two hours so that I can actually *do* things instead of just enter some brain/body fog state where I can't even spell my own name right. [more inside]
posted by kanata on Apr 28, 2010 - 30 answers

No veggies = sleepy student?

Help me help my roommate not be so tired all the time/ eat healthier. [more inside]
posted by Iggley on Apr 9, 2010 - 27 answers

Wait...does this mean it's working?

Users of Co Q 10: Did it help you? How long did it take for you to feel better? Am I feeling a placebo effect? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2010 - 7 answers

What should I ask my doctor?

Years of fatigue and related symptoms. YANAD but what questions should I ask my doctor? What tests should I ask for? [more inside]
posted by Nickel on Mar 9, 2010 - 13 answers

What level of fatigue warrants seeing a doctor?

How can I tell what a normal level of fatigue is and what merits more looking into, maybe medically? [more inside]
posted by daelin on Feb 28, 2010 - 20 answers

I am freaking out about my health

YANMD, but I need to consult the hive mind about some very worrying symptoms I've been having. I've been to a few doctors and so far, Scotland Yard Is Baffled. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on Feb 2, 2010 - 18 answers

Coping with MS diagnosis and symptoms?

How to cope with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) and the mounting symptoms. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2010 - 15 answers

Dr. House, what is causing my mysterious fatigue and joint pain?

[medical diagnosis filter] Long list of symptoms headlined by fatigue and joint pain - can anybody offer any suggestions of what I might have? (my family doctor can't figure it out). [more inside]
posted by cheemee on Jan 3, 2010 - 29 answers

Possible hormone deficiency?

I think I may have a hormone deficiency. I plan to see a doctor. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2009 - 7 answers

I'm dreaming of a well-rested Unicorn...

Almost every dream I have is a nightmare, if I remember the dream. Is there a way to train myself not to do this? [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Nov 9, 2009 - 20 answers

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