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Gp or suck it up

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jellybelly16 Sat 29-Oct-16 23:14:04

The last few months i have been feeling exhausted. Doesn't matter how little or as much sleep i get i am just as tired. My sleeping pattern isn't great just now either. Day to day i feel so lazy. The littlest of jobs feel like a massive struggle! I find myself sitting or dozing and time has disappeared and i don't even know what i've done with my day. Try to watch a programme on the tv but can never seem to concentrate long enough. Its weird. Have had a lot going on, marriage breakdown, money worries, have 3 kids to support, family illness etc. Not sure whether i should see doctor or just give myself a shake and sort myself out. Have no idea what i'd say to doc, feel i'd be being silly and wasting their time and also a bit scared of being put on AD's.. is this just general exhaustion or something more? Sorry for such a long post x

FaithAscending Sat 29-Oct-16 23:16:00

Definitely worth a trip to the GP for routine bloods to rule out a physical cause for those kind of symptoms! Could be physical issues causing them, such as thyroid, Vit B or D deficiency, relatively straightforward to treat. I hope you feel better soon.

AnxiousCarer Sat 29-Oct-16 23:26:16

Definately see GP, as PP says could be physical reason. Don't rule out ADs, their not all bad, have saved my life in the past and continue to find them helpful in difficult times. My experience with them has been positive.

Wolfiefan Sat 29-Oct-16 23:30:32

I would see GP. Pills can help. But you may not need them. I got in a deep hole and needed them so I could face CBT and then slowly come off them again. Much better now.

jellybelly16 Sat 29-Oct-16 23:35:53

Thanks for replies. Have had my bloods done and all came back fine. Have always had borderline anaemia so thought this was maybe the cause but no all clear.. i just want to give myself a kick up the bum and say get on with it but i just can't get no motivation at all.. always have a generally busy life and just don't understand why i'm feeling like this!x

AnxiousCarer Sat 29-Oct-16 23:57:20

Be kind to yourself jelly with your busy life its no surprise that you are feeling this way. Discuss with your GP and see what they suggest, medication may just give you the boost you need to get out this rut.

colouringinagain Sun 30-Oct-16 00:25:25

Did you have your ferritin checked (iron stores?) different from haemoglobin (iron in blood). I had major exhaustion and that was the issue. Also if it's built up over last couple months I'd push hard for a vital D test too. Good luck.

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