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Tired all the time - a symptom of something?

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octopusinabox Wed 05-Oct-11 11:51:52

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whoatethelastbiscuit Wed 05-Oct-11 15:13:07

Anaemia? Maybe they could do a blood test to see what your iron/ferratin levels are like, quite quick and painless, and unless there is an underlining cause easy to rectify with iron tablets. Good luck at the doctors.

KatharineClifton Wed 05-Oct-11 15:31:20

Yep, Iron defciency, or a thyroid disorder, or diabetes or any number of disorders really. The GP won't dismiss you and will order a full blood count.

Is your diet balanced or are you cutting out carbs to cut calories?

octopusinabox Wed 05-Oct-11 15:57:57

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paulapantsdown Wed 05-Oct-11 16:06:28

Ask for a thyroid test. Do you have any other symptoms? Dry hair/skin, achy joints, trouble concentrating/husky voice/lack of libido?'

Make a list of EXACTLY what you feel is wrong and don't be fobbed off.
Good Luck.

OriginalPoster Wed 05-Oct-11 16:13:56

How is your mood? Do you sleep badly? Or wake early? Are you very overweight, could you have sleep apnoea? How's your libido? Make sue you tell the GP if any of these are an issue. Spell out how tired you mean, like going to bed early. Does it interfere with day to day activities, family life?

They see a stream of tired people, make sure they realise you are serious.

You should get a general examination, urine test, blood pressure and bloods to look for common causes of tiredness.

Hope they sort you out smile

octopusinabox Wed 05-Oct-11 16:25:53

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octopusinabox Thu 13-Oct-11 12:44:42

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OriginalGhoster Thu 13-Oct-11 13:21:42

High ESR? If it's properly high, not just a little and you're aching, has the GP thought about polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)? Very treatable, causes tiredness, weakness, aching and stiffness, often in morning? Keep complaining (to your GP) if you're not improving, you know your own body and it doesn't sound as though you feel healthy.

OriginalGhoster Thu 13-Oct-11 13:25:25

Have been thinking you're probably a bit young for PMR, (usually affects older women ) but there are other rheumatological conditions which they might look for if you are not improving with a high ESR.

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