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Hungover without the alcohol!

(6 Posts)
MistyMistletoe Sun 16-Nov-14 13:11:23


I hope someone can shine a light on my concerns for me. I will try to make my post as succinct as possible.

For quite some time now I wake up feeling hungover, headache and general aches and pains. My legs feel totally fatigued as if I have just ran a marathon! These feelings can subside during the day but generally don't. I feel utterly wrecked.

More recently I contacted influenza which has totally wiped me out and even the simplist of tasks leaves me shattered. For example I am now laid on the bed wrapped in towels trying to summon the energy to get dressed after my bath).

I have a stressful job and my sleep is not restful (hasn't been since surgical menopause several years ago). I'm on estrogen hrt. I used to also be prescribed testosterone but this is no longer licenced for use for women (my sense of wellbeing was generally better when on testosterone and I slept more soundly).

I ensure I go to bed and get up the same time each day, have a cool room and snugly bed made up with natural fibres to aid restful sleep. Nonetheless I regularly wake (more recently with flu cough) and never wake feeling rested ready to face the day.

I don't believe I am suffering depression as I have the will to want to do activities but lack the energy. I am beginning to feel despondent and worry this is it for the rest of my natural and I am only in my early fifties.

Currently I am signed of with flu (2 weeks) and can't imagine feeling well enough to return next week.

Any advice would be appreciated.

MistyMistletoe Sun 16-Nov-14 13:44:40


MiddletonPink Sun 16-Nov-14 15:17:31

Have you been to your GP? Maybe this would be a good start, get some blood tests done.

It could be numerous things.

The lying on the bed thing is something I do sometimes when I'm suffering from total anxiety. It can completely knock me out.

MistyMistletoe Sun 16-Nov-14 22:05:31

Thanks Pink. Yes rather than ask about others experiences via MN I will just discuss my GP (as already arranged for next week).

Musicaltheatremum Mon 17-Nov-14 21:50:12

Do you have gas central heating? Have you checked for carbon monoxide?

MistyMistletoe Tue 09-Dec-14 13:44:01

Sorry for the late response! Only just seen your reply Musical. No but intend to get one. DH does not have the same symptoms.

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