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I don't know what I can say to help you, but when I read your post I found some similarities between us. Only, I'm alot older and I'm a girl. But I have always had to fight social anxiety, panic attacks and depression. but I think the depression came as a result of being so sleepy.

I hate being thought of lazy, so I either try to overcompensate, or avoid people when I feel so tired. At the gym, when I was able to go, i did my walk or weights with my eyes closed and just tried my best to let my brain zone out, and my body go into automatic. But working out with your eyes closed is not a good idea, huh?

I know what you mean about sleeping all night only to need to go back to bed a few hours later. Before I got put on Adderall (which I'm not advocating, but I would have never made it through school without it) I could sleep 16 hours easy. And I often did, I would work my usual shift and spend the rest of my asleep. It's all I could do.

About 3 in the afternoon, I have ALWAYS been overwhelmed with the NEED to lay down and try to sleep or at least rest. Very inconvenient.

Late alot, missed alot of school and work all my life. Waking up is like torture. BUT, my grades came easy to me.

There have been lots of times in my life when I did everything perfect, eating right, exercising right, good sleep habits, but to no avail.
At 36 years old, I think I have tried it all, including Buddhism, fad diets, and almost "giving up".

Have you been to a sleep study? It might not tell you what is wrong, but it might tell you what is NOT wrong, like sleep apnea or narcolepsy. After I did a sleep lab a year ago, I was put on the Adderall (which by the way, isn't it banned in Canada?) I think the sleep study showed my doctor I was serious.

Life has been easier (with the stimulant) in that, it does help me get things done in the day, but I have to take it about an hour before i try to start waking up. And I know I can't take it forever, so what is the next step, right? I developed a tolerance to it quickly so I often have to go without it for days so that I don't max out on a dose.

If your doctor isnt taking you seriously, you aren't alone for sure. Have you done a web search for docs in the area that treat sleep disorders? I think it might be a starting point. I've spent about 20 years wondering why in the hell I'm so sleepy.

I hope you never get to that point, I hope you don't let it get to that point. If you can't find a CFS doc there, try the sleep disorder lab. It's a good place to start to find some help.
[QUOTE=DaisyChains;3798498]I don't know what I can say to help you, but when I read your post I found some similarities between us. Only, I'm alot older and I'm a girl. But I have always had to fight social anxiety, panic attacks and depression. but I think the depression came as a result of being so sleepy.

I hate being thought of lazy, so I either try to overcompensate, or avoid people when I feel so tired. At the gym, when I was able to go, i did my walk or weights with my eyes closed and just tried my best to let my brain zone out, and my body go into automatic. But working out with your eyes closed is not a good idea, huh?[/QUOTE]

I know eh, me too! Like I always feel the need to tell people I'm so tired because I don't want them to think it's because I'm in a bad mood or just not fun, etc etc, so I too try to avoid people when I'm extra tired (if it were just whenever I was tired I'd never talk to anyone period lol) or make sure to tell them I'm feelin exhausted etc. And the gym thing I know, it's pretty bad. Like you my brain can just turn off and zone out and relax while I'm at the gym. I'm like a robot. I try not to get into social encounters because mentally I feel uncapable of conversation lol.

[QUOTE=DaisyChains;3798498]
I know what you mean about sleeping all night only to need to go back to bed a few hours later. Before I got put on Adderall (which I'm not advocating, but I would have never made it through school without it) I could sleep 16 hours easy. And I often did, I would work my usual shift and spend the rest of my asleep. It's all I could do.

About 3 in the afternoon, I have ALWAYS been overwhelmed with the NEED to lay down and try to sleep or at least rest. Very inconvenient.

Late alot, missed alot of school and work all my life. Waking up is like torture. BUT, my grades came easy to me.

There have been lots of times in my life when I did everything perfect, eating right, exercising right, good sleep habits, but to no avail.
At 36 years old, I think I have tried it all, including Buddhism, fad diets, and almost "giving up". [/QUOTE]

I'm sorry you almost got to the point of "giving up" but I can definetly relate. And ha 3 in the afternoon?? My wall gets hit before noon :(. And I think it's time I go get help and potentially get on some meds because I cannot live life like this. I'm LUCKY these days if I get in 3 hours of solid studying in a day. I'm just so terribly tired to think. I'm not sure if it's due to my depression or what, or my anxiety...I'm sure they're all intertwined though attacking me as a unit. Maybe that's actually a good thing, meaning if I stop one of them, they all will improve or cease; yeah wishful thinking though.

And I know! Waking up is LITERALLY torture. I KNOW something isn't right when I somehow drag myself down to the kitchen table, and my other family members are not only talking, but sounding coherent and funtioning when I literally feel mentally handicapped (sorry if that sounds offensive I'm not trying to be). I just feel incapable of speaking; the thought of engaging in any kind of talking seems like rocket science. And I often might even stumble when taking out my food and utensils (stumble as in stop and not remember what I need, or forgot to take something out etc.). Very frustrating. Showers are a must, and I generally feel a little better after having them but still like s-it.

[QUOTE=DaisyChains;3798498]
Have you been to a sleep study? It might not tell you what is wrong, but it might tell you what is NOT wrong, like sleep apnea or narcolepsy. After I did a sleep lab a year ago, I was put on the Adderall (which by the way, isn't it banned in Canada?) I think the sleep study showed my doctor I was serious.

Life has been easier (with the stimulant) in that, it does help me get things done in the day, but I have to take it about an hour before i try to start waking up. And I know I can't take it forever, so what is the next step, right? I developed a tolerance to it quickly so I often have to go without it for days so that I don't max out on a dose.

If your doctor isnt taking you seriously, you aren't alone for sure. Have you done a web search for docs in the area that treat sleep disorders? I think it might be a starting point. I've spent about 20 years wondering why in the hell I'm so sleepy.

I hope you never get to that point, I hope you don't let it get to that point. If you can't find a CFS doc there, try the sleep disorder lab. It's a good place to start to find some help.[/QUOTE]

That's great great advice. I've always wanted to take one, never went through with it and asked for one. I always ASSUME I get good sleep b/c I can remember a dream when I wake up, but I think it's time I stop assuming that means I'm getting great sleep. I know I'm a mouthbreather and my nasal passages have always been obstucted, doc thought I may even havea deviated septum, so I very well might be experiencing sleep problems. I'm going to demand to get one from my doc asap. I can only PRAY that I DO have one. I'd be the happiest person on earth! I'm just SOOOOOOO desperate to find out whats wrong with me. It really weighs be down just thinking about it. I could be so much more in the world. And it seems like all my problems (fatigue, social anxiety, depression) are all related. I swear I think my social anxiety problems stem from my brain fog insecurities where sometimes I just cannot articulate myself. Yet I'm a wizard at grammar and essay's etc (disregard these posts as evidence as I'm trying save time :)).

Anyway thanks a whole lot for sharing you're story as it sounds incredibly similar. Hopefully we can both share our success stories in the near future.





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