helen-louise (baratron) wrote,
helen-louise
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sleeping 17 hours a day is just STUPID

I have had a visiting otterylexa for the past week. This would have been much more pleasant if I wasn't so ragingly ill :( My chronic fatigue has reached the sort of proportions where I am only conscious for a few hours each day, which means I haven't even had enough energy to get online and tell you about it.

Today I actually remembered to take 2 vitamin pills, and as a result I can't sleep. Perhaps "proof" that my current exhaustion is due to some deficiency? I almost went to the doctor yesterday, but figured it was a bad idea to see possibly a complete stranger on 1.5 hours sleep - since a lot of my symptoms sound like rampant hypochondria. They also sound like manifestations of depression, but I don't need my antidepressants fiddled with - I'm depressed because I'm so tired and can't do anything, not tired because I'm depressed. I'm pretty certain of this, since I've been exhausted since the summer and am only starting to feel depressed now, seven months into it.

I want to get blood tests for vitamin D deficiency and anaemia (the iron deficiency type), and thyroid function, and possibly for coeliac, just to rule it out. I'm hoping the NHS won't be evil and force me to have one test at a time to save money.

Sorry this is so boring. I have lots of interesting stuff to write about, but not enough brain to do it with.
Tags: chronic fatigue, lexa, my weird medical stuff
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