For the last week I have had extreme tiredness. I have been getting full night sleeps and haven’t been going to sleep late, however I have felt like I haven’t been getting any sleep at all. My eyes sting and want to close all the time. It’s starting to get me down. I have been having depressed type thoughts. I took myself to the Dr and he is checking for my iron levels, thyroid and also an auto immune disease that my mum has (MG but apparently not genetic so would be very rare if I had it also...but my eye droops sometimes which is weird).
Anyway I am 38, married stay at home mum with healthy 4 year old and a 1.5 year old. I am not overweight but I’m no supermodel....I don’t exercise and to be honest it makes me feel even more tired! My Dr says he think I have depression. But I feel like the tiredness has made me depressed! I have had major depression before and I’ll admit I have been feeling stressed and sad the last few weeks and have had thoughts like my life isn’t worth living but I do notice these thoughts, acknowledge them and challenge them.
I guess I am just after some thoughts about what else I can look out for medical wise. I feel like it’s not depression causing this. I have had this tiredness before - it usually comes every month or so (not really linked to my cycle at all) and it only lasts a few days max. This time I am worried it’s going to stay! I feel foggy. I feel emotional and I’m over it!!!!