I have family history of fatigue problems, and two with thyroid problems. The mental/physical/emotional fatigue seems to have been with me since I was a kid, with some depression in there, too, (possibly part of whatever is causing the fatigue), and the fatigue worsened in my teens when the stress and issues in my life were horrible.
I had hair mineral testing about 10 years ago and it said I had adrenal exhaustion in the last stage. I had cortisol testing with an MD a few years prior that mentioned something about my cortisol being on the lower side. That doctor thought my issue was Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, but I'm not convinced as it hasn't been proven with a test or anything. I'm not happy to just get a label.
This year, I had a yearly blood work check-up, and there was a mild Vit D deficiency. At one point, my TSH was out-of-range a little in hypo, but on retesting, it returned to normal. Up-to-date tests show my TSH, Free T4, Free T3, and the antibodies, are all normal.
I'm one that is on the sensitive side, and I didn't learn a lot of life lessons, and coping skills, so I'm more vulnerable to stress, even a little, especially emotional. I'm living a very calm, joyful life now. Yet, the fatigue continues.
***My main problems are: 1) the mental fatigue (with poor attention, memory, concentration, retention, etc.) with ADHD and other learning disabilities. 2) Physical fatigue (feeling "lazy," poor motivation, easily winded-feeling, need to sleep long hours, naps, etc.) 3) Easily stressed, affecting mental/emotional/physical .
I've been trying Magnesium for a few weeks now and I haven't noticed any improvement yet.
***The VERY VERY interesting thing is that the only thing that I've ever used that has helped me alert-energy, motivation, and attention is Vyvanse, an ADHD medicine. I can avoid naps on this, at a low dose! I don't feel caffeinated, just some normal energy. I believe this works on the adrenals, stimulating them, so I suspect my issue is with my adrenals.
I read from Alternative Doctors that underneath ADHD, CFS, panic, etc. is an adrenal issue, and that after the issue is treated, the problems lessen or go away.
I've read on medical sites that ADHD has gone into "remission" for some people. So I think some fixable health issue is underlying the problem.
I'm considering seeing a good ND and getting everything checked out. I suspect they'll look into my nutritional levels and hormonal.
Any ideas on the roots of these issues?