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ALWAYS TIRED

I really am at a loss.  I have done 2 rounds of blood work over the past four months and I am just completely frustrated.  I am currently on weekly B12 shots for a B12 deficiency.  The doctor told me in August so I did this for 6 weeks and then re-tested in December...my levels went up slightly.  So I am back on these weekly shots.  Here, lies the real issue.  I think this is masking something else.  I had my second back surgery in February and have not felt the same since.  I even requested part time working after my recovery becuase I could not stop falling asleep during mid-day.  This still is going on.  I changed jobs to one closer to my home and every day I go and sleep for my lunch hour and feel like I could continue to sleep the entire rest of the day and night.  There is a "MAJOR" urge of needing to sleep and I can't get enough.  I have been through what I would call a depression several years ago and I jsut don't feel like this is the same thing.  I just think it is odd how it all started after my last surgery.  They did all the bloodwork for anemia, thyroid, blood counts, etc.  I even had a period last 13 weeks in the midst of all of this.  My last one was only 2 weeks, but I think this is all very strange healthwise for my last year.  I have always been very active, never needed too much sleep (I was in public accounting, so i worked many hours) and jsut do not understand what is going on!  I cannot emphasize enought the constant urge for an immediate sleep of any amount although I get very frustrated if it cannot be more than an hour or so.  I would love 2 and 3 hours at a time.  I just want to research this more and get the doctors to run more tests, becuase this is really affecting my quality of life...

sorry so long!
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Hi,

You need to calm down and relax. I can understand how upset you must be right now.

Could you tell us about the surgeries and why did you have them , i mean what was the diagnosis? Also, are you on any other medication currently?

From what you describe, it would be best if you could see a sleep specialist at the earliest. A clinical evaluation is most important before a probable diagnosis.

IF required your specialist may ask you to get a sleep study test done. You will then be put on certain medications to help you deal with your symptoms and fall back into the normal sleep cycle pattern.

I know this must be frustrating, but it does have a solution. You would not many more blood tests now. Just consult a sleep specialist.

Do keep us posted.

Hope this helps.

Good luck.
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Hi,

You need to calm down and relax. I can understand how upset you must be right now.

Could you tell us about the surgeries and why did you have them , i mean what was the diagnosis? Also, are you on any other medication currently?

From what you describe, it would be best if you could see a sleep specialist at the earliest. A clinical evaluation is most important before a probable diagnosis.

IF required your specialist may ask you to get a sleep study test done. You will then be put on certain medications to help you deal with your symptoms and fall back into the normal sleep cycle pattern.

I know this must be frustrating, but it does have a solution. You would not many more blood tests now. Just consult a sleep specialist.

Do keep us posted.

Hope this helps.

Good luck.
Helpful - 0
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