Constant Fatigue, 20 year old female
Hi all! I have suffered from overwhelming fatigue and exhaustion for years; however, over the past six months it has gotten increasingly bad/unmanageable. I sleep 14 hours a night, and I wake up not feeling rested. I drink at least 3 or 4 cups of coffee to stay awake. I was sleeping up to 18-20 hours a day in the beginning of the summer, and if I could do that without life getting in the way (school, friends, etc.) I absolutely would!! It’s been a brutal routine of trying to figure out how to not be exhausted– I’ve completely changed my eating habits (all veggies and protein) as well as working out 4 times a week.
I also have gained 15 pounds, flare up of acne, and random depression, but this could be from recently getting the IUD (which I am taking out soon to rule out any factors). All tests have been normal, except for positive ANAs. I have done tests for Cushing’s, lymes, thyroid, vitamin B levels, PCOS, lupus, etc. They were all normal. I’m just at a complete loss; if anyone had any ideas I would be beyond grateful. 🙂