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sleep and lack of energy

(12 Posts)
steppyhen Mon 28-Jan-13 10:50:27

Its driving me crazy had an appointment to see a phycologist tomoro boss will not let me out of work tho ,as doctor refferred me in Oct ! Dint think these these tablets are working at all! Think their is more to it then depression x

Steppy are you me? I'm 21, I fell asleep at 9 last night and I feel awful today. If I take mine at night I can't sleep, I just lie there with my mind on overdrive.

steppyhen Mon 28-Jan-13 06:56:25

I've just gotten up after going to bed at 9.30 last night aching all over bad head could cry feel awfulsad defo ringing doctors today !

poppypebble Sun 27-Jan-13 22:21:47

Blood tests years ago won't tell you what is wrong with you now. It could be the depression, it could be the meds, or it could be a physical cause. Depression is a symptom of hypothyroidism, so I was checked for that as soon as I presented with tiredness and depression.

Ask your doctor to run some tests - what have you got to lose?

steppyhen Sun 27-Jan-13 20:25:27

also im 23 i should be full of beans ! feel like im about 80 yrs old sad my memory is also gotten bad sometimes i cant recall some conversations i have with people ! poss due to tiredness?

steppyhen Sun 27-Jan-13 19:59:09

well i have had it already today so shall try that tommoro! thanks ophelias!

OpheliasWeepingWillow Sun 27-Jan-13 19:53:11

Take it at night!! Honestly. No wonder you're a wreck.

steppyhen Sun 27-Jan-13 19:52:07

had blood tests years ago and nothing come of it !the doctor advised taking in morning as they would keep me awake at night ? just feel constant s**t!!! driving me crazy!

No advice but I'm in the same boat, I work evenings and weekends and I need a sleep around 3 or I can hardly function. I don't seem to sleep deeply at night either, vivid dreams wake me up and feel like hard work even though I'm asleep if that makes sense.

poppypebble Sun 27-Jan-13 19:13:44

Have you tried taking the fluoxetine in the evening? I found taking meds in the morning made me more tired than taking them in the evening.

Did your GP do a blood test to rule out things like anaemia and hypothyroidism?

SnowyMouse Sun 27-Jan-13 19:09:35

Have you had blood tests to rule out physical issues? You could also ask if you can try a higher dose or different meds perhaps?

steppyhen Sun 27-Jan-13 18:59:05

why am i constantly so tired i go to sleep at 10 every night without fail am up at 7 then at work for 8 till 5.45 every day, i feel like the walking dead at work , my eyes start closing and feel like i am loosing concentration and feels like my eyes are rolling to the back of head, i NEED to have a sleep on my lunch hour so try and get half hour if i dont do this i just feel awful. been to the doctors and they said excercise , healthy diet blah blah. I eat a good diet and walk my dog every day! but even things like getting dressed, socilising and excersising seems like the biggest mission ever. I am currently on prozac (fluoxitine) and take this in the morning the doctor prescribed this as i keep having major mood swings and get very irratable, and have been on these since oct. but i have been having these other problems for a long time now can anyone suggest anything? please xx

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