I feel like I’ve spent most of this year exhausted. Actually I’ve been exhausted since November. I could sleep in the afternoon … heck, sometimes I think I could go to bed about half an hour after I get up in the morning.
I’m certain there’s something wrong … but so far nothing is showing up. I do have a bad thyroid. I only have half a thyroid and I take thyroid replacement hormone but according to my blood work my levels are fine.
Back in December my family doctor told me she thought I had seasonal affective disorder. I’m certain I don’t have is my symptoms really don’t fit with SAD other than the extreme tiredness. For example I’m also very cold most of the time and that fits better with thyroid disease. Anyway .. desperate to help myself I went out and bought a SAD light and I’ve been using it for 30 minutes a day and I do feel a tiny bit better but only as I say a tiny bit better.
Honest, I won’t be needing a sleeping pill any time soon. More likely I’ll be needing a wake up pill!
It’s been four months of extreme tiredness. I’m hoping that the sleepiness will just gradually go away because my doctor certainly isn’t looking for a cause. If it doesn’t go away by say the end of March I’m either going to insist that she do more tests or send me to another doctor.