Hi, Lisa, and welcome! Your doctor will probably run tests to rule out other illnesses. Many of the symptoms are like other illnesses. So, that's your first step.
Your weight and your anemia will definitely make you more tired and it can cause pressure and pain on your weight-bearing joints. I lost 85 pounds a few years ago and I do feel better. I still will get some pain in my hips and knees but not like I did before the weight loss. No matter what you have wrong with you, you will feel better if you can lose some weight. I just counted carbs and it worked for me. Diets don't work so don't waste your time. Find something that you can live with and do all of the time. That's why counting carbs worked for me.
You're not lazy. You just don't feel well and you need to see what is causing that. That's your doctor's job. I hope you are taking iron for your anemia. My doctor has me on that.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum. There are links to good information about fibromyalgia so this might help you see if you "fit the description."
I'm so glad you found us and joined in. Let us know what you find out because we really do care. Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you. I hope to hear more from you soon.
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