I've been reading through some of your emails. I'm trying to figure out what is going on with my body. I've been having all of the above symptoms for a few weeks now and I'm getting concerned. I keep thinking it's due to a long standing level of stress, but it just doesn't seem normal to me. I completed a graduate program last year and I started having very erratic and difficulty menstral cycles and it was really difficulty to focus and get up in the morning. But I made it through and didn't feel like this. This year my mother become ill suddenly and a series of events lead to her death a couple of months ago. This has been stressful, and I've had a lot of financial issues as well due to taking care of my mother most of the year. But I don't feel like how I feel is normal. It's something I've never feIt before.
I feel worse when I first wake up. My head feels so incredibly heavy. The base of my head and heck aches, and I feel pressure on the front of my head. I thought it might be sinus related or allergies, but my nose is dry and the usual medicine doesn't really help. Mentally I feel alert and want to do a lot, but physically I don't feel like doing anything at all. I push myself to do things every day. Some days it seems like the symptoms lessen quite a bit, but I don't know if it's because I'm distracted by activity. I am going through menopause, so I wonder if there's a hormonal component? That is the one big physical change that has occurred in the past year or so. I don't do well on prescription medications, so I'm not sure what I should do. My symptoms seem kind of vague, but are really bothersome.