I've been tired for the past 4 months (Started getting bad in Jan of 2006). I use to workout 5-6 times a week, ate extremly healthy, didn't drink/smoke/do drugs, I was getting a good 7-8 hours of sleep a night
I've been to 2 different doctors. Have had blood tests done, Chest X-rays, 24 heart rate monitor, EKG... and they cannot find a thing.
My doctor thought it might be depression, because during the months of October through January, I was very stressed, but I've been like this before. He put me on Paxil, which did nothing for me but
make me more tired. I went off it after 10 days.
I'm always tired, every day...24/7. It starts after 20 minutes of waking. I usually have around 20 good minutes of energy (around 80%), then I crash. It never fails, every day.
I don't have headaches, or sorethroats (not one). I'm not feeling sick, just very fatigued. The back of my neck is sore atleast 5 days out of the week, and my lymp nodes under my jaw line seem to be a little swollen. the only
other thing that bothers me, is my lat muscles. They're sore to touch, but if I push them in, they don't hurts.... just grazing them seems to feel sore. Almost like they're bruised.
The only thing that makes not sense, is when I took a 4 days vacation to Florida, I felt better (on the last day). I left on a Thursday, and came back on a Sunday evening. I felt GREAT!!!! Monday-through Thursdays, but when Friday hit, I felt
horrible again, and was on the couch all weekend. During those 4 days of energy, I was able to workout again, I was eating great again, and felt awesome.
I thought it was something in my house, so I brought a Mold inspector through... he found nothing. I thought it might be something else in the home, so I left for 3 days, and didn't feel any better.
I'm sorry, I know this is a lot to read, but I have no idea why I feel so tired. (TESTS I'VE BEEN THROUGH AS OF 1/2/2007)
-Blood tests : EBV/CMV, standard blood panel, Lyme disease (Twice through LabCorp)
-EKG and 24H Heart rate monitor
-Pulminary chamber test for lungs
-Therapy : 3 different types of SSRI's (Paxil, Effexor, and Prozac)
-Mold tests in home. Normal readings, house in great condition
-Allergy test (skin injections) common and foods 1 and 2
-Dietary change (Multiple times)
-Quit using aspertame
-Saliva Test : 4 x's Coritsol and DHEA-S (BINGO!!!! This showed the problem. Low Cortisol all day). Here are the results
-ACTH/Cortisol/TSH/t3/t4/Testosterone (Blood work). All tests came back normal, however cortisol was borderline normal (5-25).. mine was an 8.
-24 hour urine test (Cortisol) - Oh look.. another normal results. My level was 27 (10-105)