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Anyone else literally always tired like I never have any energy to do things. I can sleep 8-12 hours at night and then quite easily take a 5 hour nap the next day. I thought maybe I had anaemia but I got a blood test and everything was fine. I’m starting a new apprenticeship soon and I’m not looking forward to it because I know it’s going to drain the little energy I have and then I’m not going to be able to get anything done.
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Yes this is me. It’s probably cus I don’t do a lot of exercise not sure about u
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Yes, I have exactly this problem, raised it with my GP and now I'm awaiting an appointment with a specialist. Might be an idea for you to discuss it with your doctor.
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Yes this is me. It’s probably cus I don’t do a lot of exercise not sure about u
I do an hour of exercise a day 3-6 times a week at the moment. When I was younger I used to swim and do karate but it didn’t changed how tired I was.
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Always tired, wake up tired go to sleep tired, no matter how well I sleep.
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Yes, I have exactly this problem, raised it with my GP and now I'm awaiting an appointment with a specialist. Might be an idea for you to discuss it with your doctor.
Not gonna lie my doctor isn’t very good. I went to the doctors recently about migraine headaches and heart palpitations and they didn’t really help. They gave me some higher dosage ibuprofen for the headaches which doesn’t work and got me a blood test. They didn’t even care about the heart palpitations.

I stopped drinking caffeine which helped with the migraines but now I don’t function.
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Always tired, wake up tired go to sleep tired, no matter how well I sleep.
THIS! I don’t have trouble sleeping at all but I’m always exhausted.
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Yes, I have exactly this problem, raised it with my GP and now I'm awaiting an appointment with a specialist. Might be an idea for you to discuss it with your doctor.
Can I ask what kind of specialist? My GP didn't do anything other than some blood tests (which I had to really push for)
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Can I ask what kind of specialist? My GP didn't do anything other than some blood tests (which I had to really push for)
Some kind of sleep centre, wanted to rule out that I don't have sleep aponea. Tbf I did have to go 3 times about the same issue until it got to this point.

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Not gonna lie my doctor isn’t very good. I went to the doctors recently about migraine headaches and heart palpitations and they didn’t really help. They gave me some higher dosage ibuprofen for the headaches which doesn’t work and got me a blood test. They didn’t even care about the heart palpitations.

I stopped drinking caffeine which helped with the migraines but now I don’t function.
Yeah, I've been having palpitations for months I eventually got a 24hr ECG and they said there were no abnormalities detected and I got some patronising letter from the consultant that had some frightfully basic facts about it, and I only got that because I went to Accident and emergency more than once with an erroneously high heartbeat, maybe you can ask the GP for an extended ECG? Bring up the constant exhaustion with them and tell them how long it's been going on for and hopefully they should want to get that investigated.
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Some kind of sleep centre, wanted to rule out that I don't have sleep aponea. Tbf I did have to go 3 times about the same issue until it got to this point.
I see.

I hope they manage to work out what's wrong and to help you.
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I see.

I hope they manage to work out what's wrong and to help you.
Thank you, so do I. Had to defer my January assessments at university because I was sleeping for 17 hours a day and was basically a corpse for the other 7hrs. Calmed down a bit now only sleep 14hrs a day max now but the energy levels are still far from ideal. I hope the same for you.
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Me too, I sleep for 13 hours and still wake up so tired.
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Yeah I’d go to your gp as it can be a sign of insufficiency such as vitamin d or iron or could be thyroid related, but obviously only your gp can confirm this
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Some kind of sleep centre, wanted to rule out that I don't have sleep aponea. Tbf I did have to go 3 times about the same issue until it got to this point.


Yeah, I've been having palpitations for months I eventually got a 24hr ECG and they said there were no abnormalities detected and I got some patronising letter from the consultant that had some frightfully basic facts about it, and I only got that because I went to Accident and emergency more than once with an erroneously high heartbeat, maybe you can ask the GP for an extended ECG? Bring up the constant exhaustion with them and tell them how long it's been going on for and hopefully they should want to get that investigated.
When I go to the gp they only want to look at one thing at a time even though it could all be related which is stupid. If I brought up palpitations and exhaustion they’d only look into one and not the other I hope you find out what’s wrong though!
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Yeah I’d go to your gp as it can be a sign of insufficiency such as vitamin d or iron or could be thyroid related, but obviously only your gp can confirm this
I had a blood test last time I went but everything was normal. Other than that my gp was super unhelpful and they didn’t listen to me.
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The problem with fatigue is it's a non-specific symptom and loads of different things can cause it. Explain how debilitating this is getting for you and hopefully your GP will get to the bottom of it or they will refer you to a specialist who might have the answers.

(Original post by ROTL94)
Some kind of sleep centre, wanted to rule out that I don't have sleep aponea. Tbf I did have to go 3 times about the same issue until it got to this point.


Yeah, I've been having palpitations for months I eventually got a 24hr ECG and they said there were no abnormalities detected and I got some patronising letter from the consultant that had some frightfully basic facts about it, and I only got that because I went to Accident and emergency more than once with an erroneously high heartbeat, maybe you can ask the GP for an extended ECG? Bring up the constant exhaustion with them and tell them how long it's been going on for and hopefully they should want to get that investigated.
Does this happen when you're upright (the high heart rate), just out of curiosity?
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I had a blood test last time I went but everything was normal. Other than that my gp was super unhelpful and they didn’t listen to me.
Aww that’s frustrating, I’ve been there myself, could you request to see a different doctor
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Anyone else literally always tired like I never have any energy to do things. I can sleep 8-12 hours at night and then quite easily take a 5 hour nap the next day. I thought maybe I had anaemia but I got a blood test and everything was fine. I’m starting a new apprenticeship soon and I’m not looking forward to it because I know it’s going to drain the little energy I have and then I’m not going to be able to get anything done.
Honestly same

(Original post by Anonymous)
Not gonna lie my doctor isn’t very good. I went to the doctors recently about migraine headaches and heart palpitations and they didn’t really help. They gave me some higher dosage ibuprofen for the headaches which doesn’t work and got me a blood test. They didn’t even care about the heart palpitations.

I stopped drinking caffeine which helped with the migraines but now I don’t function.
Maybe go back and express your concerns to the doctor because you have a right as the patient to raise concerns. You can also request to see another doctor/ get another doctors input. Hope you get well soon!

**I am not a qualified doctor of healthcare professional - this is just advice**
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Aww that’s frustrating, I’ve been there myself, could you request to see a different doctor
I’ve already seen 3 different ones and all told me the exact same things. It’s also difficult to get appointments where I live unless you go to the walk in centre but I won’t have time to as I’m starting an apprenticeship.
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Thanks for the recommendation! I’ll look into it and see if it helps. But tbh I think my tiredness is more mental health related.
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