I know I should possibly go to a real doctor but I always feel like such a hypochondriac when I go to the Doc for anything other than a pill subscription.
Anyway - just thought I'd ask here to see if you think an appointment is necessary. Ever since I've had my jaw surgery in October I've been extremely tired. More tired than when I even had a newborn. My boys are now 5 & almost 3 and sleep through the night. DS2 gets up anywhere from 5am onwards but even if I go to sleep at a decent time I'm still completely exhausted.
I used to be extremely active. I'm talking sports 4 nights a week and running almost daily. Now just the thought of exerting any energy just about makes me want to cry!
I'm on holidays - have barely worked in the term before that (as I was on leave 5 weeks) and it takes a lot for me to even get my housework done. I was dead set an overachiever in that regard too. Never a folding basket laying around but now it takes me DAYS to contemplate folding.
I've had friends say general anaesthetic can take months to wear off but it's now been almost 3 months and the first thing I did after my boys went to their dad today was sleep!
I've put on weight (despite eating pretty well) and I just feel so used up. I feel like it's affecting me as a mummy because I barely want to play with my kids. I just want to lay on the couch. I'm so embarrassed even admitting this as I feel like such a horrible sloth
What do you think???
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07-01-2014 18:04 #1
Asking Dr Bubhub
07-01-2014 18:06 #2Senior Member
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Go to the dr. Get full bloods done to check for anaemia or anything else. It is not normal to be that tired.
07-01-2014 18:07 #3Senior Member
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And good on you for using the more reputable Dr Bubhub instead of Dr Google
07-01-2014 18:09 #4
I'd be asking the GP for a thyroid function test if I were you. A general panel of bloods and a thyroid function.
I don't think it's hypochondria, extreme exhaustion is worth following up.
07-01-2014 18:16 #5
Ok thanks ladies. I kinda knew I should but I always feel foolish going to a doctor unless my throat is so inflamed I can't swallow type stuff!!
07-01-2014 18:18 #6
I have been under a bit of financial stress though which was causing me to think that could also be the issue?? Silly I know :/
07-01-2014 18:18 #7
I would ask for a thyroid function. Iron and b12 levels to be done.
07-01-2014 18:41 #8
Could def be thyroid.
07-01-2014 18:44 #9
I have a friend who had surgery for cervical cancer and she was tired afterwards too. She eventually went to a naturopath and he picked up she had a blood infection and now has chronic fatigue. I'd definitely get full bloods done coz it doesn't sound normal. I'd definitely say you're lacking in vitamins and minerals.
Good luck. Exhaustion is horrible.
07-01-2014 18:48 #10
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