I'm starting to get very depressed from this problem, I really hope someone at least has some words of encouragement.
I'm 23 & cannot stay awake; I just randomly get tired & can't fight to stay awake. I've had this issue for over a year now. My doctor's been treating me for low thyroid & low iron, but it has been several months & no improvement.
I recently was diagnosed with pancreatitis; everything looked good in the CT, so he ordered EBV testing. I tested positive for a previous exposure to Epstein Barr, which can cause pancreatitis & fatigue. (I was exposed two years ago when my husband had mono.) I've been on antivirals for two weeks, not really showing improvement.
Now I'm concerned that I may have a sleeping issue. I get out of bed at least once or twice every night, sometimes 5 times. I just wake up & decide to go to the bathroom. I set my alarm for 8 hours after I go to bed, & when it goes off I can't get up & usually end up sleeping for 2 more hours. Then I usually fall asleep during the day as well, sometimes sleeping 18 hours a day.
Could it be a bad mattress? Pillow? Breathing?
What is wrong with me!?
And what do I do next?