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CFS or laziness??

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Old 02-19-2006, 01:12 AM   #1
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CFS or laziness??

im a 34 yr old f with 4 kids married and i sleep allllll the time!!! from the day i was born until now all i do is sleep! my mom took me to the doc when i was a baby cause id sleep 22 out of 24 hrs but i seemed healthy they ran tests and said there was nothing medically wrong with me. when i got to school age i would do a usual day and my mom would say i was in bed by 5 until the next morning. now that im an adult, i work part time 11-4 mon-thurs and im so tired all the time. i sleep till 1015am everyday and when i get home after making supper i go to sleep for 2 hrs at about 6 then at about 1am i fall asleep again for the night. isnt that alot of sleep? i love just cuddling in my bed and napping, it feels so darn good i cant help it but i feel like im lazy and neglecting my family. i dont fall asleep in the middle of doing anything i just find once im up for more than 3 hrs im ready for a nap!! however if im very tired at 6pm and dont take my nap i have a hard time falling asleep later on ironically like im wide awake!! today i slept for 9 hrs (at night) then fell asleep from 530-830 and now 5 hrs later im ready for bed again.i have always been like this so i know medical things can be ruled out as as soone as it happened i got all that done! i do suffer from ocd and take meds for that but thats only 2 yrs now not my whole life plus when i sleep i do grind my teeth terribly and have very wild vivid dreams, always have though. i just dont know if this is normal but its the way my lifes always been!

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Old 02-19-2006, 11:53 AM   #2
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Re: CFS or laziness??

I really recommend seeing a sleep specialist. I think you have some sort of sleep disorder. As a person who has had insomnia since age 4, I know how frustrating it can be. See a sleep could change your life.

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Old 03-03-2006, 06:27 PM   #3
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Re: CFS or laziness??

By the way, I'm sure you don't have "laziness" as in some "character flaw."

I have pretty bad chronic fatigue and sometimes I berate myself for being lazy, but then sometimes I have good days and I realize: THAT'S what it feels like to be healthy! When you are healthy you WANT to do nice things for your family and take good care of yourself and go out and engage in a hobby and all that. You just WANT to and there's nothing stopping you.


Old 03-09-2006, 05:05 AM   #4
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Re: CFS or laziness??

When I lay down due to laziness, I don't actually fall asleep or feel like going to sleep because I'm not tired. I don't consider it to be laziness when you are actually exhausted! Don't ever let anyone tell you that youu're lazy - only you know how you feel.

Maybe you do have some sort of sleep disorder or something that causes fatigue, I don't know, I'm not a doctor You should go see one though.

Old 04-14-2006, 11:27 PM   #5
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Re: CFS or laziness??

i have suffered with CFS for years and just coudn't stand it anymore. I also had EXTREME Heavy Periods. They always contributed to that. Had a Hysterectomy 9/05. Still sleep the months away. My Iron, crit, etc... Were all still way below and not improving. My GP sent me to a Hematologist and I am now receiving InFeD ( Iron infusions) and I am on my 4th week and beginning to finally feel like I have more energy and haven't had to nap twice a day. I have to do this for 20 weeks but if it works I will be thrilled. My family will too. I made a full dinner with all the fixing's yesterday. They were surprised. Get your blood work done. Get a CBC (Complete Blood Count) and B12. I also had B12 defiecency which sometimes goes along with Anemia but is missed. Anything under 400, I believe should take B12 injections. I am on my second B12 shot. i am encourage. Be your own advocate. I feel like I have slept for the past 5 years.

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