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[FONT=Tahoma]I honestly do not think I am in denial about this, but I don’t think that I am depressed.

I have been dealing with an unusual lethargy for years now, I mean pretty much after high school. (I am now 30). I could never get enough sleep. I am just sleepy and tired all the time (literally). Of course, my mom told me to take vitamins, minerals, eat right, etc. Nothing worked. When I finally went to the Dr. years later about it, the first thing he said was “depression”. My blood work came back fine. He put me on Prozac and I only lasted maybe 2-3 months on it. I decided to change Drs, because the first one was always busy, he did not really seem to be hearing me, only wanting to prescribe pills. I told the next Dr. about what the first doc said, and she said “depression”. I was prescribed more meds for which I lasted a month or so on. The pills would just make me MORE lethargic and sleepy (zombie) and I thought that is what I was taking the meds for? So I went to Dr. #3 and he says the SAME thing. So, to make a long story short, I am trying out another drug.

When I bring up things like, CFS or sleep apnea, they all scoff at me and don’t want to give me a referral to see a specialist. I was told I was in denial by my current doctor. Am I in denial? I don’t hold a negative stigma to depression, I just believe there is another underlying cause to the reason I am so sleepy and tired. Any thoughts? :rolleyes:
Quote from aliwalk:
[FONT=Tahoma]I honestly do not think I am in denial about this, but I don’t think that I am depressed.

I have been dealing with an unusual lethargy for years now, I mean pretty much after high school. (I am now 30). I could never get enough sleep. I am just sleepy and tired all the time (literally). Of course, my mom told me to take vitamins, minerals, eat right, etc. Nothing worked. When I finally went to the Dr. years later about it, the first thing he said was “depression”. My blood work came back fine. He put me on Prozac and I only lasted maybe 2-3 months on it. I decided to change Drs, because the first one was always busy, he did not really seem to be hearing me, only wanting to prescribe pills. I told the next Dr. about what the first doc said, and she said “depression”. I was prescribed more meds for which I lasted a month or so on. The pills would just make me MORE lethargic and sleepy (zombie) and I thought that is what I was taking the meds for? So I went to Dr. #3 and he says the SAME thing. So, to make a long story short, I am trying out another drug.

When I bring up things like, CFS or sleep apnea, they all scoff at me and don’t want to give me a referral to see a specialist. I was told I was in denial by my current doctor. Am I in denial? I don’t hold a negative stigma to depression, I just believe there is another underlying cause to the reason I am so sleepy and tired. Any thoughts? :rolleyes:


Dear aliwalk,
You know reading your post I do think you are in fact in denial that you are depressed but it seems to me that given the only symptom that you have, it maybe that you are constantly depressed with the thought of being diagnosed or assumed to be depressed. Being depressed could be what is making you tired but maybe it is time to quit looking for another Doctor and move on with your life. Any depression can cause you to be tired and maybe it is the constant search for an answer. We don't need to know the exact name or answer to every thought or worry that we have, we just need to except that we can't worry about them anymore. Our great Froyd was a cocaine user when he wrote the basis of our mental health that our society uses. What does that tell you. It tells you that no one know enough about the brain to really diagnose anything in mental health. Only you can cure you, for you are the only real expert in your particular case. The medications for some are necessary and I don't want anyone to think that they do not need their meds. I am on quite a few. I have an undiagnosible illness that is destroying my nervous system and as hard as it is to except it, I am working on it because we can't think about these things every last minute of our life. You are tired all the time. Maybe you do have CFS but maybe your mind is just tired of thinking so hard searching for an answer that can only be answered by rest. Resting your mind, not you physical body. Think about it, life is to short to spend it being a Super Computer always turned on. Good luck my Friend.

Sincerely,

Sickman :)