Does anybody else experience chronic feelings of fatigue and tiredness?
It hit me suddenly when I was 15, apparently it was the result of Glandular fever which I had at the time. Before that I was always rather energetic. Initially I had to take a term off of school and spent most of it asleep. After that I would get home from school every afternoon and fall asleep on my couch for hours until dinner. The same after work, uni, whatever. My sleep just feels really fragmented and unrefreshed, and I usually experience constant vivid, often anxiety provoking nightmares every time I sleep. I've had one sleep study done but I was too anxious to really sleep for it so I don't think it did much good besides ruling out sleep apnea. I've also had blood tests done for most things (full blood counts, endocrine function, vitamin levels and so on) and everything's in check for the most part at the moment.
Over the past 10 years I've had some ongoing symptoms such as;
-Constantly feeling fatigued all day every day as if my sleeps not refreshing
-Having very vivid and realistic dreams every night
-Having a lot of trouble waking up from sleep, often needing 3 alarm clocks,
feeling as if I'm gradually coming out of a coma each morning.
-Requiring on average 9-10 hours sleep a night and still waking up non refreshed.
-Sleep-onset insomnia (trouble falling asleep) especially at night time.