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I Battle Fatigue Every Day

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    It Is Manageable

    For now at least.  Mostly it means I need about 10 hours sleep, instead of 8.  8 or less and I'm just very weary and lethargic.  My knees/ankles are achy and heavy, and a little tingly, also I'll feel lightheaded for a long time.  I need an hour or two before that goes away...
    Opalgem Opalgem 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 10, 2011

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    Eyes Wide Shut

    I am sitting at work right now and I cannot keep my eyes open if I had toothpicks stuck in them. Yesterday I fell asleep while sitting upright with my head cupped in my hands. I only woke up when my head started tilting!!! I get up and I am tired. I go to work and I am tired. I...
    PrincessLulu PrincessLulu 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 15, 2010

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    Too Tired To Type This But...

    I have been dealing with a level of fatigue I have never seen anyone else have before. At one point I was sleeping 14 hours a day. I found out about 2 years ago I am hypothyroid and am on the medicine to treat it synthroid. I still don't feel well even on medicine. Although I am...
    putrjnky putrjnky 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2012

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    Going On 2 Years

    this has been a problem for me for about two years and has been gradually getting worse and worse to the point where, now, i am resorting to pinching myself during class to stay awake. Some days i can be awake as little as 2 hours before I'm yawning badly, without even having...
    jiyuunatori jiyuunatori 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2010

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    Made it to 11 am today

    before it set in. I hate it, it's taking over my life!'
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F Jul 23, 2014

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    Last year in march I was diagnosed with

    glandular fever. It was the start of my last year of school and today I still suffer the symptoms, basically just being so fatigue - it's a like a puppet with no strings. The problem is its invisible some people just don't understand how sore and tired your body is feeling...
    zoemay1 zoemay1 18-21, F Jan 25, 2014

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    I Believe I Do

    i believe i have fatigue . what is fatigue ? i am almost always sore , tired , iritable sometimes of the month or highly stressed . ????
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 13, 2010

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    Rheumatoid Arthritis

    i have RA and it gives me fatigue like crazy. i drink coffee all day and could still sleep easily. my bed and i are best friends. i had surgery on both of my knees and before that i had a lot of pain and couldnt walk for 3 years. now i can walk and have very little to no pain but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 26, 2011

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    Tired Of Being Tired...

    I really wish they could figure out what is wrong with me by now.  I miss my life.  I feel like it's passing me by.  I used to wake up by 8 AM even on the weekends, and be excited to go out and run errands.  Now, I can't get enough sleep to give me...
    lexxij lexxij 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2010

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    I Can Sleep Forever

    I'm so sleepy at random times. It is so annoying. I get sleepy reading, and listening to people... it is so weird...   Sometimes it just disappears and I am as sharp as a blade... man I am so hormonal.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 16, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I've recently started eating KFC and McDonalds every day, and it's doing wonders on my belly. I've put on a lot of weight and my belly keeps expanding.
    jdoe1234567 jdoe1234567 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I have slept in until 2pm every day, or later, for the entire last week. I am having problems motivating myself to wake up. It seems everyone - Functionally - are only interested...
    GJTF GJTF 22-25, M Mar 16

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    I've been living alone since two weeks because my mom has moved to my sister's house to be next to her, because she has given a birth days before. At first, I thought everything...
    Modyf Modyf 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Day4 I got up at 8 this morning! I spent all day watching Illustration tutorials and doing my digital avatar:)) I wished two of my friends happy birthday!!
    SweetumsTheCat SweetumsTheCat 22-25, F Mar 21

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    Day 3 & 4: had no internet for a while, * My boyfriend surprised me at the train station, when he told me he was away. * Day was warm * I love my boyfriend. * Staying at my bfs...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Two days ago. Pizza. Ramen. Dirt collected i think.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 18

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    Day2 I slept better last night. I went jogging today under a nice weather. I finally did my laundry, lol
    SweetumsTheCat SweetumsTheCat 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Day3 I watched Insurgent with my sis. The movie is great!!! I had a nice I-Hop combo:) I got up at 9 in the morning!
    SweetumsTheCat SweetumsTheCat 22-25, F Mar 21

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    Day5: I skyped with my bestie who's in other country this morning:) I finished a book. I patted my cat.
    SweetumsTheCat SweetumsTheCat 22-25, F Mar 22

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    2 days ago. Friends nearby. Bills paid by credit. Not hospitalized.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 23

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    Day6 I finished the design of my own tattoo. I borrowed another book to read. I'm done with my first digital portrait.
    SweetumsTheCat SweetumsTheCat 22-25, F Mar 23

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    Day 1: * I feel grateful for having such amazing people in my life, who care and love me. * I'm thankful for my health. * I'm happy that I'm learning to love myself again.
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F Mar 24

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    Day7: Had a great time at Society of Illustrators:) Got quotes for my tattoo:) Put on my new clothe:)
    SweetumsTheCat SweetumsTheCat 22-25, F Mar 24

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    Day 2: * I will be seeing my boyfriend tomorrow. * I love my dog, she's the best. * I like my hair.
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F a week ago

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    Day 5: * I made a fruit cake with my bf which turned out like a scone, still nice. * We filmed us making it. * Went for a lovely walk with the bf.
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I plan on riding my road bike everyday this week and let me just say I'm HAPPY
    minuet1965 minuet1965 46-50, F Mar 10

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    I LOVE Marijuana, the feelings it gives you and the smell. I like how it's not like other drugs, it's non addictive and has some really good effects that's why we use it for...
    Hahahajal Hahahajal 18-21, M Mar 12

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    Never missed a day of tefilin since my bar mitzva !!!!
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M Mar 15

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    I feel like I understand sadness much more intimately than your average suffering person. I have thought on a few occasions that this is why I also sympathize with homeless...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 15

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    Clothed. Sheltered. Fed.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 15

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    Free. Paid to behave. Not robbed.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 17

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    Today. Got truck started to charge phone. New bag of tobacco when i was out. Soda pop.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 18

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    I got up earlier today. Learnt some useful marketing tools online. Cooked soup for my sis who suffered from period cramp.
    SweetumsTheCat SweetumsTheCat 22-25, F Mar 19

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    1) I painted my nails :) 2) Had a really great heart-to-heart with my boyfriend. 3) Got another job application.
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Mentor brought supplies. Sick gums added sleep hours. Truck battery recharged for phone more.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    Less mouth pain. Less ep pain. Friends visited.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 20

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    Swelling down. Pain less. Shielded from harsh winds.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 21

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    I had a new haircut and I love it. I got a special favour from my bank account manager. i managed to get appointment for visa.
    tycoonbabe tycoonbabe 36-40, F Mar 23

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    Taco bell. Cherry pepsi. Water.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 23

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    Chili. Filled around four buckets. Not very sick today.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 24

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    Solid foods. Cigs. Internet.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    1. I walked today and admired nature. 2. I ate spaghetti and cereal. 3. I am online watching a great movie
    showworldlove showworldlove 31-35, M 5 days ago

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