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Not sure if it's chronic fatigue syndrome or just my anxiety!

Haven't been on here in a while. But I don't know if this horrible tiredness is chronic fatigue syndrome , anxiety, or just me going to sleep at 2-3 am every morning but I still get some good sleep in I wanna say. Even though I go to sleep around 2-3 o'clock in the morning . I wake up most of The around 12-2 o'clock in the evening 🤔 I'm worrying that it may be something way more or is it that I need vitamins 🤔

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hey Vicky...i struggle to sleep most nights..i just lay there just thinking i normally don't go to sleep around 4am then up at 7am...im always tired and if like me you are constantly overthinking this can made you very tired...but yet be wide awake it's like a vicious cycle where you then get to a point where u cannot sleep...may be worth having a blood test to see your lacking any vitamins 😁

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Yes , I'm always non stop thinking. Thank u for responding 🙂

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Sounds like you should see a doctor. This is a difficult way to live and I think you could be helped.

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Ohhhh yessss very! That's what I plan on doing 🙂

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Hi Vicky810

The main difference between these conditions is that chronic fatigue syndrome is primarily a physical disorder while depression is a mental health disorder. There can be some overlap between the two.

Symptoms of depression can include:

•continuous feelings of sadness, anxiety, or emptiness

•feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, or worthlessness

•disinterest in hobbies you once enjoyed

•eating too much or too little

•trouble concentrating and making decisions

Physical symptoms can also occur with depression. People may have frequent:



•stomach upset

•other pains

They may also have trouble going to sleep or sleeping through the night, which can lead to exhaustion.

People with chronic fatigue syndrome often have physical symptoms that aren’t commonly associated with depression. These include:

•joint pain

•tender lymph nodes

•muscle pain

•sore throat

Depression and chronic fatigue syndrome also affect people differently when it comes to their daily activities.

People with depression often feel very tired and aren’t interested in doing any activity, regardless of the task or the required amount of effort. Meanwhile, those with chronic fatigue syndrome usually want to engage in activities but just feel too tired to do so.

To diagnose either condition, your doctor will try to rule out other disorders that can cause similar symptoms. If your doctor thinks you have depression, they may prescribe an antidepressant or may refer you to a mental health expert for evaluation and psychotherapy.

More information is available at this link



Thanks so very much 🙂🙂🙂🙂


Things that would be ideal to get tested would be Thyroid, b12 (and folate) and Vit D. I have been feeling really tired lately and I have been supplementing to get better vitamin levels to see if that will benefit (my vitamins were low before). Also Cortisol and DHEA testing? You might have to use an online service (such as medichecks) to get a realiable idea of your levels throughout the day. A blood test only tells you what is it like at that moment and the saliva test shows it unbound (ready for use). Hope that helps. These are paths I am going down to stop my fatigue :)

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Thank u so much 🤗🤗🤗🤗


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