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Is it common to get super tired/disorientated?

I'm just wondering if it's common/normal? Or could be related to something else?

I can have some days where I feel perfectly fine and have plenty of energy, although rare, but more of the time within the past year I've noticed finding myself falling asleep in the afternoon whilst watching tv and I can for hours and then wake up and think 'oh god I don't remember falling asleep?!' No matter how much I sleep the night before. I just can't keep my eyes open. I'm usually always feeling like I've just woken up from surgery also having being put on sleepy gas, it's the only way I can describe it. It makes me feel so anxious to even walk to the shops because I feel like a zombie and worry about passing out or something. Infact a quick walk to Tesco's last week thinking perhaps the fresh air would do me some good and wake me up a bit resulted in me having to hold myself up against the side of the conveyor belt because I felt dizzy with people asking me if I was ok as I didn't look well and nearly forgot my shopping!

My driving instructor has said she's worried for me because she feels some weeks I'm half asleep and it's almost dangerous to be on the roads as my concentration isn't what it should be. Then I get frustrated because I don't know why I'm like this. I've always been so on the ball for everything.

Some info on this would be great 😩

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Chronic fatigue is not uncommon with endo. If you think about it, your body is working 24/7 in a battle against itself. It's classified as autoimmune because of this, and makes us more vulnerable to anything from fatigue to the common cold.

I think our bodies get so worn out from fighting all the time that it starts to effect our "liveliness." People tell me all the time that I look like I didn't sleep the night before, and it's like, "Gee thanks."

I hope you find something to help you feel rested and alert. Stay safe!


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