Okay maybe not 50, but I have discovered many different types of tired since I became ill. Since puberty I found I needed more sleep than the average person, especially during my period. But I was always told 'Some people just need more sleep'.
I stepped up the amitriptyline last night which I think is why I slept 12 hours last night plus 3 hours this afternoon and still feel I could sleep more! This type of tired I put int the catagory 'no matter how much sleep I have it doesn't alleviate the tiredness'
Another catagory is the 'codeine-induced tired' which is a general drowsiness due to codeine.
The worst catagory is the 'pain-induced tired' which feeels like every cell in your body is exhausted from the strain of being in severe pain.
Finally is the 'mentally tired' catagory. Tired from the stress and worry of being chronically ill your brain sometimes gives up. I find days like that I indulge my brain in some no-brainer tv such as Come Dine.
Codeine 8mg (for killer headache), 500mg paracetemol, 50mg ami, cerezette, loratine