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Chronic fatigue

Kelculator

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Recently, I feel really tired and zoned-out afterschool, and cannot manage to get stuff done without a nap. I never had to have naps before. Even after the naps I feel... hungover. (Not that I know how it feels like to be)
I sleep 7 hours a day, and I dont wake up for more than fifteen minutes any night.
Sgouldnt br any effect of my medication, because I'm on a low dose and to br honest it's more likely to be not enough than too much to make me sleepy.
I think my sleeps are normal, dreams occur around dawn.
Any advice on this?
 

triceps

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Recently, I feel really tired and zoned-out afterschool, and cannot manage to get stuff done without a nap. I never had to have naps before. Even after the naps I feel... hungover. (Not that I know how it feels like to be)
I sleep 7 hours a day, and I dont wake up for more than fifteen minutes any night.
Sgouldnt br any effect of my medication, because I'm on a low dose and to br honest it's more likely to be not enough than too much to make me sleepy.
I think my sleeps are normal, dreams occur around dawn.
Any advice on this?
Hi Kelculator. My excellent group therapist encouraged naps whenever we feel tired. She would always point out the obvious "Anxiety just plain wears you out and anxiety is worse if you're fatigued. If you're tired, take a nap and don't give it a second thought."
 

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Don’t forget it’s the time of the year again where everything is getting darker and colder and more meeeh. That can also lead to more anxiety and more tiredness. Try not to be too hard on yourself and as triceps said, naps are good for anxiety.
 
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I used to worry about being tired too but just remember that anxiety makes you tired. I wouldn’t worry about it too much. As long as you’re getting your homework and whatever other commitments you have done then take a nap whenever you feel like it!
 

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Hi Kelculator. My excellent group therapist encouraged naps whenever we feel tired. She would always point out the obvious "Anxiety just plain wears you out and anxiety is worse if you're fatigued. If you're tired, take a nap and don't give it a second thought."
god...i wish i could sleep good :( my anxiety keeps me up most of the time. its worse at night tho. i dont get on here everyday just becuz i dont feel very good but i try and focus enough to read what other people have to say and chime in when i think i can help.
 

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god...i wish i could sleep good :( my anxiety keeps me up most of the time. its worse at night tho. i dont get on here everyday just becuz i dont feel very good but i try and focus enough to read what other people have to say and chime in when i think i can help.
Oh that sounds horrible. Maybe some white noises and/or whispering? There are a lot of these videos online, so if you haven't tried that, yeah. Are you on medication? If so, maybe you can talk about this with your doctor. I have had anxiety meds that completely knock me out at night.
 

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Oh that sounds horrible. Maybe some white noises and/or whispering? There are a lot of these videos online, so if you haven't tried that, yeah. Are you on medication? If so, maybe you can talk about this with your doctor. I have had anxiety meds that completely knock me out at night.
i do take medication. im on xanax and celexa for my anxiety and i take a sleeping pill every night. still nothing :( i just toss n turn, its miserable. i do keep the tv on for noise, i never thought of the calming sounds of anything tho...thats a great idea to try...thanks!!
 

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i do take medication. im on xanax and celexa for my anxiety and i take a sleeping pill every night. still nothing :( i just toss n turn, its miserable. i do keep the tv on for noise, i never thought of the calming sounds of anything tho...thats a great idea to try...thanks!!
Hi scharley. Have you tried different sleeping pills? I don't currently take one but have been on Rozerem, Trazadone and Ambien in the past. Didn't have any bad side effects from any of them but the ambien worked the best and the trazadone worked pretty well also. I'm sure the lack of sleep only adds to your anxiety. Just a thought which I'm sure you've already have given thought to.
 

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Hi scharley. Have you tried different sleeping pills? I don't currently take one but have been on Rozerem, Trazadone and Ambien in the past. Didn't have any bad side effects from any of them but the ambien worked the best and the trazadone worked pretty well also. I'm sure the lack of sleep only adds to your anxiety. Just a thought which I'm sure you've already have given thought to.
yeah i do think about it alot and im sure it does add to my anxiety :( but you know me triceps...well, from what we talk about on this site i mean and im so anti prescrption medication :( i always get side effects from everything. my saying ill always stand by, were trading a "symptom for a side effect" . tired of it. ill just be stubborn and wont sleep :) lol. right now i just take an otc generic sleep aid.
 

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yeah i do think about it alot and im sure it does add to my anxiety :( but you know me triceps...well, from what we talk about on this site i mean and im so anti prescrption medication :( i always get side effects from everything. my saying ill always stand by, were trading a "symptom for a side effect" . tired of it. ill just be stubborn and wont sleep :) lol. right now i just take an otc generic sleep aid.
The prescription sleep aid still might be the way to go. That lack of sleep, I believe is so important to address. You know what a mess you've been feeling like. The sleep issue should be easier to deal with and provide the most overall benefit to you if you can conquer it. We know how difficult the anxiety is to address and I'm just thinking that you've got one area (the sleep deprivation) where the medication side effects are generally minimal.
 
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