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Always tired

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  • 26-02-2019 12:12am
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    Since I was about 16 I have always felt tired. Some days better than others. I always struggled to wake up and even when I woke up I struggled to get out of the bed. This caused a lot of problems in my job and my home life with four children.

    Now I am fifty six and have a pension so not as much of a problem. My children are older and I don't have much responsibilities. I live on my own most of the time meaning I go to bed and get up when I want.

    The problem is, I have four grown up children. Two of them got a lot of my genes including "the lazy gene" and struggle the same way I did.

    When I was young I just thought I was a lazy sod. I even pretended I was on the beer when I was late for work as that was more acceptable back then than just admitting I was tired and had sleep issues.

    My ex wife looks down on my son and daughter with the same problem. I know they have the same issues I have and their lives are suffering because of it. Their self worth is also affected because of it.

    Later on in life I sought help for this issue but tests showed nothing. I wish I could find out if other people suffer with this issue and if anything can be done about it. Not for myself as I have it easy now. I am sure my son and daughter are not just lazy, I'm convinced I passed on "the lazy gene" . My other two daughters got more of my ex wife's traits and are morning larks.


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    jobeenfitz wrote: »
    Later on in life I sought help for this issue but tests showed nothing. I wish I could find out if other people suffer with this issue and if anything can be done about it. Not for myself as I have it easy now. I am sure my son and daughter are not just lazy, I'm convinced I passed on "the lazy gene" . My other two daughters got more of my ex wife's traits and are morning larks.
    Ask your medical doctor if you may have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID).


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,443 ✭✭✭jobeenfitz


    Fathom wrote: »
    Ask your medical doctor if you may have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID).

    Thanks Fathom.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional East Moderators, Regional Midlands Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators, Regional South East Moderators, Regional North East Moderators, Regional North West Moderators, Regional South Moderators Posts: 9,094 CMod ✭✭✭✭Fathom


    Knew a faculty member who had a similar condition. His MD had difficulty diagnosing it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,475 ✭✭✭Masala


    Get checked for Sleep Apnoea..... it could be making you tired despite sleeping like a baby!


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,634 ✭✭✭✭Graces7


    Fathom wrote: »
    Ask your medical doctor if you may have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID).

    endorsing this. I have CFS/ME misdiagnosed for decades . Now I can cope knowing it is a very real systemic illness .


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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,634 ✭✭✭✭Graces7


    Fathom wrote: »
    Knew a faculty member who had a similar condition. His MD had difficulty diagnosing it.

    There is no specific test. They call is a "diagnosis of exclusion" and it tends to me misread as mental illness or as with the OP, laziness.

    It is also a disease of management; working out a routine that works for you and not letting anyone push you into doing more than your body can cope with. the word NO is very useful....

    My current GP does not believe in it but that is fine too. Like the OP I am on a pension.


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    Graces7 wrote: »
    There is no specific test. They call is a "diagnosis of exclusion" and it tends to me misread as mental illness or as with the OP, laziness.
    Diagonsis of exclusion. Thanks Graces7 for noting this. Something new for me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,634 ✭✭✭✭Graces7


    Fathom wrote: »
    Diagonsis of exclusion. Thanks Graces7 for noting this. Something new for me.

    This was enshrined in the World Health Organisations'; work in assessing and gaining any form of recognition and awareness of M.E

    See


    https://me-pedia.org/wiki/World_Health_Organization

    and

    https://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h2087/rr-10


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    Graces7 wrote: »
    This was enshrined in the World Health Organisations'; work in assessing and gaining any form of recognition and awareness of M.E
    Bout time the WHO provided recognition.


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