I am 24 and have been suffering from depression for about 10 yrs. Recently (over the past month) I have been experiencing on a daily basis incapacitating fatigue. It started off with not being able to get to sleep and generally being quite tired but now I am sleeping about 10 hours a night and without fail I have to sleep for at least a further 2 hours during the day. It's affecting every part of my life as i struggle to do daily tasks. I have been to visit my GP today who has changed my depression medication and requested blood tests. I just want to know if any body has any idea as to what could possibly be wrong? Thank you in advance Amy
In your professional opinion do you think that worsening depression could be the cause of the fatigue if the tests come back normal?
It has done yet but it's hard to say which came first
I am taking 150mg of sertraline which as of tomorrow will be changed to citalopram 20mg for a week or two to see how that goes and then increased as necessary ( GP doesn't think 20mg of citalopram will be enough)
And it's not that I am lacking motivation as I want to get out and do stuff I just literally can't because I am so exhausted
which is the sertraline and which is the citalopram or are they niether of those?
Gp said he was going to run thyroid tests and hormone tests. I guess if they all come back ok then it would be more tests. iron came back normal recently as that was re tested after i came off my iron pills as my levels were low towards the end of last year
Can i just repond to your response when i get my results then?
Thank you for your help and I will keep you updated when I get my results.