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    I think Starry has it figured. when you start to reduce your life activities and you have no energy.. it's often a sign of depression.. And it affects the body as well as the mind.

    I would also agree with Nebb.. that maybe you should look into seeing someone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fidelia View Post
    Also get your thyroid checked as that sometimes can impact energy levels. B vitamins is another possibility. Exercising regularly should help.
    This.

    I had it run in my family and got checked a few yrs ago. Noticed a big difference. I could barely stay awake at work or have energy to get things done (though I could blame that on other things too, but I knew it was hereditary).

    Sleep is also a major requirement...of course not too much, but good uninterrupted sleep does wonders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScorpioINTP View Post
    This.
    I had it run in my family and got checked a few yrs ago. Noticed a big difference. I could barely stay awake at work or have energy to get things done (though I could blame that on other things too, but I knew it was hereditary).
    It runs in my family, too. Are you on a thyroid med, now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    It runs in my family, too. Are you on a thyroid med, now?
    Yeah, I have been for about 3 yrs, which was probably a few yrs late. I had problems with dry skin, burning eyes, hair loss, weight gain and pretty much all the typical symptoms. My Stupid Dr. at the time thought It was all in my head despite insurmountable evidence, but the blood test proved me right.

    I think my brother might have it too, but don't think he ever got checked.
    Type 6w5 sp/so/sx I think..I have not fully explored this and just discovered it.

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    Ugh, stupid people.....with their health insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    Why don't you see a doctor?
    I have...

    Primary (for fatigue): thyroid tests, normal; cancer screening, clear

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    Neurologist (for what others perceived to be absence seizures): MRI, EEG, both normal

    Psychiatrist: prescribed Vyvanse for "spaciness and time loss"

    ND: ACTH/cortisol tests and a million blood tests, all normal, except for low ACTH until ~12pm... started taking "black currant buds extract"
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    could be chronic fatigue like me then, especially if the psychiatrist doesn't think your depressed... they did tons of tests on me without finding anything as well..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    Sometimes, if I've had an uneventful workday, it's all I can do to not just pass out at 5 pm. It's a sort of...mental fatigue that manifests physically, due to just being understimulated for long periods of time. For me, it's a struggle at times for my mind to do nothing, and to be around people while doing nothing.
    Being around people while doing nothing is not that big of an issue. However, if its being around people who have nothing interesting to say... That's when I feel the full impact of "nothingness".

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    I feel fatigued and lethargic a lot. I don't know if it's because I'm an introvert that just has low energy... or a perceiver... and therefore lazy... or because I'm just in general almost always at least mildly depressed. I'm one of those types that has to take a nap, everyday, or I'm worthless by 4pm. On days off, I'll often wake around 8, then be back in bed for a nap by 11 or noon, awake again... and then napping again around 3pm.

    I've heard things like vitamins help... but even when I get into the habit of taking them regularly, I can't say I feel that boost of energy. Caffeine helps for short spurts... or just makes me anxious.

    If it's a mental lethargy, for me, trying to look at the bright side of life helps. (I know that sounds gay...) But for me, that involves waking in the morning and sipping on coffee while watching the sun rise... or going for walks and taking in the scenery, and allowing myself to get lost in thought at the same time. But maybe this is because I allow myself to tap into all my cognitive functions... Fi/Se/Ni. Is it possible you're getting caught in some sort of loop? Ti/Si kind of loop? Try getting out of yourself and tapping into your Ne, maybe?

    Just suggestions...

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    ooh, i wanted to add something... if it is depression, since you're an introvert, perhaps you could try building up your own inner world. hmm... how do i explain that? for me, things that bring me happiness are very much solitude types of activities where i am building up my own inner world of beauty and wonder and learning and growing, etc. sometimes it's hard to muster up the energy to do things like paint, or clean my room, or read a book, but often if i can just force myself to do it, i notice how much happier i feel after i start. but then again, i'm coming from a completely different mindset and point of view.

    however, i am a big believer that in order to reach mental equilibrium, one needs to be balanced internally and externally. my problem is, i get too focused internally (Fi/Ni looping). so i pull myself out of it by finding beauty in Se types of things to help offset this. but same if i'm focused too externally, i lose my inner realm and start to feel a loss in who i am. and then there's also, sort of stumbling through the world, not focusing internally or externally. find your own personal starting point (and strangely for me, this usually involves cleaning my room, as this helps equate out to clearing my head) and try working from there.
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