I have had unexplained tiredness off and on for about 2 years now, ever since my son was about 6 months old. So the tiredness could be attributed to being a mom to a nightwaker/nightnurser, but the tiredness comes and goes with no seeming connection to how much sleep I've gotten. I don't get typical allergy symptoms like watery eyes or runny nose or rash, but there's a slight sinus pressure in my head and Sudafed (or caffeine) seems to help -- so I wonder if I'm reacting to an allergen. I haven't noticed a correlation between the tiredness and how much I've been outside. Also, nausea is sometimes present, and I've heard that migraines can involve nausea, but I have no headache. My diet is pretty much the same all the time, so the fact that the tiredness comes and goes seems to imply I'm not having an allergic reaction to food. (I keep reading about food allegies and would hate to give up any of my favorite foods!)
Can someone tell me what an allergist would be able to tell me? I've heard of the test where they prick your back with all sorts of allergens and see what your reactions are; what sorts of allergens do they try?
What about a chiropractor or acupuncturist or naturopath? Would of any of them be helpful in my situation, do you think?
Any answers would be greatly appreciated. With a 2.5 year old, I need all the energy and alertness I can get.