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Okay, so this is the third week of my school semester. It's not particularly HARD, and I'm only taking classes that relate to my major this semester. But I'm just so tired all the friggin' time!<br><br>
I get enough sleep. I go to bed generally between 10 and 12. I wake up around 7 or 7:30. DD comes in with me during the night, but it doesn't wake me up too much. I can fall back to sleep right away. And I feel that I'm getting QUALITY sleep.<br><br>
I wake up in the morning and still feel tired, but not overly so. I am fully awake in just a few minutes. But a few minutes into my first class (generally around 9 am), I am just BEAT. I just can't keep my eyes open. I've dozed off in class and even fallen asleep. I have breaks every morning for at least an hour and I take a nap during that time nearly every day.<br><br>
I have recurrent depression, and although parts of my life are less than stellar right now, I don't feel depressed. My thyroid was checked maybe 6 months or so ago and it was fine. I take an antidepressant before bed, but I've been doing that for YEARS and it's never affected my sleep. I also take a woman's multivitamin before bed. I can't take either of these in the morning, as I would forgot more than I would remember and I NEED to take the antidepressant.<br><br>
Oh, and I'm nursing, and my supply has not been affected at all. AND I feel this way on weekends too. In fact, the last two Sundays, I've fallen asleep during church too.<br><br>
Any advice on what I can do? Maybe more of a specific vitamin? Or if I have to go to the doctor (which I'm fine with), what type of doctor do I go to? The only regular doctor I see is my psychiatrist. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!
 

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Have you looked at signs of adrenal fatigue? That's always my first thought when someone is really excessively tired. I went through it and know just how draining it can be. Here are some links that might be helpful.<br><br><a href="http://members.aol.com/jefferiesw/" target="_blank">http://members.aol.com/jefferiesw/</a><br><a href="http://www.lef.org/protocols/prtcl-002.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.lef.org/protocols/prtcl-002.shtml</a><br><a href="http://www.naturalways.com/adrenal.htm" target="_blank">http://www.naturalways.com/adrenal.htm</a><br><a href="http://www.adrenalfatigue.org/" target="_blank">http://www.adrenalfatigue.org/</a><br><a href="http://www.chronicfatigue.org/" target="_blank">http://www.chronicfatigue.org/</a><br><a href="http://www.feelingfff.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.feelingfff.com/index.html</a><br><a href="http://www.digitalnaturopath.com/cond/C17649.html" target="_blank">http://www.digitalnaturopath.com/cond/C17649.html</a><br><a href="http://www.mercola.com/display/router.aspx?docid=24677#" target="_blank">http://www.mercola.com/display/router.aspx?docid=24677#</a><br><a href="http://www.drlam.com/A3R_brief_in_doc_format/adrenal_fatigue.cfm" target="_blank">http://www.drlam.com/A3R_brief_in_do...al_fatigue.cfm</a><br><a href="http://www.womentowomen.com/adrenalfatigue/index.asp?id=1&campaignno=adrenalfatigue&adgroup=ag1adrenalfatigue&keywords=adrenal+gland+supplement#adrenaltesting" target="_blank">http://www.womentowomen.com/adrenalf...adrenaltesting</a><br><a href="http://www.fred.net/slowup/hai96.html" target="_blank">http://www.fred.net/slowup/hai96.html</a>
 

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I take vitamins B-2 and B-6, 100 mg per day of each. They are supposed to help red blood cell production, among other things. I find that I am more energized after taking them.<br><br><a href="http://www.anyvitamins.com/vitamin-b2-riboflavin-info.htm" target="_blank">http://www.anyvitamins.com/vitamin-b...lavin-info.htm</a><br><br><a href="http://www.anyvitamins.com/vitamin-b6-pyridoxine-info.htm" target="_blank">http://www.anyvitamins.com/vitamin-b...oxine-info.htm</a>
 
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