See Alike in...

Alike App

Browser

Alikejules

796d

Hello, I have been experiencing extreme fatigue for the last few years that gradually has gotten worse and worse. Some days I am so fatigued I can’t get out of bed to even shower or do the bare necessities. These days seem to come in phases. Most days I am able to mostly function (shower, get some tasks done but not all) but am still extremely fatigued and lay down most of the day as long as i can. Caffeine doesn’t help, I take vitamins daily, follow a gluten free and mostly healthy home cooked diet. Usually I am too tired to exercise but I do maybe once or twice a month. It is so bad it is preventing me from getting a job. I have tried multiple medications (abilify, lamictal, Effexor, adderall, modafinil) modafinil, adderall, Effexor, and lamictal didn’t work at all. The abilify is the only one that gave me consistent energy. I felt like a new person I was able to function and even started applying to jobs. However then it started making me hypomanic and I had to stop it. I am trying Wellbutrin now which i just started this week so I’m not yet sure if it will work. I am looking for advice for this fatigue. What medications have worked for you? Did you get diagnosed with a specific disorder? Any insight is much appreciated.

Top reply
    • Alikejules

      796d

      Hmm okay, well im hoping for good results! And hopefully you find a new one that works better as well!

    • Alikejules

      796d

      Hmm okay, well im hoping for good results! And hopefully you find a new one that works better as well!

    • FutureNurse

      796d

      I’m on Wellbutrin right now. I’ve been on it for 4/5 years ish? It used to work great! Now it just doesn’t work as well as it used to, so I’m looking to change!

    • Alikejules

      796d

      Ah yeah everyone is different, it’s a matter of finding the right medication. I was told Wellbutrin is similar to abilify so that’s why I’m trying it now. I’m hoping it works and I don’t get the hypomania side effect.. if not I’ll keep trying others. I think she would like to try Latuda next if Wellbutrin doesn’t work. Have you tried Wellbutrin?

    • FutureNurse

      796d

      I’m following because I have the same issues. Abilify did the opposite for me. It made my fatigue worse though!

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Want to chat or share? Download the Alike app now and get complete access to Alike.health's unique features.

Find people who are
experiencing a similar
medical reality

100% Free
100%
Free

Download Alike for the full experience

JOIN

View All

Bupropion

night sweats

paranoid

Valium

sertraline

palpitations

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Depression

palpitations

Depression

Valium

Bupropion