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CaturdayNight

518d

How do you know if you're tired all the time because you're depressed, or if you're depressed because you're tired all the time? I've been diagnosed with depression but I honestly don't feel emotionally down most of the time. I am, however, exhausted nearly all the time and that causes lots of problems for me.

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    • Metalmum

      517d

      I think a good way to know is if you have been put on medication for depression, if you seem to be better after some time, then it is likely that. However, if you aren't noticing any change with medication, I would ask for a different medication to try, then if still the same, go back and ask for more answers.

    • Metalmum

      517d

      I think a good way to know is if you have been put on medication for depression, if you seem to be better after some time, then it is likely that. However, if you aren't noticing any change with medication, I would ask for a different medication to try, then if still the same, go back and ask for more answers.

    • CaturdayNight

      518d

      Yes I've had several blood tests and a sleep study and aside from a vitamin D deficiency that I'm managing with a multi vitamin, everything was normal. It's a bit frustrating honestly.

    • tjazz

      518d

      Sleep can absolutely impact every part of your day. Have you asked about a sleep study to look at the quality of sleep you are having? I would also have conversations ruling out other medical issues. Did you mention to your doctor you don't feel depressed just tired? It could be anything from apnea to thyroid issues. If you aren't feeling heard I would consider a second opinion

    • PhoenixValkyrie

      518d

      That's the catch. Hard to say on that. Have you asked your Dr about other possible dx? Maybe they can do some blood work? There are lots of things that could cause exhaustion. Some as simple as low iron to being as serious as cancer. If you aren't satisfied with your dx, I would ask for further testing or a second opinion.

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