Anyone coping with severe fatigue?
For the last ten years or so, for the most part, I have had severe fatigue. I sleep like a baby every night; I could literally sleep 10 hours straight if I let myself (but most of the time it's 8.) Yet I wake up exhausted, like I haven't slept at all. This happens day after day, and for a young, driven woman, it's demoralizing. I have been to a myriad of doctors and specialists but mostly they just dismiss me with "nothing is wrong with you." I even traveled to Cleveland and spent close to $2k out of pocket on blood work once, and it was mostly inconclusive. Mild anemia, but several months on a high-quality iron supplement did nothing, so I quit taking it.
I know I could be a little more persistent in my quest to get better, but the way that doctors have treated me has been discouraging, to say the least. I feel like I have to muster all the strength in me to seek out another doctor, only to be let down again. Yet I haven't exactly given up. Currently I'm trying to book an appointment with a local doctor who supposedly is good with "hard to treat" cases. He was recommended by a customer of mine. I'm hoping that gets me somewhere, finally.
So who else battles severe fatigue? I am looking for some support, since no one around me seems to be able to comprehend how a 25-year-old woman who is seemingly healthy, hard working and determined, can be so tired. This is probably the biggest obstacle I have to overcome in my path to reaching my dream of being a competitive FEI Dressage rider.
Thanks in advance for any advice and/or support.