Lately, I’ve been exceptionally tired. Yes, fatigue is a baseline symptom for me. The way that I have been feeling recently is beyond my typical level of exhaustion, however. I’m really feeling depressed about this increased fatigue, since it’s so powerfully interfering with my entire life. Of course, a key symptom of depression is also increased fatigue. What a truly vicious cycle! In my situation, there are so very many factors that contribute to exhaustion; my medical diagnoses themselves, as well as medication side effects are both significant factors. Absolutely everything feels like an overwhelming effort at this point.
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Hello. My name is Dr. Bonnie Floyd. I am a clinical health psychologist, as well as a woman living with several chronic illnesses. I wish to share my dual experiences, as both practitioner and patient. I am especially interested in providing education about invisible forms of chronic illness. View all posts by doctoraspatient