25 March 2009

Is there something (else) wrong with me?

I love to sleep. I would say that I'm actually really greedy about getting as much as I can get, whenever I can. I'm also blessed with the ability to sleep any time of the day. Needless to say, I nap almost every day.

I was exhausted before the March Break. I was exhausted during the March Break. I also slept like a fiend for the entire week. I knew that I would be tired this week, but yesterday I slept for over two hours and then today I missed yoga because when I woke up for an hour long nap I felt sick (I think that I may have eaten too much cheese with my after school snack!).

I've always been able to function on seven hours of sleep. I usually wake up before my alarm clock, but I fall back to sleep. This is a longstanding pattern, but I still haven't felt so out of it in my life. I do acknowledge that my job is a lot more demanding. I have 20 needy little kids that demand my attention during the school today. This afternoon during a Social Studies lesson I was helping three different kids spell three different words. It's amazing that my head didn't start spinning!

So what's going on? Is it the evil C.lomid that's zapping me of my energy? Is it the endo that's causing the fatigue. Duck has graciously passed on a couple of books on endometriosis and I know that fatigue is a symptom. I'm even looking forward to my surgery so I can have a couple of weeks off to sleep!

Sick, I know.

I'm also a little suspicious that I may be a little depressed. I've struggled with depression in university and I saw a therapist of a couple of years. I don't feel as low as I did then, but right now I just feel empty. Everything just seems gray and blah. I know that I'm scared about the surgery, but my logical brain knows that it has to be done.

So what to do? Wallow for the next couple of weeks? Eat more chocolate? Sit outside in the sunshine to boost my levels of vitamin D? Exercise more?

I hope that this phase passes soon. I really don't want to have my surgery feeling so low.

p.s. I found this link from another blog (although I can't for the life of me remember where! I'm blaming that on exhaustion). It's not for the faint of heart, but it sure is interesting!



  1. WHAT TO DO:

    Call PPVI asap and tell them you'd like to become a long-distance patient of Dr. H and that you'd like them to send you the adrenal fatigue questionnaire. Have your NaPro Dr send your charts to him, along with b/w results.

    It sounds like you have EXACTLY what I had/have- - adrenal fatigue. Most likely brought on by chronic stress. The Hydrocort I just started taking is already making a huge difference! Literally, I couldn't drag myself out of bed before 10:00am if I tried. Now I'm already feeling closer to "my old self."

    Hydrocort is also supposed to help with the TEBB!! Because it calms down inflammation due to current or past infection- - which, of course, is also good for fertility because any amt of inflammation in the pelvic area can interfere with conception and/or implantation.

    Talk to your NaPro Dr! Make that call to PPVI! You won't regret it!

  2. Looking into adrenal fatigue couldn't hurt. I've been thinking about looking into it too.

    The Vitamin D isn't a bad idea either (all of us in the northern climates are probably in need anyway) and of course I love chocolate so think that's always a good idea! ;O) I hope you're able to get the bottom of this soon.

    That website is really interesting! Thanks for sharing!

    Also, thank you for the sweet comment. Now that I've slept I'm feeling better and wondering if PMS was more to blame than I thought.

  3. Those photos made me want to spit my coffee up. Okay, no I lied, spew my coffee to Canada! ;) hahaha

    There is something wrong with my cervical mucus stretch. I have never been able to get it to stretch that much! HOLY COW! Two inches is about all I get. I don't have the luxury of wrapping it around my finger! WTH??? :)

    I am so sorry about always being tired. YOu are not crazy, get help! ;)

  4. Did you read some of the comments on her site? Oh these stupid fertile women make me want to punch them in their face!

    One woman said she thought cervical mucus was a yeast infection! ;)

  5. Just found your blog. You have no idea how relieved I feel to find another Creighton Ontario gal. Are there more of us out there?? I'd like to hear what happens with the energy issue, been there, and want to know what to do about it!

  6. I just went to that website, and I started diagnosing her already, lol!!
    It looks to me (from the description she gives of her period, and the type of cm she has post-Peak) - that she has some kind of infection going on.

  7. I hope the fatigue is just stress and maybe a case of seasonal affective disorder. I know the blah feeling well.

    All of this is draining, in so many ways. You could just be exhausted emotionally. I know I am.

    We will get there. We will.

  8. I am glad you posted, so now I can pray for you.

    Maybe it's the endo, maybe a bit of depression, a bit of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or combination of all of it?

    But the GOOD news is that your endo will soon be treated, spring is around the bend for you, and you won't feel as depressed when you are healthy again.

    I felt really fatigued when I was battling stage 4 endo. I could sleep ALL the TIME!!

    Praying for you. Hang in there!!