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A 25-year-old female asked:

Why have i been tired my whole life? i even did speed to function. now sober, it back to constant sleep. vitamins, eat well, bloodwork/levels normal.

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
See holisitc doctor: There are many possible causes of chronic fatigue. It's impossible to diagnose you in this format.You need an exam & more tests. Possible causes include thyroid & other hormonal imbalances, vitamin/mineral/amino acid deficiencies, all sorts of chronic infections (viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic), environmental or food allergies, toxins, sleep apnea, stress etc.Consider lyme disease. See comment:.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Provided original answer
Congratulations on stopping speed- in the long run that will only make things worse! Even though you "eat well" and take vitamins it is possible you might have nutrient deficiencies, as some people have a genetic need for much higher levels of key nutrients. It is typical that people with chronic fatigue have "normal" basic bloodwork but there are many things that don't show up on the standard tests. Intestinal imbalances/food allergies could be a cause. Chronic Lyme is surprisingly common and often does not show up on the standard tests. Anyone who has used speed probably has some degree of adrenal fatigue can use herbs/supplements for adrenal support. A doctor certified in Holistic and Integrative Medicine is more likely to think outside the box and help you find the cause. See http://www.abihm.org/search-doctors Good luck!
Mar 3, 2013

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