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I have been suffering from OCD and general anxiety for about twenty years (am 41 years old), and probably before... Have been on medication for many years. Most recently switched to Fluoxetine 40mg, which seems to be working well for OCD, anxiety etc'. However, throughout the years, no matter how much I manage to improve, I always suffer from daytime fatigue and lack of energy. I am not a very good sleeper. I don't consider myself an insomniac because I can sleep but I've never been a great sleeper and neither are most people in our family. Plus, I have two small kids who sometimes wake up in the middle of the night, etc' etc'. Still, even when I do sleep relatively well, I'm still tired during the day. I've been doing CBT which is helping with the sleep itself and the way I deal with the fatigue - to a certain extent. Would also like to mention that the fatigue pretty much goes away in the evening, which leads me to think it is mostly mental fatigue, but not sure. Had blood tests which seem to be fine, including TSH levels. My ferritin level is within range but at the lower end. I've heard some opinions that the lower end is "too low"...but have also heard opposite onions. I try to exercise at least twice a week and eat well. After so many years, I am truly puzzled as to why I am constantly tired, no matter what. Does this sound like CFS or something else related to the other things I suffer from?
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