Feeling extremely ill all the time, feel like I’ve been drugged

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Hello everyone, new member here. Please take the time to read my story as I would value your input.

I’m a 21 year old male and I have been having some debilitating symptoms for a number of years. For about 7 years now I have been feeling extremely fatigued and not right. I feel like I have been drugged by something, I feel soo ill and strange. This feeling is constant, day in and day out. Never goes away. The more I sleep, the more noticeable it is. It is less noticeable when I’ve slept very little. I guess it’s a little bit like that disoriented feeling one gets immediately on waking up, except that it lasts the entire day.

I have other symptoms too, which include constant pain in arms and legs along with constant tingling sensation. I also have memory lapses, or mini black outs, memory problems, concentration issues, brain fog. Also have IBS symptoms, but not sure if this is related. I yawn all the time and my body sort of feels like it’s sleepy, but at the same time I sleep a good amount everyday. I’ve seen every specialist except a sleep specialist so I wonder if this is something I should look into? To be honest I don’t want to see another doctor again as I’ve seen specialist after specialist without answers. Rheumatologist, neurologist, ENT doc, GI doctor, etc. No answers.

Can anyone relate? I don’t know what’s causing this but do know that I need help and cannot do this on my own. I cannot think straight and I can hardly function on a day to day level.

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    Prior to this starting did you have any illnesses or accident or prescribed antibiotics. presumably you were tested for epilepsy, thyroid problems and vitamin deficiencies and have had a brain MRI.

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      I have acid reflux and was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis years ago. However, latest gastroscopy with biopsies showed no evidence of this, so it is under control. I was not prescribed antibiotics prior to this. Thyroid has been fully checked, along with vitamins and minerals. I've had a brain MRI twice and an MRI of my entire spine.

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    Hi Wananomynous

    You are quite young to be experiecning these type of problems. Do you or your family have any genetic disablities? There are a lot of syndromes out there that, can cause this. I have DiGeorge Syndrome. About the sleep issue, be very sure its what you want testing, as if you are found to have sleep apnea like I have, you will have to wear a bloody CPap mask which is linked to a machine that makes sure you keep breathing throughout the night.

    I also would like prior medical history of yours, although I know that can be daunging on it's own. Just share what you are comfortable with. I am 55 this July.

    I hope you have a good family and friends by your side, I would push for a second or third opinion, never hurts to ask.

    Hope you get some help soon

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    I have a lot of the same symptoms and have been having issues for 3 years now. I've also seen all the same specialists. Have you ever been bitten by a tick? I've had a positive Lyme disease test through a holistic doctor. I haven't been able to get any help for it through regular doctors and I'm still not even 100% sure that's what is going on. It's worth checking into though, if you haven't already.

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