Extreme constant fatigue, body pain but no cause found?
Hello, new member here.
I’m a male in my twenties. I’ve been experiencing extreme fatigue and tiredness for about 8 years now. I also yawn all the time and have the desire to just close my eyes and sleep all the time but yet it doesn’t feel like I’m sleep deprived. I do have to take naps throughout the day though. The sleepiness gets worse after eating and after showering.
This tiredness and fatigue is really terrible. I feel soo ill and feel like I’m “drugged” 24 / 7. It makes doing anything very difficult, especially studying.
I also have been experiencing tingling sensations all over my body, particularly in arms and legs. It’s definitely noticeable. I also have constant whole body pain, feels like throbbing or a dull pain. Pain is much worse after showering and in the morning.
My memory seems to be poor, along with my concentration. I have mini black outs where something I just did disappears from my memory.
All symptoms mentioned so far are relieved by taking a nap and by lack of sleep (lack of sleep numbs the pain and the feelings of fatigue it seems).
I also have digestive issues that have gotten worse and worse over the year. I can barely tolerate anything it seems. Corn chips send me almost immediately to the bathroom. Peanuts, pistachios, cream, candies and potato chips also have a similar effect. I struggle to find anything to eat that doesn’t bother me. There is this constant tightness in my abdomen and I’m always bloated and gassy. I also seem to get very sleepy after bowel movements and the entire process is just very uncomfortable.
I seem to always be nervous, edgy and irritable for no reason and feel agitated. I struggle feeling emotions properly and caring...I’m just too tired, I feel apathetic. Everything seems so slow, every movement, every thought. I could just collapse on the floor and lay there forever.
Lastly my hands and feet are always cold and my nose is always stuffy.
I’ve seen many specialists and have had so many blood tests and imaging tests but everything is normal. I’ve been checked thoroughly from head to toe by a rheumatologist, internal medicine doctor, psychologist, psychiatrist, neurologist, GI doctor, GPs, etc. I’ve had a gastroscopy and colonoscopy with biopsies, full brain and spine MRIs, chest X-ray, EMG, EKG, NCS, test for SIBO and much much more. All is normal. Only thing is an unexplained elevation of a test called rheumatoid factor and another one called IgM.
It’s extremely difficult to live feeling like this 24/7. It’s gotten to the point where all I want to do is rest, everything is exhausting.
Diagnosis so far: EoE (but last endoscopy was normal), acid reflux, IBS, OCD and social anxiety.
I’m posting all this because I was wondering:
Does anybody experience this or know what can cause this?