Fatigue

Discussion in 'Support' started by Larry OT, Dec 21, 2014.

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Does your T cause fatigue

  1. Never

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  2. Sometimes

    5 vote(s)
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  3. Almost always

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    1. Larry OT
      No Mood

      Larry OT Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Volume, meds and motorcycles
      I get so fatigued from something. Either it's my depression and anxiety from this crap or it's the T dragging me down...
      Or the anti depressants, but I wake ok and get out to walk dog, then I go between being ok and falling down tired.
      I can handle the anxiety attacks ok lately but I'm not sure it's the underlying anxiety that gets me because I eat a lot, don't work out like I used to and still don't gain weight, so I guess the anxiety burns it off.
      I'm tired of being a mess from day to day.
      Your story is appreciated. Thanks
       
    2. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      I used to be on antidepressants. Different ones did different things to me. 3 altogether I think. I remember that Zoloft hit me right behind the eyes, like beer does to some people, and it made me tired. But everybody's different when it comes to medicine.
      I used to be on Ativan too.
      I'm not saying you don't need antidepressants, but I think you should tell your doc this stuff.
      I was stressing out pretty badly a few months ago til I started doing an attention switching technique. Search for my post called Back To Silence. I bet you'll think it's worth a try. Good luck.
       
    3. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      For me it is sensory overload...I would like to chill in the real quiet for a while and recoup but obviously can't.

      I'm sure the pills will sedate you somewhat. And the constant worry is not good either. It can wear on a guy. I find it all very tiring personally. Can't wait for bed every night where as before T I never wanted to go to bed.
       
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    4. MichaelM
      Chatty

      MichaelM Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      mild since ´90 ´s. severe ->2013 on
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere´s Disease/acoustic trauma?
      Immediately i started thinking this year and the suffering i have seen.

      and what did the specialist ask first when i met them? "Can you sleep"?
      i always said "yes, no problem with that cause i am absolutely tired to the point i almost fall down literally after a day´s work, crash to bed unconscious, and sometimes even cant remember how i got come around 4.40pm". Tinnitus screaming so loud i couldnt really talk at the phone anymore since i paid too much attention to my t than to the caller´s voice.... that kind of stuff. absolutely exhausting.

      specialist: "oh, you sleep well....that´s good"
      -i guess they thought my ear isnt really giving me any problems at all. those were the doctors, shrinks understood my point.
      i have been taking bupropion for 2 months now. Not my first experiment with these kinda meds but the best so far.
      psychiatrist told this one´s suppose to work differently and has to be taken in the morning. should cheer me up and give energy. i have been feeling quite OK, dont know why but i have.
       
    5. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Chardon, Ohio USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      I miss taking a nap, t is always worse after a short nap or if I wake up too often through the night.
       
    6. mrd28s
      Curious

      mrd28s Member

      Location:
      Michigan, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2000, severe at 2006, externally audible at 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise damage, machinery
      The fatigue you feel may also very likely be hypothyroid. It not only causes the fatigue and depression, but is very frequently misdiagnosed as depression. I have both T and hypothyroid, for many years before a thyroidectomy. Next time you go to your physician, ask for a TSH test for your thyroid. I know exactly how you are feeling, and have been there many times before finding out the root causes. Good luck.
       
    7. Larry OT
      No Mood

      Larry OT Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Volume, meds and motorcycles
      @MichaelM
      I was on ropinerole which is a dopamine agonist. I started feeling good on it but my T became louder.
      It's a hell of a trade off.
      I stopped taking it and have been on Abilify and remeron.
      No great mood lift or change in T. Hopefully in time I'll feel better.
      It's great your feeling ok. I rarely do.
       
    8. Larry OT
      No Mood

      Larry OT Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Volume, meds and motorcycles
      I've had that checked before. I just did another blood test to check again.
      I'm afraid it's just another component of depression that's keeping me down and fatigued.
       
    9. MichaelM
      Chatty

      MichaelM Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      mild since ´90 ´s. severe ->2013 on
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere´s Disease/acoustic trauma?
      yeah. Thyroid is easy to rule out with a simple blood test.

      I think i haven taken remeron at some point. Abilify sounds serious stuff to me.
      Your tinnitus is still quite new, friend. As i´ve been saying to every new sufferer here: that´s a good thing.
      It´s not chronic yet. It might fade away.
       
    10. mrd28s
      Curious

      mrd28s Member

      Location:
      Michigan, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2000, severe at 2006, externally audible at 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise damage, machinery
      My experience is that like in morning the loss of a loved one, or in rehab, etc you go through some sort of staged process.
      awareness, acknowledgement, realization, depression, acceptance, coexistence, embracement.
      Ill let you know when I get to embracement. ;)
      hope you get to coexistence soon!
       
    11. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      I am the in middle of depression. I hope I will reach the other states.
      @Larry OT Larry. I also have fatigue, dizzines and vertigo sometimes.
      It is all psychologically on my side. Side effects of depression and anxiety.
      I push me every day for a walk, more is not possible.
       
    12. MichaelM
      Chatty

      MichaelM Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      mild since ´90 ´s. severe ->2013 on
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere´s Disease/acoustic trauma?
      @Martin69
      Friend.... stress and anxiety and depression can cause almost anything. But vertigo is a bit something else.
      i recommend you read this http://www.calmclinic.com/anxiety/signs/vertigo and discuss that vertigo-feeling with your doctor if you havent done that already. Vertigo has so much to do with the inner ear that i would immediately rule out all vestibular stuff (link auf Deutsch) with MRI´s, CT scan´s... because vertigo and vertigo-like symptoms can in some cases mean something serious.
      (not that depression isnt serious enough)

      edit: seems to me that the word "serious" in doctors´ language mean lethal/you will have visible injuries -stuff.

      one ENT said to me: "well, you are lucky your´s isnt anything serious".
      and i was thinking to myself : "WTF, this has almost destroyed the person inside me...what"?
      doc waited a second and said: "no tumors, no nothing, you will live".
      i said: "yeah, sure i will, but what´s the quality of it".
       
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    13. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      Hi Michael,
      After my T onset I had vertigo for two weeks.
      They did all tests who are available on earth for a "private" patient where everything is covered by insurance.
      My ears, balance etc. were all fine.
      The vertigo disappeared after two weeks. It was a result of exhaustion/burnout.
      Unfortunately, this loud, high-pitched T (like yours) remained. And currently I have a difficult phase.
      I just think it is because I thought after 14 months, things will be better. Maybe I thought, after 2014, things will shine again. Since they do not, I guess this is my psychosomatic problem causing sometimes a slight vertigo.
      And yes, doctors are crazy. They also told me: Just do not listen to your T.
      I am still puzzled how someone cannot listen to a dog whistle in his head.
      But as I have learned, one can even ignore this. Still not there.
      Take care,
      Martin
       
    14. Larry OT
      No Mood

      Larry OT Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Volume, meds and motorcycles
      @Martin69

      I hear you. I'm the same way, but no vertigo. Trying to keep my head above water.
      My head spins sometimes. The docs say it's the depression. I try and not think about my future as anxiety takes a hit on me.
      Have as good of a holiday as possible. It's so hard this time of year.
      I wish you the best and a lifting of the depression so maybe we can deal with the noise better. It's different every day for me.
      Peace.
       
    15. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      Thank you Larry.
      Yes, I think it is all side effect of depression.
      I wish you also all the best.
       

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