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Exclamation Advice Needed. - October 28th 2011, 07:03 AM

So right now I'm 14 years old and I can not stay awake. At all. I'm tired all day and nothing I do keeps me awake. I try to get 6-8 hours or more of sleep at night. I try to eat right, fruits and veggitables and what not. I've tried drinking caffinated tea. I've tried energy drinks. I've tried taking non drowsy allerrgy pills. Now I've tried coffee. None have been working at all. I had a full cup of coffee an hour before school, fell asleep on the bus, and almost fell asleep an hour after that in first period. I almost nod off in all my classes and when I get home I crash on my bed, sometimes for up to 3 hours. I just got a blood test today to see if I have diabetes or something and should get the results soon. But untill then, CAN ANYONE HELP ME OUT? I'M EXTREMELY DESPERATE.
   
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Re: Advice Needed. - October 28th 2011, 07:08 AM

When do you go to sleep usually and when do you wake up?


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October 28th 2011, 07:55 PM

In between 9 and 11 at night.

And 5 to 6 in the morning.

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Re: Advice Needed. - October 28th 2011, 08:25 PM

Do you find yourself stressed out?
   
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Re: Advice Needed. - October 28th 2011, 09:18 PM

Definatlly.
   
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Re: Advice Needed. - October 28th 2011, 09:59 PM

Hey there,

I think you may have found your answer. Stress affects people in all different ways and fatigue is one of the things it can cause.

How long have you been feeling so tired? If it's been a long time then you could ask about chronic fatigue.

Good luck on your blood tests results too


   
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Re: Advice Needed. - October 29th 2011, 12:43 AM

Thank you.
   
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Re: Advice Needed. - October 29th 2011, 02:19 AM

Richard, the correct answer to your question here is that you should tell your folks and let them take you to the doc and have him do a physical, take some blood, and see what's going on.

There could be a lot of causes for this, but the only way to really find out and treat it properly is to get an eval IRL. There are a lot of changes that can be both pretty stressful and exhausting, but most teens find wakefulness fairly easy to accomplish, esp. in the absence of any clear reasons, like lack of sleep or good nutrition.

Go tell your folks, let the doc take a look.


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Re: Advice Needed. - October 29th 2011, 03:23 PM

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Richard, the correct answer to your question here is that you should tell your folks and let them take you to the doc and have him do a physical, take some blood, and see what's going on.

There could be a lot of causes for this, but the only way to really find out and treat it properly is to get an eval IRL. There are a lot of changes that can be both pretty stressful and exhausting, but most teens find wakefulness fairly easy to accomplish, esp. in the absence of any clear reasons, like lack of sleep or good nutrition.

Go tell your folks, let the doc take a look.
I think you should pay attention to the OP a little more since he already said he's had a blood test and is waiting on the results right now.


   
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Re: Advice Needed. - October 29th 2011, 05:57 PM

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I just got a blood test today to see if I have diabetes or something
Perhaps I'm being too literal here, but the OP says he got a blood test for diabetes, and I'm suggesting he get something a bit more thorough.

I don't at all mind clarifying or explaining myself, I do mind rude challenges.

My answer is correct, a blood test for diabetes is insufficient, what's required here is a more thorough investigation of the symptoms. Until then, there's nothing to do, offering other alternatives might be well intentioned, but unhelpful.


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Re: Advice Needed. - October 31st 2011, 06:15 AM

My parents told them to test for other things too. Still havn't gotten the results back though.
   
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Re: Advice Needed. - October 31st 2011, 04:24 PM

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Perhaps I'm being too literal here, but the OP says he got a blood test for diabetes, and I'm suggesting he get something a bit more thorough.

I don't at all mind clarifying or explaining myself, I do mind rude challenges.

My answer is correct, a blood test for diabetes is insufficient, what's required here is a more thorough investigation of the symptoms. Until then, there's nothing to do, offering other alternatives might be well intentioned, but unhelpful.
Ageed. When doctors test for diabetes they do a Hb1Ac test and when they do a test for, say, Anaemia- which is another fantastic cause of tiredness they do a FBC (full blood count). These are two entirely different tests and the FBC probably wouldn't have been carried out if they said they're just testing for Diabetes.

To the OP- how many tubes of blood did they take?
   
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Re: Advice Needed. - October 31st 2011, 11:41 PM

Also, i suggest staying away from energy drinks, since they actually make you feel worse than better, and in the long run to many energy drinks can damage your health and heart.


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Re: Advice Needed. - November 1st 2011, 03:26 AM

They took Three vials of blood. I also don't use the energy drinks anymore. Personally, I don't see why people enjoy them so much. Most of them don't taste good at all, and you know there bad for you because you can feel it.
   
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