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11 Jan 2006

what now????
Hi CS,

I have a two problems and i thought i would find out if there is an answer for the problems....here goes nothing...

I got engaged recently and for the first week i was so excited and could think or talk about anything else now the second week i feel like crying my eyes out and feel down in the dumps. Emotially i feel drained, like i want to run away and hide, why is that?

Then my second problem is, i am tired all the time. When i'm at work i am fine till about 9:30 or 10:00am everyday, it's like clock work, i suddenly can not keep my eyes open, i feel so tired that i sometimes feel like i'm going to fall asleep whilst walking to the bathroom. My speach is slurred and slow usually during this time, like a person who just woke up and i can't think at all. I usually go to the bathroom when i start "fishing" then i do jumping jacks or jog on the spot to get the blood circulating in order to wake me up. I am ok then till about 2:30 pm then the fishing starts again. I sometimes feel like i can't kep my eyes open whilst driving and it's not that im tired, It comes suddenly one minute i am fine the next my eyes just can not stay open by thenselves. It is sometimes so bad that if i read a letter i am typing after i "wake up" it is jibberish, not making sense at all.

i get home and i feel so tired and then a half hour later i am fine and can't sleep till about 11:00pm. I sleep fast but wake up a soon as i change position and at 5:30am i am wide awake. Weekends i can't keep my eyes open and sleep nearly all the time.

At the moment i feel like i need to have a holiday, that's how tired i am. This has been going on for about 6 months now and i do not know why, i recently started a new job and one of these days my boss is going to walk in and find me sleeping infront of my computer..... andwe sit in a openplan office with cluster desks so it's not like i can hide it.....

PLease help i need advice....
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Hard to tell, Cloey -- your best bet would be to see a good local psychiatrist for a full assessment and then a discussion of your treatment options. The first issue is hard to guess without more details than we can exchange here --- seeing a counsellor for a time might help.
he second issue could be related to diet ; you don't mention taking any meds which might have such an impact. A holiday break may wellhelp --- even a good long weekend. Maybe the tiredness is mainly a reaction to the excitement and mixed feelings over the engagement, and the excitement and stress of a new job ? Stress is tiring
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