I'm 27 and have tried to deal with a very stressful condition that has never been diagnosed. It started around 14 years old and has progressively gotten much worse each year. I do not know if it CFS or something else, as every doctor ( there have been many ) were unable to pinpoint what is causing this nightmare I endure daily.
It began with a slight feeling of sluggishness back in my mid teens, almost like I was not fully awake. It did not get serious until I turned 19, which was right after my first operation on my lower leg. I had a genetic bone disorder. After surgery, I recovered and went back to college and almost immediately noticed a severe fatigue, a massive weight on my head that made me feel like I was sedated at all times. Even after good long sleep, naps, whatever, the feeling never left me. I had to quit college because of this feeling and soon after had a rapid succession of surgeries on my legs, 6 more to be exact over the next 6 years.
Today, and shortly after quitting college, I realized that I could never be able to work or enjoy anything. I attempted to go on vacation with my family but was in hell the entire time, as everyone was happy and enjoying it all, I was in a haze and brain fog like experience, mildly sedated like feeling the entire trip.
Fast forward to today, the heaviness on me and inability to function is absurd. I have trouble understanding what is a dream, a day dream and what is real. It is very similar to being very drunk, or the feeling you get right after you wake up from surgery after being put out. Very thick, very unlike reality, sedated.
I cannot function and have been to so many doctors that have been unable to help. I am unable to leave my home and do anything, my parents take care of me, if they were not around I would definitely have committed suicide years ago. The depth at which this feeling can reach is ungodly and I hope nobody else is going through it. I just do not know what else to do or who to turn to. I'm beyond depressed and only enduring for the sake of my family. But, every waking moment is torture for me.
Any advice or incite is appreciated. I've exhausted every resource I have and am truly lost right now.View Thread
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