Lately I've been feeling really tired and I don't know why. I've been getting the same amount of sleep that I've usually been getting for a year or so and all of a sudden for a few weeks I've been feeling really tired and I've actually fell asleep while on my laptop and wake up in the morning with it on the floor, still on. I've done this over 20 times in the past month. Since I've been feeling so tired I've tried going to sleep earlier and taking naps in the afternoon but no matter how much I sleep, I'm STILL tired! I also have really weird and random back pains which has never happened before and I'm only 16. I've also been much hungrier and have gained a lot of weight which isn't normal for me at all. Well, none of this is really normal. What's wrong with me?
P.S. I put this under Mental Conditions since the sleeping thing sounds like it could have something to do with my head along with me being hungrier and gaining weight but idk because I really have no idea what's wrong with me
Hi andsparksfly, you may want to see a doctor to get checked out. This doesn't sound like a mental condition since you're randomly falling asleep and having back pains. It could be something serious, and it may be nothing. To me, if you're falling asleep at random times, it could be narcolepsy, where you fall asleep at any time. It's a sleeping disorder. The back pains could be from falling sleep if you're siting and falling asleep that way. Take care!
I know how you feel as I have suffered CFS for many many years, but yes see a Dr asap. It could be Glandular Fever but a full blood work-up plus an examination by your Dr should target what is wrong. And hey don't worry too much
Funny I was juz reading some stuff about tiredness some minutes ago,
Ive been falling asleep at my laptop as well but it was because I hadnt have much sleep because of uni works. I suggest you to talk to a Counsellor, they're always helpful with their advices.
Your feeling of tiredness and change of eating habit might be because depression (You can always talk to some professionals to feel better and you know that what you tell them is confidential and they dont have the right to tell other people). Try to have healthier foods, exercise and have a bit of fun get out of your room and go outside and feel the sunshine on your skin, breath the fresh air and look at the green nature, listen to songs and dance as if nobody's seeing (for this part you can do it in your room! haha) Be happy!