Kayley (saloonperfume) wrote in thequestionclub,
Kayley
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TQC, over the last year or so, I've gradually just lost aaaaall my energy. I'm chronically fatigued, never wake up rested, and lately it's been making my job/life very difficult because it's sapping my speed and just general good cheer, which are necessary for me to carry out my responsibilities + who the heck just wants to feel like that all the time? I'm not sure if the source of my problem is external or internal. I'm also overweight. I carry my weight well, and most people would probably guess me about 20lbs lighter than I am, but I AM overweight and not overly active in terms of being an exerciser (although I am on my feet and walking around non-stop for work about 30 hours a week). But the thing is, I don't think this is why I'm tired. I've had the same lifestyle most of my life- even times where I've been much more sedentary than now- and have never struggled so hard to find the energy to just DO THINGS. I want to go to a doctor to figure out why I'm suddenly so tired all the time, but I fear that they'll do that thing people do where they like to attribute EVERY PROBLEM EVER to one's excess weight. Any time I've tried to bring up my problem with my mother (who used to be a medical professional), all she has to say is "get out there and exercise more". But seriously I don't think that's it.

Anyway, my question to you is, how do I go about talking to a doctor about this without having it be dismissed as a "fat person problem"? Should I just preface our conversation with "I don't think it's my weight/lifestyle because-"? IDK, I want to be taken seriously because at this point I'm about ready to pick up a stimulant habit just to feel LIVELY.

ETA: I should probably mention that over this period of time I have had periods where I have regularly exercised, eaten healthy, blah blah blah, and the problem persists. Like I said guys, I DONT THINK THAT'S IT BUT THANKS ANYWAY. NOT THE QUESTION I ASKED BUT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I EXPECT THE DOCTOR WILL DO SO I GUESS I SHOULD JUST GET USED TO IT.
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