Before going to see a doctor, I would like to get a few opinions here first. I am suffering tiredness since a few months now. Well, to be totally honest here, it usually comes and go and it's been like that for atleast 2-3 years now. I feel my energy very low and I do not want to do anything. Related or not but a year and a half ago, I was not feeling so well and had a few appointment with a psychologist. I stoped seeing that specialist when the words "pills to treat depression" went out of her mouth. Either because the sides effects scared me or I thought that I could fight it myself with exercises. For a while, I have been into exercise but recently, I have been so tired that I couldn't find the energy to hit the gym.
For example, last night I slept for about 12 hours and this afternoon I couldn't resist taking a 2-3h nap and the wake up was hard. I doubt my sleep cycles are really good. I never seems to have deep sleep.
Oh yeah, and I find my digesting system extremely slow: If I eat a good breakfast in the morning, I could skip the dinner without any problem. Having that fullness feelings following me all the rest of the day.
So yeah, after reading a lot of articles over the past few days on Internet, I found out that it could be either the depression phase that came back harder this time without the unbearable sadness part.
Some says that people have a hard time digesting carbs, it could explain why my digestive system is slow. It could drains me energy.
Lacks of Iron. I am not a huge fan of red meat. Maybe, once a month? And I don't get supplements.
Should I try to fight the tiredness and hit the gym anyway? If one of the above problem is true. Is it dangerous to drain my energy even more? If in fact I'm fighting a diseases maybe I do need the sleep.
My overall info is 32 y.o in 4 days. 5'5" at 150 pounds. Muscular built but about 5% body fat over. Programmer with sometimes long workweek (60 h) and sometimes stressful.
Any experiences would be appreciated.