I was recently reading through some of the Facebook posts from women with PCOS and I found a long-running wall asking if anyone else is tired all the time? OMG!! When am I not tired?!?
On all the “official” PCOS sites no one mentions fatigue but I’m exhausted! Seeing all the comments, it made me realise that while this Syndrome has been known to the medical profession for 75 years (if the gal on Facebook is correct), it seems to me that doctors don’t know all the symptoms to look for! I rarely sleep and when I do I dream some wild vivid dreams that makes Helios think I’m completely off my trolley.
It’s the concentration and fatigue issues that affect my job. I get so tired that I find myself crying in the office. I know part of this is stress-related; however, the stress effects my concentration which affects my stress which starts the no-win situation that leaves me unable to sleep.
It’s not just the lack of sleep that’s the problem. It’s my strange woolly-head that makes me unable to concentrate. It’s as if I’m drunk or feint. Some days I fear getting behind the wheel.
I’m not saying I don’t want to work – far from it! BUT instead of slogging myself to death, it would be nice to do something I enjoyed and where I didn’t wake up in a cold sweat thinking about all the many things that I cannot hope to accomplish in a mere 7 hours. I’m finding my life increasingly difficult to cope with. I cannot help but wonder if my problem is stress, sleeplessness, or a mixture of the two.
One thing is for sure: I cannot carry on crying in the toilets at work!
Still, I’ve got my chin up – I’m having my next laparoscopy on Monday and a whole week off to sleep! Things have got to improve after that.