I found out I have a thyroid problem. Hypothyroidism, to be more specific.
I've been tired since junior high. Well, 9th grade. I missed a lot of school because of this. I slept through a lot of classes, because of this. I thought it was because I was sick.
I remember a nurse being quite rude when I (or my mom, can't remember) asked if it could be my thyroid.
Guess what, jerk - it was.
My doctor, now, actually listened to me. I know we were in, quite a bit, when I was a teen. We didn't know what was going on, only that I was depressed, gaining weight, and tired, all the time. I was very physically active and didn't eat terribly... we were baffled.
My doc suggested a certain blood test be run that he said most physicians don't run. It's a more specific test - I can't remember what it was, though, just that it showed him what's been plaguing me all these years.
So, I've been on medication, for this. I think I'm still suffering symptoms, though. It's frustrating because, what if what I'm feeling is a result of the other crap I face? What if it's a side effect from one of my meds? How can I tell what is causing it??
Onward, ever onward, I guess.