Tired all the time! Age fourteen!?

Please help me with this. I don't know what's wrong with me, but I am continuously tired and lazy and can't really have any fun anymore doing anything active. I am 5 foot 3 inches and weigh 115-120 lbs. so I am obviously not overweight. I do not do my homework due to sleeping all day after school, and I've been like this for over a year, but am too afraid to go to a doctor in fears of them criticizing me for not doing my homework. My parents have not noticed, but my mom keeps track of my grades. My father doesn't know. My mom is not with me after school because I'm at my dads house, but I've told her I'm always tired and she said its just my age. It seems they don't understand very well why this bothers me. From 3rd grade to 7th grade I've been a straight A student, but now I am getting Bs and Cs (it is not quite allowed in both households for such 'low' grades). I also swear an amount more too, and I feel like crap when I do but im so tired I don't even think about it. Some days i have very hard trouble sleeping. Im not sure if this is a factor to my problem also, but my dad just got a divorce with my stepmom and i never get to see her anymore. He has a new girlfriend who i don't especially warm up to because she thinks shes all that. (it annoys my father too). Could this be a hidden form of unaccepted depression? I just want to be back to my old happy, energetic, self again like I was two years ago. Should I consider going to a doctor? (I'm sorry this is so unorganized). /:(

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  • 8 years ago
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    Tell your dad that you did not divorce your step-mom & that you want to see her. She probably also wants to see you.

    Extreme fatigue can come from anemia that can come from thyroid disease and many your age are finding they have it.

    You need testing for thyroid ANTIBODIES as well as TSH. TSH ‘norm’ should be .3 – 3 (w/ most feeling best at < 2, like maybe ONE) but, for diagnosis, may not mean much if ANTIBODIES are present which is indicative of Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis (cycles between HYPER & HYPO at start)…it is the main cause of eventual HypOthyroidism but worse (...OR Graves Disease – HypERthyroid from beginning).

    You will have to INSIST they test for the antibodies. [anti-TPO and TgAb] They can code so that ins will pay.

    WARNING: Doctors seem not to want to find/treat thyroid disease. You may have to go to more than one doctor before you get the right tests, interpretation, and treatment. Best wishes.

    ALWAYS GET COPIES OF YOUR LABS.

    Ck these:

    http://thyroid.about.com/bio/Mary-Shomon-350.htm

    http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/

    http://www.thyrophoenix.com/index.html

    http://thyroid.about.com/cs/newsinfo/l/blguideline...

    God bless you

    Source(s): Hashimoto's Autoimmune Thyroiditis sufferer
  • J B
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    8 years ago

    First, part of this COULD be your age. At 14, you are often going through a period of rapid growth and it takes all your energy just for your body to cope with growing. Second, it could be your diet - are you getting enough fluids and fresh fruits and vegetables daily. Your diet can contribute to fatigue. Third, do you get any exercise daily - walking briskly for 15-20 minutes each day can give you energy to get your homework done. Lastly, since you are female and have monthly periods, anemia (low red blood cell counts) can contribute to fatigue and a simple blood test could determine whether this might be causing some of your fatigue. A visit with your family doctor could straighten all this out in a fairly short period of time if you make an appointment.

    Source(s): Health care provider
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