How do you explain the difference between the 3 types of fatigue. I know that if I sleep well, my mind is better, but I may still be incredibly tired, not sleepy tired. On the other hand, certain medications, that are suppose to make me sleep, just make me wiped out. Sure, I sleep but then I'm tired during the day as well so what's the point? They are different feelings, and I do know the difference, but I can't describe them to my dr. who just keeps insisting that I'm not sleeping and that's why I'm tired. That's not it. Actually, with meds I do sleep 5 or 6 hrs, but I'm still tired, not sleepy. I'm seeing a new Dr. today and I'm not sure how to talk to her. Any suggestions appreciated.