Anyone remember me? Anyway I've had intense fatigue and sleepiness brought about by intense stress. You don't want to know the whole list, but briefly, I had major surgery, my father died while I was still in the hospital, my sister and I had a falling out, my boyfriend moved out (by my instigation), I had big problems at work, and last but not least, my dog died, and then (Oops and Yikes) I adopted a new puppy. When my dog died, I became kind of suicidal, and my boyfriend (still not quite an ex) suggested that I adopt a puppy--quote: "There's nothing like a cute puppy to help you get over suicidal thoughts." He was right about the suicidal thoughts, but the puppy was lots and lots of work and kind of tipped the cart for me. I became so fatigued and so sleepy, I could no longer function. My grey matter became all fuzzy, and I started forgetting everything. I began missing appointments and forgetting to do important things. I stopped cleaning my house. I kept falling asleep in the car. I had no strength. The busier I was, the more fatigued I became. At night, I started bumping into walls and had cold and hot chills and nausea. The final straw was when I started having slight loss of bladder control, and then (how embarrassing) peed the bed. Docs were going to hospitalize me, but decided not to, then they decided I was on too many meds. I still think it was all the stress, which basically brought my physical reserves way down. I am starting to cut down on my meds, but the result is--oh no--now I'm having trouble sleeping as a rebound from cutting down on sleeping pills. Things are a little better in general though. Pup's getting older, and my rheumy gave me Nuvigil, which helps for part of the day. My bladder control seems better, and I no longer wet the bed. Still and all, suggestions and support, and old and new on-line friends are welcome.