Hello. I am new. I have been tired for 4 years, and I have had enough of it now. I used to be really active, and enjoyed going on 50-mile cycle rides. I worked full time in a physically demanding job (and often much overtime as well), went out in the evenings, cycled to and from work (5 miles each way), walked into town in the mornings when I was not working until the afternoon, was intelligent and quick-witted, wrote poetry, and generally did what I wanted. Now I go to work, come home, eat dinner if I can be bothered to cook it, and then go to bed. On my day off it's a huge task to hoover the house. I sleep around 10 hours a night, up to 15 if I do not have to go to work the next day. I never go out, and subsequently have no friends. It all started when I was prescribed Seroxat for depression, which I have had for a number of years. It made me extremely tired, to the extent that I was sleeping for 22 hours a day. I stopped taking it for 2 days, and in the 2nd day I had the energy to attend a Dr's appointment. My Dr said it was impossible that the Seroxat had caused the tiredness and instructed me to start taking it again. I did and I slept all day again, before deciding I definitely had to stop taking it. I immediately felt better than I did whilst taking it, but I feel like I never really recovered from it. This also coincided with a deeply stressful and upsetting event in my life. I wonder if a combination of the 2 caused this to start. I've always had a "sensitive" stomach, but in the past 3 years it has become much worse. I get stomach upsets nearly every day, and I alternate between constipation and diarrhoea. I have also become stupid. My memory has become really poor. I have to write EVERYTHING down. I get in trouble for not doing things at work that I cannot even remember being asked to do. I make silly mistakes. I cannot write poems any more, and that used to provide me with tremendous release for my feelings. My IQ is high (I am a member of Mensa), but I can no longer form a meaningful sentence. My doctor says I am tired because I do not exercise and don't eat enough fruit and fresh food. But how can I exercise when I can barely get out of the chair to cook a decent meal, let alone go for a run or something? I explained my problem with eating fruit and he said that fruit wouldn't cause that reaction. Half of me thinks he is being ignorant, and the other half tells me he is right and I am fat and lazy after all. I am really at a loss as to what to do with myself.