Our expert says:
Dear Fatigue Girl
The following conditions can cause chronic fatigue: a) Deficiencies, but particularly iron and/or vit B12 deficiencies that can in turn lead to anaemia which will make you feel very tired, b) Depression as your dr suspects. c) Underactive thyroid gland - this can also make you feel listless and tired and could account for the gain in weight. d) Conditions such as relapses of glandular fever or 'yuppie flu'. However, I would recommend that you have your blood iron and so-called ferritin levels and your thyroid function checked first before you consider depression as a cause. You are free to consult another dr for a second opinion and I would actually recommend that you see a physician. If you do see another dr mention all these factors to him/her esp the fact that you had glandular fever. Let's see what the tests show before we make any dietary changes.
I hope you can get to the bottom of this problem.
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