A huge thank you to all of you who left really lovely supportive comments on my last post. Your kindness was (and is) much appreciated.
I continue to feel beyond exhausted, and yet, solid sleep eludes me. Just writing this post took some effort. I did, however, take your comments to heart, and I got some blood work done a few days ago. My doctor called me yesterday and said that the winner is: (drum roll) . . . low iron in my blood! It never occurred to me that this could be the problem. After hearing my test results, I did a bit of research on anemia, and apparently extreme fatigue is one of the main symptoms. Fatigue and Restless Leg Syndrome (this prevents me from sleeping well) are my worst symptoms. Apparently, low blood iron levels can also contribute to Restless Leg. My doctor told me to start taking iron supplements, and that is exactly what I shall do. I'm really hoping this will take care of my lack of energy.
I guess I'm not depressed after all. I've struggled with psychological issues for so long that I just always make the assumption that that is the cause for any physical symptoms I might have. In fact, I really was wondering if I was just lazy, and if that was why I was sleeping all the time. It feels really good to know that there is a physical cause for my symptoms and that it's not just in my head!