Am I physically Ill or ‘just’ bipolar

The thing about these mental illnesses, is that one can never really be sure if a symptom is from physical illness, mental illness or side-effects from medication.

I’ve been struggling with fatigue recently. Well, basically I’ve had sleep problems my whole life, but recently I want to sleep every second I get. I don’t think it’s from side-effects, since my doses are lower than before. I did all my lithium tests recently and those are fine. My mother is convinced I have some illness which I went to test for today. Personally, I think it’s ‘just’ a symptom of my bipolar disorder, since fatigue can be a major symptom.

I”m not depressed though, so it’s not the heaviness of not wanting to get out of bed. It like to the bone tired tired. According to this article explains physical and psychological fatigue quite well I think. To be honest, writing this post is a little difficult as I am distracted and my brain feels empty.

On the one hand I kind of hope that there is something physical to my tiredness, because that would make it  ‘real’ to the people around me. Personally, I’m sure it’s just bipolar, but people don’t understand how a mental illness can give you physical symptoms. Especially when you are not exceptionally depressed or anxious. I’m kind of confused by the whole thing. I should get the test results for the other thing before the end of the week.

Can anyone relate to my absolute tiredness seemingly for no reason?

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