I know this is a really old thread but I think reclus might have hit it on the head. I googled this because I am looking tired tonight, I am always tired. I was diagnosed with ADD awhile back but I have symptoms of anxiety, self-consciousness etc. In fact, most of my issues are related to not feeling good about myself. So I thought, maybe I should pop an aderall. I had a teacher once who had this tired look all the time too, she had ADD. Maybe ADDers just drink more coffee and it wears us out
So, here is the thing. If you are full of energy, you have a different look, no? So, although I agree, it could be a lack of sleep issue, it could also be a neurotransmitter (which came first, the chicken or the egg...). I personally think though, it could have something to do with your allergy issues. I have a deviated septum, allergy problems and actually, am currently sick. So, I might just be extra worn down today, but I have been suspecting allergies causing my "ADD". To be honest, whether I have ADD is irrelevent, I just wanted aderall as my DOC and it fits the bill for me, for now. I want a better fix. I have considered I have low testosterone levels. But first, there's more. So, recently, they are finding out a lot about our bacteria we harber in our GI tract. Most of you have heard of probiotics before, well, they just so happen to contain real live bacteria (neat right?). A study done on mice found that these very healthy bacteria (study was done using yogurt), significantly increased GABA (brains calming agent) and decreased stress in mice fed the yogurt for 30 days. Since these same cultures do a bunch of other things (including working with the lymphatic system to secure a healthy immune system) you could give it a shot; be consistant. You could also try natural allergy products. Garden of Life makes a good sinus product. Guaffenisin is another option as well (mucinex). I was also told to use saline salts (one doctor told me to use flonase the rest of my life...), netty pots also work but they are hard to keep sterile so I was suggested to use the spray and get the added benefit of pressure. I would suggest this most nights consistantly to see if it helps, the downside is, it might not be a perfect long-term solution as it might dry out the nasal passages? I am not sure on this. Other suggestions could be breathing hot vapors, I know they make machines for this. Sensual heated oils maybe might work? Eucalyptus is good for sinus health. You could try drinking that "refresh" or w/e tea at starbucks before bed, that is supposed to clear you out too. One thing that is intrigueing is the relationship between sinus and stomach. There seems to be a correlation there with acid reflux and sinus, not sure what causes what or if it is a cycle. Good luck, your issues seem very similar to mine.