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I’m Exhausted

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    cdobbs

    i’m guessing your doctor checked you for anemia….fluctuating hormones will affect your energy level….i just turned 48….i did a few tweaks to my diet (eliminated sugar so no sugar crashes)….i added some B vitamins….B12 is a great one for boosting energy levels….B vitamins are involved in red blood cell production so could affect energy levels in that way as well….reducing stress and getting good quality sleep (i know easier said then done)….it took a good 4 months but with these changes i do have way more energy….not kidding i use to have to have a nap at work (during my lunch hour)….as far as being over 40 though….i try to look at people like jennifer lopez who seems to have the energy level of someone half her age….so she definitely inspires me to really take care of myself

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    Avli2

    Just throwing my 2 cents in. Do you have any other unusual physical symptoms? eg: swelling/puffiness in one area (maybe feet) or maybe things that you used to do with no issues now feel like they are more physically taxing? Is the fatigue all the time or does it come and go? Maybe look into having all of your inflammation markers checked including your A1C and Rheumatoid Factors. Could be fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis.

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    bittergaymark
    Bittergaymark

    Also — when I suggest adjusting your medication, I of course meant WITH your doctor.

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    Amanda

    Autoimmune disease?

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    dinoceros
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    How is your sleep? It could be that your quality isn’t great. Any signs of sleep apnea?

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    Miss MJ

    Well, definitely not pregnant, so I can rule that out. (Thank god.) And, I don’t have sleep apnea or even snore, but I do have really restless sleep – like, I don’t know how to really explain it, but really vivid and stressful dreams, a lot of the time. I have an appointment with my doctor and I’m going to bring up everything that’s been mentioned. Thanks again, everyone.

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    bittergaymark
    Bittergaymark

    I’m sure you’ll both soon figure this out. The dreams thing does sound exhausting.

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    stickelet

    Hi I’m late to this party but I would also suggest getting your calcium checked. All of the women in my family have had (benign) tumors on their parathyroid, not thyroid, and the main symptom is exhaustion. The tumor is stealing your calcium, so this is a good way to check as it is a very small organ, hidden behind the thyroid. Removal is a quick, outpatient surgery. Good luck!

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