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  • I'm always so tired...what's up?

    20 posts, 14 voices, 750 views, started Sep 8, 2008

    Posted on Monday, September 8, 2008 by Queenofcaffeine

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    • Amethyst
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      I can't seem to stay awake. For the past week or so, I've just wanted to do nothing but sleep.
      I'm 44 years old and have a lot of weird things going on with my body.  Could it be menopause?



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 8, 2008
        • It may be. Last year I had a similar experience. I had to pick up my grandaughter from school a couple days a week and I was afraid I was going to fall asleep in the car. I had to take a short nap around noon to be on the safe side. I’m only 47 and sleeping during the middle of the day for me is strange. It went away. I have a lot more energy now.

          I agree about the weird things going on. Honestly sometimes I just don’t know myself. I think it must be hormone changes.

          By the way, love the photo of the gray kitty! Looks a little like my Mr. Murphy!



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          Trudy S wrote Sep 8, 2008
        • Coffee Queen ....that used to be me...I couldn’t seem to get enough sleep. Always tired.  Now, I don’t even drink coffee....well...an occasional decaf because I LOVE the taste.

          I changed how I treat my body.  I now do nutritional cleansing on  a regular basis and use a super dense protein food that gives me the all-day sustenance I need to keep my body running.

          I also take a supplement, that in the morning gives me a kick-start and if I’m getting into a ‘sleep rut’ (I’m a middle of the night waker)I take an ounce before I go to sleep and it helps me sleep through the night.

          You can sleep all you want but if you aren’t getting good quality sleep or good quality food your body just can’t keep up and you feel tired all the time.

          Trudy
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          Yana Berlin wrote Sep 9, 2008
        • GIve up coffee, like now....

          and have your hormones checked, but my guess is probably first signs of menopause.

          Healthy diet and exercise, I know you don’t want to hear it, because believe me i don’t, but what choice do we have?

          I find that when I eat right and exercise regularly I feel so much better, I’m 43.



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          Connie wrote Sep 10, 2008
        • It may be menopause and/or a lack of a decent night sleep (change your bed) but you also need to have your thyroid checked out. A great number of woman have hypothryroids and don’t even know it.  Your dr. might say you fall into the normal range but check out thyroids on about.com for more info.



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          Kimk890 wrote Sep 10, 2008
        • Absolutely have some blood work done to check your hormones and thyroid.  Here is a “vitamin cocktail” that my OB/GYN recommended many years ago for me because I was feeling tired all the time.  It may take about a month before you feel better.  I don’t have boundless amounts of energy, however, I am not nodding off either.  =)

          Flaxseed oil, 1 to 2tbsp a day.
          Evening Primrose:  2 weeks prior to start of your period, 1,000 mg total a day take 1/2 in a.m. and 1/2 in p.m.

          Vitamin B complex, 50 to 100 mg a day.
          Vitamin C 1,000 mg three times a day.
          Vitamin E 400 to 1200 i.u. a day.
          Magnesium, 500 to 1,000 mg before bed (helps you sleep and helps body absorb vitamin D).

          Zinc, 15 to 50mg a day.
          Natural progesterone cream.  Rub on throat, inner arm, and palms of hands daily. I buy mine at health food stores.

          SAM-E, 200mg, one pill in a.m. and one in p.m.

          Citrical calcium with vitamin D, take one pill twice a day.

          Hope this helps.  I have also added glucoseamine for my joints and probotics to help my digestive tract.

          I wish you luck and hope you find something that alleviates your tiredness.



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          Connie wrote Sep 10, 2008
        • Thanks for the cocktail recipe.



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          Kimk890 wrote Sep 10, 2008
        • You are welcome.   =)



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          Amy L. Harden wrote Sep 10, 2008
        • Yes...Kimk890...this is an excellent recipe.  I have found the same to be true for me ...especially the vitamin B complex...need it...need it...need it! An antioxidant is excellent also.  I get it by drinking 2oz of MOnaVie every day.

          I am also a big proponent of detox...I eat many of the L‘Active products that are on the market now.  Would like to learn more about colonics. (?)  

          Another thing to consider is eating high protein, low carb diet...we assimulate carbs differently when we get older.  Limit eating white foods (pasta, potatoes)...positive white is cauliflower...chicken, fish...increase fruits and veggies.

          Excercise, excercise, excercise. I want to get that Wii Fit...any one have one?  What do you think of it?

          I also discovered in my 40’s that I am very sensitive to light...I need more of it.  I lose my energy and motivation on dark days, fall and winter, while on sunny days, spring and summer I am vibrant, motivated and willing to do things. I even live in the South, where more days are sunny year round than dark and dreary. I purchased a portable lightbox, which I use when I am having trouble getting going.  A lightbox does not expose you to the damaging light rays that you will be exposed to in a tanning booth...though I have done this also to get my dose of sunshine.  Expertiment with this idea...when you are feeling unmotivated and lacking energy...go sit in the sunshine for at least 20 minutes to 45 minutes...if you feel better then you are sensitive to light and you need more exposure.  Realizing this fact changed my life, especially when I was suffering from depression several years ago...it is a holistic treatment.

          Trouble sleeping...look at getting Brain Sync cd’s by Kelly Howard for Deep Sleep...go to sleep with these playing on your iPod and you will be amazed at how rested you will be in the AM...try this for at least a week or more.



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          Sandy Ochoa-West wrote Sep 10, 2008
        • That cocktail sounds great but with the price of vitamins also very costly. Some of us are on a budget LOL!!! Maybe someone should combined all of them into a super shake or something cuz I need a nap everyday!!!! I do suffer from hypothyroidism and also had a total hysterectomy in 2002 so I am on compounded hormones (not synthetic, I get them through a pharmacy but they are all natural)!!



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          Connie wrote Sep 10, 2008
        • Take the list to to your pharmacist and see what they say.  It may work for some and not for others.  Soemtimes it is a simple matter of eating more veggies & fruits.  Listen to your body and feed it what it is craving.  As in my case spinach for the last month.
          You ever wonder if we have things backwards...we put kids down for naps and never take one ourself.  I say let the kids run so they’ll go to bed at night and let the adults take naps.  We need them!



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          Trudy S wrote Sep 10, 2008
        • I get all those vitamins in one daily smoothie at breakfast.  Hence the change in energy level in the last year.  Tasty, efficient and good for you!

          Trudy
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          JOEY Robertson wrote Sep 10, 2008
        • Consuming too sugar? Hypoglocemia causes severe fatigue if left treating. Your Doc can do a quick check.

          Menopause can start as early as 37.  I didn’t realize that.

          Anemia is a big factor in causing fatigue.

          I agree with the women above.  Vitamins are super.



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          Queenofcaffeine wrote Sep 10, 2008
        • Wow!  This is some great advice!

          I’ve actually just started taking vitamins about 3 weeks ago...Vitality Women from Melaleuca.  I also take FiberWise (but not on a regular basis).  

          My main problem is laziness, pure and simple...lol!  I have all the herbs and supplements I SHOULD take.  I just don’t MAKE myself take them (slap on the wrist)!

          I’m definitely going to call my doctor about some blood work.  It’s been a couple of years since I’ve had any done.

          Thank you so much for all the advice.  Keep it coming :)

          Amber
          www.greenmagic.fourpointwellness.com



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          Dana Hall wrote Sep 10, 2008
        • Me too!.
          It looks like there is some great advice here, but I’m a bit too tired to read all of your posts at the moment. :(
          Honestly. Plus I have to pull something together for dinner.
          I’ve been really spacey, and easily distracted. Anyone else?



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          Queenofcaffeine wrote Sep 10, 2008
        • YES!  I hate it!

          I’m trying to run a business from home, take care of an elderly mother and keep a family on schedule.  It seems like I never have things organized.  I’m always forgetting something.

          Amber
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          Amy L. Harden wrote Sep 10, 2008
        • Yup...foggy, tired...distracted...it is the curse of going through the change I believe....let’s add in grumpy with that too.  I am always trying something that will help me...recently started drinking pomengrante juice.  Getting as much as you can of these vitamins and minerals naturally through foods...organic is best...helps a lot.  High protein in the AM is a great idea also...eggs, chicken, cheese...no cereals unless it is oatmeal, Flax, puffed barley..Yogurt with granola and blueberries.

          I have also stopped eating three meals a day!  I eat six small meals a day...or graze.  

          Staying hydrated is important also.



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          Becca wrote Oct 22, 2008
        • I’m just stumbling on this now, but I was feeling terrible about a year ago. I would be so exhausted I could fall asleep on the bus ride home from work. It all ended up being my thyroid. Do go to get your blood levels checked (you may have to request it) for about 2 years my PCP told me I was depressed! I went to a endocrinologist - she took one look at me and told ME how I felt! I was shocked and amazed as if she was a mind reader. It has been a wonderful to feel like my old self again.  Becca



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          Bobbi Bacha wrote Oct 22, 2008
        • When I was tired I had anemia, go to the doctor there can be tons of problems minor things that can be fixed.  I just had to take iron then later found out I had a tumor on my uterous and had it removed and never had it again.



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