I am always so tired. What can be causing this?

posted 3 months ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Helper bee

Have you had your thyroid tested?

Post # 3
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Busy bee

Do you exercise any? Exercise releases endorphins and can actually make you feel more alert and energized. I notice when I get in my really lazy periods, exercising again gives me that boost

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter's Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

You may need your iron levels checked (as well as thyroid as a PP suggested).  Probably a good idea to go to your doctor for a checkup regardless.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Agree with the others, thyroid or lack of exercise/inefficient diet.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Thyroid, B12 deficiency, vitamin D deficiency, low iron, bad side effect to some medications (I had that and it was a completely unexpected one to be causing such bad fatigue), initial symptom of several types of autoimmune diseases, sleep apnea or another sleep disorder, depression. 

It could be lack of exercise. But I’ve had issues in the past with excessive fatigue and whenever someone told me it was lack of exercise I wanted to use what little strength and energy I had to punch them. Lack of exercise wouldn’t account for extreme fatigue. So if it’s mild, then definitely try giving exercise a shot. But for anything worse, you need to see a doctor. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

You could be a restless sleeper– I use the Sleep Cycle app to track my sleeping patterns, and if it’s accurate, it looks like I toss and turn quite a lot during the night! Is it possible that the same thing is happening to you?

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I would start with an overall blood work up and then look at your nutritient intake as well. You’d be amazed at how much better you feel by eating whole foods.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

goneanon2017 :  I feel you, bee. I’m ALWAYS tired. Like, always. I’ve had many tests done and the only thing they can seem to come up with is that it is a symptom of mitral valve prolapse (MVP), which I was diagnosed with a few years ago. 

The doctors suggested more exercise and they gave me diet recommendations. Nothing has worked, although I did sometimes feel LESS fatigued, it never went away completely. I do feel better overall when I do the diet and exercising, so I stick to that as much as I can.

I would recommend seeing a doctor. If they can’t find a cause, they may send you to a sleep specialist to do a sleep study. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018 - The Venue, Barkisland, UK

Hitting snooze is only going to be contributing to the problem.

In addition to what’s already been suggested, we recently got a daylight alarm clock and I honestly do feel so much better when I wake up in a morning. I’m no longer hitting snooze for a start, and I don’t feel jolted awake like I did with my phone alarm.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Vitamin D deficiency AND/OR sleep inertia.  Please look into sleep inertia.  It can affect anyone,  no matter how healthy,  and it’s a real struggle.  But it can be fixed once you’re aware that it is happening.  

Most of us aren’t getting enough D unless you supplement. Low D can make you feel extremely fatigued.  

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

goneanon2017 :  side effects of medication? I had that issue in the past and the medication in question wasn’t even supposed to cause fatigue. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

Just came here to say your not alone. I too struggle to get up. Good thing you got the fill blood workup. Be sure they did a full thyroid panel beyond the tsh. I’m still trying to figure it out. Hugs! 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

valencia247 :  omg I’m same as you! I have MVP. It’s supposed to be asymptomatic but I definitely have symptoms. I have gotten all the tests and doctors can’t seem to find any cause of my fatigue. Nothing makes it go away either – only thing that helps is doing something I enjoy (like if I’m at a fun party, or reading an amazing book, then I’m not as tired). 

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