Post # 1
I’ve had fatigue since the summer of 2011 and only since June has it become a serious problem. It got much worse in June and since I’ve gained around 40 pounds and do pretty much nothing. I get tired so easily and just can’t get myself to do things. It’s a big effort just to clean.
I’m not depressed, not even close. I know this is most peoples initial guess but I’m not depressed at all. I love life and have hope for the future, I just have no energy to get anything done. I don’t sleep all the time, I just don’t have energy to get things done. I feel happy, I just feel so tired.
I thought it would clear up on its own but it hasn’t. I don’t drink caffeine at all.
Has anyone experienced anything like this? It’s not clearing up on its own and I will be seeing a doctor about it soon (now that I realize it’s been going on too long) but I’m just wondering if anyone else has experienced anything similar and if there was something you did to get out of the funk?
Post # 3
Have you had bloodwork done? Definitely start there!
Post # 4
Ditto. Get bloodwork. My friend had a similar problem. Constant fatigue, put on a bunch of weight around her midsection that seemed to come out of nowhere. Had bloodwork done and found out that her thyroid is all out of wack. Not saying that’s what you have, just saying you need some bloodwork done.
EDIT: I can’t remember what they did to fix it. But I know it’s something they’re working on.
Post # 5
It could be hypothyroid? Glad your seeing a doctor. Try doing a some kind of juice cleanse for a week or so.Not only will it help you loose weight but make you feel better and give you more energy. Eating healthier helps as well. Maybe hot epson salt baths to help detox your system. Sometimes feeling sluggish can be due to too many toxins in your body.
Post # 6
You may have low iron. Anything else physically besides fatigue?
Post # 7
@kris325: Please get checked for Hypothyroidism. That was me, years ago, and didn’t get diagnosed til I was in my mid/late 20s. I wished I had gotten help sooner. Good luck!
Post # 8
Speaking as someone who has had this happen, I can tell you it’s going to be OKAY! *big hugs* I definitely encourage you to get bloodwork tested. Ask for TSH, T3, T4 and Iron levels for sure. My OBGYN actually prescribed the bloodwork to be done… so if you don’t have a primary doctor or were using your OBGYN as your primary it’s no biggie. Your thyroid may be out of whack (do you have a family history of thyroid sluggishness?) and depending on your doctor they may or may not treat it with Rx, there are also homeopathic ways to help but I haven’t pursued anything yet.
Good luck hope you feel better soon!!!
Post # 9
@RunnerBride13: No bloodwork yet, I’m still in the process of finding a doctor. At the ER they did some blood work but I’m guessing they were checking for other things, the only thing they saw out of wack was my white blood count was high, but I had a bladder infection so I’m guessing that’s why lol.
@mrs.stormylove: I’ve heard about the juice thing, but any details on this? Like do I make fresh fuit juice and drink twice a day or something? I’ve been thinking about doing things like these and the detox but all the things online that claim to help are like 2-300$ lol
@VikingPrincess: Nothing else out of the ordinary. Just the fatigue and I get muscle soreness really easily when I actually do something, but I am assuming it’s due to the fatigue
@Sweet_Tea: I’m waiting for my doctor to call me back for an apointment when I see him I will definately bring this up with him.
@omgourd: Thank you for your post 🙂 Originally I thought it would just go away with time but it’s only gotten worse and it seems like I NEVER have energy, I don’t remember the last day I felt… Rejuvinated or just awake in a physical (non sleepy) way. It has been at least a year.
Thank you all for your responses, I will defiantely have a doctor check into it. Hopefully there is a natural way to get around this and get my energy back I hate being tired all the time
Post # 10
@kris325: I hope things get resolved soon for you, I know it’s a pain to have to do every day things and not have a lick of energy. One doctor gave me a B vitamin shot (owww) and I spent a whole week wondering when it was supposed to ‘kick in’. It didn’t do beans for me! All I got for my efforts was a sore spot and a Snoopy sticker on my butt! 🙂
Post # 11
I am always fatigued due to being slightly anemic. When I take my iron regularly, eat healthy and get in the gym regularly I have much more energy and I sleep better as well
Post # 12
You mentioned muscle soreness…do you have pain any other places for seemingly no reason? Any especially tender points?
I ask because my fatigue was the first sign of fibromyalgia. It is not something that would show up on bloodwork and some doctors don’t believe it even exists but I personally can vouch for its existence. Be as specific as you can with your doctor.
good luck and feel better!
Post # 13
I was going to say thyroid too especially with the weight gain.
Post # 14
@kris325: It’s great you are going to get checked out by a doctor. Write down all your symptoms, so you remember all of them. They’ll likely do a comprehensive blood panel. ASK for what you’d llke checked out: thyroid, iron, etc! And, make sure you mention the previously high white blood cell count (likely from the infection, but worth a mention!).
I went through something similar when I was 23. I was about 80 pounds overweight at the time. It ended up being extremely low iron. I had to take iron supplements. I also had very heavy periods, which didn’t help the iron issue at all. Feeling tired all the time is NOT normal, so don’t give up on getting answers! I hope you get some help and answers soon!
Post # 15
@kris325 Get blood work, get your A1C’s (for blood sugar) checked, along with Iron levels…in the meantime, take about 2000mg’s of vitamin B12 a day. I take 5000 a day. I have extrem fatigue caused by my migraines and diabetes. It helps me get through my day!!
Post # 16
Definitely start with blood work first. My second reaction would be a diet change to weed out processed foods and sugars.