(Closed) Anyone else EXHAUSTED all the time??

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

How long has this been happening?  Is there a chance you are preganant?  Extreme fatigue is often one of the very first symptoms of pregnancy that women report.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

And I just have to ask if it is related to allergies by chance? I have severe allergies and right now I’m sleepy ALL the time…April/May and Aug/Sept are my worst months…I sleep 8 hrs a night and can barely get out of bed.

Definately take a multivitamin…maybe you are missing an important vitamin and that is causing the sleepiness. Do you feel more stressed than before? I would see a doctor if you aren’t better soon, just to see what he/she has to say!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

OK.. if it’s about shutting down your mind than you need to make some changes to your pre bed routine.  Make sure you don’t have any caffeine in the evenings.  Also… try not to watch TV or be on the computer for at least an hour before bed.  Talk to your Fiance or read a book.. something quiet and less stimulating.  It will help your mind and your body start to relax and prepare for sleep.  If you’re still having trouble try just taking a really mild sleep aid like tylenol simply sleep until the stress in your life subsides.  If you continue to have consistent problems you may want to talk to your doctor about what options you have.  Perhaps an anti anxiety med or something like that.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

I am always tired no matter how little or how much sleep I get. I exercise daily and eat a really healthy diet. But it turns out I’m iron deficient! I don’t eat ANY red meat, seafood, egg yolks, beans etc. which means I have very little iron in my diet. Just today I started taking iron supplements so I’m hoping they do the trick.

Iron deficiency definitely causes exhaustion and sleepiness. Maybe go to your doctor and get a blood test done?

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

We have the same wedding date!

I was like this in January.  I couldn’t fall asleep, when I did I’d wake up a few hours later and then I couldn’t fall back asleep.  If I did fall asleep, I’d toss and turn all night. 

To make a very long story short, I was stressed out.  Between mid November and mid January – I started a new job, Fiance switched jobs, Fiance moved in, Fiance stopped traveling every week for work, I was planning a wedding all on top of my every day life.  My mind wasn’t shutting off at night, I wasn’t sleeping, and I was so exhausted during the day it took FOREVER to get anything done.  OTC sleeping pills didn’t help and I wasn’t comfortable going on prescription sleeping pills. 

What eventually helped me was some combination of vitamins, eating right, exercising, and

Vitamins –  multi vitamin plus B-complex vitamin plus flaxseed oil plus Biotin.  According to my doctor, the B-complex gives you energy (which you really need when you are not sleeping), the biotin is for hair and nails (I was so stressed my hair was falling out).

Eating right – I was eating pretty healthy, but I also cut out alcohol completely (it interfears with sleep patterns) and really watched what I ate (clean, healthy foods, no processed, sugary, or junk food). 

Exercise – I tried to get some form of exercise in at least a few times a week.  It really helps me sleep better.

I also ended up going to an accupuncturist and getting a massage. 

I also buckled down and checked a bunch of wedding things off my list and as crazy as that is, it made me feel on top of at least one part of my life.  Not sure what the tipping point was, but I’ve been sleeping incredibly well ever since. 

Post # 9
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  • Wedding: April 2010

@Babyboo That’s what I was trying to think off-iron deficiency! I’m glad you figured it out..I know lots of people who have gone throught that…lack of iron makes you feel awful.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I second the iron suggestion (although ask your doctor for an anemia test first because iron overdose can be really icky, too) – if I skip a day of my iron supplement, I drag all day. 

Same with getting enough exercise – it’s a total catch-22 because when you are tried, the last thing you want to do is go to the gym.  It’s hard to remember that you will feel so much better afterwards…

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

I also really overhauled my pre-bed routine.  I try to get to the gym at 6am, which means waking up at 5:35.  I decided I needed to get in bed by 9:30pm.  I also started sleeping with a sleep mask, which really helps. 

I used to keep my work and personal cell phones on my nightstand.  I moved them into the bathroom.  I don’t need to see blinking lights (stressful) and if its really an emergency, they will call (and I’ll hear the phone from the other room). 

Good luck!

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