Post # 16
When I was feeling terribly tired all the time, I went to the doctor and things came back pretty normal. But I was still exhausted. I started going to see an accupuncturist. She said that my system was really out of wack- I wasn’t getting enough rest and the rest I was getting wasn’t of sufficient quality to have me wake up feeling rested. She put me on a variety of things (I’m not sure what they were) and got my system rebalanced- so I’m a big fan of considering that route, too.
Post # 17
I absolutely doubt if you are bleeding every 3 weeks your iron levels are ok. Get copies of your labs and post them here. They could call it normal and it could be .1 away from the low range. I’m celiac, and was notoriously anemic until recently. I also was vitamin D deficient. Sublingual vitamin D is the best method outside of sun to boost your levels.
If you are only going 3 weeks between periods your progesterone is low. You are likely not ovulating. I have had this problem and still do occasionally. I’m well versed in all of this.
Food allergies can be inciting inflammation. Do you have any other symptoms?
Also, and I’m just saying this because diet plays a huge role in mental health, don’t assume something is wrong with your head just yet. I was a ragey, depressed, exhausted person until I found out I had celiac disease.
Post # 19
sf618 : Do you mind me asking what symptoms/events led to you getting tested for celiac? My dietician has suggested I get the blood test, I’m waiting for my doctor to approve the requisition. I’ve read up on it and the symptoms are very broad and not necessarily what I’m feeling. But you never know. I have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune disorder that studies have found a large portion of people also have celiac with
Post # 20
Vitamin d is also fat soluble. Heads up for that.
Post # 21
I have Crohn’s disease and my Vitamin D and B12 are notoriously low. I take a supplement daily to help. I’m still tired all the time. I try to get more sleep and that sometimes helps, but winter is really the worst with exhaustion. What helps me too is when I’m taking care of myself and working out, that helps me sleep better and also helps me to feel better in general.
Post # 22
Try cutting down on the coffee. A coworker told me he quit coffee and his energy level went up. He said he feels so much better since he’s stopped.
Post # 23
Adrenal fatigue (caused by stress and high cortisol levels) also causes extreme fatigue.
Post # 24
WillowBee33 : Send me a message with your symptoms and what’s been going on with you. Myself and 2 of my children are celiac. I can chat tomorrow. I’m in the US and it’s super late here! 🙂
Post # 25
TwilightRarity : I’m defintely open to holistic forms of medicine I just don’t know much about them.
sf618 : I prefer not to post pictures of my labs. I’m looking at my lab workup and everything tested is well within the normal range, including iron, except the vitamin D levels. Normal menstral cycles are listed as beginning at 21 days so a period every 3 weeks is still considered within the “normal” range. Not sure about progesterone?
janedoe27 : Not sure what having more sex is going to do for me?
ljm308 : I defintely do notice a difference when I eat better/work out vs when I don’t. Its such a catch 22 though because when I feel crappy all I want to do is order in food and lay on the couch.
mrspuppylove : Cutting out coffee is an idea. I typically only drink one cup in the morning and very occassionally another in the afternoon or an iced latte. It sounds dumb but it seems like people are constantly saying, cut out alcohol, cut out caffine, cut out sugar, and I’m over here like I don’t use any of those in excess but damn I do enjoy my occassional treats and I feel like I’m just supposed to sit in a bubble and drink only water and eat only vegetables to not feel like crap. Dramatic I know.
Post # 26
I second the water advice, make sure you’re having enough water.
Not sure about magnesium but you could have baths with Epsom salts in it as a way to absorb it if you’re not keen on taking another supplement.
Also maybe try add more veggies and less sugar in your diet. I feel I have more energy when I eat veggies and cut down on sugar.
hope you feel better soon!
Post # 27
For me, this tiredness was a sign of depression. I was super confused at first becasue when I (like most people) think of depression I thought of the curled up on a bed, not able to move, living in the dark kinda thing, or crying all the time etc. But I was TIRED ALL THE TIME and totally unmotivated.
Then one day while chatting with my BFF she said she thought I was depressed and explained how it can manifest in differeent way. I talked to my doctor that same week and got put on an Anti Depressant of my choosing and I ahve NOT looked back. I am my normal energy levels back!