(Closed) I know I just wrote a post but this is a IN NEED OF ADVICE POST!

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

You should probably talk to your doctor to see what’s safe with your condition and medicine. I take Valerian Root at night to sleep. Love it!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: Do you know if you are actually sleeping soundly though the night?

Even though you are in bed and “asleep” for that long maybe you aren’t really getting restful sleep.

I recently got a FitBit to help with weight loss but it also tracks how often you move/wake up at night.

I’m finding that even though I sleep for 8-9 hrs a night I actually “wake up” 5-8 times every night (and I never knew it). Hence why I’m more tired during the day than I should be with the amount of sleep I’m getting.

As for something to wake you up. I find things like exercise, or a quick walk around to floor do way more for me than any caffeine ever could.

I’ve also ready that eating an apple has more of a waking effect on a person than a cup of coffee.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have been taking an “Energy Supprt” it has B12 and Ginseng in it.  It has done wonders for me.  The only thing I noticed was after a few weeks my body gets used to it so I have to quit for a week or 2 and then go back on it.

I am not sure the side effects if you are diabetic, but I swear by this stuff.  BONUS: more energy meant more stuff getting done and I lost a few lbs!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree with Miss Tattoo – talk to your doctor.  I recently cut out all caffeine (in order to lose those last few pounds for the wedding) and in addition to losing weight, I’ve also noticed that I sleep WAY BETTER at night.  I think the energy pills would be a temporary fix and could actually complicate your sleeping – I would avoid them.

You may also want to have your doctor check your thyroid levels.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: My sister is a Type 1 diabetic and was alwyas tired too, but she consulted her doctor and the tiredness was a side effect of irregular hormone levels. I would talk to your doctor before trying anything out. It could be another medical issue such as low iron. Oh and have you checked your sugar when you get tired? Maybe your blood sugar is starting to crash when that happens. I know that when my sugar levels get low I start getting tired before feeling any other side effects like dizziness.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m a diabetic too, T1.  I find that I get really super tired if my BGL isn’t in good control–maybe this has something to do with it?  I tried taking energy pills too, and maybe because i’m a bit brittle, it didn’t do good things for me.  I just stick with tea.  All day.  And still am able to go to sleep normally. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: I really feel for you. There’s nothing worse than being tired constantly – makes you grumpy and makes it v difficult to get anything done.

Have you tried over the counter iron suppliment. I don’t know what a brand name would be for you guys (i am a Uk poster). I first tried some iron suppliments when I had a post-viral thing, and I was so tired I couldn’t think straight or finish a sentence. It sorted me out within a few days. Also, I LOVE ginseng – or a ginseng and Omega 3 combo – that gives you a good boost.

Seriously though, it does sound like you also need to speak to your doctor, because this sounds like unusually severe fatigue, and you should check there’s not some sort of sinister underlying reason.

best of luck to you- hope you get it sorted!

 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: I really feel for you. There’s nothing worse than being tired constantly – makes you grumpy and makes it v difficult to get anything done.

Have you tried over the counter iron suppliment. I don’t know what a brand name would be for you guys (i am a Uk poster). I first tried some iron suppliments when I had a post-viral thing, and I was so tired I couldn’t think straight or finish a sentence. It sorted me out within a few days. Also, I LOVE ginseng – or a ginseng and Omega 3 combo – that gives you a good boost.

Seriously though, it does sound like you also need to speak to your doctor, because this sounds like unusually severe fatigue, and you should check there’s not some sort of sinister underlying reason.

best of luck to you- hope you get it sorted!

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have a lot of empathy for you, I have an autoimmune condition that makes me exhausted ALL THE TIME and I need to sleep for at least 9 hours to make it through the day, I have found that taking iron, vitamin D, magnesium, and a high quality B vitamin complex (with aLL the B vitamins) has made a huge difference for me. I hope it helps!

Post # 14
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1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: Wow! I hope your doctor can help you get that under better control over time. My sister was like that when she was first diagnosed years ago. I know blood sugar levels that high always made her feel awful. She’s gone into shock a few times for her sugar being over 300 (those two incidents were her own fault though). I hope that you never have to experience that. Frown Have you tried a long lasting insulin combined with a short acting one yet?  I don’t remember what my sister’s short acting one is for meals, but she takes lantis once a day to help keep her sugar under control.

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