(Closed) Newlyweds: Is It Normal To Feel Tired All The Time?

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Could you be pregnant? I felt like that when I was pregnant and didn’t know.

It’s also possible that you’re just super drained after all the buildup of the wedding and honeymoon!

Post # 4
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Honestly, no, I did not feel that way. The first week back from the honeymoon it was hard to adjust back to “real-life”/work schedule again, but that was it.

Are you sure you are not sick? Like mono or something?

Post # 5
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@sbottiani:  You’re probably just drained from everything. If you were handcore planning and going a mile a minute with a goal in mind and then the goal is suddenly gone, you have no reason to go a mile a minute anymore. I always felt like this after term finished in university. I was tired all the time, but I pushed through to finish those last papers and study for those last exams. Stress takes a toll on the body!

It’s also winter. I think most people slow down. I am pretty sure I have some degree of SAD.. I too feel very tired. Make sure you’re getting enough vitamin D.

Hopefully Xmas will wake/cheer you up!

Try some exercise. I am sure it’s the last thing you feel like doing now, but it does give you energy.

Post # 6
6512 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Maybe I wasn’t normal either, but I was EXHAUSTED and wanted to get as much sleep possible after the wedding and honeymoon.  I was happy and generally in a great mood, but I felt like I needed to catch up on all the lost sleep and generally decompress.  I was this way for about 3 weeks, and then I finally felt normal again.  If you feel good otherwise, I’d say let your body rest for a bit more without worrying about it 🙂

Post # 7
1150 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

See your doctor. When I hear, “I’m tired all the time” the two things that I think of are anemia and depression or seasonal affective disorder. Both are treatable! Many women are anemic, and I’ve heard it’s fairly common for women to get a little bout of the blues after everything that you’ve been planning and looking forward to is done.

Please go talk to your doctor and get your blood tested to rule out anemia or infection. Be honest with her about how you are feeling because there is absolutely nothing wrong with feeling down or wanting help. You will feel better!

ETA: If you are not anemic, try exercise! I know it seems contrary but I often find that making myself get out and do something gives me more energy when I’m tired. Even just going for a walk is great.

Post # 9
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Might be good to check with a doctor.  That’s how I felt when I had mono

Post # 10
1938 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I used to be tried all the time too and my doctor diagnosed me with low thyroid (or hashimotos). I now take a hormone replacement and have a lot more energy! Just go talk to a doctor, they can help!!

Post # 11
6355 posts
Bee Keeper

Sounds like you might have a mild illness or vitamin or mineral deficiency. I’d suggest a full checkup at the doctor’s.


Post # 12
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I didn’t feel like that for more than a day or so after the wedding.  I was exhausted initially but after a good night’s rest (or five) I felt envigorated (and thrilled wedding planning was behind me).  I echo what the advice you’ve received – go get a full blood work up.  It could also be emotionally related… so something to think about it, if the blood work comes back inconclusive.

Post # 13
1623 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

OP, I’m with you on this.  It takes every ounce of energy to get up in the morning, and I feel kind of zombie like during the day. 

However, I am unbelievably happy (so I’m sure it’s not depression), and just attribute it to 1. winter months 2. being busy now that it’s Christmas time and we travel a lot on the weekends, 3. Stress finishing up thank you’s, Christmas cards, getting our house back in order, putting away gifts.

Any of that sound true for you as well?  Make sure you’re eating healthy and exercising at least a little bit—I swear that helps! 

Post # 14
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I feel like that when I’m not eating enough veggies or drinking enough water. Winter makes me want carbs and hot drinks, so I’m dealing with a lot of diet-related fatigue now too. 

Post # 15
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@sbottiani:  I got married the day after you – and we were away overseas for 5 weeks. I am feeling just like you – I am dragging myself out of bed and have the neither the energy or motivation to do anything!

We had the most amazing wedding & honeymoon and have come back to beautiful sunny weather here in Oz, so it’s not gloomy weather taking its toll…

How to get the mojo back is the question….? 🙂

Post # 16
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I agree with a lot of bees on here. See your doctor. Get some blood work done. Hopefully you didn’t pick up a virus from the food you ate on your honeymoon. 

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