(Closed) Spinoff kinda, severe fatigue, any ideas on improving this?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
5001 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Have you had bloodwork done? Definitely start there! 

Post # 4
2892 posts
Sugar bee

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
1430 posts
Bumble bee

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
1339 posts
Bumble bee

You may have low iron. Anything else physically besides fatigue?

Post # 7
1010 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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
4 posts

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 # 10
1010 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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
309 posts
Helper bee

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
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was going to say thyroid too especially with the weight gain.

Post # 14
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@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
979 posts
Busy bee

@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
9118 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Definitely start with blood work first. My second reaction would be a diet change to weed out processed foods and sugars.

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