Fatigue! How to overcome it?

By daddy312 Latest Reply 2012-08-21 23:37:42 -0500
Started 2012-08-17 15:04:20 -0500

I'm always tired! No matter how much rest I get at night and throughout the day I always feel like I haven't slept at all. I've lost weight,eat right and walk as much as possible,yet I feel fatigued all the time…Do you have any suggestion or ideas that i can use..getting frustrated

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Hollywood 2
Hollywood 2 2012-08-21 23:37:42 -0500 Report

Hey daddy312,
First thought in mind was Low Level of T…
I'm not one to diagnose anyone but I did at one point go through that as well and still take shots for that.also I discovered I had sleep apnea and I was not getting a true nights rest. Hope you begin to feel better soon

margokittycat 2012-08-21 18:49:55 -0500 Report

daddy312, have your doctor check your thyroid levels. fatigue is one of the biggest signs of thyroid problems. If your thyroid is fine, try taking the diabetic vitamin packs that are availaible at Walgreens, they come in a box and you take one package a day of them.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-08-19 07:20:52 -0500 Report

I take most of the supplement as Pixie does! These have helped and I also am anemic along with hypothyroid so there are days that I am just tired! I take B12 supplements also!

daddy312 2012-08-19 12:09:33 -0500 Report

Set apart! Thanks for the info…willing to try any and everything to overcome the fatigue, including using B12(shot or tablet).

pixsidust 2012-08-19 00:15:58 -0500 Report

The vitamins in a one a day multivitamin are not enough. I take 3000ue of vitamin D daily, 2000 mg vitamin C which boosts the immune system, 1000mcg of B12, a vitamin B complex, enteric coated fish oil pills, calcium citrate ( the citrate version is more easily digested) then there is cinnamon and a handful of things in a package of vitamins for Diabetics sold at Walgreens.

One thing I have noticed if I take my Gabapentin/Nerontin for Neropathy that I stay tired for two days so I save it for only when I have to have it.

Starchy food make me tired, high blood sugars make me tired. Personally
I need 8-9 hours sleep. I always have. Younger it was 9 1/2 hours being perfect. I also need some down time before bed. So I completely get ready for bed, shower, jammies etc…and lay down to read or watch TV/Movie. I do not count this as part of my sleep time. If I get less a nap over takes me in the day. When I worked coffee had to be drank at 3:00. I used to tease that I was ready for my Oprah nap because if I were off work I would put Oprah on and passed out. No reflection on Oprah of course!

MAYS 2012-08-17 15:54:32 -0500 Report

Have you, or are you seeing an Endocrinologist?
Between you, your doctor, an Endocrinologist, Nutritionist and\or a Dietician you should be able to come up with a plan of action to combat your moments of fatigue.
Do you test your blood whenever you are feeling tired, and/or sleepy?
If not please do so and document your findings so that you can show this to your nedical team, you may be showing signs of increasing insulin resistance among your cells.





Outside of visiting your doctor I hope that this helps!


daddy312 2012-08-17 16:48:08 -0500 Report

Thanks Jay and Cookie! I will definately checkout the websites and speak with my Dr about this…I know the last time I mentioned it to him he gave me a vitamin B shot that lasted for a few days,since then I've been taking multi-vitamins yet they do not work.

IronOre 2012-08-18 11:23:39 -0500 Report

I have been taking a b-12 "off the shelf" vitamin pill and it seems to help.
I am also taking a multi-vitamin (Centrum eqivalant), so you may want to consider starting that first.

jayabee52 2012-08-17 15:46:43 -0500 Report

Howdy Daddy! I looked in vain at your profile to see if there were any conditions listed which would cause you to feel fatigued like you described. But you had no conditions listed.

There are many reasons you could feel fatigued. My 2nd (now late) wife had Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and she sometimes slept 20 out of 24 hours. I have Chronic Kidney disease (CKD) and feel fatigued.

My recommendation is to see your GP for a complete workup to determine what may be causing your fatigue. It COULD be something as small and easily corrected as a Vitamin B 12 deficiency or as serious as CHF or CKD but if it is anything like that, it would be better to find out sooner than later so you and your Drs may have a better chance of controlling it.

Praying for your improving health and God's richest blessings upon you and yours!


Nana_anna 2012-08-17 15:44:49 -0500 Report

Of chorse I have sleep apnea. So I wouldn't be good with much advice on sleep loss. I finally went to the Doc and told him I woke up gasping for air sometimes. Just happened after a sleep apnea test that I moderate to severe sleep apnea. I am using the CPAP machine. It works. I don't wake up conjested, or have that stuffiness feeling all day. I do get tired though, I just have to take naps. There's no way to get around it.

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2012-08-17 15:36:56 -0500 Report

Have you had your iron checked? Several years ago I was becoming convinced I was turning into a lazy slug. I'd go to WalMart to buy milk. I'd get in the store and knowing that the milk was way at the back, I be in tears!! It was SOOOOOOO FAR to have to walk. I didn't even tell my doctor and this went on for a long time. During a regular checkup (for a blood disorder meds check) I guess the doc saw something. When I got my usual blood test he had them check my iron levels. Turns out I was extremely anemic!!! I had to take high doses of RX iron. It took a while but it finally got back ti normal. So. All that is to say, have your iron checked.

IronOre 2012-08-18 11:25:13 -0500 Report

I had my iron checked . . . the steam wasn't coming out of it liked it should, so I just bought a new one.

Jccandals 2012-08-19 04:05:25 -0500 Report

thats funny! My doc mentioned the more exercise I did the better i would feel and I found that it was the case until I changed jobs and started working night shift. Now I am extremely tired all the time.

Jccandals 2012-08-19 04:07:41 -0500 Report

my advice and suggestion record how many hours, reduce them to certain times if you can and exercise, eat well and sleep as many hours as you are able to