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By kuklo13 Latest Reply 2013-06-13 03:09:28 -0500
Started 2013-06-07 20:52:18 -0500

Just curious if I'm the only one who suffers from being tired all the time!!! I am a type 1 for 3+ years now and I've even changed the way I eat,all healthy non processed foods I drink only water, nothing helps! I work 8 hrs a day in a medium psychical job then almost pass out in the car on the way home, if I'm riding in a car for more than 20mins I pass out, when I get home I sleep 2-4 hrs then go to bed a few hrs later and have a hard time waking up in the am!!! I feel like I'm 100 years old! But I'm only 29!!! Any only else have this problem :( also if I sit down anywhere for more than 25 mins I pass out! ( this happens at least 5 days a week)

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Anna K
Anna K 2013-06-09 19:41:15 -0500 Report

after school my daughter comes in extremely exhausted, passes out for a few hours, then cant sleep well at night, then wakes up exhausted…sometimes falling asleep in class. It is a rare day that she feels good all day long. She is 16, and I already wonder how she will survive in the public workforce. and she does take B vitamins…

locarb 2013-06-08 19:58:09 -0500 Report

I understand this is a real concern. As an aside, I really like the things you post. They're always about "health" rather than "illness." Lots of communication about exercise and related things it's really great. I suspect that many of us really get tired. You have an additional factor (that I don't have) with medication. Because I'm largely ignorant of that subject, I won't offer a comment regarding that other than to follow your physician's advice (and if you don't trust your physician, find a new one).

Have you ever tried meditation or self-hypnosis? I found it difficult at first and then found myself falling asleep during the process. After a while it got to be really helpful and you can feel like you have rested for a long time. I used to do it in graduate school (many years ago) and it got me through…and then I stopped (Lord knows why). I started again when I started taking yoga classes (shortly after I was diagnosed). Long story short, it's an interesting skill to learn and perhaps you may want to look into it.

Let me know if you do…and please let me know if it helps.

karen7t2 2013-06-08 17:12:05 -0500 Report

Wow!!! I tend to get like that two or three days a week quite often but I think it may have to do with sugar fluctuations. I am just now starting to chart my food intake and when I see what I have eaten the day before, I guess that that is the reason. It sounds like you may have another health issue besides diabetes and should mention it to your Dr.

Bun10 2013-06-08 14:43:41 -0500 Report

I was having trouble with staying awake for days for most of my life. My dr put me on melatonin (no prescription required but don't stay on it for long) for a short time and miraculously it stopped me staying awake all night. I was tested for sleep apnea (common if you are over weight) and now sleep with a Cpap machine. I really notice a difference if I don't use it for a couple of days. My son is not overweight but has long periods of sleep apnea. Check that out as well as statens.

Bun10 2013-06-08 14:36:03 -0500 Report

Statins can make going through your daily routine next to impossible. If that is how you feel and you are on them, tell your doctor you want to try something else for your cholesterol. My doctor was on them 2 weeks. He said they ruined his tennis game! That was when he realized my complaining about not being able to cope with a work day might be real. He put me on two other meds.

JSJB 2013-06-08 04:01:17 -0500 Report

I do not have this problem but there are people that can fall asleep in mid sentence. Have you discussed this with your doctor? If not I think you should to be on the safe side.

IronOre 2013-06-07 21:20:30 -0500 Report

No, you are not the only one who experiences tiredness, but yours seems very extreme.
Thyroid conditions are very common with diabetics, and you should consider having yours checked out, and tests run. It is very easy to treat, but can be fatal if left untreated.
If you are not seeing an endocrinologist for your diabetes, now is probably a good time to find one, because this is what they specialize in.
The sooner you get things done the better, The problems you are having may not be diabetes, or endochrine, related.

Clare R
Clare R 2013-06-13 03:09:28 -0500 Report

Have you had your thyroid levels checked? I used to have the same problem. I would fall asleep for short periods while driving… Scary stuff. Well, it turned out that my thyroid levels were low (Hashimoto's thyroiditis) and once I started taking Synthroid, things got better. I'm still tired all the time, but my blood sugar levels are currently out of whack, so I'm guessing that's why. Hope you find the solution.

cizzy21 2013-06-08 14:09:44 -0500 Report

I get tired very easily too. Everyday, even after 7-8 of sleep, I'm ready for a nap in about 4hrs! Since I am on Social Security Disability I don't have to work. I agree with IronOre about getting your thyroid level checked. I had to have my thyroid removed around 20years age, so my diabetes/endocrinoligt checks my thyroid levels at each 3 month check up. I am so glad I have a great doctor who keeps a close eye on me! So if you don't have a diabetes/endocrinoligist, I think you should find one. Hope you get to feeling better!

IronOre 2013-06-08 12:23:05 -0500 Report

I just thought of something . . . sleep apnea may be something you'd want to consider being tested for, or at least just looking into

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