Overly tired all the time. Anyone have any ideas.

By KG66 Latest Reply 2013-06-25 13:40:34 -0500
Started 2013-06-20 20:11:56 -0500

I will admit that I have been busy, but not busy enough for me to feel as tired as I do. Lot's has been happening. I celebrated my 19th birthday. Started my summer job and have been figuring things out for college in the fall! Woot! Haha! Anyways I don't work a whole lot at the most I work like 20 hours a week. But I find I am always soooo tired. I usually try and sleep 8 hours a night and have been good at keeping it close to that. However in the afternoons I always fall asleep and stay asleep for another hour and a half. I have trouble staying up at night after that as well. I'll be talking to my boyfriend and fall asleep mid conversation and I don't like that. Does anyone know if there could be a medical reason for this? I do also suffer from depression but I have never been this tired with that. I've been feeling this way for a couple months (even before I started working) If anyone can help that would be great! :)

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jigsaw 2013-06-21 14:42:41 -0500 Report

How well controlled is your blood glucose. Do you maintain a good a1c.

KG66 2013-06-25 12:56:28 -0500 Report

Yes my A1C is usually about 7.4 Which is only .4 above my target!

jigsaw 2013-06-25 13:40:34 -0500 Report

Just food for thought, and a bit of info. Here is a link to an a1c conversion chart to blood glucose. Of course we must factor in that we are all different, but your blood glucose is averaging 166. When my blood glucose readings go to 140, I feel exhausted to the point that it's hard to keep my eyes open. Just something to consider if you haven't already. Here is the link:

denipink 2013-06-21 07:19:39 -0500 Report

Hi my dear :) You sound so sensible for 19! When i was your age my only concern was which bar was i going to drink at after work. I lived to drink, lol. I loved how i felt when i drank alcohol. I have long since learned that i can feel every bit as good by eating right. Natural highs so to speak. I derive a whole lot of pleasure by eating nutritious foods and eating a mostly Vegan diet. I have more energy now than i can ever remember having. I used to have to sleep several hours daily because i was so tired. I would eat, my eyes would go all buggy and i could fall asleep sitting down! Yikes. Now i am removing gluten from my diet eating from the 4 food groups: fruits, veggies, whole grains, nuts and seeds and i am good to go all day and well into the night. I have started moderate exercise, too. I take supplements (i am going to do some research today on what supplements work well for people that are tired all the time) and i will post it back here to you. You do NOT have to accept being tired all the time. I betcha if you fight back starting with the foods you eat — you will be right as rain. Also, check with your Doc to make sure there is no kind of under lying problem that could be causing you to be so tired all the time. Being tired can be a side effect of meds, too. Anyway, i best wrap this up or i will be accused of writing a book.

Check out a very back to basics food related piece done by Prevention magazine. It might reinforce what you already know. Little nudges can be great when we are so tired we don't bother to pay attention. Get up out of bed and enjoy your life! Fight back!



Mimi43 2013-06-21 10:48:03 -0500 Report

Hi there. I also felt really tired all the time before my sugar was under control. I would get home from work and be a zombie all evening. The lower blood sugar has helped! Also, I was on Crestor for my cholesterol, and the drug made me tired and foggy and sometimes unable to focus. I am off of that drug now and feel better.

flipmom 2013-06-21 00:54:57 -0500 Report

hi there.happy bday! i am type 2..i just want you to know that whenever my bs was high,i feel sleepy and tired for no reason… i would drink lots of water, and move about..this seems to lower my bs…

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