Best supplement for tiredness?

(13 Posts)
Dorisdaydream2 Sun 03-Jan-21 20:45:52

I am Constantly tired and am finding it hard to function at the moment. I have always needed 8/9 hours sleep at night to function well, but even with that I’m exhausted at the moment.

I had major surgery just over a year ago which took a long time to recover from. Just as I was recovering we went into lockdown and I haven’t felt great since really.

Fortunately I have commitments that mean I have to get out of bed and function as an adult. Left to my own devices I think I would just sleep!

I should probably speak to my doctor, but I think it’s just everything that’s happened in the last 12 months having an impact. We have just had a period when we had to self isolate which hasn’t helped.

I have improved my diet and am doing more exercise, but I don’t feel any better. Can anyone recommend a supplement to help? Everything is such hard work at the moment!

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Plonque Sun 03-Jan-21 20:48:07

Vitamin D and B12 sorted me out. I lapsed but am back on them now.

OhWhyNot Sun 03-Jan-21 20:53:19

Vitamin D, B12 and an Iron supplement

Felt better within a few weeks

LittleOverwhelmed Sun 03-Jan-21 20:56:30

Hi speak to a doctor - you might have low iron?

Metatone is a good “pick me up”.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 03-Jan-21 21:01:17

I think you should speak to the drs.

redcandlelight Sun 03-Jan-21 21:03:48

speak to the dr
vit d3, b12 and iron deficiency can cause tiredness, but there could be other reasons (thyroid) as well.

WhatAreWordsWorth Sun 03-Jan-21 21:13:13

I’ve just ordered myself this: www.healthspan.co.uk/shop/high-strength-vitamin-b-complex/120-tablets/

I feel exactly the same as you. Hoping these will help a bit, along with eating better and getting more exercise.

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SlopesOff Sun 03-Jan-21 21:19:22

I am also taking B12 plus complex and D with K. Was taking Nexium on and off and felt better as soon as I stopped it and went back on the vitamins.

B complex is good, covers more bases.

purplecorkheart Sun 03-Jan-21 21:40:41

Magnesium is something that most people of deficient in along with Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D. Also what is your water intake like?

Dorisdaydream2 Thu 07-Jan-21 09:25:35

Thank you everyone. I’m off to get some decent vitamins. My water intake is really poor. I drink a lot of tea but I’m not sure that counts.

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KaptainKaveman Thu 07-Jan-21 09:27:18

Ferroglobin tonic is really good OP.

Dorisdaydream2 Thu 07-Jan-21 19:39:51

Thank you @KaptainKaveman

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silentpool Sat 09-Jan-21 06:58:34

Magnesium before bed will help with sleep. Iron also helps. I think Ferrogloblin might have B12 in it?

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