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To wonder if exhaustion can catch up with you?

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bigbloatedmilkshake Tue 02-Dec-14 18:38:11

I have two jobs. The second one involves a late finish Wednesday/Friday and an early start Saturday/Sunday. The other one is more standard 9-5 (well 8-4 really.)

Lately I've been feeling so tired. Beyond normal tiredness. It feels like it's something alive, pulling me under.

Is it that I've been overdoing it? Or am I just being soft!?

PumpkinPie2013 Tue 02-Dec-14 19:34:27

It could be that you're over doing it - two jobs is hard going!

However, if you feel it's beyond 'normal ' tiredness which is to be expected then I would see your GP.

I felt utterly exhausted beyond belief in my 3rd year at uni - went to the GP and it turns out I had glandular fever!

Hope you feel better soon smile

ScrumpyBetty Tue 02-Dec-14 19:37:42

Sounds like you are doing a lot to me. Can you take a few days off so that you can just sleep?

marnia68 Tue 02-Dec-14 19:38:37

I think you are coming down with something

DurhamDurham Tue 02-Dec-14 19:43:38

Everyone can work hard for some of the time, keeping down two jobs or doing double shifts but it must be very difficult to keep it up for long.

You must be shattered, is there any chance of you being able to cut down a bit?

Imi22sleeping Tue 02-Dec-14 20:50:20

My husband has been working like mental with his new.position this last year he is currently snoring on the couch he is so knackered our baby hasn't slept since she was born 15months ago and we are so tried it's totaly caught up with him poor guy

Whatsthewhatsthebody Tue 02-Dec-14 22:48:11

Yes it can. It definatly can catch up with you. Go to your GP and get checked. Then go off sick if you can to sleep/take stock.

gincamparidryvermouth Tue 02-Dec-14 22:51:39

How many hours are you working per week in total?

Bulbasaur Wed 03-Dec-14 01:53:28

Yeah, you can drink all the coffee and take all the speed you want. Sleep will eventually catch up to you, and you could start taking micronaps without realizing it. Just make sure that you're not driving while you're feeling like this, you don't want to fall asleep at the wheel.

How many hours of sleep do you get each night? You should be getting at least 6 to be healthy. Any less and it's not good for you.

BathshebaDarkstone Wed 03-Dec-14 05:25:37

Yes it can definitely catch up with you. I get up early and, my own fault, I go to sleep too late. It's caught up with me, I'll try and go to bed earlier tonight. In your case, as a PP has said, can you cut it down? smile

TaytoCrisp Wed 03-Dec-14 05:37:54

Agree that you should check in with your GP. Could be iron deficiency resulting in anaemia. Sounds like a good rest is required in any case.

financialwizard Wed 03-Dec-14 05:48:47

I used to work 60 hours per week. I was completely exhausted and run down. When I had holiday booked I would always be ill even though I was sleeping 9 hours per night.

I think you need a rest but I would also go to the GP to ensure there isn't anything lurking. I have suffered glandular fever and it makes you feel totally wiped out.

chrome100 Wed 03-Dec-14 07:30:51

I had 2 jobs once. One was 9-5 and one as 530-930. I was so tired after 4 months of doing that I had to quit. I felt constantly ill and lost a shed load of weight for no reason.

Timeforabiscuit Wed 03-Dec-14 07:37:50

Its sounds like you are overdoing it, I think each person has their limit and you've hit yours!

Can you take some annual leave to recharge? Have you got a plan to reduce the hours or get one better paying job? If you're hitting the wall and you just need to push through for a week I've found paying real attention to my diet, coffee, sugar, carb intake helped massively with my attention, also a short walk outside during breaks.

Really be careful of micronaps as someone up thread mentioned - they creep on you!

ameliadoop Wed 03-Dec-14 07:41:35

Yes, it can catch up with you, and when it does you get ill. It isnt necessarily anything serious, probably just a cold coming on, but the body can only take so much. Take a day off and rest and then see how you feel.

Altinkum Wed 03-Dec-14 07:42:01

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Preciousbane Wed 03-Dec-14 08:37:17

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