I'm tired, unhappy, and overall unwell. I've been to the doctor, multiple times and I have low iron due to heavy periods (fibroid caused)
I'm so exhausted. I'll clean a room, and then run out of energy. I normally end up napping, and then I'll be in a rain fog for the rest of the day. I'm a SAHM with school age children, and I'm already wanting to go to bed now. I think the unhappiness is due to the dark at the moment. It seems to happen to me most winters
It's gone on too long now, and I've had a search on older MN threads for tips. I saw quite a bit about vitamins, mainly Berocca and Spatone, as well as Vit d
AIBU to think this will help? If so, any suggestions on what ones? If not, what will?
Worth a try OP, I have a chronic illness and take supplements as recommended by my Neurologist, I take a high dose vitamin d, a multi vitamin and Magnesium. I also use a SAD lamp in winter. Hope you feel better soon.
I wouldn't recommend taking magnesium unless your levels are actually low, as too much magnesium can be dangerous.
Are you taking iron supplements? Your symptoms do sound like anaemia (which can be caused by iron or folate or B12 deficiency). If you've been told you have low iron you really should be taking supplements.
Vitamin D won't do any harm (and we all need some, especially in winter!), nor will a multivitamin or a vitamin B combination tablet.
How low are your iron levels? If that came back low, your doctor should have recommended you take some tablets. You can get them without prescription at the pharmacy. It's not iron tablets, but ferrous sulfate.
I'd start with this as all you describe are symptoms of anaemia.
Just to say I rather liked 'rain fog' - I often have that feeling like I've been rained on, plus fogginess, so even if it was a mistake I'm going to use it.
Vitamins-wise, when I felt low I started taking well woman, cod liver oil and st john's wort, as much to feel like I was taking care of myself as anything. However if I was as exhausted as you sound, I'd get checked out at the GP. That's not normal. If the unhappiness may be SADS related, can you get a lamp? Would it help to find some sort of work to get you out and keep you motivated? Sometimes staying home and napping etc can be more draining and demotivating than getting out and forcing yourself to something energising.
“I'm tired, unhappy, and overall unwell. I've been to the doctor, multiple times and I have low iron due to heavy periods (fibroid caused).I'm so exhausted. I'll clean a room, and then run out of energy.”
You are anaemic due to low iron. Take iron supplements (get prescription for the capsule to drink - just one needed per season). Eat lots of red meat.