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I'm bloody knackered. All the time. Help me feel better!
I was feeling like this about eight months ago and kept going to bed earlier and earlier to try and correct it. But it didn't work. I didn't over eat particularly, but i did eat too much sweet stuff.
Anyway - you might not want to hear it - but i boosted my energy by getting up at six every morning and doing 45 mins yoga and meditation at least three times a week. It really, really works but means I only get 7 hours sleep a night. I don't do anything else (still eat sugar, drink booze moderately and don't do any other excercise) and i feel great.
Also, try drinking two pints of water per day. Good luck.
LOL you're right! I didn't want to hear that I can manage the water but not sure about the yoga although I do think some sort of exercise would be a good idea.
Mrs W - no, he hasn't checked glucose. Apparently my blood results were very odd as haemoglobin low but iron levels almost normal, he is sending me to a haematologist to have it checked although I don't know what he thinks she will find. He says it could just be I'm one of those women who have odd levels - whatever that means
I'm trying to put that to one side though and concentrate on what I can do, I'm sure nothing will come of the investigations.
I went through same thing last year re copious blood tests- in the end I went on the pill to stop heavy periods and take multi vitamins with plenty of iron and do feel a bit better but still tired of the treadmill that is nursery school and work think gentle exercise and regular sleep times help too x hope your tests come back ok and you can find little ways to feel better x
B vitamins are great for perking you up when suffering from fatigue. I have felt much better since taking a B complex with magnesium. I think the values in a multi vitamin aren't that high..
Also, I don't know if you are in to alternative therapies, but I am having great resuts from acupuncture. If you find a good practionner they will spend a good half hour talking about your symptoms, looking at your tongue (!) etc. I was told I had low kidney energy. I do feel like the acupuncture is helping with energy levels and it is very de-stressing.
Great ideas delatron. I'll try the Bvitamins. I could try acupuncture too, I've not done that before but if there's a chance it will stop me feeling like a rung out tea bag all the time it's worth a go. How do you find a reputable one?
I am much the same, and I know that if I up my protein intake, drop the sugar and carbs I'll be right. (But I continue to eat crap because I'm so tired and looking for a quick fix - and so it continues).
I found the Harcombe Diet 5 day de-tox really good. Hard going on day 3, but I felt like a new woman by day 5 - cracked the sugar cravings and had loads of energy. Basically you cut out all wheat, refined carbs, sugar, eat protein and veg, dont mix carbs and protein, no caffiene, loads of water, herbal tea.
I think today is the day to start. Thanks for starting this thread!!
Ok, I've looked it up here and actually the food they suggest sounds do-able. I don't eat fish but I'm guessing I can substitute chicken? Can you put spices on grilled chicken to make it tastier or is it just literally grilled plain chicken breast?
Good diet advice here. I think sugar can cause tiredness. It really is an addiction. I have substituted my puddings with dark chocolate. If you go cold turkey then the cravings do get better after about a week. I rarely fancy anything sweet now. I used to be a sugar fiend!
It's tricky with the acupuncture, I was just lucky with mine. You could ask around locally? Or just make sure they have all the right qualifications if you find one.
I also take something called Spirulina for energy. It tastes like pond water but is chock full of protein and vitamins.