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GingerCurry Tue 18-Jun-13 08:09:05

I am feeling I need to try a supplement to help with my tiredness, achiness, low mood and generally no get up and go.

I'm female in mid 40s. Could be the start of the perimenopause as I do get terrible pm and occasional night sweats, but my periods are the unchanged. I am overweight, can't shift the pounds despite loads of fruit and veg and exercising ( hard classes)2-3 x week and daily walking too

Been trying to read about supplements and finding it v confusing as I seem to need everything.

anyone got any experience of Coenzyme Q10 or 5htp supplements or could recommend anything that's worked for them?

Aetae Tue 18-Jun-13 08:15:40

I've tried a lot of supplements for various "feeling like crap" complaints. The only thing that made a noticeable difference for me was a good quality b complex every morning (I take Solgar) - I found it counteracted the effect of stress better than anything else.

But it may be a diet issue for you as well? A lot of people say they feel much better on a grain-free diet.

AttilaTheMeerkat Tue 18-Jun-13 09:16:32

I would look into having blood tests done now via your GP as your problems may well be due to the thyroid gland being out of kilter.

BIWI Tue 18-Jun-13 09:18:09

I would also have a look at your diet. How much carbohydrate are you eating? Try cutting down/out things like bread/pasta/potatoes/rice for a few days - and knock the sugar on the head (which includes fruit).

Do you drink enough water?

GingerCurry Tue 18-Jun-13 15:12:30

Thanks for your replies.

I prob don't drink enough water and can quite easily correct this. Its just hard changing habits, but I do know I need to drink more.

I had full blood tests a couple of years back and thyroid ok and never been anaemic.

I will def try a vit b complex daily.

Not sure about cutting out carbs though. Usually only "good wholegrain carbs" , brown rice, WM bread, Jacket potatoes, oats etc. Diont really know what I could substitute these for and find myself starving hungry if no carbs in a meal.

BIWI Tue 18-Jun-13 17:59:42

Can you look to cut them down? Replace with protein - so, for example, instead of toast/cereal for breakfast, have a couple of boiled eggs. Also, if you up your fat intake (whilst also reducing your carbs), you are much less likely to be hungry.

hiddenhome Tue 18-Jun-13 23:13:27

Rhodiola Rosea is very good for lack of energy. Get a decent brand, I used to take Viridian RR for my chronic fatigue.

PhoenixUprising Tue 18-Jun-13 23:19:28

I agree with B complex for low energy.

And would also try D3 (solgar) for low mood.

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