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Falling asleep all the time

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TiredAllTheTimeHelp Thu 15-Jun-17 15:04:13

I have several children but all at school.

I am low in Iron and Vit D and on supplements via doctor for that.

I am overweight but have been this weight before. I am active usually walking 5 miles or more a day, so not sat on the sofa all day.

However recently I have been totally exhausted. My limbs ache, feet are swollen and I fall asleep unexpectedly if I sit down during the day !

I have been advised by my pharmacist that my tiredness does not found like vit d or Iron related and I must go back to my doctor which I will.

But just wondered if anyone else can make a suggestion.

My thyroid was borderline but ok at10.3 & 3.34
B12 is fine at 227
Iron low at 11
Vit D low at 28

I also take another medicine for BAM which causes problems with absorbing vitamins & other meds. Which is why my Vit D is dropping.

Any advice. I can't go on like this.

Does this sound like low vit D ?

It is not the Iron. I have always had low iron and even at Iron at 8 didn't feel as tired as I do now.

TiredAllTheTimeHelp Thu 15-Jun-17 16:50:29

I am also wondering if it could be sleep apnea as I am overweight and snore badly.

Pleasemrstweedie Thu 15-Jun-17 19:12:04

Vitamin B12 is not fine. It should be at least 500 and preferably more like double that. Check out the Pernicious Anaemia Society at

Also, a TSH result above about 2.5 suggests your thyroid is struggling and your FT4 should be in the top quarter of the reference range.

I think some further investigation is called for here.

ThanksMsMay Thu 15-Jun-17 19:13:37

I was going to ask if you snore OP.

I've just been diagnosed with sleep apnoea. I've got a clap machine now (which is a total arse to wear at night) and while I'm not swinging from the rafters with energy I'm definitely not falling asleep al the time anymore either

ThanksMsMay Thu 15-Jun-17 19:13:54

Cpap machine

TiredAllTheTimeHelp Thu 15-Jun-17 19:38:24

Any suggestions on what to say to the doctor?
As the last one said my results were fine. Just vit d and iron on the low side

ThanksMsMay Thu 15-Jun-17 19:53:03

I told them I thought I had sleep apnoea and they referred me for a sleep clinic, which confirmed it. Make sure they know you're snoring and waking up exhaustedb

PaintingByNumbers Thu 15-Jun-17 19:56:21

none of those sound fine at all
your tsh sounds a bit dodgy and t4 low (thats a guess without the range but if you know the range as well, post it up)
b12 is low
vit d is low but are you sure your other meds are the cause?
maybe another thyroid test for antibodies?
what vit d are you on?

TiredAllTheTimeHelp Thu 15-Jun-17 19:56:32

Sounds worth a shot sad Thank you smile

PaintingByNumbers Thu 15-Jun-17 19:59:21

is bam a stomach related thing as its more likely affecting b12 if so. you could try.injections. are you under a specialist for the other medical condition?

TiredAllTheTimeHelp Thu 15-Jun-17 22:27:38

BAM is bowel related. I did see a specialist who referred me back to the GP after he diagnosed me.

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