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Have no strength or stamina at 53. Age related or some other reason??

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hhnff Sat 06-Apr-19 12:15:21

Im 53, about a stone overweight, active in that I walk my dog and generally am always on the go plus have a fairly physical job. I have always been one to do stuff myself in the lifting/shifting sense...but over the last year I seem to have so little strength or stamina. Just 5 minutes of digging the garden leaves me physically tired. I don't look forward to gardening like I used to, its always been my passion but Im feeling like I can't cope with it these days sad Surely this can't just be age related?? I see other older people at the allotment digging away happily, yet I seem to have run out of steam at 53?? Im sat here now after half hour tidying in the garden and I feel utterly physically empty. Any one similar??

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RevokeRemainohsodit Sat 06-Apr-19 12:22:54

What stage of the menopause are you?

Have you had blood tests for thyroid, B12 etc?

Do you take a VitD supplement?

hhnff Sat 06-Apr-19 12:25:07

Im technically peri menopausal since still having periods. I have had some blood tests, thyroid was ok, iron ok. And yes I take vit D so a bit flummoxed tbh.

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avocadochocolate Sat 06-Apr-19 13:44:10

This is not right. It it has just started, it could obviously be some kind of viral infection. If it has been going on for longer, then best get your GP to do your bloods. Good luck!

moreismore Sat 06-Apr-19 13:47:32

Fatigue can be the early symptom of lots of things, you need to see your GP.

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