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any suggestions for tiredness please

(12 Posts)
loopdl Sat 26-Jul-08 23:12:11

im so tired by mid aftenoon everyday,most days my diet is good other days like to snack.. red bull, pro-plus, museli,sugar all caffine doesnt seem to help any ideas anyone please????

Hannah81 Sat 26-Jul-08 23:16:35

do you have an intolerence to caffiene?
It may actually make you worse (if I drink coffee it actually makes me really tired) - I wouldn't do the whole red bull, pro plus stuff anyway, it's just not good for you. Silly really to ask, but are you getting enough sleep / too much sleep? Can you maybe get a little afternoon nap?
Do you take regular exercise? that can really help combat fatigue.
Have you been tested for diabetes? (Sugar and red bull certainly wont help if you are diabetic)

mazzystar Sat 26-Jul-08 23:20:37

ditch the sugar entirely
causes your blood sugar levels to peak and trough all over the shop
you need protein with each meal, slow release carbs throughout the day

other thoughts:
do you have enough iron in your diet? and how's your diet in general
do you take any exercise?
do you - mvst vbviously regulalry get a good night's sleep?

lucyellensmum Sat 26-Jul-08 23:21:41

i think it is the caffeine that is your problem tbh. Far far too much of it going on. Pro-plus is shit and should only be used short term. Honestly, you are putting your body under strain with all of that. I can talk, i drink too much coffee and coke myself. The thing with caffiene and sugar highs is they are short term, then you come down, crave caffiene, etc.

Don't just cut it out though - you will get the mother of all head aches, but slowly wean yourself off of it.

Diet wise, think about slow release carbs that are found in cereals, brown bread etc, bananas are good energy foods?

FWIW - i am the same, during the day just now, if i lay down i fall asleep and its bad because i have a 3yo DD. I think its because im not actually very active - perhaps i should listen to my own advice.

zwiggy Sat 26-Jul-08 23:22:40

sugar, pro plus, caffeine will all make you 'crash' after the effects of waking you.

Water, peppermint tea, fresh air

loopdl Sat 26-Jul-08 23:28:25

could do with a little bit more sleep but not loads and no chance of a nap in the day, think its off to docs for tests i suppose the weather isnt helping either!!!

Flibbertyjibbet Sat 26-Jul-08 23:29:29

I was knackered all the time and worst in the late afternoon/tea time.
2.5 weeks ago we ran out of coffee. I haven't bought any since. Am sleeping lots better and don't have that headachey crash late afternoon/early evening any more.
Drinking plenty of water instead and 2 or 3 cups of tea a day.

(my skin is a lot better toosmile)

Get rid of all the caffeine stuff you will feel much better and more alert.

(Dp says I was v cranky for a couple of days but I reckon it was pmt).

loopdl Sat 26-Jul-08 23:31:38

thank u

lucyellensmum Sat 26-Jul-08 23:38:46

loopdl, just one tinsy tiny point - its half past eleven woman and you are complaining of being tired during the day????? lol - i do this too - so bloody knackered during the day, cant sleep at night - now GO TO BED!

loopdl Mon 28-Jul-08 08:32:09

i know lucyellensmum ur right just wanted 2 get this post on or ill 4get!!!!

kid Mon 28-Jul-08 08:35:14

In the meantime while you are waiting to go Drs, maybe you could take some multivitamins to see if that makes a difference. It could be that your body is missing something.

Still a good idea to get the Dr to test for the more obvious reasons.

loopdl Mon 28-Jul-08 11:01:14

yes thanks KID got them ready just want doc 2 check me 1st !!

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