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Need an energy boost

(13 Posts)
Claire2009 Thu 04-Jun-09 13:54:25

I'm so tired.

Sleeping 7-8-9 hours a night, but still drained.

I've come out in a huge great coldsore too, which always arrives when I am feeling crap

Any tips for anything to get me back to my usual bubbly self? Cos right now I could fall asleep

Doing lots each day so I'm not lounging about and feeling tired from the same ol' iukwim

st09 Thu 04-Jun-09 17:53:04

Hi Claire, this may sound silly, but are you drinking enough water? When I'm dehydrated I always tend to feel more tired.

Claire2009 Thu 04-Jun-09 19:16:27

Hi St09, I'm drinking plenty, really really thirsty lately

SlartyBartFast Thu 04-Jun-09 19:22:09

have you tried reducing yoru tea and coffe?
geteting plenty of fresh air and exercise?

Claire2009 Thu 04-Jun-09 19:42:48

I don't drink tea or coffee, maybe 1 cup of tea a month.

Walk 2-3 miles a day (3 dogs - lots of excercise )

ChampagneDahling Thu 04-Jun-09 19:52:17

Do you need to take iron tablets or vit B complex - they might help. Maybe worth getting it checked out - feeling really thirsty can be sign of diabetes, or thyroid or something like that.

Claire2009 Thu 04-Jun-09 20:13:08

I'm at the Gp tomorrow morning (for something else) so will ask, not too sure about iron. Haven't took any since 2006 (I think) after I had my Dd I was low on iron and told to take 2 tabs per day.

Anytime I've ever said about being very very tired the Gp has said "Well you're a single Mum to 2 toddlers its normal" hmm

Yeah I guess it is normal, but I know I am def a lot more tired than usual!

littlelamb Thu 04-Jun-09 20:16:15

The only time I have ever felt truly, fantastically well was when I went on a low carbohydrate diet. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it, but it's worth noting that while i was doing it I drank at least2 litres of water a day, no caffine and no sugar. It may well be diet related ime

Claire2009 Thu 04-Jun-09 20:18:23

I get hypoglacaemic (sp?! blush) if I don't have even a small bit of sugar in one day hmm

Claire2009 Thu 04-Jun-09 20:19:22

I drink juice/cola/water/occassionally milk

And 2 litres a day at least

littlelamb Thu 04-Jun-09 20:20:29

cut out the coke and juice. Seriously. And if you get funny without sugar it might be a medical problem, it might simply be that your body is used to it.

lizzy77 Fri 05-Jun-09 14:47:45

Drinking enough water is key to having enough energy. Also are you eating enough? Sounds like your immune system could do with a boast.

Maybe multi-vitamins could help.

Cakesandale Fri 05-Jun-09 14:56:58


I'd second the water thing - also, whenever I have been really run down I have taken an over the counter tonic called Metatone. I know lots of tonics are rubbished, but this one has worked for me in the past. I think it is mainly B vitamins and some trace elements, and it may be worth a go. Am on a bottle now, actually (have had a REALLY crap couple of months health wise). Not feeling sparky just yet, but time'll tell!

PS No, I don't work for whoever makes it!

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