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Why do I get phases of being so tired on such a regular basis?

(7 Posts)
PussinJimmyChoos Tue 14-Jul-09 20:37:33

I work part time and on my days off, have DS and run the house, shopping, cooking etc.

I'm pretty much on the go in the day time but do take time out in the evening for myself when DS has gone to bed - watch a DVD wih DH, exercise, read or whatever.

However, I've noticed a pattern whereby I will, every two/three months or so, feel absolutely exhausted and the only thing that fixes it, is to sleep the best part of the day and go to bed normal time for about two days.

I've also noticed, that the tiredness seems to be triggered if I've had a break for a few days eg Easter hols or Xmas.

What could this be? I'm on 40mg of Citalopram for depression, but I always make sure I take the tablets early in the evening so no after effects in the morning. I suffer from constant tinitus in one ear - even with a hearing aid its always there and quite loud - am I underestimating the effect tinitus can have??



whomovedmychocolate Tue 14-Jul-09 20:39:44

Ooh I've missed you

Actually it's really common for people to get mildly sick whenever they stop work. My mum gets sick every holiday. It's partly that you have stopped focusing on something else and realise that you feel like crap.

Tinitus can be horrid though - have you contacted the support group that deals with it?

Big hugs (DS is 1 on Thursday can you believe it?)

purepurple Tue 14-Jul-09 20:42:10

I am never ill during the week, but every now and then will be ill at the weekend
and monday morning I will be back to work
it's not fair!

MrsMcCluskey Tue 14-Jul-09 20:43:07

I get this
same as you work PT and every couple of months have a few days where I fel 'flulike' sleepy and achy.
Ususally have a day where I really do NOTHING sit on sofa and veg, early night etc to get better.
I do agree though when you stop yyou get ill, its like your body keps going and going cos it has to then when you stop its like it goes 'ahhhn now she has TIME to be ill so here we go'
Sympthy for the tinnitus I get it intermittently it is horrid.

castlesintheair Tue 14-Jul-09 20:46:55

It's quite common to feel tired or even get ill at the start of a holiday as your body relaxes and succumbs so to speak. You just have to do what your body is telling you and relax!

Also, I get a humdinger of a period every 2 sometimes 3 months that absolutely wipes me out. I take extra iron (spatone) then.

PussinJimmyChoos Tue 14-Jul-09 20:56:40

Interesting to note that others get the same as me. Its starting to wear me down tbh...feel like am a failure for not coping with demands of every day life like others do!!

WMMC - mwah mwah!!

quimotivemonchocolat Tue 14-Jul-09 20:58:18

mwah mwah back at you (am frenchified for Bastille day!)

Nobody deals with it well really - I'm spark out on the sofa (should be ironing) but I'm knackered. Ce la vie!

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