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Tired all the time and dont understand
« on: 28/10/2005 22:56:00 »
I am a 30 year old female who has been tired all the time.  I visited with my doctor and explained to him what was going on.  He did some lab work on me.  Everything came back okay.  He checked my iron, he checked my thyroid, he said my liver was good, my kidneys are okay I dont recall what kind of test he did.  but he said everything was fine.  I just don't understand, if everything is fine, why do i still feel so tired.  I don't do very strenuous activities, I never finish my housework like i used to.  I take meds for ADD (innatentive type) and for depressiion.  They are straterra and effexor.  I have been taking those for almost a year now.  But here lately, i guess within the last 6 months or so, I am tired all the time.  I just started a job where I have only worked one day for 10 hours (5p to 330a) once.  The day I worked those hours when I got home I thought I was going to die!  (Not Literaly)  Could someone offer some suggestions of what else I should ask my doctor to test?  Sometimes I think he gets lazy with his research.

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Re: Tired all the time and dont understand
« Reply #1 on: 29/10/2005 00:33:57 »
Hi yukmouth, i prefer Manette it sounds nicer

As for your feeling tired all the time, i know the feeling well.
I get up feeling more tired than when i went to bed. it happens to us all sooner or later. it's called getting old. Welcome to the over thirty's club.  :)

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Re: Tired all the time and dont understand
« Reply #2 on: 29/10/2005 05:16:30 »
Besides the depression, you could still have problems with your thyroid.  My hair was falling out, gaining weight, feeling tired, etc. and two docs said my numbers were within the normal range. I looked everything up and found that all my numbers were in the normal range alright, but all of them were borderline hypothyroid.  So I found a doc that would help me and he gave me a prescription for thyroid.  I'm not so tired, my hair is growing back and it's thicker than it has been in years and dieting is easier now.  Could also be the Effexor though.  Antidepressants are good about that.  Hope you find out what your problem is and fix it!

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Re: Tired all the time and dont understand
« Reply #3 on: 05/11/2005 14:30:09 »
have u looked at ur diet? i am tired all the time and feel crap a lot. I thought I might be diabetic as I had all the symptoms. I looked at my diet and realised I haven't eaten any fruit or veg for 5 years.

So now I make sure I eat 5 fruit and veg a day and I feel a lot better for it. I feel happier, more alert, I can concentrate more and I feel less tired.

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Re: Tired all the time and dont understand
« Reply #4 on: 07/11/2005 16:49:59 »
You might look into yoga or western mind control like RET--rational emotive therapy--from the Dr. Albert Ellis website--good place to find relaxation tapes, books, etc.  It is non-profit.

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Re: Tired all the time and dont understand
« Reply #5 on: 07/11/2005 22:31:06 »
Mental exertion can also make you tired. ADD/ADHD causes your brain to work overtime and thus contributes to mental exhaustion. Depression likewise. They could well be factors.
« Last Edit: 07/11/2005 22:32:20 by DoctorBeaver »

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Re: Tired all the time and dont understand
« Reply #6 on: 08/11/2005 11:12:31 »
Yukmouth, I bet you live in a river valley area or close to the sea?

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Re: Tired all the time and dont understand
« Reply #7 on: 23/11/2005 02:42:36 »
I think the tale is told by the meds.

It may be time to look into scaling them back, with doctor's approval of course, and upping your exercise looking for some natural stimulation.

As suggested, make the obvious alterations in your diet by cutting out dairy and other sluggish foods in a weekly rotation to see if you feel a little better.

Give yourself lots of time and be moderate.

Age effects at 30 ... I don't think so.

Oh and another thought.  Have you moved lately?  I am thinking about something in your home or work environment.
« Last Edit: 23/11/2005 02:45:30 by NewBill »

 

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