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Exhaustion and need to get better, just a bit quicker.

I am so very fatigued. I need to deal with this exhaustion. I'm vegetarian so usually eat well. I can't cope with this fatigue and exhaustion anymore. It's taking up a lot of my time but Zim not getting anywhere. I don't know what to do and how to do it. I just really want to start climbing out of this fatigue. 

 

I know I can see a doctor, that's obvious. I'm looking for other suggestions. Suggestions hat I can incorporate perhaps a bit more permanently.

               

Thanks all. 

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Re: Exhaustion and need to get better, just a bit quicker.

@Ramble  Hi Ramble I am a vegetarian nearly vegan and am exhausted most of the time. I think it is meds for me. The meds I am on make me so tired that I am now sleeping 13 hours at night and having naps throughout the day. I take vitamins and eat pretty well (could eat better though). Am looking forward to hearing what others say. peax

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Re: Exhaustion and need to get better, just a bit quicker.

Worth while seeing a doctor just to get some blood tests to make sure all is okay and take it from there. I'm Vegetarian also and it's good to get iron B groups etc. checked just to make sure all okay. If not you'll know what to improve as far as diet goes. Stress worries etc. can also affect your energy levels big time? Meanwhile be gentle on yourself and stick to light exercise for now. Hope this helps and you get your energy levels back up soon. 

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Re: Exhaustion and need to get better, just a bit quicker.

Hi Ramble.Smiley Happy

Great to see so many vegetarians in here. 

A quick visit to GP will help. May be you just need some specific vitamins to help you along.

If it's sunny where you are...try sitting in a sunny quiet space. Can be very healing.

Hugs 

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Re: Exhaustion and need to get better, just a bit quicker.

@Ramble  It might be low iron levels. I’m vegetarian, and always iron deficient. You feel exhausted and dizzy at times. Definitely worth a blood test.

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Re: Exhaustion and need to get better, just a bit quicker.

Maybe try getting a massage or finding a good quiet spot to spend some time.  People say yoga helps but I found my mind too restless for this. Depression drains me soooo much as well, but do find good music or breathing exercises help. Keep ya chin up.

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@greenpea hmmmm....I'm not sure. I don't think it is my medication. I think mine is to do with almost two years of neverending stress. No breaks. Finally I'm just done in. I don't want more medication. I need to change my life and that's it now. 

 

I haven't been eating well lately, if at all. What vitamins do you take? 

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@Maggie it us a definite contributor. My iron levels were at 6 last year. More than likely less now. The doctor wanted me to have an iron infusion. I declined as I'm petrified of needles. It takes me time to work up the courage just for a blood test. Not sure what to do. I've got iron tablets, I should take them. I know with my levels though they probably won't make much of a difference. 

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@RambleUnfortunately not allowed to say on the forums ...... but let us say this everything available for middle aged women. I figure they cannot hurt and am too scared to stop taking them in case I fall apart at the seams. Smiley Very Happy

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@greenpea oh yes, forgot about that very necessary rule. Got you. I'll get there. I do believe in Chinese medicine and massage. There is a place down the road that Is think I might pay a visit to. 

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