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Need some advice on being tired all the time

Posted by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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I have been dieting and exercising for 2 months now and while I have been losing weight consistently, I have been extremely tired all the time. I happen to be anemic which I know is a big contributing factor but I thought exercise was suppose to give you all this energy. For me it just tires me out more. I always do my workouts 5x a week but I have to push myself to start  and while I'm doing it, I'm motivated and energized to complete it but 5 minutes after it's over I'm yawning and feeling tired all over again. I take iron pills that were prescribed by my doctor and I also take b-12 which are suppose to be for energy as well but don't feel any positive energy effects from neither. I wanted to know what were some things and/or food that anyone has done or eaten that has really made a significant increase in their energy levels and taken away that consistently tired feeling.


by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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by on Nov. 17, 2009 at 6:49 AM

I don't know. How is your sleeping at night? Maybe your not getting a good nights rest so it's affecting your day. also is there different doses of the iron your doc already has you on? Maybe your still not getting enough. I'd go in and see what the doc says.

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by on Nov. 17, 2009 at 6:56 AM

 It may be that 5 days of workouts is too much. Most trainers will recommend 3 days of vigorous workouts.

I believe that which does not kill us makes us stronger.

by on Nov. 17, 2009 at 8:52 AM

I usually sleep well at night so that's not it. But I think I might need to take a higher dose of iron b/c the dose my doctor prescribed is the minimum amount. I will be making an appointment with her again though. I don't believe me working out 5x a week is the problem either b/c I was feeling like this before I started getting into the routine of exercise.

by on Nov. 17, 2009 at 9:21 AM

blood sugar may need to be checked.

Make sure you are eatting enough foods also.

Just from experience.  I was the same way.

Just a thought.  :)

by on Nov. 17, 2009 at 9:27 AM

Are you eating lean protein after your workout (w/in 30 min). It's so important. This helps prevent muscle breakdown and will force your body to burn fat instead of muscle. It may also help w/ the anemia.

Just whatever you do don't give up. We all have periods where we feel sluggish all the time and it takes different thigs for different people to break through. You'll get there. Good luck!


by on Nov. 17, 2009 at 9:30 AM

I think it is good for you to talk to your doctor. You may need more iron, but don't increase it on your own.  Also, avoid sugar as much as possible (it's added to just about everything these days). I have Fibromyalgia and Insulin Resistance (pre-diabetes). When I eat sugar, especially more than one day in a row--my energy (as well as weight) suffers.

by on Nov. 17, 2009 at 11:29 PM

I have the same problem but mine was diagnosed as sleep apnea. I would wake up tired and stay that way almost all day long. Then one night I was laying in bed and had this heavy sensation on my throat kind of like choking but more like the blanket was to heavy on my throat. I made an appointment with my Primary doc and went from there. I have been on my CPAP machine a little over a month now and the specialist said it could take some time to get used to wearing it ,etc. I don't know if this will help or not, but if all else fails, call the doctor.


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