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What is this called, and how can I make sure it doesn't happen again? - December 29th 2019, 11:22 PM

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So, I'm not sure how to say all this. But, the last 2 yrs have been physically challenging to the point where it made things mentally & emotionally challenging too. Like, 2 yrs ago I gained a whole chunk of weight in the winter. It was like a good 50+ lbs. It was around this time of yr. Then, I don't know. I just kept over eating. I felt sluggish. To the point where it was literally hard for me to walk. Like I could barley put one foot in front of the other. I'm not sure it it was because I was super chunky, or if it was like just... Lack of mental energy. But, anyways... My legs kept constantly hurting super bad. I literally didn't shower for like a week at a time, and when I finally did that one shower was EXHAUSTING. Like, I would literally shampoo my hair, and then have to take a break before rinsing. Then, rinse. Then, another break. Then condition. I remember getting out of the shower and sitting on the toilet lid to take breaks before starting on the next task. I couldn't clean my house because I was literally so drained constantly. Then, when I finally did clean it. I would do it all at once. But, I would have to take breaks between each thing. Sometimes i would have to stop in the middle of something to rest. That's a far cry from the version of myself that showered every single day, and walked 2 miles at a time for good exercise. This past August things changed majorly. I went back to my old self, and kind of just snapped out of it. I'm currently working hard on losing the extra weight. Not over eating. Keeping house chores kept up. Good hygiene. What is this called, and how can I make sure I don't get that way again?

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Re: What is this called, and how can I make sure it doesn't happen again? - December 30th 2019, 02:33 AM

I mean there's multiple explanations and we're not doctors so we can't really diagnose you. Based on my experience it sounds like you experienced depression, but you said your symptoms were first physical in nature so I'm not sure that's right. Since it's hard to know what the cause of your symptoms was I am afraid I can't tell you how to prevent it. Your best bet is to go to a doctor immediately if you experience these symptoms again.


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Re: What is this called, and how can I make sure it doesn't happen again? - January 2nd 2020, 01:14 AM

I would strongly consider looking into your nutrition and hydration. For example, are you aware/do you know how much you eat per day? Do you know how nutritional the food is that you eat? How much water do you consume per day?

I'd also suggest you consult your doctor as soon as possible. While poor nutrition is the first things that springs to my mind, you may very well have an absolutely stellar diet, and your issues may have underlying causes that we can't identify for you.


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Re: What is this called, and how can I make sure it doesn't happen again? - January 9th 2020, 03:33 AM

Hi there!

The first thing that struck me when I read your post was that this first happened in the winter. During the winter season, in many countries, many people receive insufficient sunlight exposure. This leads to underproduction of Vitamin D by the body. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with lethargy, excessive weight gain, aching bones, fatigue, loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed, and so on.

But I am not a medical professional. I would say that it is important that you visit a nutritionist/dietician to check if your vitamin D levels are doing fine. Explain to them about what you underwent and see if they have any insights.

I want to also commend you for bringing a major improvement to yourself last August. Well done!

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