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No energy - November 18th 2010, 03:10 AM

I never have any energy. Occasionally I'll go through a short period where I can't sleep very well, but these rarely ever happen. Most of the time, it doesn't matter how much I sleep now; I'm always tired. I can go to bed at 9, wake up at 7, and still feel exhausted. It doesn't matter if I eat breakfast or what I eat for breakfast. It doesn't matter if I drink coffee or not. By the middle of the day, I'm so exhausted that I simply cannot function unless I nap for at least an hour. Sometimes that's not even enough. I'm really getting tired of this. I would say that it might be my depression making me tired, but that just seems to far-fetched. II know it's not my anti-depressants because this has been going on since before I started taking them. I'm not anemic or anything; my blood is normal. I just want to function like a normal person and have more energy. It doesn't matter if I eat healthy, exercise, and get a good sleep every night. By the middle of the day, I'm still totally exhausted. I've tried talking to my parents, my family doctor, and my counselor about this, but none of them have any solutions. I don't know what to do.
   
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Re: No energy - November 18th 2010, 07:09 AM

You should probably go see a doctor as it could be more severe like Fatigue syndrome or some sort of fatigue disorder. You may find it will just go, but you may need some sort of medication.
   
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Re: No energy - November 18th 2010, 10:37 AM

Do eat enough red meat and foods that you get iron from? It really sounds like you may be suffering from a iron deficiency. Or it could be a lack of other important vitamins. I'd suggest you see your doctor and asking them to check your iron levels through a bloood test and if that comes back okay, then maybe talk about getting a multi-vitamin. I got started taking one of these everyday and they really helped me feel more energised.


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Re: No energy - November 18th 2010, 11:26 AM

You could have a complete misconception about what eating healthy entails. What do you normally eat?
   
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Re: No energy - November 18th 2010, 01:08 PM

Yeah, I'm definitely thinking about seeing a doctor. As for iron deficiency, that's pretty much ruled out since I got blood tested about a month ago and everything came back normal. So yeah, maybe a vitamin will help.

And as for what constitutes healthy eating, I mean a balanced diet. Fruits and veggies every day, good amount of carbs, protein, not a lot of junk food. My family used to eat like that, but we just got lazy. But this has been happening since even then when we were eating healthy, so I don't know. Maybe there's a specific vitamin I'm not getting enough of.
   
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Re: No energy - November 18th 2010, 07:19 PM

Well by the sound of it you eat a perfectly healthy diet so I wouldn't think it would be that. I wouldn't know what it would be, best get yoursef checked out I think!
   
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Re: No energy - November 18th 2010, 11:58 PM

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And as for what constitutes healthy eating, I mean a balanced diet. Fruits and veggies every day, good amount of carbs, protein, not a lot of junk food.
What's "good amount" mean? If your idea of healthy, balanced eating is anything like the government food pyramid, a "good amount" of carbs could mean stuffing your face with bread all day and a "good amount" of protein could mean like one tiny piece of meat a day, or worse, legumes as a protein source. Again, we can't really say whether it could be your diet without knowing the details, as pretty much everyone has a different idea of what a "healthy balanced diet" constitutes.
   
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Re: No energy - November 19th 2010, 01:07 AM

By balanced, I just mean a decent amount of everything. Fruit once or twice a day, veggies once or twice a day. A bagel for breakfast, maybe some more carbs at dinner. A decent sized piece of meat at dinner most nights. Regardless of how I'm eating, though, it's clear that I'm deficient in something.
   
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Re: No energy - November 19th 2010, 02:10 AM

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By balanced, I just mean a decent amount of everything. Fruit once or twice a day, veggies once or twice a day. A bagel for breakfast, maybe some more carbs at dinner. A decent sized piece of meat at dinner most nights. Regardless of how I'm eating, though, it's clear that I'm deficient in something.
Eat more veggies and meat. Nothing but a bagel for breakfast sounds terrible, and I'm willing to bet that a once a day serving of what a teenage girl considers to be "a decent sized piece of meat" probably isn't much.
   
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Re: No energy - November 19th 2010, 08:36 AM

Littlefish I read you ED thred , so at the moment are you eating right?
Besides , feeling upset or deopressed can cause letharicness (posh word for sleepy)
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