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Old 06-16-2012, 09:30 AM
 
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Bless your heart, hope you get feeling better.

And you could be writing my story. I have found that part of my problem was that my body doesn't absorb nutrients well and I think a large part of it is genetic and age related. Meaning, I always was active, ate well, exercised and good habits and that might have delayed the onset of what my genetic code intended to be sooner or later.

So agree, good luck with doctor and lab work. take some sublingual or chewable vitamins. it helps me somewhat.
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:00 PM
 
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While sleep apnea can cause those symptoms of daytime sleepiness, I doubt it is the problem here. It's a problem almost exclusively limited to either obesity or the elderly.

It may be simply that you're doing too much, and maybe need a little daytime nap or deep relaxation. You might be trying to do as much in a day as when you were 20 yo, but people usually don't have quite that much energy as they go into the middle years.
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:23 PM
 
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Keep us posted as to what you found out. I have hypothyroid too and find that I get fatigued during the day when my meds need adjusting. It could also be anemia, vitamin D deficiency or adrenal insufficiency.
Hypothyroid and adrenal insufficiency tend to go hand-in-hand, my doc just told me (I've had both). A hypothyroid condition will put subtle stress on the adrenals until, over years, they get weak and cause fatigue. I would have suggested an adrenal test earlier, but most doctors aren't trained to evaluate and treat adrenal insufficiency, even endocrinologists (they've told me so themselves). If you can't find a doc to test for that, a naturopathic doc can do it.

Someone said to check for anemia. This reminds me, my adrenal/thyroid specialist doc just told me that IODINE is important for hypothyroid cases! One guy who devoted his career to studying the relationship between Iodine deficiency and hypothyroid believes that in many cases, iodine deficiency can be the cause of hypothyroid. You could get your iodine level checked. Unfortunately, most doctors believe iodine supplementation is unnecessary, believing that we get enough from seafood and iodized salt, but that is not at all the case. You need a good level of iodine to support the thyroid.
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:34 PM
 
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OSA is common in the obese but as I said BABIES can be born with it and about 20% of sufferers are not obese, according to my pulmonologist. I am average weight and I've had it for years, starting when I weighed 120 in my 20s.
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:31 AM
 
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Called the Doc's office, but can't get in till Tuesday. I am tired even tho I drank coffee, but not as tired as yesterday....yet.



Just dozing at the stop lights only.

**Thanks for everyone concern**


dOZING IS ALSO BAD....... Your response level is slower and the Dozing can turn into Falling asleep. GET INTO THAT DOCTOR .........Your jeperdizing US ALL and yourself.

put the shoe on the other foot. someone killed your family because they were dozing off behind the wheel. they lived but your family didn't...........you be mad, hurt, upset
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:14 AM
 
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I am recently diagnosed with thyroid problems and about a month before the blood work brought it to light, I started staying sleepy all the time. I am so sleepy I feel like I have been drugged all the time. My doctor is aware of it and recently started me on medication (about 3 weeks ago) but I am not feeling any differance with the medication.

I can't tell you if I have hyperthyroid or hypothyroid. The first blood work it my TSH was extreemly low.... the last blood work, they called and wanted to see me ASAP.... My TSH was super high... The doctor said the medication will help with the sleepiness but so far it hasn't... I go back to see him in about 5 weeks.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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I know how you feel. I just got diagnosed with central/secondary hypothyroidism and I was so tired.... I was started on synthroid 50 mcg last month and I'm going for my 6 week blood work next week. I have to say though that I'm starting to feel like my old self again. Having your harmones checked is the first thing that I would do too once you start feeling tired again. Good luck!
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:59 PM
 
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I'm not a vegan, or a strict vegetarian. I eat eggs, dairy products and fish (but not daily). Just had some yogurt for breakfast and coffee About 30 years ago I had severe migraine and long story short....once I gave up eating meat I haven't had a migraines. It works for me but may not for others, as I say.
Heme-Iron is without a doubt the best way to get iron. Non-Heme iron(non meat sources also present in meat) is poorly absorbed in most and some people do not absorb ANY non-heme iron.

I was anemic for a long time, low RBCs. Had all sorts of problems including slow healing, extreme fatigue and nodding off at weird times. My RBCs were not real low....but I was very much effected. Started treating it by eating very high quality sources of HEME-IRON 3 times a week...........and wow, the difference was stark.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:12 PM
 
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Heme-Iron is without a doubt the best way to get iron. Non-Heme iron(non meat sources also present in meat) is poorly absorbed in most and some people do not absorb ANY non-heme iron.

I was anemic for a long time, low RBCs. Had all sorts of problems including slow healing, extreme fatigue and nodding off at weird times. My RBCs were not real low....but I was very much effected. Started treating it by eating very high quality sources of HEME-IRON 3 times a week...........and wow, the difference was stark.
My blood work has never revealed I am anemic.

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I know how you feel. I just got diagnosed with central/secondary hypothyroidism and I was so tired.... I was started on synthroid 50 mcg last month and I'm going for my 6 week blood work next week. I have to say though that I'm starting to feel like my old self again. Having your harmones checked is the first thing that I would do too once you start feeling tired again. Good luck!
I've never heard of "central/secondary hypothyroidism". What is that~? When I was diagnosed I had no issues of tiredness, but other symptoms.

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dOZING IS ALSO BAD....... Your response level is slower and the Dozing can turn into Falling asleep. GET INTO THAT DOCTOR .........Your jeperdizing US ALL and yourself.

put the shoe on the other foot. someone killed your family because they were dozing off behind the wheel. they lived but your family didn't...........you be mad, hurt, upset
I know how sleepiness at the wheel is dangerous, but it like came on all of a sudden like a sneeze does. I was able to control myself and only closed my eyes at the stop lights till I got home. When I went in to see the Doctor recently, he wasn't concerned with my sleepiness as much as my throat since I could swallow. I had a scan and all is okay. It is scary not to be able to swallow, you know.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:37 AM
 
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vegginut, When my endo checked my thyroid panel my results didn't make any sense so she checked it 2 other times with the results being the same. I had to have a brain MRI to rule out a pituitary tumor. What happened was my TSH was low normal as well as my T3 and T4. What's supposed to happen with hypothyroidism is the T3 and T4 is low, but the pituitary makes more TSH to compensate for the diseased thryroid (primary hypothyroidism), therefore, the TSH should be high. In my case, my pituitary isn't making the TSH appropriately resulting in central hypothyroidism or secondary hypothyroidism, meaning the hypothyroidism isn't coming from the thryroid but from the hypothalamus or the pituitary.... it's very rare and the majority of people have primary hypothyroidism.
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