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Old 07-18-2019, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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I frequently am tired in the evening but yesterday I was so tired it scared me. I'm 76 and 3 months and fairly active, I sleep good, I walk with my dogs everyday. I didn't do any partially hard work yesterday. I believe my health is good. I'm wondering if this is just the way it is. We retire because working all day is too exhausting. I do take a brief nap every afternoon, yesterday a long nap.

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Old 07-18-2019, 09:34 AM
 
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I frequently am tired in the evening but yesterday I was so tired it scared me. I'm 76 and 3 months and fairly active, I sleep good, I walk with my dogs everyday. I didn't do any partially hard work yesterday. I believe my health is good. I'm wondering if this is just the way it is. We retire because working all day is too exhausting.
Get your heart checked.
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:39 AM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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Are you taking statins? They can make you feel tired and muzzy-headed even if you have been taking them without problems for a long time.

Something I discovered recently, is if I eat cookies or other sugary things during the day, I get very sleepy about an hour later. That sugar crash is like a sleeping pill for me.
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:47 AM
 
Location: STEELERS COUNTRY
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Go to your Doctor, I was also extremely tired,found out I had the Lymes disease.
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:51 AM
 
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I would get your heart checked. Also see if your ankles are swollen.

But if not that.. I get very tired when I eat too much. Hits me about 4 PM. I find that eating less gives me a surge of energy. I think that is why intermittent fasting is such a big deal lately. You get energy from not eating. Maybe look into that.
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:52 AM
 
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I was extremely tired and exhausted much of the time. I was diagnosed with IDA- iron deficiency anemia. Had infusians. Made all the difference ! Get checked out !
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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I also get more tired especially after three in afternoon.
I have coffee then but it still doesn't help much.
I am younger than you...it is not a medical or diet issue
for me...it is psychological. Sadness can make you tired.
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:21 AM
 
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What about the weather? Has it been hot and humid. I know it will make me tired.
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:23 AM
 
Location: planet earth
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Do you have anxiety?

Or are you recovering from something?
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:24 AM
 
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My father lived until 87 and was walking a couple of miles a day every day until almost his end. He got into a pattern of sleeping a few hours after being awake a few hours, not having a 16-hour awake day and then 8-hour night sleep. I think that is a common change as we age, that we sleep on and off. Maybe an afternoon nap is the beginning of that change.

What do I know. I worked third shift for way too many years and am only now (18 months into retirement) sleeping anything like a normal life.
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