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Old 03-05-2010, 11:16 AM
 
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I don't know how old you are but I would see a doctor. A friend of mine's mother was tired and her carotid artery was blocked. That was the only symptom she had.

My guess is not enough sleep (burn out), but you should be checked out. No amount of money or job is worth your life.
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Multi-vitamins make me feel a weird version of wired, and I think something in 'em give me rashes.
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Syracuse IS Central New York.
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I think lack of sleep is the # 1 problem here. Only getting 4-5 hours with such an active schedule is inadequate for most people. Try going to bed earlier. You may have to cut back on some of your evening activities.

Also if the tiredness persists after increasing the amount of sleep you are getting, a trip to your doctor is in order for a good check up with blood work.
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Default So easy to get sick and tired of being sick and tired

Next check-up, be sure to get the DR to look at your B levels from your blood work -- too low, and you'll be tired, but other symptoms might also include slight weight loss, problems with your vision, and headaches. I take B supplements, get a B shot from time to time, and take my B vitamins as a prescription nasal spray. My problem with absorption of the 'energy' vitamin stems from problems with my digestive track, but still, as I got older, I found taking a good Vitamin B supplement daily helped me tremendously with my energy levels.

Routine exercise, even if you force yourself to walk around the block a couple times helps, too. I make myself walk the dog, even when I'm tired. It helps us both. While it is most difficult to do, try to minimize the stress in your life -- consider where the source(s) of stress are, and do what you can to improve the situation. The effects of stress can linger longer than what you might think, too, even after the stressful situation improves.

Try, too, to eat iron-rich foods, like greens. There is a wide variety of greens from which to choose, and you can easily add things like spinach to a salad, or to soups. You can also cook in cast-iron, believe it or not, and reap some of the benefits to your hemoglobin.

If fatigue continues to be a problem for you, schedule an appointment with your DR. Fatigue can often accompany other problems. I'd start with diet and exercise, and Vitamin B supplements, however.
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Multi-vitamins make me feel a weird version of wired, and I think something in 'em give me rashes.
Time to find a better multi-vitamin.
They're not all equal.

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Old 03-05-2010, 07:27 PM
 
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get more sleep. lack of sleep is probably already affecting your work. cut out the stuff between 7:30 and 11:30 three nights a week. move one of your workouts to your off day so you workout every other day.
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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I'm always tired also. I get up at 4:30am for work, get to work by 6:00am, and out by 2:00pm. I go home and take a half hour nap, then go to the gym, then to school, and in bed by 9:00pm ... And, still, wake up exhausted .... I've had all types of bloodtests done and my dr says, "you're fine".

I hear vitamin B-12 is good ???
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Old 03-06-2010, 04:55 PM
 
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oh my god! You just answered your own question in your description. You are working yourself to death. Remember.. we are not slaves. If your current jobs is killing you, then yes it IS your choice to quit. And yes 5 hours of sleep is not enough to sustain human life. You need more down time, more time to relax. There's nothing wrong with that. Your body is trying to tell you something. I don't believe there is a magic vitamin or pill that will help you... I agree you need to go to a doc ASASP & get blood tests run, stress test, etc. And when's the last time you had a quality vacation? or a weekend trip, etc..?
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:19 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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I live a typical busy life. I wake up everyday at 4:30 AM, arrive at work for 6:00 AM. Work till 4:30 PM., then I work at my consulting job from 5:00 to 6:60 PM. When I get home sometime around 7:30 I get on the treadmill and run for 45 minutes, then I lift weights for a bit. I watch TV usually for an hour and get to bed about 11:30-45 PM. I drink coffee but it doesn't make me feel very good. I tried green tea but it doesn't give me enough energy. I eat 3 meals a day balanced protein / carbs and small snacks in-between (usually simple carbohydrates). I tend to have Sunday off so I am usually extremely lazy then. During the day I often find myself becoming fatigued to the point where I feel too dizzy to work.

What can I do to help besides the obvious (getting more sleep)...
Nothing. GET MORE SLEEP. Anything else you can do is just a band-aid that will fall apart with a little more time.

If it's obvious what the problem is, then why don't you fix it?

Your body is telling you that it needs more rest; listen to it. If you don't, you will bring health problems upon yourself in time.
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:23 PM
 
Location: 38°14′45″N 122°37′53″W
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I'm always tired also. I get up at 4:30am for work, get to work by 6:00am, and out by 2:00pm. I go home and take a half hour nap, then go to the gym, then to school, and in bed by 9:00pm ... And, still, wake up exhausted .... I've had all types of bloodtests done and my dr says, "you're fine".

I hear vitamin B-12 is good ???
I would get a second opinion with a full thyroid panel from and endocrinologist.
Some Dr.s think that just because people have blood work that comes in the "normal" range for thyroid levels, then they must be "fine".but you are obviously Not fine. So many docs. are wrong. thyroid disease is a tricky byatch.
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