what do yall do for energy?? tips...advice please...

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by KLynn, Sep 23, 2002.

  1. KLynn

    KLynn New Member

    Hello,

    I dont have cfs or fm....but i have NO energy ever.....i live to sleep and sleep to live....i have depression but i cant tell if im tired because im depressed or if im depressed because im tired.. I even had a sleep study done (that was sure a waste of $600) i have been this way most of my life and i am so sick of it....i read the post on carrots....would they give someone like me energy even though i dont share your illness.....cooked carrots gag me...i can barely eat raw carrots....but if they help then i could maybe gulp the juice really fast or something....please let me know.

    thank you

    ~Klynn
    [This Message was Edited on 09/23/2002]
  2. KLynn

    KLynn New Member

    Hello,

    I dont have cfs or fm....but i have NO energy ever.....i live to sleep and sleep to live....i have depression but i cant tell if im tired because im depressed or if im depressed because im tired.. I even had a sleep study done (that was sure a waste of $600) i have been this way most of my life and i am so sick of it....i read the post on carrots....would they give someone like me energy even though i dont share your illness.....cooked carrots gag me...i can barely eat raw carrots....but if they help then i could maybe gulp the juice really fast or something....please let me know.

    thank you

    ~Klynn
    [This Message was Edited on 09/23/2002]
  3. Ihop811

    Ihop811 New Member

    I take multi-vitamins to give me energy. I've also heard that Yoga is really good for that too. It increases the oxygen levels in your blood. Have you tried anything like that? I'm not sure what else might help. Maybe someone else here might have some better ideas.


    Good Luck!
    ~Patty
  4. chrissy

    chrissy New Member

    hi Klinn, thr first thing i would check is your diet. Do you eat balanced meal, do you take mineral supplements, how about protein drinks, do you sleep well ( do you feel rested when you get up ?) Do you have activities that will stimulate you emotionally, physically and mentally ? We are all different but nonetheless, we have these basic requirements (food, sleep, activity) That may sound very vague, i hope it helps ! Welcome to the board >
  5. KLynn

    KLynn New Member

    thanks for your responses,

    yes i have taken supplements, i have done the exercise thing....i have also been this way since about 11, i figure there is something wrong or off but i dont have the funds to figure out what it is, i feel better when i exercise of course, but still very seldomly can i make it through a day without a nap....i dont take 15 or 30 minute naps either, we are talking atleast 2 hours usually 3. I have been sleeping my life away for about 16 years, i get so tired i cant think, i get a headache, i get so incredibly grouchy, and sometimes naseated if i dont have a nap (LONG NAP) my schedule and routine revlove around my having to take a nap, many times i pass up the oppurtunity to do something fun or interesting because it would interfere with nap time....anyone else this way???


    ~KLynn
  6. Allen2

    Allen2 New Member

    day in and day out. You didn't say if you were taking meds for your depression and whether you have confidence in your dr. Depression can make us tired, but your tiredness sounds excessive. I have taken reasonably effective meds for the big D for yrs, but in 93 began to have periods of exhaustion every day we called the "the tireds". My GP took the usual p***ant blood tests and told me I would get over being tired. I didn't no matter how wisely I ate nor how faithfully I exercised. A few yrs later I came down with Fibro. I don't say this to alarm you, but you may have to pressure your dr for referral to the necessary specialists(like an endocrinologist) until you nail this monster to the floor. God bless, Al
  7. KLynn

    KLynn New Member

    i have been on meds for a couple of years and off for several months....unfortunatley meds dont help me much...it has to all come from me...i have had my thyroid checked as well as my iron and a few other things....i quit smoking... i have tried several different sleeping patterns to see if i was getting too much sleep or not enough etc...i had cut sugar completely out of my diet at one time as well as caffiene. I have been on the supplements...especially the B vitamins. I have spoken to my doctor, she is the one that recomended the sleep study...about the only thing i havent done is been to a nutritionalist...guess that will have to be my next step...i have done all of the above without being on insurance, but this time i will have to wait till i get some ( which should be soon) thank you for your posts.


    :eek:) ~KLynn
  8. herblady

    herblady New Member

    the only thing that energizes me is exercise but it's hard to get started on them when you're so tired. cindi
  9. tapmom

    tapmom New Member

    First of all you have to eat properly.
    I had to add protein and back off carbs.
    NO caffeine.
    Sublinguil B-12
    magnesium/malic acid
    amino acids
    B-complex
    royal jelly capsules

    If you can tackle the depression you will have more energy. If you are taking anti-depressants, they can make you sleepy, too.

    In short, you have to improve your general health.
    Best wishes.
  10. alomasp

    alomasp New Member

    sorry ,i have fms, depression,panic attacks, so meds are becomming a part of my life. my physc. put me on provigil 400 mgs. aday for energy. without it i could not work. can't afford to quit,so for now its meds for me.plus the job i have is fast paced(rat race)don't even have time to eat right.
    alomasp
  11. gentlee

    gentlee New Member

    In case it helps... I read an article about tips for tiredness and it said to change the shower temperature from hot to cool (not ice cold!) repeatedly. I have tried it and it's quite effective. So is the massage function on our shower, aimed at the neck and back.

    Good luck for waking up soon!
    Liz
  12. KLynn

    KLynn New Member

    thank all of yall for your information and time...i really appreciate it. :)o)


    ~KLynn
  13. mommy1325

    mommy1325 New Member

    I just wanted to let you know that what you are going through sounds a lot like what I was going through a few years ago! It was all female related, what I mean was it was all being caused by hormones and other problems with my female organs! Do you have normal periods? Have you had weight problems? Any abnormal breast tenderness? If you would like to talk with me about the specifics of what went on with me and what I did to help it, you can Email me at Mommy1325@aol.com. Hope to hear from you soon. If I don't maybe it would be a good idea to have your dr. check your hormone levels.
    Good luck and god bless
    Stephenie
  14. KLynn

    KLynn New Member

    mommy, ive been this way since i was about 11 so it couldnt be hormonal right? HGH what is hydroxycut??? sounds painful lol...


    ~KLynn
  15. KLynn

    KLynn New Member

    oh ok thanks a bunch i will look for it.

    ~KLynn
  16. contessa

    contessa New Member

    Keep watching your news programs and magazines. This product is heavily being investigated by the government at this time. Read the label carefully - it contains many ingredients that cannot be used if you're on anti-depressants, anti-anxiety meds, blood pressure meds or blood thinners. These diet pills are in effect legalized speed. Just because they appear to be 'natural' doesn't mean they are safe. Use with caution -if at all. I won't do them - I'd rather be tired than wired. Short term I guess they could be okay, but they are not a long term solution. Maximum time limit on these concoctions is 9 to 12 weeks!! Just so you're aware of the down side.
    Unfortunately, I haven't found a solution for fatigue, expecially when the brain won't shut down with the body. But I do take the fatigue time to sit in the hammock, watch clouds, read and try to figure out how I'm going to move on from here. Also spending time with my critters helps. Rode my horse yesterday into a wooded area and up to the top of a bluff. Got a 50 mile view - now I'm inspired again. Still pooped, but I do have something to enjoy.
    Good Luck - this is a toughy. Don't sacrifice one part of your health for another.