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Annye

425d

Getting extremely frustrated with my chronic fatigue. I am seriously tired of my tiredness. Every morning when I wake up and my eyes feel so heavy like I could sleep another 10 hrs I just want to cry!! I feel so drained! Exhausted is an understatement! I just want my energy back. I’ve been fatigued for about 5 years. I takeVitamin D and Magnesium Glycinate, they’re suppose to help with energy, but it barely makes a dent.

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    • BoneDustWoman

      259d

      @Vidya Not to my knowledge. It's an anti-inflammatory, like ibuprofen but stronger, and it's used to treat inflammation related to rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and migraines, to name a few conditions.

    • melmel12

      260d

      I feel the same, I often sleep for 10+ hours a night and I never feel rested at all and still struggle to get up from bed. I've tried going to sleep later/earlier and sleep hygeine but it doesn't make a difference in my sleep pattern. If I am going somewhere or have an appointment etc, it helps to have it later in the day so I have more time to get up and prepare in the mornings. I volunteer at the moment and have requested afternoon shifts only due to my fibro. I also find settinf multiple al arms and moving my phone to the other end of my bed so I have to sit up to turn it off. I wish there was more awareness on chronic fatigue and rid the assumtion that we are just 'lazy'! Best wishes

    • buttermilkdawn

      262d

      ugghh i feel you. my more serious fatigue waxes and wanes but has gotten overall significantly better since my lupus is more under control and I'm eating for blood sugar balance and trying my best to stick to a good circadian rhythm schedule. can be hard when your sleep pattern gets thrown out of whack from being fatigued.. i think more than anything mushroom extracts (turkey tail, reishi, tremella), and gut healing things, bovine serum igG (immunolin) have been the most effective over time. i also take theracurmin for turmeric extract. but i think turkey tail (trametes versicolor), reishi, & immunoglobulins are the most effective for helping modulate the immune system. I'm having really steady improvement. and just started LDN last week, so that feels promising 🙌 i try my best to not stress out about being tired. and trying to unlearn that tendency, and create a habit of nervous system regulating & resting~ through great suffering we gain great wisdom. facing all the hard feelings are helping me grow and learn the best tools to navigate this difficult journey.

    • Zebrapotato37659

      262d

      I know how you feel. Son of my family still expect me to run 9 miles 😂 I’ve accepted my illnesses (they clearly haven’t). Umm sometimes eating a good meal in the morning, drinking a fair amount of water, maybe coffee. Just some suggestions :) Celsius has helped some people get energy and help other areas of their health

    • Foxlover

      262d

      I know I have Crohn’s and my inflammation is bad right now which also makes me more tired. I want my energy back too, does your doctor know those things aren’t working?

    • kariTee

      353d

      What about b12

      • kariTee

        353d

        @kariTee Vitamin b12

    • BoneDustWoman

      353d

      Frustration is a very natural response, and I feel it often, too. I started taking Diclofenac after a car accident (it's a prescription NSAID) twice a day, and realized that a lot of my fatigue is connected to systemic inflammation because once the Diclofenac reduced my inflammation, I felt less fluish and more energized. It may be something to talk to your physician about, especially if you have other signs of inflammation (myalgia, swollen lymph nodes, low fevers, etc.)

      • Vidya

        263d

        @BoneDustWoman I thought that diclofenac was an anti-spasmodic. Please correct me if I’m wrong

        • BoneDustWoman

          259d

          @Vidya Not to my knowledge. It's an anti-inflammatory, like ibuprofen but stronger, and it's used to treat inflammation related to rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and migraines, to name a few conditions.

      • BoneDustWoman

        353d

        @BoneDustWoman I still have to pace myself, get lots of rest, avoid gluten, etc., of course

    • chickybones

      415d

      I was diagnosed with CFS and fibro in 2009. . . Im 33 now and still have my battles. It took years and many doctors to get a diagnosis on record. It got so bad that i could NOT wake myself up and id miss work etc. Im on disabilty now but was denied 3 times then got a lawyer. Disability started 2014. The ONLY thing that helps me stay awake is adderall! Im prescribed it for adhd but really i only take it for my fatigue. Also low dose abilify taken with effexor helps me wake up with some feeling of being refreshed. I hope my years of suffering and advice at least helps you a little!

      • chickybones

        415d

        @chickybones I also have low vit. D, hashimotos and hypothyroidism and athritis was found in my neck and back. Im being referred to a rheum. Doc now.

    • mcwinkus

      416d

      I understand how you feel. I've been experiencing symptoms since I was little and am still fighting for a diagnosis. This past week has been awful for sleep, you aren't alone ❤️

    • Sweetpea53

      422d

      I've been tested positive for SLE or Scleroderma but it waxes and wanes. We still dont Have a true diagnosis. It's been Sjogrens Syndrome and just about everything except what it really is

    • Igglepiggle

      425d

      Same boat ❤️

    • Jimaine

      425d

      I agree it's not easy. I've been diagnosed about six months ago so I'm still trying different things to help me cope. The only thing that keeps me going is my little dog. 💕

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One suggestion is to get blood work done, as it can help identify deficiencies like low vitamin D and B12 levels, which can affect energy levels. Taking a multivitamin might help in such cases. Additionally, listening to your body and resting when needed is important. However, it's always best to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice.

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