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AHUVAK1
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6/11/13 11:14 A

Maybe you have mono? That's what fatigue makes me think of. Or maybe a thyroid thing. I've been pretty tired lately myself, and my PA tested for those things, plus she suggested that I see a shrink. I'm all about running everything by a trusted practitioner and getting an idea of where to move forward.



ARCHIMEDESII
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6/11/13 5:43 A

TORNADO91,

Have you been under any unusual stress the last few weeks ? If you're feeling fatigued and in a slump, it could be the stress. When a person is under a lot of stress, that really can ZAP their energy levels. Are you still in school ? If you're still in school and finishing up finals, that would be one possible cause of what you've been feeling.

Also, even though you may have increased the amount of food you eat, it might not be enough. It really depends on how intense your exercise has been. If you're doing an intense type of exercise several days a week, that too could zap your energy. The right amount of exercise will keep our bodies fit and healthy. Too much can actually break down our immune system and make us tired.

So, it is very possible that you increased the amount of exercise too fast for your body to handle. Do you take any rest days ? if you're not taking a day off from your routine, you may find taking a day or two off also helps with the fatigue. Once again, depending on how much exercise you're doing, you may not be eating enough and you may not be giving your body enough rest.

We really need a bit more information. Could you tell us what you do for exercise ? Could you give us a rough idea of what you eat each day ? The more you tell us, the more helpful we can be. Right now, we're just taking educated guesses.




SLIMMERKIWI
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6/11/13 4:38 A

I had a peek at your SparkPage to see if there were any hints there. I found this:

"My Goals:
currently, all i need to do is maintain what i am already doing. i just need to stay motivated, continue to eat about 1200 calories a day, as well as keep up with 5-6 days of 60 minutes cardio and strength training each day."

IF you are eating 1200 calories AND doing that amount and type of exercise, then it is quite likely that you aren't eating enough. Sometimes it takes a wee while to pick up again once a person has gotten down like you describe.

However, I am not attempting to diagnose - just be aware that 1200 calories is for an average weight woman who is sedentary - an active and/or overweight person needs more calories.

The other thing I noticed was this in your post:

" i have been slightly stressed at work, and i feel like i may be getting sick."

You indicate on your SparkPage that you are in Germany - not your home country. Is it possible that you could be homesick or suffering from depression?

What I AM going to suggest is that you take yourself off to your Dr to see what is going on! It may be something medical and only he/she can determine that! It may be that bloods will be needed to help determine the cause.

Good luck, and here's wishing for a very speedy recovery!

Kris





TORNADO91
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6/11/13 4:17 A

the weekend before this one, so about 10 days ago, i didn't feel so great, and I'm not really sure why. i have had absolutely no energy, no motivation, and no desire to get up and do something since then. at first i thought maybe i wasn't eating enough calories since increasing my exercise.. so i added more. didn't help- Tuesday night last week i went to bed at 630 PM and slept over 12 hours- i was almost late to work the next day. i have been drained and it's not getting any better. i don't know what to do- I'm getting enough sleep, and even eating within my ranges, but my body is so tired and i haven't had any energy for exercise. I've tried a few times, but it's just going through the motions and fairly pointless. i have been slightly stressed at work, and i feel like i may be getting sick. i think it is a combination of all of this crap i have going on- does anybody have any tips on how to perk up? i was doing great up until this whole thing started. i don't want it to become a vicious cycle!



 
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