Another low energy day

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

I'm starting to notice a significant downward trend in my energy levels. I haven't found a pattern yet, though. But this week I am really struggling to accomplish anything! I'd almost give myself today because yesterday I walked 2 miles to my polling station then 2 miles home and stayed up until midnight watching the results. Except that today isn't the first day this week I've felt almost lethargic.

Most nights I'm sleeping about 7 hours. I wish I could increase that but it's really not feasible on school nights.

Well, come to think of it, I did forget to take my pills this morning. And I think I neglected that earlier in the week as well. Hm. I'll have to experiment to see if that's related. Or maybe it's a wheat thing. Isn't being overly tired a symptom of a gluten issue? I love wheat products! Except I have a hard time baking. Airborne flour makes me sneeze and my hands get itchy when it's on my skin for too long. Hm, also interesting.

This whole paying attention to my body thing is pretty cool! I'm learning all kinds of cool things about myself! Like how I really, really want a great workout tomorrow so my arms will burn! Man, that feels nice! I just need to get ready for bed now so I can remember to take my pills in the morning and have a wheat-free breakfast so I'll have the energy to do it! emoticon

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  • DARJR50
    Its that time of year when people start to feel the affects of Seasonal Affective Disorder Syndrome. SADS. It gets me most years. You might want to talk to your doctor and see if this is a possible cause.
    1935 days ago
    1935 days ago
    Start with just one of the changes at a time - making sure to always take your meds. If you must keep an extra set of meds with you in your purse in case you forget, then do so. But if you also remove wheat at the same time then you don't know which was the problem, if both were, or if neither were. Before you cut out wheat, talk to your doctor. There is a simple blood test that can be done to test for celiac's (I've been tested for it). Instead of testing it, you can know for sure easily.

    While you're talking to your doctor about the celiac's, you can also talk to him/her about the fatigue - if it hasn't yet gotten better by remembering your meds. It's possible there is another factor causing/adding to the problem that you won't be able to figure out yourself.
    1935 days ago
    Hang in there and praying you figure out the energy issue. Don't know much about wheat allergies, wish I knew more as my son has a slightly allergy to wheat. There is nothing like the feelings after a good workout! Praying you get your rest and are ready to go tomorrow!!
    1935 days ago
    Hope your energy comes back
    1935 days ago
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