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Fatigue, fatigue, fatigue--why?

Friday, December 07, 2012

Let's hope this is very temporary! Maybe it is the flu shot I had . I just don't want to put out any physical effort. I pushed myself to drive and get my hearing aid fixed yesterday, But I have to go back again today. I have not been able to push myself to get to swimming since Tue. night! And I love doing that. I am definitely dragging. Chris

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IMEMINE1 12/8/2012 9:20PM

    I hate when I get like that. Hope you get peppy soon.

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DS9KIE 12/8/2012 4:11PM

    take a coffee (ok that just popped in my head and i thought it was funny)

Hope you find your energy, some times you just need more sleep.

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GRANDMABABA 12/8/2012 2:17PM

    Take care of yourself!

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TWEETYKC00 12/8/2012 12:10PM

    I hope you can get your energy back!

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GYMRAT_AT44 12/8/2012 11:24AM

    Sending a virtual pick me up, kick in the butt, or pat on the back... you pick

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TEENYSMOM 12/8/2012 10:56AM

    emoticon Chris, I feel the same way......all the time. For about 3 years now. Not long after I started having these symptoms, I was diagnosed with Fibro & Chronic Fatigue syndrome. On rare occasions, I have a good day. But that is not often.

I hope that your feeling this way only because of the flu shot. And that you will soon be feeling better. emoticon


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NELLJONES 12/8/2012 8:43AM

    Fatigue does pass. I think all of us will feel more energized when the days get longer again.

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ATLTRAINR 12/8/2012 12:46AM


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GRAMMAP1 12/7/2012 10:39PM

    So sorry. I felt badly after the Flu shot also. Hope your energy comes back.

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DJ4HEALTH 12/7/2012 10:04PM

    Rest and start out small until your body recovers from the stuff that you have

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GRNDMOM43 12/7/2012 6:10PM

    emoticon I hope that you feel your Spark coming back soon.

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KATHARINE1948 12/7/2012 5:26PM


I know I went through a time , I did what you are doing now.
I read your comments , how you were going to the gym . one week I believe it was 4 times.

now I am back at excerising . I purchased vitamin c . I think it help a lot

You will get back in the game. wealways do . listen to your body .

God Bless emoticon

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1STATEOFDENIAL 12/7/2012 4:11PM

    Think about what the flu shot does: it releases a dead or retarded virus into your body to stimulate your immune system to learn what it is and how to kill it. This is what a vaccine does to protect you from getting sick - it just trains your immune system to work. When your immune system is stimulated it draws energy and resources from other parts of your body to attack the foreign invader, so you feel tired and weak. The flu shot can not make you sick, at most it can make you slightly more prone to getting sick to something else because your immune system is already attacking something and takes longer to realize there's another virus to fight. Therefore, for 2-3 days after a flu shot you might feel slightly sick - after all, every symptom of being sick with a cold or flu is actually symptoms of your immune system fighting: a fever, the chills, feeling weak, coughing, aches, etc is all your immune system taking over your body's resources to fight.

Take it easy for another day or two, but keep up some gentle exercise, lots of water, and healthy food to make sure you give your immune system all the fighting power it needs to learn how to battle the flu strains in the vaccine. Doing so will help it know how to fight the active virus when you come across it this winter.

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NESARIAN 12/7/2012 3:07PM

    Hubby and I feel the same way right now. Extra rest and lots of liquids are our coping for now. I hope you feel better soon. emoticon

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NORASPAT 12/7/2012 2:52PM

    Oh Boy, I have felt at low ebb for a few days. I will need to be mindful it could be something other than fatigue.I made myself walk today. Take care Hugs Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon emoticon .

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SOPHIEDO13 12/7/2012 1:51PM

    Hope it isn't a virus coming on. Mine was just getting the mindset to get going. So I got my Christmas cards ready to send out, and that was a big step for me...It broke the dull drums. Hope you can find something that will do the same for you. emoticon emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 12/7/2012 1:11PM

    Hope you find a pick-me-up soon.

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WILLOWBROOK5 12/7/2012 1:10PM

    You could be fighting something off. I suggest extra sleep and a little babying right now. emoticon

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SUSANBEAMON 12/7/2012 1:03PM

  i think, listen to your body. if you are tired, rest more. this time of year, colds and the flu are all over the place. get the bug, and before the major symptoms, you will be tired for no good reason. that means your body is busy. give it a couple of days and you'll feel better.

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LINDAF49 12/7/2012 12:52PM

    Said a prayer for strength to do the things that must be done and the wisdom to know what can slide as you catch your breath and health.
Check your liquid intake, the vitamins, the protein level, the sleep
If you are working the plan, then it will work for you, but viruses do enter our world and need extra rest and peace to fight them.
Caring how you are...Be strong and of GOOD courage!
emoticon Go enjoy some pretty pics in my blogs. HUGS!!!

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 12/7/2012 12:35PM

  This to shall pass.....but, in the mean time it is hard to keep on moving when you just can't seem to put one foot in front of the other. Maybe you need a check up if it doesn't pass soon.

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TXMEMAW6 12/7/2012 12:29PM

    Chris, I went through the same thing earlier this week. Don't know if something is going around, but a couple of days later my DH felt the same way. Sure hope you get to feeling better soon! Take care and have a great weekend! Hugz!!!

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