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ZERO energy

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

For about 2 weeks now, I just haven't been feeling well.

My energy is waaaaaaaaaay down.

I don't even want to work out or go for a walk.

I don't even want to go outside, which is incredible since I LOVE the outdoors and until this week, we've had great weather for August. The usual heat, humidity, and haze (those 90*+ days with 60%+ humidity= a heat index near 100* where you need gills just to breathe) hasn't happened until this week.

I haven't even wanted to just get up and go outside and sit. (of course the cicadas are so loud, they drown out the bird song.)

I have worked out - a bit-- but just mostly Functional Fitness where I am doing a lot of gardening chores, hauling water to plants since we've not had any rain in a month (that part is usual for August) and canning veggies from my garden.

Since the chiggers are so bad, I don't go into our woods, where I get my biggest boost of motivation. Did I mention how loud the cicadas are??? Ear splittingly loud. Headache inducing loud.

If I do too much, I feel like I need a nap (but if I nap, I don't sleep at night).

Once again, everything feels like SUCH an effort, like when I was 50 lbs heavier.

We've started homeschooling, which has meant a bit of an re-adjustment to my morning schedule, but not much since son sleeps until 9am or so and we don't start school until 10 or so. Plus since he got his Irlen filter lenses, he's doing most everything independently now so I just assist, monitor, and guide. So that can't be why---actually seeing all his victories is exciting, not energy depleting.

I've evaluated my eating. It's honestly pretty good. It follows the 80/20 rule of healthy habits MOST of the time but no deprivation. Calorie intake was a bit high, so I've adjusted that, but still I'm sooooo tired!!

So this morning, after my veggie omlet and 16oz of water, I took my blood pressure. 114/78. ah-ha!! Too bad I'd just taken my blood pressure med with my glass of water!!

Maybe, maybe, maybe THAT is why? Could it be time to either reduce the dosage or even get off the blood pressure med? Edema still is a major issue for me, so maybe just a reduction in dosage?

I'll check it daily for a few days. Maybe I won't take the bp med tomorrow and see what happens.

I want my energy back!!!! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LINDAF49 8/29/2013 1:21AM

    A prayer and a hug... wanting you to feel better....

Rest, liquids, quality protein, a bit of dark chocolate....any of those things help? Watch the BP carefully if you change meds... silly idea but sometimes helps me... switch your bed around so you are sleeping facing different direction!! Mama used to do this with me when I was little girl and it still helps when I get down and not resting well... I put my head where feet usually go! a couple nights and I am sleeping better and feeling better...

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1CRAZYDOG 8/28/2013 2:45PM

    In total agreement with checking w/the Dr. There are all kinds of guesses that could be made about what's sapping your energy, but only getting a check up will give the answer I'm afraid!

Homeschooling is a huge stressor for the change of routine.

Ok, lots of things to check out but bottomline, check w/the Dr. before stopping or changing your B/P med just to be safe. Esp. if you have edema. Don't want that to get out of control.

HUGS and good luck!

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WENDYLEE15 8/28/2013 11:09AM

    I hope you feel better and get your energy back real soon !! Please check with your DR. I know that I had to go off my BP meds because mine got too low. Take care and get things checked out !!
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LJOYCE55 8/28/2013 9:29AM

  Hmm. I think it might be safer to check with your doctor before reducing a medicine as beneficial as bp drugs. Maybe your lethargy is just a cyclical thing that will wear off in the next day or so. If you are thinking about it, maybe your body is starting to come off this cycle? Good luck.

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DMSPEER93 8/28/2013 9:27AM

    I hope you get something figured out. I don't like not feeling well and not up to power. May you get some answers and energy, my friend! emoticon

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