The reason for fatigue is usually a hormonal spike. A common time for fatigue to hit a PCOSer/Diabetic is 2pm to 4pm due to this spike. Its common and in many cases can be worked with.
Sometimes people have fatigue hit after a big meal - if loaded with carbs. So make sure this isnt the case.
Make sure you are eating at least 6 small meals a day and drinking plenty of water water water! It also helps prevent water retention. For many, fatigue is a sign of low bloodsugar, as well as headaches. For a few weeks, try eating something sweet at 2 to 3ish to see if this helps any. Doesnt have to be a lot - a single small choc chip cookie can do it. (Sweets are not completely off our list - just limited)
Second, working out in the middle of the day, even if its just stretching can boost energy. As well as fresh air.
Next, make sure you get some protein in you - nuts is a good source and it speeds up the metabolism.
I suffer from Restless Limb Syndrome (I say Limb because i have it in my legs AND arms) so I tend to work out at night - around 7 to 8 or so - to help calm my body. People with RLS also have issue with fatigue due to the hormone imbalance that causes RLS. Many PCOSers have RLS as a symptom. The down side is I also deal with lowblood sugar on a regular basis and dealing with my fatigue and migrains is a real stinker. Since implimenting a lot of these tools, I have been a lot better on these symptoms.
Edited by: ENERJI at: 1/14/2007 (18:01)
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PCOS & Thyroid Issues
Spina Bifida Occulta & other spine issues, Kidney & Liver Issues
Suspect Crohns or Celiac