Posted 21 July 2006 - 05:07 PM
I've been feeling very low in energy lately and wondering if there are anything I could buy from health food shops/boots etc which may help boost my energy levels or if anyone had tried anything natural which had worked for them, someone mentioned a deficiency in B12 can cause these difficulties, although I don't know if thats a fact or not. I have a pretty healthy diet, lots of fruit and veg, good breakfast, very little alcohol, don't smoke, do exercise approx 2-3 times a week, yet feel lethargic, especially in the afternoons, and could quite easily go to sleep and have found myself dozing sometimes. I thought it may be that I needed a snack in the afternoon, but that hasn't made any difference. Also feeling quite headachey..although that could be the heat.I do get a good nights sleep, although do to go to bed and read for a while, and dd is up at the crack of dawn, normally 6.30ish now. Anyone been thru similar and found something which worked for them? Thanks
Posted 21 July 2006 - 05:41 PM
i would get checked at docs for all that u got going on
Posted 21 July 2006 - 06:06 PM
Posted 21 July 2006 - 07:02 PM
me i needddsss a sleep clinic lol
Posted 22 July 2006 - 05:22 AM
Maybe if you wait and see how you are when the normal British climate returns?
Sympathies though. 82 degrees and ME don't go well together
Posted 22 July 2006 - 09:39 AM
Karen..... Hope the heat eases off abit soon for you. Thanks for your reply
Posted 22 July 2006 - 10:32 AM
Edited by Siadwell, 22 July 2006 - 10:33 AM.
Posted 22 July 2006 - 11:22 AM
Posted 22 July 2006 - 02:07 PM
Posted 23 July 2006 - 02:02 PM
I have felt exhausted for years. I too have had tests, I eat well, I sleep well, I drink water, but I often just cannot have the energy to do everything I want to do. I am quite overweight, but quite honestly I used to feel like this when I was a size 10 and in my twenties. I have noticed that when I eat lentils for tea (I really like dhal in curries) I often feel very energetic next day.
Off for a nap (I wish).
Posted 23 July 2006 - 05:57 PM
Posted 03 August 2006 - 08:06 PM
Posted 04 August 2006 - 01:48 PM
This is not unusual, given that it is summer, and a fairly hot one at that. People in many countries do sleep at this time. If it's possible, I would recommend a short siesta after lunch (1hr-90 mins max).
If that's not an option, stick with a light, cold lunch with some kind of wholegrain (for a sustained release of energy throughout the afternoon) like bread, or a cold (wholegrain) rice or pasta salad.
Make sure you drink enough water. Tiredness and headaches can be a sign of dehydration (but headaches can also be caused by tiredness). A cold drink is energising in itself, but has only a brief effect.
There's always good old coffee. I take Ginseng and Guarana, which helps. It's best not to take this every day, just when you need it.
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