I AM 45 YRS OLD EXERCISE 4/5 TIMES AWEEK FOR AT 60 TO NINTY A A TIME AND THESE SYMTOMS HAVE BEEN HAPPEN FOR AT LEAST THE LAST 12 YEARS I HAVE NOT HEALTH PROBLMS NO BLOODPRESSURE/SUGAR PROBLEMS, NO HEADACHES, NOT ON A CONTRICEPTIVE PROGRAM AND THE ONLY VITA I TAKE ARE FLAX SEED OIL CAPS IM ON ANTI DEPRESSANT MEDS 20MG OF A GENRIC CALLED DEPRAMIL WHICH IS A REPLACEMENT FOR CILIF NOT SURE HOW THAT IS SPELT!!
I ALSO HAVE EXTREME EXAUSTION THIS ON GOING FOR YEARS JUST WANNA SLEEP ALL THE TIME AND DONT REALLY WANN SOCIALISE OR GO OUT AT ALL EVERY THING IS SUCH AND EFFORT.
HOPE SOMEONE SOME WHER CAN GIVE ME SOME INSIGHT.
SHOULD I CHECK MY SALT INTAKE? I DO LOVE SALTY THINGS
The good news is that you're still alive! Seriously! The bad news is that you're still suffering. I'm glad to hear that you're exercising and quite a bit, at that. Keep up the hard work. Extreme exhaustion, wanting to sleep all the time, not wanting to socialize, and not enjoying fun things are all signs & symptoms of (inadquately treated) depression. You should mention this to your family physician and see if you have other options whether more of same drug or switching to different medication.
Flax seed is ok but actual fish oil is even better (our bodies aren't very good at converting the omega 3's in flax into the ones found in fish). We've been told for quite some time to avoid the sun but lack of sunlight can lead to depression in some patients. High lux lamps can help.
Sometimes additional vitamin D can make the difference. But it wouldn't be a bad idea to check your levels first. Make sure you're not anemic or hypothyroid as both can effect energy & mood. Those in the alternative/complementary side of medicine would want you to get checked out for adrenal fatigue.
As for why you get sleepy 15-20 minutes after you eat, see what happens when you only eat protein (avoid any carbs in your next several meals). The glycemic index measures how quickly your blood sugar goes up in response to a specific amount of food. If you eat something that spikes your sugars, your pancreas may overspond and put out too much insulin so that your sugar crashes (relatively) and makes your sleepy. The solution is to avoid high glycemic foods. Pure protein is very low glycemic, zero even. See how that works for you.
In the end, the best advice is still to check w/your family physician. Good luck!
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