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too tired to think, gained 10 lbs, overall this sux

By February 1, 2011 - 4:54am
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i take black cohosh, this helped night sweats, what else should i take to be even close to normal again.

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Perhaps your weight fluctuation could be playing a role. Along with Alison's question on your height-- do you exercise regularly? Exercise can help tremendously with energy-- but it can also be detrimental when we over-exhaust ourselves or we exercise without eating what we should eat. Many times we tend to eat significantly less and exercise while trying to lose weight when in reality we should be eating more (healthier options, but still more).

Also, the weight coming back could be playing a major role. You feeling bloated, uncomfortable, "bigger" can definitely be the cause of exhaustion. Lots of times the way we feel about ourselves can play a major role on our health and energy. I also noticed that you mentioned no job-- does this stop you from going out? Could the stress of not having a job be playing a role? Have you ever suffered from depression?

I'm sorry for all the questions, just trying to get better insight because it seems that your decreased energy has more to do with your state of mind than you may think. This is probably why your labs came back normal and you still feel drained.

February 4, 2011 - 7:05am
(reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

i'm 5'2" and my job is only pt. and have lost hrs, not anything that can controlled. i work at an animal shelter. this past summer i had 2 buldging disc, alot of pain! mri and xrays show my back is bad, nothing they can do. i stopped doing alot too when it got cold here. i never sweat now..i may be building up toxins..am i depressed, well kinda..but i'd be fine if i physically felt better, it's a viscious circle. i am very new to my area and don't have any social life..these folks out here aren't easy to make friends with. as for my diet..i don't over eat, skip meals, fast food rarely. i cook it all from scratch at home. i have been craving salt and carbs. i can't stand being big, a bit touchy about it..lol

February 4, 2011 - 11:08am
(reply to 2tiredkat)

Have you thought of joining a group of women who do share similar interests as you, if you have not found a group of friends? (I once read that after relocating as an adult, you can expect to take two years to find people whom you consider "friends"). There are great websites, such as www.meetup.com, that have numerous social activities for like-minded people, depending on if you are looking for other animal-lovers, exercise groups, similar hobbies, etc. A gym would also be a great place to start!

It sounds like a group of people to socialize with, especially if it entails exercise, would help you with feeling better about yourself physically, lift your spirits, and provide some comfort.

February 6, 2011 - 8:17pm

Hi 2tiredkat,

Since you mentioned taking black cohosh-- do you take anything else? Herbal/Nonherbal?
And can you give us a little more background info on yourself? How long has this been going on? Etc.


February 1, 2011 - 7:34am
(reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

melatonin, phillips colon health,multivitamin for hair, skin, nails. i've had these extreem tired spells for a long time, but here latly are worse. thyroid test was normal. in april i wieghed 135-138, then moved to NE. and by july was 123 a size 4, "there is a God" !!, then by Oct wieght came back, now i feel bigger, tummy bloated, eating makes it feel worse. i don't have a job, no insurance. i'm screwed. but i spent one summer looking and feeling like i was 20 again, i'm 51 in 2 wks. cohosh helped the nite sweats.also, i get fistulas, so lots of antibiotics at times, or surgury.

February 1, 2011 - 10:22am
(reply to 2tiredkat)

Can I ask what your height is? You are praising a higher being for weighing 123...but was this weight loss healthy for you? Were you trying to lose weight, or was there relocation stress or other factors? You are putting a lot of emphasis on this number-on-a-scale, also saying you felt like you were 20 again. I am concerned about your fluctuation in weight, how long it took you to lose the weight and gain it, and if you changed your eating or exercise habits?

February 1, 2011 - 11:36am
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