fatigueWhy am I so tired?  Is this a question you ask yourself?  If you were working longer hours than usual or doing more work than usual, the answer would be obvious.  When you are tired all of the time, no matter how much you rest, something just isn’t right.

Fatigue is universally the most common condition that we see in our office.  It accompanies many other conditions.  It is a precursor to most disease processes.

Fatigue is generally caused by asking your body to do more that it is capable of doing and/or for a longer time than it is capable.  It is like running a race that you haven’t trained for.

The common signs of fatigue are:

  • Waking up feeling tired
  • Needing stimulants such as caffeine to get going
  • Craving caffeine, sugar and/or salt
  • Felling overly tired in the afternoon
  • Felling dizzy when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension)
  • Sun light bothers your eyes

The good news is that fatigue can be beaten.  The bad news is that to do it, you’ll have to make some changes.  The most import change is to guard your sleep. Try to get at least 7 1/2 hours of undisturbed sleep per night. Second, no stimulants whatsoever.  Stimulants make the problem worse. Third, eat frequently, especially proteins.  Eating frequently takes a lot of stress from you tapped out adrenal glands.

If you think you have adrenal fatigue, call us for a no-charge 15 minute consult to discuss your case.

Learn more about adrenal fatigue.

2 Responses to Why Am I So Tired?

  1. Sheila Zagar says:

    Awesome point and factual awareness!
    I am a Cancer Survivor who celebrated
    her 10th Year Cancer Free Anniversary. Fatigue since my diagnosis, 33 Days of Radiation, drug
    Therapies: Femara, Tomixifen, Aromaisen,
    plus Teaching Full Time, Care Giving 3
    now deceased relatives, has been my
    Companion. God made me also ADD.
    Without this natural boost of “energy”
    I may have never survived. The public
    needs to be educated as to the effects
    Fatigue limits socialization, cest for life.
    Often times my Dad would think I was
    putting on. Family members can sometimes
    be the roughest. Work was necessary.
    Sleepless nights not so much! It’s that Will
    to get beyond the Fatigue that has to be
    in place. The absolute Will to get beyond it
    that makes Life at all Livable. Thank you
    for recognizing the “Fatigue Syndrome” and
    helping others deal Mentally, Physically and
    Spiritually in their pursuit of “Normalcy” to a
    Life unguilted by your recognition and support
    for this occurrence of Fatigue and it’s Effect on Society.

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