Monday, December 28, 2009

When It's Not Just Exhaustion

Tired All the Time?

If you can’t pinpoint why you’re so fatigued, these tests can help you determine why you're dragging.

By Julie Evans

When It’s Not Just Exhaustion

We all tend to blame fatigue on a too-busy lifestyle. And much of the time we’re right.

If you feel tired all the time, don’t blow it off. Give yourself about 2 to 3 weeks to make some lifestyle changes. Get more sleep, trim your social calendar, eat more wholesome foods, drink more fluids, take a multivitamin, and cut back on caffeine and alcohol.

"If you're still feeling the symptoms of fatigue after those changes, then you need professional help," says Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD, an internal medicine doctor in Atlanta. Excess exhaustion could be the sign of a more serious medical condition that can be treated. Here are the 7 most common problems to know about.

To find out more please click here (Prevention Magazine)


He & Me + 3 said...

I am exhausted all the time, but I know that it has something to do with my thyroid meds. My doc says they are fine, but I dont' think so.

Karen said...

Thanks for the info and link, Michele....

Alleluiabelle said...

Sweet Friend,

You are always such a wealth of information. I just love you to pieces.

Big hugs & many prayers,

Anonymous said...

This is a good article, but I was disappointed that the last section was just labled Chronic Fatigue, instead of Chronic Fatigue Symdrome. And also suprised that there was no mention of XMRV the retrovirus that is strongly suspected to be the cause of ME/CFS according to the latest research.

Being one of the 25%ers, as we call ourselves, one of the 25% of people with ME/CFS that remains bedbound or housebound (like yourself), I believe the writer of the article doesn't really know much about ME/CFS or how severe it can be.

Wish I could let them know, but there was no place to comment on the Prevention site. Thanks for the chance to comment on your site.