Tired all the time.

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    Feb 21, 2008 4:58 PM GMT
    Suddenly, over the past week or so my body seems to be demanding more rest. I never sleep past seven, well, it's rare that I do. However, for I've been waking up around 10 for the past few days and feel generally drained. Any idea?
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    Feb 21, 2008 9:03 PM GMT
    You may not be sleeping well for some reason and are waking up tired because of that. Sleep apnea can cause you to feel that way but you would have probably felt this way for a good while if it were that.

    Other things that can cause fatigue are low thyroid and low testosterone but because it just started the past two weeks thats probably not the case either.

    I would just go to the doctor if it continues and see what they say. You could just be coming down with something. Theres a lot going around right now.
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    Feb 21, 2008 9:10 PM GMT
    Hard telling. If you workout, have a busy schedule, and you're growing, you need more sleep. Sleep more.

    You didn't tell us anything about your lifestyle, nor food intake, so, it's a guess, at best.

    If you aren't eating enough, that will mess you up big time, too. Eat.
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    Feb 21, 2008 9:31 PM GMT
    Fatigue could be a symptom of several things, most of them not scary. You're young, and maybe you're college, and maybe you live in campus housing; students are vulnerable to infections because they live in close quarters. Maybe you have mono? Lots of people your age get it all the time. Try getting eight hours of sleep for a few days in a row and see if it goes away. If not, I would see a doctor, who is probably a better source of advice on this than a bunch of guys on the internet hundreds of miles away.

    I really doubt it's sleep apnea. If you were twenty years older and overweight, maybe.
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    Feb 21, 2008 9:43 PM GMT
    I've been feeling the same way. I know that my problems stemmed from not sleeping properly the last few weeks. Walking around, draggin ass. It's been a pain doing everyday things. I'm thinking of seeing specialist.
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    Feb 21, 2008 9:48 PM GMT
    Could be any of the following:

    - poor diet;
    - trying to do much;
    - too much stress;
    - seasonally affected depression (lack of sunlight);
    - a low grade viral infection (e.g. flu or cold).

    If your lymph nodes are swollen and you are really tired you may want to see your doctor just in case it is mono.
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    Feb 22, 2008 12:04 AM GMT
    Well, I work out regularly ( strength train 4x week for about 45 mintues), I eat about 1800 calories on average. I wait tables for a living, and I do that several days a week. I'm not in school right now. I have cut back on my calories the past month in order to lose some extra flab, but I don't think 1800 is too unreasonable, maybe it is.
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    Feb 22, 2008 12:43 AM GMT
    It's probably an excess of sexual activity.
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    Feb 22, 2008 12:46 AM GMT
    try buying some breath right strips.
    they stick to your nose and help open up your nasel passages to make breathing easier if yur congested or anything.
    they make me feel much more rested.
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    Feb 22, 2008 1:59 AM GMT
    19 and your tired all the time. If your not partying and getting in late, and getting all the rest that you feel is normal it might be this.

    Many parents have said my kid is lazy all he ever wants to do is sleep. This is normal because when a body is growing like you, the demand on muscle growth and food intake is at it's highest it will ever be in your life. Growing will cause you to require more food and rest. Thats why when we are young you can eat anything and never get fat. Your body is using everything it can get just to grow. Now throw in bodybuilding and you are really going to need more rest.

    So if everything is normal, not staying out late, drinking, you know what I mean. I would say allow yourself more time to sleep, your body will probably recover and so will your workouts.

    Now go to bed
    Joe
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    Feb 22, 2008 2:04 AM GMT
    Well, I don't drink anymore, except for the occasional glass of wine and I don't "party". I also gain weight easily, so I don't think I need many calories, A couple of years ago I was 80 lbs over weight. I think I rest well, usually eight hours or more. I just feel fatigued. Oh well.
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    Feb 22, 2008 4:49 AM GMT
    I put a post on here about Seasonal Affective Disorder because I feel this way every winter. It kills me to get outta bed and get going, tired all the time and could eat myself outta house and home!!! Once the weather breaks, warms up and theres more sunlight I perk right up and dont require as much sleep, its really frustrating in the winter though, I really struggle with it.
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    Feb 22, 2008 5:14 AM GMT
    Dude, the same thing was happening to me this past season for swimming. I was practicing 2 hours a practice, 3 practices a day, 6 days a week; thats excersising 36 hours a week, almost a full time job. I was drained.
    But i made sure to drink lots of liquids and eat a lot of healthy food. Also, the time you slep is just as important as the amount of sleep your getting. Going to bed at about 10-11pm and getting 6-8+ hours of sleep is better than going to bed at 12-2am and getting 6-8+ hours. And make sure that when you sleep is consistant everyday i.e. make it a rutine to go to bed everyday at the same time.
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    Feb 22, 2008 6:09 AM GMT
    Try eating organic honey and yoghurt the greek type and maybe ginseng tea!

    l had a friend she was also tired a lot and put on weight she went to a dieticion and it was BREAD! so she stopped eating it well most of it and it was the wheat ... now she is thin and energetic!

    Or maybe your body needs it!
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    Feb 22, 2008 7:25 PM GMT
    To be honest with you 1,800 calories does not sound like a lot considering your activity and age. ALso, have you thought you may be mildly depressed? Anything happened in your life recently that upset you, or are you having issues with being gay, meetin guys etc.?? I remember 19 was not one of my favourite ages, I much prefer 47!
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    Mar 02, 2008 11:42 PM GMT
    My initial impression is that this may be a situation of over training fatigue given the reduced calorie diet and the demands you are placing on your system.

    It would be helpful to have an idea of what you are doing for weight training and cardio and on what schedule. Also, have you taken any breaks from lifting at all in recent months. A lot of trainers will recommend one week off of lifting every eight to ten weeks to give the body time to catch up on the demands you place on your system. A lot of people think that just because I don't have much soreness in the muscles means that I am fine. That isn't always the case, as lifting places significant demands on your not only your muscles, but also on your bones, connective tissues, nervous system, your immune system, as well as the endocrine (hormone) systems.

    It's important when you are lifting to pay attention to your bodies messages. As much as I hate taking time off myself and I know how hard that can be, sometimes if you are feeling tired and worn down, the best thing to do for yourself is to take a few days to a week off of doing any lifting.

    Now it may not be this either. It may be a dietary issue, just because you are eating 1800 cal. per day doesn't mean your getting enough vitamins and nutrients. Resistance training significantly increases the levels of many nutrients that you need. Are you taking a multivitamin and or any supplements? This would be helpful to know as well.

    I have a suggestion for you that wont take much other then a little effort. Go to fitday.com (its free) and register an account. You can track everything you consume and all your activities there. Once you've done that for a week, go to the reports tab and run a nutrient report for the previous week, and this will show you how much of all the nutrients you are getting and if you are deficient in any of them. Keep in mind though that this tool doesn't consider that you may be needing more then the RDA of some nutrients. You can also look at calorie deficits for the day or week, or two weeks or month or whatever. This can give you an important idea of whether or not your diet is cutting to many calories for your activity levels.

    I know this requires you actually doing some work, but please consider doing this. It's a free tool that can be invaluable in your quest to achieve the idea body. Free tools with this kind of value are rare, use it, not only now to help determine the cause of this tiredness, but also consider it as an ongoing tracking tool that gives you a lot of insight into how things are going for you in your efforts.

    If you can answer a few of the questions about routine, breaks, nutrients, and vitamins/supplements, I might be able to help with some additional suggestions.

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    Mar 04, 2008 2:30 AM GMT
    Eat
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    Mar 31, 2008 7:49 PM GMT
    I think you need a change in your routine. I often get like you. I usually get over it by giving myself a shock session at the gym and changing my routine. In the gym aswel in my daily happenings.

    That usually fixes me and its usually around the change of the seasons as we are now.

    I don't think its a bad thing at all. And the cutting back in calories wouldn't be much help either. But I believe you are doing the right thing and keeping an eye on your weight and starting to know your body.

    To many of us eat to much and become sick because of it. I do bodybuilding and have never been happier. I go through exstreme diets before a competition. It does my body the wold of good.

    We have a tendency to over eat by nature. Especially the sweet things as these are all energy.



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    Mar 31, 2008 7:57 PM GMT
    SockMonkey saidFatigue could be a symptom of several things, most of them not scary. You're young, and maybe you're college, and maybe you live in campus housing; students are vulnerable to infections because they live in close quarters. Maybe you have mono? Lots of people your age get it all the time. Try getting eight hours of sleep for a few days in a row and see if it goes away. If not, I would see a doctor, who is probably a better source of advice on this than a bunch of guys on the internet hundreds of miles away.

    I really doubt it's sleep apnea. If you were twenty years older and overweight, maybe.


    Age and weight are not the only signs that one might have sleep apnea. I have it and am in better shape and health than when I was 21. I would not be surprised if he had it but I would also not be surprised that it is just a lil bug he might have and or possibly diet along with sleeping TOO MUCH lol.
    Sleeping too long can cause your body to go catabolic (I think that is spelled right). If I sleep too much I feel worse than if I only get 6 hours sleep but its mainly from the sleep apnea. email me if you want more info!
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    Mar 31, 2008 8:10 PM GMT
    I think I have sleep apnea...a few "friends" have mentioned it, lol. I'm skerd to go to the doctor though, cause he might make me get something cut off or whatever.

    I just sleep on my side...seems to help.
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    Apr 04, 2008 10:49 PM GMT
    Stop kissing all the young boyz- It could be mono. Kidding.

    Fatigue is a symptom not an illness-what else is going on? What changed recently??
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    Apr 05, 2008 12:07 AM GMT
    are you drinking 8 glasses of water a day? sounds crazy but it makes the difference.

    i also like snacking on nuts and seeds in between meals to get good protein (don't take this the wrong way)

    http://www.queersunited.blogspot.com
  • Timbales

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    Apr 05, 2008 12:31 AM GMT
    I get tired all the time, too.

    I think I'm just bored.
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    Apr 05, 2008 12:43 AM GMT
    Timberoo saidI get tired all the time, too.

    I think I'm just bored.


    Bored? How is that possible? All the things you post about your daily routine are so fascinating!
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    Apr 05, 2008 12:44 AM GMT
    I've had sleep apnea for years. My weight doesn't seem to affect it either way. I've learned to deal though... if I sleep on my back, I'll stop breathing and will wake up gasping for air... so I just sleep on my side or my stomach.

    Fatigue can be a symptom of many things, and a lot have been mentioned here. Are you supplementing with a multi-vitamin/mineral? Your body needs more of these nutrients when you work out than when you don't, and you can't always rely on your diet to provide them.

    A little note on the genseng tea suggestion... that can help through the day as an energy boost, but you don't want to ingest genseng for several hours before bed time, because it can keep you awake.