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Living low on energy

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  • Posted By: sid_iima
  • April 2, 2007
  • 11:14 AM

For past 8-9 months I'm feeling that my life is running at extremely low energy levels. I no longer get up 'feeling 'recharged' in the morning. Somehow I lug myself down to the walking path where I do some routine walk and warm-up exercises. the energylessness is so pervasive that i'm not able to muster-up the courage to hit the neighbourhood gym. I've observed whenever I work-out a little bit extra, I feel a ****r kind of dull mindedness the whole day. In the office, i dot feel like taking initiatives, despite wanting to do so. Even if I know that there is some work to be done, I know how to do it and i want to do it but still i'm not able to make a move. By the time i reach home, the energy levels are completely bottomed out and i just watch TV for a couple of hours or read papers, have dinner. I really want to live my life at much higher potential than this, please help ASAP.
some case facts:
-My family physician got serum B12 level checked 3 months back, it was "below 150", he prescribed methyl cobalamine injections. so far i've taken 20 of them with no evident improvement. I'm yet to recheck the B12 level.
-My height is 5' 11", broad body frame and the weight ranges between 78-79kg. I've gained 2-3 kg in last one year.
-Job is mostly on desk (when in town) and involves travelling 5 to 10 days a month. there are no late hours and most of the times its not stressful.
-I'm a 27 years old, married, having normal, satisfactory sexual life. i'm monogamous and have no history of any STD.
-I'm a pure veggie, eat home cooked food (when in town) and am not fond of junk food.
-I dont smoke and rarely drink (4-5 times a year)
If any more information needed please tell.
thanks in advance

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  • So are you vegetarian? What are your natural sources of B12, Vitamin D, Calcium, Omega 3, and Saturated fat?Do you know that saturated fat is important because many vitamins only dissolve in lipids (lipo-soluble vitamins).Besides the fact that you might have some sort of deficiency (hence you are taking your B12 shot), I would recommend you checking for the air quality at home and work.If you have mold, high levels of formaldehyde at home and work ( from polyester, particleboard, etc) that could be affecting your sleep quality and work productivity.Formaldehyde is a lung irritant but some people are just more sensitive to it than others.Keep searching for the causes- and take care.Best.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies Flag this Response
  • Have you ever been infected with the Epstein-Barr Virus? Have you looked into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • please go to www.ahummingbirdsguide.com you have symptoms of ME PLEASE take a look at symptoms page there
    mommy cat 1654 Replies Flag this Response
  • If your B12 has been low, your iron might be low, too. You need enough B12 before you can absorb iron. Even if your B12 is improving now, you might need iron supplements to get your energy back, especially since you don't eat meat. And it can take a lot of B12 to get back to where you should be, so don't give up on your shots!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 27, 2008
    • 03:46 AM
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  • Serum feritine,Ca2+,free T3,T4,TSH,insuline level,blood sugar,CBC,Oxigen saturation,Cortisol blood level and the Neuorotransmitters should be testedUnfortunatelly medicine it`s not a simple thing:) NADH suplements,Ginko Biloba,Gingseng,White meat,Soya milk,Eggs might improve the energy levels
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 28, 2008
    • 07:20 PM
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  • folate (or folic acid) could be low. i think it causes similar symptoms as B12 deficiency
    stanleybrown 29 Replies
    • November 30, 2008
    • 02:16 AM
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  • The poster in NO WAY with what was posted, mets the CFS or ME diagnostic criteria. CFS/ME is MUCH MORE than about feeling tired.. it is a very complex multi-symptomic illness... tiredness is a general symptom in most illnesses and issues. People with CFS suffer from headaches, gastro issues, bad memory and comprehension issues, muscle pains, sleep issues, immune signs eg fevers, sore throats and a whole range of other issues all together. It affects most body areas. http://wwcoco.com/cfids/bernesx.html studies have shown that CFS patients usually have between 11-18 different symptoms (or more). The above poster certainly isnt showing this. It is a myth that CFS is all about tiredness.. please look that up if anyone thinks CFS is all about tiredness (the canadian diagnostic CFS/ME criteria are the most recognised worldwide). CFS is a VERY SERIOUS illness (i myself get over 90 issues and problems with it and most with it need to go onto disability) and isnt a waste basket illness to throw ones with just tiredness into. Comparing CFS to tiredness and lack of being able to motivate is like comparing cancer to a freckle.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • November 30, 2008
    • 03:56 PM
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