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MARILEE63 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/4/12 1:40 A

Hello, I am new to this community as of today. I have also felt very tired lately and if I can make it through a week of work with out having to take some time off, its is fortunate. I thought that it was because I was in night school but since I have been out there has been no difference. I think that my job of managing a group of 80 Health Communications Researchers, Marketers and Editors just zaps me thin. I have been taking my vitamins and it sure has helps... but I am a long way off. I just has a test for hypothyroidism and will see if this is why I cannot lose weight and feel so tired. Best to see if there is a physical or mental health problem first. I do feel somewhat depressed. I just got an affirmation prayer list and said the one for letting things go and for guidance on my divine potential to help the world and it really helped today. I was able to sleep well last night. Its like it all lifted from me or much of my stress. So, perhaps the key here is to just not give up. I try to exercise and eat well too but our world can be so stressful. We have to find the way to deal with it. I could also use some support. I am 48 and happily single right now. Still would like to re-marry someday though.

Edited by: MARILEE63 at: 8/4/2012 (01:43)
BIGSKYCHERIE SparkPoints: (105,750)
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8/4/12 12:32 A

Welcome to SP--you're off to a great start here. Keep posting and tracking daily. Setting up your own Spark page so we can get to know you is a great help. And remember, we're all in this together. We help one another to get to the goal of a healthy weight and lifestyle. Together WE CAN DO IT!! emoticon emoticon

It's hard to say what it might be and I'm not a professional, but I have had depression on and off years ago--mostly when I was trying to do way too much. It sounds like you are kind of in that place now--possibly some of it beyond your control, but maybe there are some things you could let go of a bit. Even with your son's needs and taking care of your family and home full-time, you need to put yourself FIRST once in awhile. That's a really tough lesson for most moms to learn and put into practice. We need to love ourselves and realize that God doesn't want you to be that exhausted; he wants you to be joyful. So when's the last time you were truly joyful? Is there a friend or family member who could spend a night with your kids so you and your husband could get away? Even a one-night mini-vacation at a resort or nice hotel nearby can charge your batteries again. And if there's nobody to fill in, maybe your husband could take over for a couple of days so you could get away on your own (I took a 3 day trip once just to visit a friend and I was amazed at how invigorating that was). Your personal tank is on empty and you aren't helping your family by trying to keep running when there's nothing left in you anyway. You need a vacation from being the full time mom and homemaker--even if you really love it and enjoy your role. I totally loved being wife and mom, but a couple of times I had to simply put it all aside for a few days and feel free as a bird just to take care of ME. I think it sounds like the same kind of thing would do wonders for you too. In the meantime, I'll keep you in my prayers, and I hope you give it a try. emoticon

ILOVEDUANE SparkPoints: (0)
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8/3/12 11:34 P

She said the adrenal test was very pricey but said the supplement wouldn't hurt and would take 6 weeks to see results so I am on the supplement hoping I will feel better in 6 weeks. I am also on a DHEA (?) supplement as well to see if that helps. That is also for adrenal issues.
Thanks for your note.

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8/3/12 8:04 P

Thanks for sharing a little about yourself. It sounds like you have a lot on your plate, so to speak.
I don't have an answer for your question about the fatigue you are feeling. You mention you have been on anti depressants without much success.
Have your Dr.s done blood work to determine that you have adrenal fatigue? Maybe they could direct you a specialist in that field.
I wish I had more to offer.

Best of luck to you!

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8/3/12 4:55 P

I am 43, happily married and a mother of 3 active kids (one with asperger's autism and bi-polar). I do not work outside the home now but have taught school before we had our kids. Our son is 14 now (the one with autism) but to adequately meet all the kids' needs has required me to be here, and for that I am blessed because I love being a wife and mom full time. But the last few years I have felt extremely run down -- tired beyond myself and zapped of all my creative energy. I have tried anti-depressants but they do not help. I eat implecably well, exercise pretty regularily, read my bible and pray every day. We go to church regularily and I manage to get things done at home okay but have to sleep as often as I can just to make it through. I am emotionally at the end of my rope some days too and have "crashed" into depression about every 2 months and just sleep all day. I have gone to a few doctors and they have suggested I have "adrenal fatique" which may be true. (?) I am now on an herb thing that should help that but it hasn't so far. I want to love my life and my family but I find myself just looking forward to getting through my day so I can go to sleep at night. I do not have anything that "fills my tank" but I have nothing that I really want to do. My poor husband is so supportive and sweet but wants to help me but I don't know what to tell him. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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