Re: sleeping my life away because of no energy. Can you help?
24: Until you get the blood tests and some definite answers. Try getting outside; even if you just drag a chair outside and sit for 20 minutes a day; this will get your (probably low) Vitamin D up. Make sure you do this a couple times a day. Log this daily in a note book; plus log your water intake. Consistantly drink at least 3 quarts of water every day. Dehydration has the same symptoms as Chronic Fatigue; this will also flush out any toxins you may have. If you skip a day your body will retain the water the next day when you resume. So try to be real consistant; it's easy to forget. If you enjoy cokes or tea, give yourself a treat of some AFTER you've drank 2 quarts or so. If you don't have filtered water, consider getting reverse osmosis water or distilled water; it's worth the trouble. Low carb diets and eating often keep your blood sugar at an even keel, too. Figure out a way to cook and mostly vegetables. An Alzheimers family member is a Sad, sad situation. Call your local charities, county mental health, red cross; everyone until you find an agency that will at least have someone come in and help with her daily ADLs or cooking or cleaning or something. (While someone is with her; cook vegetables-and forget the microwave.) It will only get worse and it is TOO hard emotionally and physically; as you are seeing. Anything you can do with a routine is very good. Even going to the local library once a week to read about "low glycemic foods", or "super foods". Good Luck! Keep me posted.
Wishing you all lots of good days....in a row.
Tammy in SC
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