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Old 11-20-2007, 05:44 PM   #1
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Fatigue/tiredness/laziness bothering me, help and advice please...

I have always been an active person and is considered a person by others who is not lazy or fatigued, etc. However, I always seem to be tired and fatigued despite good nutrition, exercise, and adequate sleep. I cannot read for more than 15-20 minutes without getting really tired. I always come back from socializing with my peers fatigued and worn out. Even playing video games makes me tired. Now it has gotten to the point where I don't even want to play video games (which is something I enjoy) because I don't have the energy. I am often too tired/lazy to clean my room or my car. This is really bothering me because it is starting to effect hanging out with my friends and my girlfriend. I want to have more energy, more focus, and concentration without getting so fatigued. What is wrong?

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Old 11-20-2007, 08:01 PM   #2
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Re: Fatigue/tiredness/laziness bothering me, help and advice please...

There are a lot of things that could cause fatigue. It's kind of nonspecific, I'm afraid. However, if it is interfering with stuff you do regularly, that does sound like a problem. You say you exercise, how do you feel during/after you are physically active?

If it's interfering with your life, and you've tried the obvious commonsense solutions, might be worth seeing a doctor.

 
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:57 PM   #3
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Re: Fatigue/tiredness/laziness bothering me, help and advice please...

I had a similar problems myself that has only just recently been rectified.
To put it simply, it was due to iron deficiency.
I do a lot of intense physical exercise and my body was not getting enough iron which leads to the type of symptoms you have mentioned.

For me personally, this was because of:
1) I was taking a calcium suppliment with meals that actually prevents much iron from being absorbed.
2) I was drinking tea close to meal times which prevents much iron (and other minerals I believe) from being properly absorbed. This is because of the high level of tannins found in most tea.
3) I wasn't eating enough red meat that has a type of iron that vegetables do not have.

It's also a good idea to keep your vitamin C levels up since vitamin C makes iron absorbsion better.

After I made the above changes I noticed an almost immediate improvement.

I hope that this may solve/help your problems.

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