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I Am Always Tired

No matter how much or little sleep I get at night I am always tired. I have been to the doctor and my iron count is low, but I do not understand why I am always so tired. I love being out with friends and family but I find myself exhausted after just a short period of time. I can fall asleep pretty much anywhere and I am very worried because I do not want this to start affecting my job. Does anyone have any suggestions on what might be going on? Or how to boost my energy?
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replied October 9th, 2003
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I'm always tired too.
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replied October 9th, 2003
I think always being tired has a lot to do with your stress level, how you eat, and stuff like that, the low iron has a lot to do with it as well. I am not exactly a pro on the topic or anyhting, but I am alway tird as well. Have you ever been tested for mono. I had mono when I was in high school, it can be very serious if you have a bad case of it, your spleen can rupture or something like that if I remeber correctly. I was lucky and didn't have a very severe case of it, lasted about a 2-3 months. Maybe you should get tested for it! It is just soem blood work that tells you!

Hope you feel better!
Smo1980
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replied October 9th, 2003
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Ok well for me to get my energy up, I get up, take a shower (to wake me up) get dressed and have the music on, make a good breakfast or a toast with orange juice. Orange juice is a great source for vitamins. And I go to work. Because I am always tired too. But I fight it. You should really have more orange juice. The one I have is langers orange juice plus. And it contains extra vitamin c, iron and zinc. To be a waker upper. Or maybe you are getting too much sleep. Thats just makes you more tired. I remember going out and getting 4 hours of sleep and I was so enregized! But get up with a shower and orange juice. It should help you a bit. Or get an energy drink.
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replied October 17th, 2003
I Am Always Tired
What other symptoms do you have? I felt the same way for years before finding out I have sleep apnea...I now use the ever so glamorous (huh!) c-pap machine...My whole life has changed...!!!! I feel soooooo much better and have so much more energy! The c-pap is really not so glam but it has made a new person outta me! I was referred to a pulmonary sleep clinic by my md. My opinion, he saved my life! Good luck! Gigglyfish
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replied October 29th, 2003
I am diagnosed with narcolepsy. When I was 5 my mother took me to the doctor for a sleep study and they said that I "grow out of it" all through school and my term in the navy I had a very hard time waking up and staying awake. I went to my doctor 2 years ago and asked to be referred to a sleep specialist for a sleep study. To make a long story short. I was diagnosed with narcolepsy and I am currently taking "provigil" befor I go to sleep so I can wake up in the morning. I've been on this med. Now for 2 years and it is the best thing I could've done. I wake up and stay awake throughout the day. It changed my life completely. I do strongly recommend that you have med insurance. A sleep study w/out insurance can cost up to $1500. And if you are diagnosed with nacolepsy, the provigil costs about $7 each. I currently take 2 a day. So without ins. It would be very expensive.
Good luck. I'd look into it soon, it helped me more than I even imagined.
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replied November 16th, 2003
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My dog is like that to.He is always sleeping.Why?Because he can.Try working, work work work your body.It will build energy.I bet you don't work that hard.You must do very hard work. Idea Exclamation work Exclamation
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replied April 30th, 2009
Working hard has nothing to do with it. I have 3 jobs, school full time, I'm in a dance Troupe and have a significant other. I get a good amount of sleep most nights. It doesn't matter how much sleep I get I'm exhausted almost every day.
I have heard that melatonin works wonders.
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replied September 3rd, 2009
i always feel tired
i feel the same way! i have no idea what it is. i have a hrd time falling asleep and once i do i cantg wake up and no matter how much sleep or how little sleep i get i still feel tired. i was told it was my diet and caffeine and not enough physical activity so i started takeing vitamins and eating only healthy food such as fruit and vegetables and compleatly cutting out caffeine and getting alot of physical activity but there has been no change at all in how i feel. it started right after puberty.
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replied November 12th, 2012
over sleeping
hie even I feel the same way:(.I have always been an average student academically.All my brothers and siters are well settled and doing good jobs.I am always asked by people whether is was sleeping? they poke fun at me consider me a useless object capalbe of nothing.i just dont know how to control my sleep,i feel so left behind in this race of life.how can i control my sleep any suggestions?please help...Sad
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replied September 3rd, 2009
Less Tired
I've been taking a time releasing B100 complex. Its been working wonders. If I forget to take it I notice the difference. I'll take it in the morning along with my allergy pill and Biotin1000 (hair, skin nails and metabolism).
I'd want to fall asleep at my desk. I may not be jumping around fully alert, but you know what? I can concentrate better, and I dont feel like a desk nap anymore.
I got everything at CVS, but I know you can get it at any grocery store, wal-mart, Target and I'm sure other places.
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replied January 26th, 2011
i am always sleepy and tired
i wake up to go to work tired but i think thats normal..soon as i get a break i go take a nap, on every break i eat really quick and take a nap..soon as im out of work i take atleast an hour nap and my wife lets me but its getting to the point where i dont feel like having sex and i love sex!
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replied January 27th, 2011
Re: i am always sleepy and tired
tacoma14 wrote:
i wake up to go to work tired but i think thats normal..soon as i get a break i go take a nap, on every break i eat really quick and take a nap..soon as im out of work i take atleast an hour nap and my wife lets me but its getting to the point where i dont feel like having sex and i love sex!


How much do you sleep at night ? Do you snore ? Have you ever been waken up at night by not being able to breath for a short period of time like 5-10 seconds ?

In fact excessive fatigue and daytime sleepiness may be the symptoms of various diseases.
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replied September 19th, 2011
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I'm almost 18 and im a senior.. I've been dealing with this for about 2 years now. but the past 6 months have been the worse. I am CONSTANTLY tired. I go to school exhausted, but im so used to it, that it's almost normal. Im pretty sure im low on iron and ive been taking iron pills. I don't eat very healthy.. and everyday after school i take a nap for hours.. then wake up and go to sleep lateeee. Ive changed my sleeping hours a lot. and no matter how much sleep i get.. it feels like it's not enough. i feel weak too and im starting to lose my breath easily. what do i do??
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replied July 24th, 2012
I'm 19 and I'm literally always tired. I get a full 8 choirs sleep at night. I'd say I was fairly healthy. But when I wake up of a morning, I go for a smoke and immediately feel like I'm ready to go back to bed. I force myself to stay awake and continue with household chores etc. and by 1/1.30, I'm back to bed sleeping for 3-5 hours. This has been a recent (last few months) thing. Do you think maybe I'm just border? Also, I don't know if this is relevant, but I recently found out I'm 5 weeks pregnant with my first baby - it's been stressful having to make a decision about whether or not to keep it etc (eg. I'm still quite young etc.) Does pregnancy make you super tired? And stress?
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replied July 24th, 2012
I'm 19 and I'm literally always tired. I get a full 8 choirs sleep at night. I'd say I was fairly healthy. But when I wake up of a morning, I go for a smoke and immediately feel like I'm ready to go back to bed. I force myself to stay awake and continue with household chores etc. and by 1/1.30, I'm back to bed sleeping for 3-5 hours. This has been a recent (last few months) thing. Do you think maybe I'm just border? Also, I don't know if this is relevant, but I recently found out I'm 5 weeks pregnant with my first baby - it's been stressful having to make a decision about whether or not to keep it etc (eg. I'm still quite young etc.) Does pregnancy make you super tired? And stress?
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replied November 15th, 2012
no matter how much or little sleep i get i am constantly tired and get exhausted like during the day at work its like 2 coffees and 2 energy drinks jus to get me through and i don't have a body clock what i mean by this is no matter how many alarms i set u cant wake up my mum has to start yelling at me at least half a hour before i need to get up to go to work and i even remember this happening in primary school im 20 now and i find the same with the smokes i have 1 first thing in the morning n feel as-though i haven't slept for years i don't know what it is do you think this is a sleeping disorder cuz im pretty healthy
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replied November 9th, 2013
Used to be always tired too
I used to be always tired, and not sleeping well. I've found that changing some habits really changed it all for me.

I've written an essay about it
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replied November 13th, 2013
I think you have a constant fatigue symptoms.
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replied December 2nd, 2013
I also have this problem, always tired. I got a sleep test done a few months ago and it turns out that I have a sleep disorder that pretty much means that I excessively sleep for no reason. To boost my energy during the day, my neurological doctor prescribed me with Concerta. It keeps me alert until the end of the school day.
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