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Hi, I am an almost 48 year old woman who has been having some extreme fatigue when I wake up and go throughout the day. It seems to get a little better in the later afternoon.I wake up in the night many times feeling anxious and can't sleep well for a couple hours. I am gaining some inches in my stomach and have been under severe stress due to finanacial difficulties for the last 6 years. I have learned to go without many things. We haven't had medical or dental insurance for 6 years. I have a molar tooth that has been aching on and off for months and my dentist said I needed a root canal, but we don't have %1,000 for the procedure,nor another $1,000 for the crown. What is this life coming too? We barely have enough money for the basics right now. I have learned to live with one pair of jeans, one bra and shirts from the Goodwill. I have learned to live at poverty level and now know what many are experiencing. I have been just pushing myself through each day now for the last few weeks. I have just started walking 2 miles a day, every morning with a friend and that seems to wipe me out. Could it be I am lacking something if the walking is taking a toll on my physical energy for some reason? Any advice would be so appreciated. Thank you so much.
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replied May 16th, 2011

Welcome to ehealthforum

I am sorry to hear about your condition.Fatigue at this age can be due various reasons as Blood pressure changes,Increased sugar levels,stress,nutritional deficiency etc.Some tips for you:
Have a healthy nutritious diet compricing of fruits and veggies.
Drink lots of water.
Go for a walk but do not be overexhausted.
Take a Vitamin supplement once daily for few months and observe for changes.
Avoid smoking,alcohol and any stress.
Consider getting your BP and sugar levels checked once to rule out any diseases and visit a Physician for evaluation.

Take Care!

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