Hi Jennifer, and thank you for this service.
I have recently miscarried - at 9 weeks. It is my second miscarriage in 6 months. I'm 44, so I think it may be age related, but I will be getting some testing done soon, to see if it may be something else.
It's been a week since the D&C, and since then I have felt very tired. I am sleeping okay, but I still find myself feeling quite exhausted by mid-afternoon, and find I can't really go for a walk very far because I get too tired.
Is there something I can do to get my energy back? I'm still hoping I can ttc again, but would like to feel well first.
I am taking a nettle infusion and a multi-vitamin, folic acid and vit B complex. I also take fish oil.
With two miscarriages in 6 months, your body and spirit have been through a lot. With fatigue after miscarriage, I would consider the emotional and spiritual aspects of the loss contributing to your fatigue, and take steps to nourish yourself in any way you feel necessary. Many women find a ceremony of some type to be helpful, to process and release loss. On the physical level, I would suggest blood testing for anemia and iron stores (ferritin) to be important, as well as thyroid and adrenal panels to look at those hormonal systems. A licensed naturopathic physician can run these tests for you and interpret them with naturopathic lab ranges to insure you are getting the best care. Thyroid testing is more commonly run than adrenal testing, but both are necessary to find the root cause of fatigue. I generally run a test called an Adrenal Stress Index, which is a saliva test, to look at the overall adrenal health over the course of a full day.
Hope that is helpful, and best wishes as you recover from your losses.
Jennifer Karon-Flores, ND |
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