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Seriously. I am lazy, disorganized, flakey, forgetful. I forget appointments and get togethers, my house is always always a mess despite me seemingly constantly trying to get a handle on it, I procrastinate, I sit around a lot, I just don't have a ton of energy. I know people with so much physical energy and I am jealous.<br><br>
I am not depressed, I know that's the automatic first question but I'm happy as anything, have a buoyant mood, love life, feel excited and fulfilled, all of that. Not depressed.<br><br>
So, what then? I read a post by LionTigerBear where she describes having felt just like this and started taking supplements and feels a thousand times better. She says b vitamins, zinc, and something else. Says she had ADD? and read a good book? about it. Changed her diet and started supplements and is a whole different person.<br><br>
I would love to feel like that. I'd love to see a naturopath but only if I felt confident that they could actually do something concretely helpful for me. I don't want to go out and spend a zillion dollars on supplements on my own, having no real idea what I would need, if anything.<br><br>
Help? Are there tests I should get done, supplements I should take? They need to be safe for breastfeeding.
 

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Sounds like me (although I'm also depressed). I know that I for one struggle with severe candida overgrowth.<br><a href="http://www.yeastinfectionadvisor.com/yeastinfectionsymptoms.html" target="_blank">This</a> site has a lot of info.
 

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In my case I had a vitamin D deficiency (very common).<br>
I also had a coq10 defiiciency and underlying condition affecting my mitochondrial function (less common).<br>
I also had sleep apnea (common).<br>
Other issues could be thyroid (common) or other deficiencies. So I think there is likely a physical cause for your lack of energy. Finding it is the hard part.
 

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Try some green juice. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:<br><br><br>
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I checked out the site, thanks MoonWillow. The hard thing, like you say sbgrace is trying to figure out what the heck is the cause. Green juice WuWei? Does it really help? And is it expensive? I don't mind splashing out for it if it will probably be helpful. The guy at the homeopathy store recommended it actually.<br><br>
I picked up iron and cod liver oil today. Should those help? I know I have low iron, also borderline hypothyroid and insulin resistance/PCOS (which is pretty well controlled by diet).
 

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I'm in the same boat. Problem is there are SO many things it could be <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
I've been to a Naturopath twice, and all she could do is "guess" based on the info I gave her, and made suggestions to see if it would make a difference.<br><br>
Next thing I'm going to try is cutting caffeine, gluten and sugar from my diet. THAT will be a treat! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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Anemia will def make you exhausted.
 

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The best iron supplement for quickly correcting anemia in my experience and research is ferrous bis-glycinate. Solgar Gentle Iron is a form of it you find at most health and natural stores.<br><br>
The hypothyroid may well be the underlying issue for you. My Integrative Med. Doctor said most people don't feel good if their T3 is below 3. I bet yours is below that. I'd focus effort on that issue and look perhaps into adrenal fatigue as well given the PCOS and thyroid. Seems like vitamin D levels are often low in those of us with adrenal fatigue. Just keep in mind that one cause doesn't mean there aren't other causes. If you have insurance consider a vitamin D (25 OH) level. If it's low you'll want to correct that.
 

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thats me but i am ADD... and if you figure out something that helps you please let me know.. i'll love you forever and ever and ever and ever. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I read the Adrenal Fatigue thread one day and after googling realised I had most of the symptoms (and I'd recently been dealing with a lot of stress and looking after my ds so my own health took a dive). I took the recommended supplements (B complex, Vit E, mag/calc and something else) and it perked me right up in about a month.
 

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I'm reading the adrenal thread and the thyroid thread right now. omg holy information overload. Now I wonder should I take iodine? This is very confusing...
 

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i tried to read the adrenal fatigue thread.. i think i made it through the first mondo post before my brain shut down in self defense <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> if i have adrenal fatigue i will never figure it out b/c i will never be able to finish that thread!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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LOL, me too!<br><br>
I ended up googling for symptoms and got a really good site which gave recs for supplements. Might have been a rec within the thread though lol!<br><br>
Actually I sent it to my mum, I'll see if I can find it for you. brb
 

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Thanks nathansmom! And LOL!! 1littlebit. Yeah it's crazy overwhelming. Just looking at all the supplements at the health food store today was overwhelming also...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I read the Adrenal Fatigue thread one day and after googling realised I had most of the symptoms (and I'd recently been dealing with a lot of stress and looking after my ds so my own health took a dive). I took the recommended supplements (B complex, Vit E, mag/calc and something else) and it perked me right up in about a month.</div>
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I could just take these maybe?<br><br>
Should I be totally freaked about supplementing and nursing?
 

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Here you go...<br><br><a href="http://www.naturalnews.com/019339.html" target="_blank">http://www.naturalnews.com/019339.html</a><br><br>
Not sure about nursing sorry. Perhaps best ask that on the BF forum just to be safe?
 

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Thank you. omg this describes my day perfectly <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> :<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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Afternoon "low" (feelings of sleepiness or clouded thinking) from 2 to 4 p.m.<br>
Burst of energy at 6 p.m. -- You finally feel better from your afternoon lull.<br>
Sleepiness at 9 to 10 p.m. -- However, you resist going to sleep.<br>
"Second wind" at 11 p.m. that lasts until about 1 a.m., when you finally go to sleep.</td>
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Me too. I feel the same way you do. I've had low vit. D, and have started taking vit. D, A, an iodine supplement, along with zinc, B vites, and magnesium. I'm feeling better th an I did before, but still not 100%.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I checked out the site, thanks MoonWillow. The hard thing, like you say sbgrace is trying to figure out what the heck is the cause. Green juice WuWei? Does it really help? And is it expensive? I don't mind splashing out for it if it will probably be helpful. The guy at the homeopathy store recommended it actually.<br><br>
I picked up iron and cod liver oil today. Should those help? I know I have low iron, also borderline hypothyroid and insulin resistance/PCOS (which is pretty well controlled by diet).</div>
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I used to "need" an animal protein first thing in the morning or else I'd graze on carbs all day long. I didn't realize that green juice has all the amino acids to make a complete protein, AND all the <b>essential amino acids</b>!!<br><br>
"<b>Greens are one of the most nutritious whole food</b> we can eat but we rarely eat enough of them. They are loaded with <b>antioxidants</b>, <b>vitamins</b>, <b>minerals</b>, <b>enzymes</b> and <b>amino acids</b> (<a href="http://forum.gotgreensrevolution.com/index.php?topic=8.0" target="_blank">protein</a>). The truth is, you can get more nutrients in a pint of green smoothie than most people get in a full day of "normal" eating!' <a href="http://forum.gotgreensrevolution.com/index.php?topic=8.0" target="_blank">http://forum.gotgreensrevolution.com....php?topic=8.0</a><br><br>
Just water (preferably mineral water), plus fruit, plus baby greens in a standard blender! Or use a juicer to extract the juice from dark, leafy greens (optimal). OMGosh, I feel better with green juice for breakfast. It has <b>vitamin K</b>, A, C, E, manganese, <b>folate</b>, magnesium, iron, B2, calcium, potassium, <b>B6, tryptophan</b>, etc. <a href="http://www.whfoods.com/foodstoc.php" target="_blank">http://www.whfoods.com/foodstoc.php</a><br><br>
This is a useful post about the purpose of individual vitamins and minerals: <a href="http://www.bodybuilding-tips.net/s21/t7060.html" target="_blank">http://www.bodybuilding-tips.net/s21/t7060.html</a><br><br><br>
I like the site "Got Greens?" for smoothie ideas. <a href="http://gotgreensrevolution.com/" target="_blank">http://gotgreensrevolution.com/</a> Smoothies are easiest, if you have a blender. If you have a juicer, just juice any vegetables. We use greens, beets, celery, cucumbers, carrots, peppers, spinach, Romaine lettuce, etc. I've subsequently read that it is best to have fruit juice separately from the vegetable juice, due to the acidity. So, we just do vegetable juice in the morning. And fruit whole or juiced later in the day, separately.<br><br>
Juice/smoothie recipes: <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=999781&highlight=juice" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ighlight=juice</a><br><br><br>
You might want to read in <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=685848" target="_blank">THE Adrenal Fatigue Thread</a>.<br><br>
Or the <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=1091794" target="_blank">THE Iodine Thread</a> or <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=946468" target="_blank">The Thyroid Thread</a>.<br><br>
Thyroid Cliff Notes: <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showpost.php?p=12957479&postcount=14" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...9&postcount=14</a><br><br>
Or the long version to gut healing and health: <b><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=1096747" target="_blank">Where to start? Help 101</a></b><br><br>
HTH, Pat
 
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