I always feel physically drained

  1. Lately it seems that everyday is just a haze. I go through the day usually with a headache or indigestion, I feel tired but get enough sleep (I think) and I have trouble staying on topic. I don't know why I always feel so gloomy. Could it be that I am lacking water and feeling dehydrated? I only drink a Yop! for breakfast if that has anything to do with it. Nightly I get about 7 hours of sleep and even have naps during the daytime to makeup for any lost sleep. Yesterday I started taking a multivitamin to see if that helps. I really don't know what wrong with me..if it's stress or what, but I need to start feeling normal and sparky again. What do you guys suggest?

    Chris
     
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  3. wolram

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    Go to the doctors, they seem to know about things like this.
     
  4. Evo

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    It could be stress, but it could be so many things. It could be blood sugar levels for instance. It could be blood pressure. Try eating a balanced diet and drink enough fluids for a couple of weeks and if the symptoms persist, see a doctor.
     
  5. Moonbear

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    I don't know what a Yop! is, but I hope you don't mean that's the only thing you eat or drink all day, whatever it is. Those symptoms could be a lot of things, yes, including hunger and/or dehydration. Drink lots of water and eat a balanced diet, and especially if you're doing a lot of outdoor activities in summer heat, drink even more water. A multivitamin won't help if you're not eating enough in the first place...you need the calories from food for energy.

    Considering you're reporting headaches and upset stomach, if the symptoms persist more than a couple days, or if either starts to feel so bad you just can't stand it, get yourself to a doctor right away (if you're running a fever, you should go right away too). If they go away with eating and drinking normally, then you have your answer. If the tiredness persists despite drinking and eating plenty, then still schedule an appointment with your doctor, but it's probably less of an urgent thing than if the headaches and stomachaches persist.
     
  6. arildno

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    You may be "burned out" mentally.
    Whatever it is, I strongly advise you to see your doctor.
     
  7. Astronuc

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    As Evo mentioned this could be related to stress, but also sinus inflammation, or sinus pressure, which can cause headaches and nausea. One solution for sinus pressure could be Pseudophedrine.

    As others have suggested, I would recommend discussing this with the family physician.
     
  8. Get more sleep!

    Drink coffee in the mornings too.

    I assume you already do those things though.....

    EDIT: Up your protein intake
     
  9. Greg Bernhardt

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    Get quality rest, increase iron intake, decrease carbs, take fish oil sups, try some cardio and yes drink lots (something like 75% of americans are chronicly dehydrated)... see a doc!
     
  10. berkeman

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    When was your last physical, triden? Sounds like it's time for a checkup.
     
  11. Moonbear

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    Bad advice. While plenty of us are already addicted to morning coffee, it only worsens things long-term (and would certainly be a bad idea for anyone with stomach upset and headaches, unless they are both from caffeine withdrawal).
     
  12. Actually, ive never had a physical that I can remember. I am fairly fit though and a very outdoors kinda person. I tend to stay away from doctors for most problems and fight them on my own. I guess this is the exception; I'm going to book an appointment right after I finish my sushi...there are too many things that could make me feel like this. :approve:
     
  13. Moonbear

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    Glad to hear that. It really could be anything from stress, to fatigue, to depression, to improper nutrition, to allergies, to onset of an illness, etc. And if you've never had a physical, then you're way overdue for one anyway, so even if it turns out to be nothing more than a bit of stress and bad eating, it is worth getting everything checked out to ensure you know how to treat your body to stay healthy (such as getting tips on healthy eating and stress-relief). It's also good to start seeing a doctor regularly when you're healthy so you have one who knows you if you need one when very sick.
     
  14. Danger

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    Diabetes would be another good candidate for the symptoms. If caught early, it can be extremely controllable; if not, :surprised .
     
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