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    Default Tiredness - does it get better?!

    I can't remember a time when I wasn't tired.

    And it seems like there's always a reason for it, but I wonder if other people feel like this too - and, if so, if it ever disappears?

    First I had DD.

    Then mild PND was the reason given to me by the dr for why I was still tired almost a year on.

    We started TTC again when she was about 7mths old, and went through 15 treatment cycles of Clomid, FSH, and then IVF (as well as time spent naturally) - so the drugs/ treatment/ emotional toll took it out of me.

    Now I'm coming up for 31 weeks pregnant, and have a very lively toddler - so that's a good excuse...

    But I seriously feel tired ALL the time! I go to bed around 7.30-8pm most nights, and usually sleep until 6am (unless I need the loo in the night).

    At the weekend I get to sleep in one day, although I can never sleep for that long in the morning.

    So... I feel like I shouldn't be THIS tired. My OB did blood tests for thyroid/ iron, etc., and everything was normal.

    I feel like when the baby is born I'll be at the bottom of my reserves - which is not a great way to start things!

    Does anyone else feel like this and, if you HAVE felt like this, did it ever get better? When?!!!

    I used to play sport all the time, work full time, and always be up for late nights/ nights out. Now I have zero energy. I even feel like a dumbed down version of myself some of the time. Sometimes I can't even think of anything to say - which is definitely not like me at all. When we go on holiday I just feel exhausted. I wish I could go back to how I used to be and feel!

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    I wonder if the having to give up sport has anything to do with it. I've only recently got back into proper, regular exercise (after 7 yrs ) and I feel a million times better.

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    Perhaps you are sleeping too much? I used to go to bed really early and was always tired and DH suggested i was tired from over sleeping, so I stayed up later and I didn't feel as tired. Crazy, but true. Maybe give it a go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl X View Post
    I can't remember a time when I wasn't tired.

    And it seems like there's always a reason for it, but I wonder if other people feel like this too - and, if so, if it ever disappears?

    First I had DD.

    Then mild PND was the reason given to me by the dr for why I was still tired almost a year on.
    Yes! Tired all the time, or I get fluctuations... Short bursts of energy then really tired again.

    I know dr's deal with this all the time but I wonder if they over-diagnose depression in new (or not even) mothers. I mean, I've always felt in my body that it's physiological. I did ask my GP and she tested my bloods/thyroid and all fine, but I was wondering why she didn't check my hormones as to me it seems that my hormones are fluctuating wildly. I feel like my body physiology has changed a lot since I had DS. I just don't have the energy I used to and although I'm a single mum I just don't feel like it comes down to motherhood alone. I'm not depressed. But yes I do personally think it's too easy for DR 's to diagnose depression. Not saying they're wrong as I have no idea but I do think they should explore more before diagnosing it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    I wonder if the having to give up sport has anything to do with it. I've only recently got back into proper, regular exercise (after 7 yrs ) and I feel a million times better.
    Maybe - I'm not sure.

    I had to give it up for the fertility treatment, and then for a lot of this pregnancy (due to bleeding, etc.). I just started seeing my PT again 2 weeks ago, but am pretty limited in what I can do this far into the pregnancy!

    I really hope that I might feel better once I start back up again after the baby is born.

    Some days I just feel like crying at the thought of having to do something. It sounds stupid, but I start thinking "Ooh it's nearly 5pm (DD's bed time) then that means I can have dinner and go to bed!" And I hate thinking or feeling that way.

    (And I really don't feel as if I'm depressed, which I know can be a cause of tiredness. It just feels like a physical thing...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MothersMilk View Post
    Perhaps you are sleeping too much? I used to go to bed really early and was always tired and DH suggested i was tired from over sleeping, so I stayed up later and I didn't feel as tired. Crazy, but true. Maybe give it a go?
    I don't know. If I do have a late night (e.g., we go out in the evening) then I feel even worse the next day! I try to stay up as late as possible each night, but I'm falling asleep on the sofa...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl X View Post
    I don't know. If I do have a late night (e.g., we go out in the evening) then I feel even worse the next day! I try to stay up as late as possible each night, but I'm falling asleep on the sofa...
    I understand, I felt that way too but after a few nights I adjusted and felt much better. It is hard though when you feel so exhausted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MothersMilk View Post
    I understand, I felt that way too but after a few nights I adjusted and felt much better. It is hard though when you feel so exhausted.
    Always worth a try - thanks!

    I keep thinking of all the things I used to do and, while I still love the idea of them, the thought of them makes me want to hide, weeping, under my quilt at the moment...

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    hello

    I can understand how you feel. It's not still the mild PND or depression? That can suck the life out of people.

    I can responded well to zinc, magnesium, B6 and B 12.

    Good luck. It is horrible feeling tired all the time.

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    I suggest berocca as well, my energy levels have improved greatly since having a berocca each day - it took 2 weeks to really notice the change but it has helped so much.

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