I am a woman in her twenties who gets tired very easily. I usually wake up around 6:00 AM, work out for an hour in the morning, then work at a desk job from 9-5. When I get home, I am often too exhausted to do anything. Forget cooking or doing household chores – I’m too exhausted to even read a book!
I don’t think my exhaustion is normal, but I’d rather see if there are any tips or folk remedies people have before seeing a doctor.
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Concerning my diet: I focus on getting a lean meat and vegetables into every lunch and dinner I have, and keeping the caloric load relatively light, supplementing it with healthy snacks every couple hours and I try to keep my sugar intake minimal. While I’m usually too tired to cook, I will try to make something substantial on the weekends or in the morning before work, so that after work I have something healthy to consume.
Possibly relevant information: I do think there is some correlation between my workouts and my level of exhaustion, because I reduced the intensity and duration of my workouts a few months ago and I saw improvement. Caffeine does help, but if I’m not careful, it keeps me up later than I want and I end up getting less than eight hours of sleep that night, which throws me into an even worst state of exhaustion the next day. Taking a shower mildly helps. Scent therapy (i.e., sniffing citrusy scents) doesn’t really work.
Other medical issues I have: asthma (which I’m taking medication for), seasonal allergies (which I’m getting shots for and medicating daily), eczema, possible gastric reflux syndrome (not confirmed, but the doctor did advise me to stay away from coffee, tea, and soda since that can worsen it).
Thanks in advance!