I'd do all the right things if I only had the energy for it!
December 3, 2013 2:22 PM Subscribe
was me last year. Nothings's changed.
posted by nubianinthedesert to Health & Fitness (16 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Fast forward a year. I had an absolutely challenge-free hysterectomy (fully recovered in four weeks).
-- My thyroid has been fully checked. Every test available. Reuptake scan, fine-needle biopsy (or something.) It's fine.
-- Recently switched from Pristiq to Effexor because the Pristiq seemed to have stopped working. I blamed the renewed depression on the change of seasons but honestly, the Pristiq never wowed me. I never got the extra energy push that I had gotten from SSRIs (which, too, also stopped working.) Also switched blood pressure med from HCTZ to spironolactone for the anti-hirsutism/acne boost.
-- I eat OK. I love my carbs. Not sweets but I could cuddle with a loaf of bread and be happy. I try to watch the food. I will work out in spurts and then the depression hits and boom, no workouts. I do cook for myself, my guy and his very picky daughter. I limit caffeine because I'm extremely sensitive to it.
Why do you need to know all of this? Because I CANNOT shake this fatigue. I can't get motivation to do much of anything. Vitamin D levels? Check? I know some of the fatigue might be residual depression. I have a desk job. I like it pretty OK most days. It pays me well and my health insurance is awesome enough that I can see any specialist I need.
I'd just like to have some actual energy and motivation. I am so incredibly, incredibly frustrated with this. I'm frustrated with all the medication (Four, including the ocassional Klonopin to get to sleep.)
I'm frustrated with not knowing where to start to get myself to more optimum health. I have carried around an extra 20 pounds or so most of my adult life (save for my time living in Miami where I regularly worked out pretty hard).
Where do I begin? Paleo seems so daunting for a person working full-time. I tried Weight Watchers for the weight loss (successful then tired of counting). I've tried meditation. Nothing seems to stick. I will take any ideas. I don't want this to continue. I don't mind taking it one step at a time so if anyone has a Step 1, Step 2 thing, I'll take it. Thank you.