I have no energy whats wrong with me?

Amanda - posted on 08/26/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )

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From the time I get up until about noon I don't feel like doing any thing its like i have no energy. And some days I just don't do anything all day.

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Amber - posted on 07/02/2012

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Vitamin deficiency. Ask your doctor if you are deficient, specifically in vitamin D. I had no energy and thought was told by countless doctors that it was depression, there was nothing wrong, or they would basically say that I probably had chronic fatigue, but never actually do anything about it. I finally found a doctor who tested my vitamin D levels and found out I was very low. Going over 2 years being deficient has caused damage to my body that will not be easily remedied, so I recommend to everyone, especially those with low energy (my first symptom), to ask specifically to have their levels checked.

Dolley - posted on 08/27/2009

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I have no energy too it is a real struggle when my partner gets home I just don't feel like cooking a veg in front of TV

Arianne - posted on 08/27/2009

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I would agree with what everyone else has said in regards to low iron. I would talk with your dr. to see what they have to say. I also went through a stage of not feeling myself and being really tired and unmotivated. I think a lot had to do with not getting out of the house once or twice a week, not getting enough sleep, and not asking for help when I was feeling down.

Beth - posted on 08/27/2009

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Answer in short... nothing. Give yourself a break. If you're waking up in the night with a new baby and your body is still recovering for the first year you need to just take some extra care of yourself. Make sure you have a good multi-vitamin with B and Zinc (which can get depleated in pregnancy) and have your iron level checked. I hope you're eating red meat and things like spinach and other green veggies. If you're doing all this and still feel tired, take a 20-30 minute nap in the morning and go for a 30-45 minute walk at some point in the day. Your body can generate energy this way and sun shine helps with Vit D also needed for healthy energy. Also, make sure you're drinking a couple ltrs of water a day this helps with energy and cellular regeneration. Take care.

Jennifer - posted on 09/14/2009

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You should get your hormone levels and your thyroid checked since you have no energy. This happened to me after I had my daughter. It turned out to be my throid and all my other hormone level were out of wack which happens alot after kids. Also excercise help too. Hope you feel better.:)

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Jme - posted on 09/14/2009

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You may just need to try to go to bed a little earlier until you feel more rested. For most of us that is easier said than done though b/c it is easy to want to stay up for some time to yourself after the kids are in bed. It is also easy to get in a rut staying at home, same stuff different day. It can certainly seem a lot more appealing to climb back into bed! I hope you get to feeling better. I went through the same thing when I was pregnant and breastfeeding. I was so sleepy all the time. It is exausting caring for our little ones. Get some sleep girl and don't feel guilty doing it!

Shelagh - posted on 08/31/2009

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I would first start with vitamins!! I totally feel the difference when I don't take mine. I buy mine from Shaklee- www.1healthierlifestyle.com.

Jane - posted on 08/30/2009

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my thyroid was out of whack for 6 months before it got diagnosed. big difference once i started taking the thyroid medicine. also have your Vitamin D and Iron levels checked.

Casey - posted on 08/30/2009

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Also you could be suffering from post natal depression... it gets at all of us one way or another.

Melissa - posted on 08/30/2009

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Quoting Tara:

I was like that for a few months and it turned out that my iron was low. I would go and Talk to your doctor and maybe get them to do a blood test to check it out because if that is all it is all you will needs is iron pills.



i agree 100% with this, i felt tired all day every day after our son was born, my doc suggested finishing of my perscription prenatal vitamins(prenate elite with iron) and it really helped. i have one more 30 count left now and i feel a little more energetic every day, hang in there i think its normal to feel drained after you just grew another human being inside of you. if you breatfed it may be worse.  after all the baby is getting what he needs from your body.

Nyssa - posted on 08/29/2009

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I also have no energy. I was reading about thyroid problems that often go undiagnosed in new moms.

http://thyroid.about.com/od/hormonepregn...

I've recently started getting more active, and that seems to help... but only after I've gotten to work out. So, today, my husband is at work till 5, so I'm going to be a lump until then. It's sad! But, you're in good company. :)

Cindy - posted on 08/28/2009

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I'm the same way from the time I open my eyes the only thing i can think of is sleep and some days I don't want to get out of bed because it means I have to start the day. I feel lost a lot during the day and sometimes I can't r'ber what I was suppose to do. then here comes night and I have energy and it is hard for me to sleep. I lay in bed for hours before I fall a sleep, but never stay a sleep long. I have tried taking sleeping pills OTC but nothing.

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Stephanie - posted on 08/27/2009

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How old is your baby? Def. get a blood test for iron, but don't forget your thyroid!! Ask for a TSH test. Post-partum thyroiditis is often overlooked and that caused me a great deal of problems, nt the least of which was way too much energy and way too little energy. I went from sleeping 3 hours a night and bouncing off the walls to needing to nap as often as I could and still being exhausted. Get some blood work done!

Lydia - posted on 08/27/2009

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Amanda it could be that you are a mom. I will go first to the doctor check you blood for any iron deficiency, but I did and everything was normal. I still suggest you do so because really is the only way to find out. If it is normal after you see the doctor, it could be depression, I suggest you try doing exercise first, try to have time for yourself, like take a bath, go out with friends. If you feel better ...good if not seek help from your doctor.

Veronica - posted on 08/27/2009

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I also agree with the low iron therory or it could also be depression. I'd go see your doc if you have no energy.

Viviana - posted on 08/27/2009

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you need a supplement. Vit B will give you energy or mulvit with ginseng. Drink green tea too.

Florencia - posted on 08/27/2009

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I agree with the iron deficiancy. get your blood work done STAT. I don't know how old your kids are, but could it be post pordum? Another thing is that maybe your sleep cycle if off. Mark Hyman has some really interesting books on how to get the most out of your sleep. This is coming from a certified insomniac!

Claudia - posted on 08/26/2009

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Do you take a good nutritional multivitamin/supplement. Most of us don't get the proper nutrition and vitamins from our foods. That has helped me tremendously and I do a workout routine every morning, which gives me an energy boost!

Lindsey - posted on 08/26/2009

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I would agree with Tara, check with your doctor first. If that doesnt work try to get in a little excercise in the morning either before the kid(s) wake up or after everyones had breakfast. I like to turn up the radio and dance around with my kids after breakfast. I have 3 kids and they each 'dance' with me in my arms for a song or two. You would be surprised what even 10-15 minutes of wiggling around can do! If that doesnt work ... coffee girl, COFFEE!!!

Tara - posted on 08/26/2009

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I was like that for a few months and it turned out that my iron was low. I would go and Talk to your doctor and maybe get them to do a blood test to check it out because if that is all it is all you will needs is iron pills.

Nyssa - posted on 08/29/2009

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I also have no energy. I was reading about thyroid problems that often go undiagnosed in new moms.

http://thyroid.about.com/od/hormonepregn...

I've recently started getting more active, and that seems to help... but only after I've gotten to work out. So, today, my husband is at work till 5, so I'm going to be a lump until then. It's sad! But, you're in good company. :)

Veronica - posted on 08/27/2009

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I also agree with the low iron therory or it could also be depression. I'd go see your doc if you have no energy.

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