How on Earth do you cope with fatigue?

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Hi all, hope you are well.

I have been suffering with extreme fatigue for over 4years now. Docs said blood tests ok, changed docs....sent me off for CFS therapy....didn’t work...gave me HRT....worked a bit so it is likely menopause.  Been without a period for well over a year so am defo post menopausal.

I have to work full time, I live alone, I can’t take any more sick or else I will be in trouble. I just cannot function anymore. I don’t know what to do.

How do you cope? I can’t drop hours and feel trapped. The depressive episodes don’t help either.

Does anyone have a solution? Going mental here......

Next life I will be a bloke, one mood all their lives😂😂😂

take care all.


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    Hi Biscuit - Have you had your thyroid extensively checked ? & also look at Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome - Western drs do not believe in AFS, so you would have to find a functional naturopath dr to test for it - it’s just something to rule out - 

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    Have you been tested for Epstein Barr ? I had terrible fatigue I mean AWFUL ! And knew nobody else had the severity of what I had so I got tested and yes I have mono . 

    The fatigue has been unbearable ... going to bed at 6.30pm and just spending all day completely exhausted . 

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      There is no real cure for Epstein Barr and mono only rest rest rest boost your immune system  .... takes a long time when you’re older to get rid of it and can pop it’s head up when your hormones drop . 

      Most of the fatigue from meno is from night sweats etc  ... but women continue with their lives . Mine has been debilitating ! 

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    Hi Buscuit

    I wa lucky as I have a partner , but I remember coming home exhausted after work and just sitting on the sofa and vegetating.

    I have said this before on this forum if you can find some energy and start to do some form of excercise you enjoy it will make it easier. Also watch what you eat cook only healthy food and fresh even if it’s salads if you can.

    The symptoms won’t go away but it will make it easier for you To cope with. 

    Hang on in i there u r not alone.


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    Hi Biscuit! About 5 years ago, I was tired a lot. My gyno found that I was low (Most women are) on Vitamin D3 (the sunshine vitamin). Haha...I live in Florida! So she put me on 2000 IU of D3 and within 2 went up. I still take it and am rarely fatigued. Please ask your doctor about that and have her test for D3 deficiency. Also, drink lots of fresh water...dehydration can create fatigue. I hope this helps you! Hugs!! -Kazjo
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