Supplements for increased energy?

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Does anyone have suggestions about natural ways to increase energy while in peri? For the past year I have had crashing fatigue that has taken away my regular exercise routine and put me to sleep at 9pm. Without exercise, I've gained weight, have lousy posture and increased anxiety. But when I get suited up and drive to the gym, I am so tired I can't get out of the car. 

I started Ginko today at 120 mg and I am hoping that will help. Any other ideas? 

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    Hi,

    I would suggest B vitamins and folic acid.  

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    Daddy, I have recommended to several ladies here a vegetarian multi-vitamin. I can't post the name here but if you're interested I can send you a pm with the name. When I was down it would pick me up within an hour and I was able to at least go to the gym exercise a little, do weights, then finish my day without going to bed. Let me know.

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    Let me know if the ginkgo works. In the same boat. Always tired, no enervy to exercise and gained so much weight.
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    Same here..  no energy.  Even after dinner I'm exhausted and I don't understand.  My bloodwork always turns out great!  I'm also making sure I eat plenty of fruits and veggies.   I did 'up' a few vitimins that I'm taking by taking a second does in the afternoon--  it's helping some. Now I'm starting to think maybe my life is too stressful or maybe I don't sleep get that really good sleep at night..  I have no idea

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    gosh, I think you have described me... can't go on hurt as family history or breast cancer. Also terrible mood swings. Have put myself on a concoction of tablets that I rattle. But obviously missing something, or something needs tweaking. 

    Multi vitamin, magnesium, iron liquid, evening primrose, and skin antioxidant (as skin has bad breakouts since in peri) 

    any advice very welcome 😳😳😳😳😳😳

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    I did get a very high potency B12 supplement on top of the regular B complex I am taking. It's 1:30 in the afternoon here and I went to the gym for 1/2 an hour and I am not ready to go back to bed. (Quite unusual.) I think Lynda20916 was right!  

    I checked out the Ginseng at my local pharmacy and the package comes with a warning that it can't be solid in California because of some evidence of a relationship with reproductive cancer. It doesn't take much to freak me out! So I'm going to hold off on the Ginseng for now. 

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