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Im just curious, is tiredness a symptom that comes with fibroids? I have no energy today and can barely stand, just walkingup stairs makes me winded. I havent been exercising and thought maybe it was just losing my conditioning.

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    Hiya. Yes it certainly is a symptom.

    I've been really struggling recently in trying to put a pattern to my tiredness to no avail.

    In my case it varies so much.

    I've learnt in the last few weeks that I simply can't exercise. I'm capable but I will pay for it with extreme tiredness. Even yoga .so this week I've done nothing. I work from home so I take many breaks and I've had a much better week. Another tip I think may be helping me is to stay hydrated. At least 2 litres of water.its so frustrating isn't it not feeling normal.

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    I totally understand.  I used to be a distance runner.  For the first time in 10 years, I'm really unmotivated to go out and do anything.  I haven't been exercising either, so that's proabably a huge part of it.  Anemia from the heavy bleeding is another part of it.  Then the worrying about the bleeding/fibroid/what to do is also exhausting.

    Do you sleep all night?  I find myself waking up at least twice - sometimes more to go to the bathroom.  

    Sometimes I think I can just break through on will alone and get out there, but then I worry about the constant bleeding and getting caught out on a trail or embarrasing myself if I have a problem around others.

    So...yes.  I think there are both physical and emotional aspects of the situation that make us exhausted.  

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      I dont have any inbetween bleeding and it seems i have 3 very heavy days then a light day. So my periods have definately changed.

      At the beggining of this week, i walked for a hour on a couple of days and afterwards youd think i ran a marathon. Ive just been so tired. Ill be glad to get this behind me.

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    Hi, tiredness can definitely be because of the bleeding from fibroids. You should ask your dr to do a CBC. It will let you know if you are anemic or other vitamin deficiencies you may have. I know the exhaustion is horrific, but it will get better as you get proper treatment. Best wishes.
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