Big problem: always tired or fatigued…

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  1. atrax27

    atrax27 New Member

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    I have been having this problem for, well, months now. And it has almost always been like this. I am constantly tired.

    I sleep 7-8 hours a night, work from 7-5, and am always tired. It doesn’t matter if I work out hardcore every day, or if I take 2 weeks off. There is nothing that keeps me awake anymore. Oh yea, I am on a cutting regemin right now, so about 1500-2000 calories a day. I know that if I had a constant stream of candies and cakes going into my mouth then I would be OK (that’s how I used to eat, fatty mcfatty… still am, but not as bad now). This should make me a little tired, but not to the level that it is right now!!
    If I took a 1-2 hour nap every day at noon, I would be the happiest, HAPPIEST person in the world. But that’s not possible, so I stay grumpy almost all day long :mad:
    Any suggestions on how to combat this? I have tried getting to sleep at like 9pm every night, but the same issue arises, I dunno what it may be, no clue. Ask me any questions you can think of… the 20 questions deal… so that together, OTFN/anafit experts can help me! :hs:
     
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    evolude OT Supporter

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    love the humor

    "OTFN/anafit experts"

    i'm neither... so can't help you there... how's your cardiovascular health?
     
  3. atrax27

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    what is your defenition of cardiovascular health?

    I can ride/run for a little bit. It is much lower than that of everyone around me.... but it has always been like that. I get tired quickly doing cardio stuff (basketball, tennis, running, biking, etc)
     
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    How many days a week are you working out?
     
  5. igo4bmx

    igo4bmx WHAT WHAT WHAT THE FU OT Supporter

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    maybe check your thyroid health or something"? see a doctor?
     
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    Welcome to my world!!
     
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    try do add in 30 min calisthenics sessions and endurance work... yeah i'm tired during the week too come to think if it
     
  8. apman0000

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    A. Thyroid possibly
    B. maybe you are just lazy
    C. HEart problems, get a stress test maybe
    D. This is what Doctors are for, if you're sleeping that much and still always tired you have issues larger than what any of us can help with
     
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    horus H.R. Paper Stacks OT Supporter

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    Maybe raise your caloric intake some? Not sure what your weight is but 1500-2000 is kind of low if you're working out.
     
  10. atrax27

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    a) ugh i hope not, don't feel like checking anyways. If it is I don’t want to know about it.
    b) I am lazy. I am the definition of lazy. If you look up lazy in the dictionary… yada yada yada. I would fix this problem, but I don’t feel like it :o
    c) stress test? How do I do that?
    d) maybe…


    I work out about 4-5 days a week, if I can, I do 6. Different stuff too, kettlebell, cardio, weights. It's always fresh. On off weeks I go 2-3… just cause I’m a lazy bastard.


    edit: 6'4" 226 lbs
    My recommended amount is like... 3500 or some shit. But if I eat that, it will be alllll dirty :o
     
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    Check Noquarter's sticky, there's a 3000 cal diet with clean stuff, just base your diet on that...
     
  12. atrax27

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    but... I wanna lean up, and quick!! :( this will stunt my progress thus far. All my roommates have fucking 6 packs, and I have a fucking belly :mad: you have no idea how motivating it is to surround yourself with people in better shape than you :mad: (even though I can lift more than them...)

    gonna go read now
     
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    Possibilites :
    - anemia (get your blood tested)
    - excess phophorus (get your blood tested)
    - hypoglycemia 9caused by your diet... well, the solution is to change your diet or live with it)
    - another solution : quit thinking about it, tell yourself you're fine, that's what I did and it's a little bit better although I still hate to get out of bed...
    - try NOT to wake with your alarm, get the same sleep schedule so that you wake up naturally or get an artificial sunrise system (RAY that's somehitng you could try!)
    - try 5-htp, GABA or melatonin supps
    - go see a doctor or a sleep specialist
    - get tested for apnea or other sleep disorders...
     
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    Sleep apnea maybe?
     
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    Some people just need more sleep than others. I do great on 10 hours but am tired with 8.
     
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    Ditto!
     
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    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    I have been that way for the past 5-6 years. No matter how much sleep I get, I am always tired; even before I started going to the gym.

    I went to the doctor to find out why. After numerous blod tests and quetsionaires their answer was, "I don't know."
     
  18. macro

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    hydration is often a factor in fatigue

    water intake?

    supps?
     
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    supps = whey protein... every three days or so, not very often

    I drink enough water I think.... I piss like every hour or two :dunno:
     
  20. macro

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    generally reccomend 1 gallon per 100-140lbs

    try actually keeping track of water intake, most people think they drink more than they do.
     
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    also what is the macronutrient breakdown of your diet (carbs/fat/protein)?
     
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    thats based on average healthy bodyfat apprx. 10%, so if you are higher adjust accordingly.

    ie 300lbs at 20%, subtract 30lbs (fat weight)-- so 2-2.5 gallons.
     
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    keep in mind water reccomendations are based on people that train, generally eat a high protein diet and likely take at least some stims or supps (at least caffiene).
     
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    maybe you need animal pak vitamins
     
  25. apman0000

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    doctor hooks up heart monitors + treadmill or whatever each doctor chooses = seeing if your ticker is working properly when stressed

    the sleep apneia post above could be an idea as well.

    regardless if it's persistant fatigue for no obious reason I'd make sure i wasn't gonna drop dead of some heart problem or something.
     
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