Made this thread a while back in the main forum, but was kinda meh with the responses I've gotten. About 3-4 months ago I had mono. I got a cortizone shot that has seriously fucked up my metabolism. It's pretty bad to the point where I sleep about 9 hours a day if I let myself, and remain tired still. I work out daily, be it running, playing soccer, working out with a medicine ball, or just doing crap like push ups. I'm noticiing though, that as much as i've been doing this, it has not helped me to increase my metabolism. If anything, i've just grown more tired the past few months. I'm wondering what, if anything, I can take that would help me increase my metabolism. I want to consider some of the over the counter crap that I see adverstised on TV, but that claims to be more of a weightloss supplement than anything, and that's not too appealing to me. Granted, I need to lose 10lbs for me to be really satisfied, but that's not what has me sold on something like Hy-droxy cut or whatever. So F&N, what are some things to get my metabolism up? I'm working out and exercising, but that's only wearing me out. Any supplements like 5-HTP, or SAM-E, or whatever that'd help to increase my metabolism? Would some of the over the counter stuff help me get some metabolism/energy going for me? THanks in advance for the help.