Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sleep Deprived In Seattle

Hey guys, I just wanted to pop in here and just say...something? I don't know, I just know that lately my posting has been inconsistent and a little nutso. And I'm sorry about that.

I mean, to be honest, I AM a little bit nutso and sometimes I struggle with that, which is why I blog about it because a lot of the time it helps me work through things when I talk about them or write them down.

I've really struggled the last little while with having no energy. I've been really, really REALLY tired and I'm not sure why. I mean, I'm ALWAYS tired. I've been tired for the last eleven years since I started having kids, but this lately has been an all time low and its just starting to sink in for me that it is really not normal.

I've pretty much spent the whole summer trying to get my feet underneath me and failing. Last summer I had a great schedule; we went to the library every Monday, we went to a different fun park with friends every Wednesday, we had our ward play group every Thursday, etc. etc. I tried to do the same thing this summer and I just couldn't make it happen because I was so dang worn out!

So now school's here and I'm trying to get back into a new routine and I'm hoping against hope that I can figure out whats going on with my body and somehow get control of it.

I know what you're thinking right about now: GO TO THE DOCTOR FOR GOODNESS SAKE!!

I get it, I do, I would probably say the same thing to my friends; but there's also this: I feel so stupid going to the doctor because I'm tired. It seems so lame. And when you're so super tired it feels like so much work to drive out to the doctor and talk about stuff and all that...jeez, I sound so lazy. But thats kind of the point! I have no energy to do anything not even help myself. Blah.

And thats about it. I'm working on it. I'm working on getting organized and pushing myself to do things even though I'm tired, I'm working on keeping up with my schedule, I'm working up to the doctor. I'm trying, I'm actually really trying.

Have you ever felt like this? Have you ever just been so worn down and for no apparent reason, you haven't had a super stressful time or pushed yourself any differently than normal, but you're just so tired??

I would love some advice, or experiences or pretty much anything--and I'm sure my family would appreciate it as well. :)

I think I've yawned ten times just in the typing of this. Ugh.


  1. I have a bajillion things to say abou this.

    Number one.
    Go to the doctor for goodness sake!!!

    Just kidding. Kind of.

    Being chronically tired is not normal. I have several friends who have thyroid issues and they didn't remember how normal felt. One just said to me that she didn't understand that she ever felt BAD until she started feeling GOOD!

    Also. I have a testimony of alternative medicine. Energy work, massage, reflexology...it is real and it works. Many have remedies to give you for a few months that retrain your body to work regularly instead of drugging it for a lifetime.


  2. I get a little on the anemic side sometimes and can't find the energy to do anything. A week or two on iron pills and I'm feeling much better. That might be an easy thing to try. But a thyroid condition might also be to blame. I just got on thyroid medication earlier this year and I can feel a difference if I get lazy about taking it. I will watch your kids while you go to the doctor. Or you can just say you're going to the doctor and really go home and take a nap.

  3. I really really know this feeling- like right now. Like yesterday. And the day before. I'm dragging through my life with my eyes half open and my shoulder slumped and guess what my husband and Sheryl keep saying to me? "Go to the doctor!!!"

    Have I gone? Nope. Wanna make a pact that we'll both go? Wait, you wrote this post a month ago- have you already gone?


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