The Diabetes Forum Support Community For Diabetics Online

The Diabetes Forum Support Community For Diabetics Online (https://www.diabetesforum.com/forum.php)
-   Diabetes Symptoms (https://www.diabetesforum.com/diabetes-symptoms/)
-   -   Tired all the time??? (https://www.diabetesforum.com/diabetes-symptoms/94242-tired-all-time.html)

mbuster 11-14-2017 03:16

Tired all the time???
 
Tiredness can be one of the many symptoms of diabetes, but it could also be caused by something else. This Doc's Opinion blog covers several - 19 Important Causes of Fatigue

Bunjee 11-15-2017 00:56

That was a pretty comprehensive list. Basically, life makes you tired. :vs_shocked:

skypeace 11-15-2017 12:09

I have been suffering from fatigue off and on for a few years, as it seems to have first started when I began taking metformin about 6 years ago. I stopped taking Metformin in August of this year, and now I experience fatigue still.

I am trying to figure out if I am depressed because my wife of 36 years passed away almost five years ago from cancer and I don't seem to be over it. When I am juicing every now and then I feel terrific, but sometimes I don't even feel like making the juice.

Over the years I have tried to explain the fatigue to my physician, but he usually has indifference as explained in the article. Its like he is a deer caught in highlights whenever I mention fatigue. Go figure.

VeeJay 11-15-2017 13:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by skypeace (Post 1251290)
Over the years I have tried to explain the fatigue to my physician, but he usually has indifference as explained in the article. Its like he is a deer caught in highlights whenever I mention fatigue. Go figure.

Same thing here. I think most physicians just aren't interested in investigating vague symptoms. Tests are expensive and insurance restricts what is allowed. Plus, doctors seem to discount anything that isn't "proved" by some lab test. Especially in women.

I'm 71 yrs old and have fought vague symptoms and fatigue for decades. It was only this last year that the new doctor I saw (who only started practicing in 2012) actually listened to me and ran a test not usually run, and it came up positive for autoimmune.

itissteve 11-15-2017 14:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by skypeace (Post 1251290)
Over the years I have tried to explain the fatigue to my physician, but he usually has indifference as explained in the article. Its like he is a deer caught in highlights whenever I mention fatigue. Go figure.

Sounds like you need a different doctor (if that's an option). I've been through several (went to a teaching clinic, so many practitioners cycled in and out; some were good and some were not). One doctor was ready to attribute to diabetes anything else that was wrong with me (wrong!!). I finally have a good one (PA, actually). I hope she sticks around for a while...

skypeace 11-15-2017 15:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by itissteve (Post 1251402)
Sounds like you need a different doctor (if that's an option). .

That is always a thought, but now that I am turned around and not drinking the medical Kool-Aid, following keto and HFLC diets for my lifestyle, I understand my physicians limitations and his frame of reference.

I am going to keep on doing what I am doing, hope that the fatigue is conquered as I move forward in my new lifestyle. I have only been on this forum since yesterday, but I am excited with all of the in depth and insightful knowledge here as I was looking for a support group that had the right focus, but could find none locally but DF may be filling that void.

hftmrock 11-15-2017 18:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by skypeace (Post 1251290)
I have been suffering from fatigue off and on for a few years, as it seems to have first started when I began taking metformin about 6 years ago. I stopped taking Metformin in August of this year, and now I experience fatigue still.

I am trying to figure out if I am depressed because my wife of 36 years passed away almost five years ago from cancer and I don't seem to be over it. When I am juicing every now and then I feel terrific, but sometimes I don't even feel like making the juice.

Over the years I have tried to explain the fatigue to my physician, but he usually has indifference as explained in the article. Its like he is a deer caught in highlights whenever I mention fatigue. Go figure.


Here is my thoughts and its only my thinking and experience.

I am living ketogenic and that means ketones and fat fuel my body for energy. I have WAY more energy than when I was eating carbs (I consider myself carb intolerant) when I am kicked out of ketosis my energy is WAY down. I am still low carb but since I am not in ketosis , my body tries to use carbs for energy and I just dont eat enough carbs for my body for energy. as soon as I went back into ketosis I was fine

so my thoughts as it relates to me is if I am LCHF , my energy level is not great and I struggle mentally a bit. If I hit ketosis, I have more energy than I know what do to with:vs_cool:

mbuster 11-16-2017 04:43

skypeace, you are not by chance taking any statins (cholesterol meds) are you?

skypeace 11-16-2017 05:10

:angel2:
Quote:

Originally Posted by mbuster (Post 1251586)
skypeace, you are not by chance taking any statins (cholesterol meds) are you?

Not for the last three months. That is since the first week of August I threw out all my RX's and trashed the little bit of metformin I had left, maybe about 20 pills. My food is now my medicine and my medicine is my food.

I am a bit of an extremist, either I am all in or all out. Never much for indecision or straddling the fence. My Dad would always say, "Go for broke." Been just that many times. :angel2:

kyteflyer 11-18-2017 04:38

No wonder I can't move.


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 23:00.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.