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Need suggestions - low energy and physical weakness!


#1

Hello everyone I hope everyone is doing well!!

I have a little bit of a problem that I was wondering you guys could help me out with. I’ve been doing really good with everything. I’ve been eating very healthy, I go to the gym 2 - 3 days out of the week, I’ve been sleeping good as well and I work right now about 48 hours a week and the job is very chill nothing physically demanding, I’ve been drinking a lot of water as well buuuut everyday I wake up I feel very low energy and physically weak. I don’t know what it is but I literally feel physically weak and low energy after waking up and this feeling can last throughout the day.

I sometimes drink an energy drink and the feeling goes away so I’ve been looking at what’s in the drinks to get an idea of what it is that makes this feeling go away. I usually drink 1 cup of coffee after waking up and that doesn’t do anything either. I went to the hospital to get checked out for fatigue and all the blood work came back normal but they hooked me up to an
I-V which had Sodium Chloride basically electrolytes and the fatigue went away as well.

I’ve been trying to figure out what it is. I’ve searched on this website and have been reading online and I think I might be mineral deficient. If anyone had figured something out or solved this issue I would appreciate the advice.

I currently take Sustenn Invega 156mg the monthly shot and Wellbutrin 150 mg. Don’t know if it’s the medications causing this or some other issue.

Thanks to everyone for reading.


#2

Maybe it is just how you are.


#3

Could be a side effect of meds. My Haldol kicks my butt when it comes to low energy!

Have you tried a multivitamin to see if it helps? I just started one last Monday so it’s too soon to tell if it’s making a difference yet. I have good hopes though, and it can’t hurt.


#4

That’s my next step. I’m going to try a multi-vitamin to see if it helps or maybe even B-12. Thanks for your suggestion!!!


#5

Do you find its worse on days after you train? If so I would recommend a BCAA complex to assist your repair. You may find your body repairing after training is depleating your engergy stores. May also be worth adding more carbs to your diet. BCAA’s should be fine but check any meds you’re on as you never know


#6

If the blood test was thorough, then it might be a side effect of your medication?

Schizophrenics are low energy sometimes. Without medication, I will not leave my bed.
Which meds are you taking?


#7

The days that I go to the gym afterwards I feel drained but the last few times I worked out I wasn’t as drained as usual. I definitely want to take a multivitamin and some BCAA’s. Just for the record I also fast between 14 - 16 hours everyday and have been eating a lot more greens than normal and did cut out carbs so maybe that might be the culprit but the last 3 days I’ve been waking up feeling normal again. Maybe the new diet needed some getting used to.

I take Invega Sustenna 156mg the monthly injection and Wellbutrin- 150mg.


#8

Cold showers can help with fatigue. I think it is also quite normal if you are working 48 hours a week to feel fatigued, especially if you don’t get enough sleep during the weekdays. Try sleeping in during the weekends. I sleep 9 hours every day.


#9

I actually live in South Florida so I’ve been taking cold showers for years it only helps temporarily. It was working in the beginning but after a while my body got used to it. I usually sleep 9 - 12 hours everyday and I’ve been sleeping deep lately and my sleep has been improving as well and I feel well rested. Maybe I’m sleeping too much might be the problem. Even though I work 48 hours a week which is going to be 42 hours soon it’s nothing physically demanding just running the cash register. I usually just watch YouTube videos, lectures, podcasts, or post on this website to kill time so I don’t know but I’m going to cut down the hours soon. Before I was working 60 hours a week and wasn’t feeling like this it just recently started happening. I’m going to start taking some vitamins and minerals to see if that will help but thanks for the suggestion.


#10

Umm. Help me help you. I used to be very blunt so plz have patience and not take personally.

Ok, if you are exercising your body needs fuel! You need to eat, and carbs are totally needed pre and post workout. If not you will truly suffer. Plus a good multi like opti men from amazon or wherever and a good fish oil. Bcaas help but milk, eggs, meat, cottage cheese, yogurt, fish, eggs, nuts, nut butters etc all have protein to build muscle. Make sure you’re getting your macros and micros. I could go on and on about gi etc.


#11

I actually drink 4 cups of coffee a day. It keeps me awake. Without it, I cannot do my job. Don’t underestimate just standing around at the cash register. As long as it is time spent at work, it will drain your energy. If it only started happening recently, try thinking what changed in your daily life. That is probably the cause of the low energy. Also, take fish oil with 3:1 EPA:DHA, with 1500 EPA + DHA from NutraSea. My psychiatrist recommended it to me. It is supposed to help with the brain, especially schizophrenics.