No Energy/tired Please Help
Posted 30 May 2004 - 01:28 PM
I have been diagnosed with celiac since I was a child. But only recently in the last year or so I have had times where I felt really tired. I could barely keep my eyes open.
I find myself trying to study for school and I have no energy and I can not concentrate. I have no idea what the cause of this is. I tried drinking coffee and still no luck. I take a multi vitamin everyday and drink lots of tea and eat healthy and I do not eat any food containing the substances which we are not allowed to eat.
Does anyone know how I can keep my energy levels up?
I went to the doctor and told him that at least once a month I am so tired I could sleep for days and he sais this is normal. He simply sent me home with nothing.
I have also been experiancing excess hair loss. I am a female with brown shoulder length hair. Does anyone know why this happens?? I wake up in the morning and I see hair everywhere. Please help me.
Thank you in advance for anyone who takes the time to answer my questions. Now I must go sleep as always feeling extremely tired.
Posted 30 May 2004 - 02:21 PM
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
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Posted 30 May 2004 - 04:18 PM
Confirmed Celiac by biopsy - July 18th 2003
4 people in family with Celiac Disease (mom, two brothers, me)
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Posted 30 May 2004 - 06:32 PM
If your doctor is not taking your fatigue and hair loss serious I would find another doctor. There are a number of things that could be causing your problems, and it needs to be checked into by blood work.
Have you had your thyroid levels checked? That could cause hair loss and fatigue. Do you have unexplained joint or muscle pain? There are a lot things that it could be, that is why it's so important to find a good doctor that will listen to you.
Several months after going gluten free I began to have unexplained EXTREME fatigue and could not do in a day what I once could (cleaning house, running errands, etc.). I went to my doctor and he ran some test after I explained to him what was going on. The test came back positive and I am currently being checked for Lupus, I am already being treated for Hypothyroidism so I knew it wasn't that.
Feel free to send me an email if you have any further questions..... Take care and I hope you find some energy soon!
Posted 31 May 2004 - 05:45 PM
Posted 01 June 2004 - 07:52 AM
Posted 01 June 2004 - 09:38 AM
You should be checked for iron deficiency anemia. I was extremely tired, and my doctor found that my iron levels were so low that I had to have a tranfusion of iron (not a blood tranfusion- just iron in solution). It really helped to boost my energy, and taking a daily iron supplement keeps me feeling good.
Good luck to you!
Posted 01 June 2004 - 04:37 PM
Posted 02 June 2004 - 09:32 AM
I have had blood tested before but this was for vitamins and he said everything was fine. I will go see the same doctor next week and get these tests done this is really getting worse.
Thank you for all your help.
Also I was wondering if any of you take daily pills or supplements to help with vitamin intake? I am curious if I should be taking something outside of eating healthy.
Thank you to all
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