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you know, I've been feeling rather tired for the past few months. But I mostly figured it was because I'm eating less or something like that. Well that or the fact that I now work both in the morning and the evening.

Turns out there's actually a physical reason for it. I went to my doctor for a check up yesterday, and it seems I have a serious vitamin D deficiency, which according to Google can lead to feeling exhausted (amongst others). I just hope that when I get those vitamins, that I'll finally stop feeling so tired and be able to focus more on writing.
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fenchurche From: fenchurche Date: February 7th, 2013 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
It can really, really help! Like pretty much 99.9999% of everyone else who lives in the Seattle area, I was severely Vitamin D deficient... so my doctor had me start taking a supplement (I do a D-5,000 every day). And yeah, I noticed a difference, but I didn't understand how much until one time when I'd run out and hadn't had a chance to run out and get more. I figured it was no big deal and then sort of forgot I needed to pick some up. Within a week, I was dragging... just tired all the time with no energy. Finally remembered I needed to get more D and sure enough, within a few days, my energy levels had perked right back up. Really, I was a bit shocked at what a difference it made!

Your doctor may recommend this anyway, but you definitely want to get your D levels checked from time to time to make sure you're not taking too much. I generally end up taking D-5,000s about nine months of the year here (the cloudy months) and cut back to D-2,500 during the three months of sun.
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: February 11th, 2013 07:49 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not entirely sure how that number measures, but the ampules I have to take are something like 25.000 UI/ml. They're called D-cure ampulle

Seems like I have to take about four a week for two weeks, and then lower down to one every two weeks. I just hope it'll help and that by the time I run out of them, that there'll be more sunlight.
fenchurche From: fenchurche Date: February 11th, 2013 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
If I'm not mistaken, those would be five times what I take every day... but that's about the level they had me at when I first started and I was able to scale things back.
hyndara71 From: hyndara71 Date: February 7th, 2013 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my, I'm sorry to hear! And I hope that deficiency will be gone soon!
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: February 11th, 2013 07:50 am (UTC) (Link)
me too, it'll definitely help both with work and writing to have more energy
desdemonaspace From: desdemonaspace Date: February 9th, 2013 01:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
My doc found I was vitamin D deficient, too, and she was concerned because it can also cause or exacerbate heart trouble. She gave me a prescription for a mega-dose, and I've been taking supplements daily, and I guess I feel better.

(I'm unsure how much of how bad I feel is due to widowhood, but ya know.)

Feel better!
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: February 11th, 2013 07:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, the doctor just said he gave me a higher dose than normal, and once those are finished, things should be ok again. I sure hope so.

On the even less fun side, in six months I have to have an echo taken to make sure everything's doing fine on the inside. The joy of post op check ups.
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