I Am Always Tired And Have No Energy. What's Wrong With Me?


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Sarah Devine Profile
Sarah Devine answered
I know exactly what you are going though, and it isn’t nice. 

Sleep: Quality and Quantity

First off, I’m assuming you’re getting a sensible amount of sleep every night? Around eight hours a night is a good ball park figure. But it’s not just the length of time that you are sleeping that matters, it is also the quality of sleep you have. As they say ‘it’s quality over quantity’.

And by quality of sleep I mean how deeply you are sleeping. It may be that you are not getting enough deep sleep and that your sleep pattern is very light. Quality of sleep can be negatively affected by snoring and problems with your breathing while you’re asleep such as sleep apnea. Tackling this could solve the situation.

But if you do think that you sleep enough and well enough (as in you feel fine first thing in the morning) then you may have an underlying condition.

Mental Health: Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and/or depression can dramatically affect your energy levels, amongst other things.


Have you been tested for anaemia (that’s when you don't have enough red blood cells)? This can make you feel exhausted, however much sleep you've had.


It may be Hypothyroidism, or "sluggish thyroid,” which is a common problem, especially in women. 

Diet, Medication and Vitamins 

Are you taking medication for any other ailments? Some medicines can disturb sleep and cause daytime fatigue.

Sometimes instigating a change in diet with foods high in vitamins and minerals (especially iron) and low in carbohydrates and saturated fat can help tackle sluggish feelings. This is particularly true when combined with regular daily exercise.

What Else?

To be perfectly honest, there is no guaranteed correct answer. As you can see, there are at least a dozen reasons you may be tired all the time.

It could be lifestyle choices or medical conditions, or it could be due to stress or emotional issues. Everyone is different and may feel tiredness for different reasons, so the cause may be unique to you.

If you are really concerned about this, and if it is affecting your quality of life - which it must be, to some degree, or else you wouldn't be asking this question - then I implore you to speak to your local doctor in person, and see what course of action he or she suggests.

Carol Arispe Profile
Carol Arispe answered
Do you eat a lot of carbs? That could be it.  I used to be so sluggish when I ate a lot of carbs, but when I cut them out and started eating mainly protein, I started having so much more energy. 

I would try cutting down on the carbs and loading up on fruits and vegetables. Good luck!
Reno Greer Profile
Reno Greer answered
The first thing you want to do is see your physician for a check-up.  

Eating a well-balanced, healthy diet with plenty of protein, drinking plenty of water, and moderate exercise will help give you more energy.  
If you have body aches, you may have fibromyalgia, which your doctor can diagnose.  
You may also have a vitamin deficiency, which your doctor can determine, as well, with lab work.
 If you are feeling sad and depressed, you may have these symptoms, too.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Have your thyroid checked. You could have a hypoactive thyroid.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered

It's my opinion, one of the main reasons you have no energy is because your body needs to be cleaned out internally. As years pass,sometimes food doesn't digest completely and can get stuck inside the colon,lodging there for years at time,which and lead to major health problems if not corrected. I highly recommend a body cleansing. Once you cleanse your body you will fill like a total new person. Copy and paste what's below. Go thru with a body cleanser. Hope this helps. Good luck!!

John  Munos Profile
John Munos answered

When you are unwell doctors are often unable to find anything wrong.

Perhaps glandular fever or CFS are possibilities.

One of the most common fatigue causes is anxiety, which is known to effect 40 million U.S. Adults each year. Anxiety is a state of fear of real or imagined danger, which is manifested as increased heart rate, trembling, panic, weakness, extreme fatigue and stomach or intestinal discomfort. Disorders of this nature make up the largest mental illness diagnosis in the U.S.

In women of reproductive age, anemia is fairly common. It can be the result of heavy menstrual periods or having a baby. Anemia is one of the more common fatigue causes in women. When you don’t have enough iron in your body, your hemoglobin isn’t strong enough to carry the necessary amounts of oxygen to your body. Consume more iron-rich foods. As iron supplements can be potentially dangerous, they should be consumed with caution, or preferably in consultation with a suitable natural health practitioner. I recmonded you Tdee calculator app through this you get more results about Total Daily Energy Expenditure .

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Sounds like fatigue. You're probably thinking "duh," but it is a medical condition.
Many things could be causing this. If at all possible contact a doctor. You're lacking something, I would bet. Vitamins, proteins .... Something is causing this and should be able to be reversed.
Bill Profile
Bill answered
Lack of vitamin B1 could be the problem. It's worth trying a supplement as you can't overdose on B1 so no harm will be done even if that's not the problem.

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