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For the past couple of years, I have suffered quite badly with tiredness. No matter how long I sleep for or how little I've done, I'm just always tired. I'd always assumed it was something to do with a lack of vitamins or iron due to my vegetarian diet but a trip to the doctor's and a blood test later, it would seem that this isn't the case. So now I'm completely stumped.<br><br>
Does anyone have any ideas why I'm so tired and if so, what I could to do?<br><br>
Many thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Hormones, depression other vitamin deficiencies.
 

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Can I ask how old you are? You look quite young in your photo, if that's you. Teens particularly can often need more sleep and have more trouble with tiredness that someone older.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>IamJen</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3021207"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Can I ask how old you are? You look quite young in your photo, if that's you. Teens particularly can often need more sleep and have more trouble with tiredness that someone older.</div>
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I'm 19. I've also just moved into university halls and sometimes I get awoken by drunks returning home in the early hours of the morning which I'm sure doesn't help! :p<br><br>
Kerwin - thank you for the yoga advice. I will look into it. My university runs sports and fitness classes so I'm sure I'll be able to try a yoga class <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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what do you eat at night?</div>
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I have my dinner and then I have an apple for supper.
 

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What did the doctor look for in the blood test?<br><br>
It sounds obvious but how many hours do you sleep each night and what is the quality of your sleep?<br><br>
If I were you, I would track things like rest, diet and exercise as well as stress levels and mood and see if you notice any correlations between how tired you are and what you do. At your age you are likely just figuring out how various things impact your body and your feelings - a bit of trial and error may be required.
 

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One thing to consider that might help is to stay hydrated...I find I get tired during the day if I don't keep up with my water intake. I also like junk food so I have to make sure I am not overdoing it with the sugar/carbs...I need to keep a good balance of healthy food during the day so I don't crash. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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What did the doctor look for in the blood test?<br><br>
It sounds obvious but how many hours do you sleep each night and what is the quality of your sleep?<br><br>
If I were you, I would track things like rest, diet and exercise as well as stress levels and mood and see if you notice any correlations between how tired you are and what you do. At your age you are likely just figuring out how various things impact your body and your feelings - a bit of trial and error may be required.</div>
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I think the doctor just looked at my iron levels. I sleep like a log at night but I do have a habit of waking up very early! I never considered it an issue though because I've always worked on the assumption that if my body was still tired, it would sleep for longer.<br><br>
Karen, thanks for the advice on keeping hydrated <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Ever since starting university, I always seem to be on the run so I don't drink anywhere near the amount I should do.<br><br>
Thanks for the feedback, everyone <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> You've actually brought some things to my attention that I hadn't actually considered before.
 
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