I’m tired 70%+ of my awake hours. I’m too reliant on caffeine. Seems like you’ve tried a lot but maybe a consistent 15-30 min in direct sun or light box and brisk walk and fruits and veggies and iron and of course a nap 15-45 min
Exercise makes me even more exhausted though ><
But maybe the sunlight will help… I’m on Vitamin D and Vitamin B right now, but direct sunlight won’t hurt!
Allow me to preface this by saying I’m going to the doctor’s office in a couple weeks to follow up on this, but in the meantime I was hoping I could crowd-source some possible solutions/advice.
For probably the past 8 years I’ve had this really bad fatigue. I don’t know if it was the entire 8 years, because a good deal of the fatigue can be linked to depression and anxiety. But the recent fatigue from the past few months is very much not. I am feeling fatigued, but I don’t have any anxious thoughts or depressive thoughts common to a mental illness cause. So it’s not that.
I took blood tests a little while ago and they came back normal for thyroid, glucose, and CBC (idk what that is?) So again, going to see my doctor about what to do now that those are normal.
I had a couple days recently where I didn’t feel tired, but I don’t know what triggered it. Maybe drinking Lipton Iced Green Tea? But I was still drinking it when the fatigue came back. Maybe because I ate better meals? Or ate closer to 3 meals a day, instead of just one meal? (I redownloaded that meal reminder app to help me remember to eat ‘cause I’m doing that thing where I don’t eat again…)
A solution—sometimes—is for me to lay down for 15-30 minutes. This isn’t a nap, and I don’t lose consciousness, but just laying down seems to help. Sitting up in my computer chair can be too exhausting.
I just don’t know what is causing this. It isn’t a form of narcolepsy because I’m not necessarily sleepy, but just exhausted/fatigued.
Any suggestions? Help? Advice? Magic spells? Resources? :/
Purpose: To remove an enemy from your life and keep them from harming you.
You Will Need: A cauldron. Paper & pen. Broomstraws. Rosemary.
Step One - Create a sigil of the words “banish [your enemy’s name]”. Activate it however you normally do. Place it in the cauldron along with the rosemary and broom straws
Step Two - Set fire to the sigil, reciting:
"You, ___________, are banished and bound from doing me harm. I release this sigil to do its work."
Step Three - When the ashes have cooled, scatter them on your front steps.
As ADHD people we need to remember that we are not every thought that pops into our head. We are not our thoughts, they are only one piece of the puzzle that makes us who we are. Instead of beating yourself up for having a “bad” or stray thought, let it go. Let it pass like a cloud across the sky. And remember that thought does not define you.
- breath in for 4 seconds
- hold your breath for 7 seconds
- exhale breath for 8 seconds
repeat once or twice more.
This causes an autonomic nervous system shift from a sympathetic (fight or flight reaction) state to a parasympathetic response.
Use this for panic/anxiety attacks, exams, presentations.
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Tumblr got anxiety advice. Fuck yeah.
Read this earlier, and it helped me a lot tonight.
I tend to do square breathing (breathe in 4 seconds, hold 4 seconds, out 4 seconds), but I’ll try this next time if I can remember.