Always tired? I was too. But I ignored my tiredness and burned out. So I have dedicated this entire blog and a lot of my time to helping you NOT make the same mistake.
I am 32 now, and my health is good. But that was not the case a few years ago. I was working at the time, having an active social life and doing what most people do. But I was starting to become more and more tired for no reason.
- I was struggling to get up in the morning
- I felt drained and tired throughout my day
- And by early evening I crashed in bed again.
I WAS STARTING TO MISS OUT ON LIFE
It kind of crept up on me, but my tiredness made it difficult for me to handle my work responsibilities and to keep an active social life. Basically, I felt tired all the time, and life was just sucked out of me.
WHY AM I ALWAYS TIRED? THE BIG QUESTION
When I got to the point where sick and tired of being tired all the time, I set out to find what was causing my tiredness.
My first step was to find information online. What I found was that tiredness is a symptom of many different health conditions; insomnia; sleep apnea; food allergies and intolerances; iron deficiency anemia; hyperthyroidism; hypothyroidism; urinary tract infection; heart disease; parasites; stress and anxiety; melancholy and depression; chronic fatigue syndrome and many more. But finding a lot of possible causes did not bring me any closer to curing my tiredness.
So my second step was to see my doctor. He took the normal tests but did not find any of the obvious health conditions that would cause my tiredness. Apparently doctors are really good at finding acute and serious illnesses, but they suck at finding answers to more vague health conditions (my doctor actually told me this himself).
IGNORING MY SYMPTOMS, A BIG MISTAKE!
At that point I was wondering if there was really anything really wrong with my health, or if I was just crazy and imagining my tiredness. I was thinking;
- It is so unfair that I am tired all the time while everyone else seems to be just fine
- Maybe its just me, and I should just suck it up, ignore my symptoms, and keep going.
Well that is what I did. BIG MISTAKE!
FALLING ILL, THE FIRST TIME
A few months later I fell ill. I was completely drained and fatigued. I had swollen lymph nodes – like I had a flu coming – and whenever I tried to do anything other than rest I would completely crash out.
I saw my doctor but yet again he could not find anything obviously wrong with me. He just suggested that I take some time off from work and rest, which is what I did.
MY BIG BURNOUT: 7 MONTHS OUT AND 2 YEARS RECOVERY
After about 4 weeks of rest I seemed to get back to my normal state of being tired but able to work. So I went back to work and kept pushing myself forward. And that is when I really burned out.
This time it was serious, and I was facing some really terrifying symptoms:
- I was dizzy and light headed, and and passed out from time to time.
- I got paralysis in parts of my face and many times could not swallow food
- When I laid down to rest my body felt like it was shutting off
- Basically, I thought I was dying
I was diagnosed with burnout, and spent 7 months on the couch at home.
Then I spent 2 more years building up my health again.
During that time I was really fearful about missing out on life:
- Is this it for me? Will I be stuck the rest of my life sitting on the couch?
- Will I miss out on my big career opportunity?
- Will I ever be able to support a family!
- Will life just pass me by..
Only after regaining most of my health, and after doing a bit of self diagnosing, did the doctor confirm that I had in fact faced a hidden viral infection that combined with my work and life situation had driven my body to total exhaustion.
So I was finally diagnosed with post viral fatigue.
PLEASE – I URGE YOU – TAKE ACTION NOW!
The cause of your tiredness may not be the same as mine. But ignoring it will create the same outcome. So if you are always tired, please take action now to figure out what is causing your bad health and deal with it.
Remember, you are not supposed to be tired all the time. If you are, there is something causing it and you can take action to recover.
- I try to answer important questions you may have in my blog
- And I add reviews for products that might help you recover