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   Posted 2/19/2010 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I am EXHAUSTED today. Not sleepy, not tired, but "bone weary, I don't know how I am keeping my head on my shoulders or my eyes open, crying at my desk", exhausted.  I don't have the energy to pretend otherwise. This is NOT normal. It's only happened once before, for a period of three weeks. Usually I am just tired.
I know I probably brought this on myself, because I have felt really really good for the last two weeks.  Maybe I overdid?  Silly to hope the last 18 months was all in my head, huh?
I do not have the option of going home from work today. Caffeine isn't working, and I almost think it's making me worse.
Any suggestions on how to make it through til 5pm would be greatly appreciated.

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   Posted 2/19/2010 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
How about some hot tea and try doing some of those exercises in Fibro 101.  They can be done sitting at your desk.
Have you been eating a lot of carbs and/or sugar lately?  I think we tend to do that when the weather is so lousy...comfort food, you know.  Anyway, that can raise your blood sugars and that, in turn, can make you tired.  Have you ever been checked for diabetes?  You probably don't have it but it's worth looking into if this starts happening frequently. 
We can be bone tired with fibro but I find that exercise "wakes me up" and I have more energy.  It's hard to do if you are working a desk job...hence the stretching exercises.  Try to get up and walk around a couple of times an hour, too.  Eat lightly...no heavy lunches...and you should be feeling a little better.  I hope Sleeping Beauty becomes SuperWoman!  turn
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   Posted 2/19/2010 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry that you are feeling so tired. Exhausted. I went through that and ended up going on adderall for it. And it does help, but seeing you only get this once in a while, it might not be an option for you. How is your vitamin D? When that is low in us, often we feel exhausted. You might want to give that a try.

I hope that you feel better soon.

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   Posted 2/19/2010 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
On days like your having I also have found a little brisk walk will perk me up for awhile. I guess it gets the adrenaline going. Maybe during a break or lunch you could walk a little, if not then try the stretching at your desk.
I call them zombie days and I hate them. Hope it gets better for you.
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   Posted 2/19/2010 11:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey there! One of my remedies for daze like these yeah is to go online and find the funniest jokes I can find. They make me laff, I think of people I love who will laff too, that makes me smile, and I send it to them. That cheers me up and I usually laff aboot a joke or maybe someone's response to it, through the rest of the day. Try it! Go find something that makes you snork diet coke through your nose. It'll take care of you.
PS: don't ignore the vitamin D. It wants to help. Take it!

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   Posted 2/19/2010 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Vitamin D. Good call. My Doc put me on Vitamin D when she read a study that it helped with muscle pain. It really helps me with the exhaustion I was feeling. I was like that everyday. I still need to take a nap in my car at lunch but it helps get me through the afternoon at work. It is safe to take Vitamin D in high doses. I have 400mg in my multivitamin and I take an additional 400mg pill. However, that doesn't help you right now. Can you get to a store? if so, maybe that 5 hour energy drink will help. My husband swears by it when he has to work nights. It's all B vitamins.

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   Posted 2/19/2010 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, everyone. I take Vitamin D every day, 1000 mgs. I went through two prescriptions before my levels were finally up where they belonged. I wonder if that could be it.

Although I ate badly for lunch, I did take a walk outside and it brightened my mood a bit. I'm still exhausted, though. Hopefully a good night of sleep will do the trick.

Caffeine has not helped, and energy drinks scare me. lol. I'll just push through the day, it's not long now. I just hate hate hate feeling like this. Like someone drained me. Gah.

I hope you all have a great weekend. TGIF!

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   Posted 2/19/2010 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh - and ZOMBIE DAYS - I love it! Exactly how I'm feeling! :)

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   Posted 2/19/2010 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope you begin to feel better. My prayers and well wishes go out to you.
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   Posted 2/19/2010 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope your day ended up better than it started luvskermit...I completely understand being bone weary. I've sometimes found that drinking extra water helps...often I've been a bit dehydrated and didn't realize it and that adds to the exhaustion. A couple of glasses of water really seems to help.

If you can have some type of aromatherapy scent at your desk, an energizing one often does wonders as well (you can also find roll on types at specialty bath and soap stores that you roll on your wrist or mist on your face - they're great).

Hope you have a good weekend.

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