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If you don’t what the Energy Crisis is, I wrote about it on Monday:

Mmk, if you know me at all, you’ll know that one of the things I really struggle with is energy or rather, the lack thereof.

Yes, unfortunately for me, I have always suffered from fatigue. I am tired all the time – drained and listless (yes, even when I eat right and go to gym). It’s both mental and physical and it’s one of the reasons I don’t go out very much. In fact, I’m so wary of making any plans to do stuff because I just actually don’t know if I’ll have the energy to follow through!

Sucks. Big Time.

It’s not normal right? Fuck.

And it seems to be getting worse! … I can’t seem to focus on anything, I can’t concentrate, I can hardly switch my brain on in the mornings and it’s getting me down so much. I am SO fricken bored!! Isn’t that ironic though? So bored and yet too tired to do anything, which just makes me even MORE bored. And lonely. And frustrated. And angry.

I’m only 37 and I’m living like an 87-year old! Do you have ANY idea how dull that is?

At this stage, I’m ready to snort coffee granules, if that will help.

After that post, JOC recommended some funky energy gel things, which I’ve been taking every day and they have seemed to help a bit (not cheap though at fifteen ronds a shot). Chris made a really good suggestion about my iron levels possibly being low. That actually made perfect sense – I am slightly anemic, I just forgot DOH! My Dad saw that comment from Chris and obviously agreed. He very kindly bought me a super-duper iron supplement, which I am now taking 3 times a day. Also, my mom saw the post and went to chat to her connections at the pharmacy on Tuesday and came back with a hardcore herbal energy booster and tonic for me.

She also suggested that the physical pain I’m in at the moment may very well be tiring me out! I hadn’t actually thought about that. Apart from my normal neck tension which results in excruciating daily headaches, I’ve been suffering from an incredibly sore back in my upper left quadrant. I think I’ve seriously damaged something there because it’s been going on for over a month now and it’s not getting any better. Sometimes it’s so bad I can’t actually breathe without feeling it stabbing right through me. And recently, my left arm has also started going a bit lame at times, which is a bit worrying. I can’t get comfortable at all.

So My mom’s going to start working on my neck and back to try and fix me up. She’s really good at giving massages, so hopefully it will help. I’m not looking forward to it though – I think I’m going to be in tears.

Anyway, I now have all these new supplements and things to take and if THIS lot doesn’t do something for me, then I may as well just start digging my grave *sigh*