Here is something that I have been noticing as of late (2 weeks now).
For the past two weeks, everyday when I get home I get really tired (after work). For the last two to three weeks now it has been cold here, in the teens and single digits. Anyway, I will turn on my electric blanket, let it warm up and within a half our of getting home I will go to bed.
During the summer months I was never this way, I couldn't wait to get home so I could go biking or some other activity. In fact it was normal for me to only get about 4-5 hours sleep a day and I had no issues with this. Now, forget about it, I get home and when I crawl into bed it is lights out for the rest of the day. I can actually sleep from 7:30am-6pm no problem. I get up, go to work and repeat the process all over again, tired when I get home and very tired if I wake up during the day to go to the bathroom or something like that.
I think I am eating the same, I am keeping my carbs to a low #, eat wheat breads, watch my sugar intake the best way I know how to. I am back on the wagon from where I was last month (no more candy bars, not caring) I drink V8 when I remember to and am taking all of my meds at the same time everyday.
WTF? is going on here, Im just always tired. Is it because of the fact that is freezing outside and the thought of going out after I get home usually requires a lot of thought? Do I really want to go to the mall? I will have to get all dressed up, be cold for half the trip while the car warms up, Or should I stay home where it is warm. Home usually wins 9 out of 10 times.
There have been a couple of times now where I get so freakin tired I will turn my pager off with the thought that the town can burn down I dont care, I am TIRED! and will again sleep all day long.
This cant be normal, what does everyone else do to combat this feeling and or do to get motivated to get out and get going? Working out at a gym is not an issue for me, I have free access to at least two of them, it just getting there that is the problem and its only December. I still have Jan & Feb to get through...OMG!
I cant seem to remember from last year but does cold weather generally make one feel this way, does cold weather make you feel tired all of the time? I know I Have to exercise but never seem to have the energy anymore.
There are many reasons which accumulate to a big fatigue.
the main reason in my situation is heart, which after many years of diabetes is damaged and has many failures, too high,fast beat and not closing parts(don't know the names. Bad absorbtion of vitamins,etc..
Before my diagnosis I was tired nearly every waking minute; I believe it was due to high blood glucose. Today I have so much more energy; as I mentioned in my intro. post, I quit listening to the experts and quit taking metformin nearly 3 months ago. My blood sugar levels have never been better, and I cut my blood pressure medication way down, from 150 mg a day to 25-50 a day. Have you checked your levels? Perhaps a visit to the doc for some tests may be in order. Keep us posted :-)