So I go to U of M  in October.  I sent a message to my nurse asking for blood work to see why I am so exhausted.  This is what she ordered.  So is this everything I need to see what is going on.  Otherwise I am doing great.  I hope this answers what is going on.  

 

 I ordered a CBCPD (complete blood count), CMP (comprehesive metabolic panel, CRP (inflammatory marker), Vit D, B12, Iron and Ferritin. 

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It may not be everything since exhaustion need not have a physiological cause. I too am exhausted/fatigued all the time, but it does not appear to be related to blood counts, vitamin deficiency or anything like that.

My next step is to test my sleep patterns. The thinking is perhaps I'm not sleeping in an optimal way and thus not getting the rest I need. We'll see. 

Hopefully you are able to resolve your problem quickly.

Sleep deprivation is a big problem.  Why they don't address it after pouch surgery I don't know.  It's terrible. 

Now that I am beyond the point of no return I can look back and see what it did to me.  I get seven plus hours of sleep now.  Every night.  No getting up with urges and pain and all that.  I do get to my sleep and it has made a tremendous difference in my health and life.  I don't hate the bed anymore.  

Richard. 

I have my usual list of things that I check when I am dripping with exhaustion.

1. Iron, B12 and all other B's infection (white count), protein intake (am I eating enough meat/fish/chicken/fish or eggs), do I have any allergies to food (allergies can be exhausting! allergy meds too can drag you down), am I drinking enough and replenishing my electrolytes (salts and potassium)

2.infection (white count), protein intake (am I eating enough meat/fish/chicken/fish or eggs), do I have any allergies to food (allergies can be exhausting! allergy meds too can drag you down), am I drinking enough and replenishing my electrolytes (salts and potassium), 

3. protein intake (am I eating enough meat/fish/chicken/fish or eggs)

4. do I have any allergies to food (allergies can be exhausting! allergy meds too can drag you down) am I drinking enough and replenishing my electrolytes (salts and potassium)

5. am I drinking enough and replenishing my electrolytes (salts and potassium) 

6. is my thyroid low (can cause exhaustion, weight gain, dry skin, disrupted sleep patterns, bloating...

7. am I sleeping? Room temperature (too high and you can't sleep, too cold and you shiver and wake up), uncomfortable mattress, not enough or too many pillows, sleep apnea, snoring, your partner snoring, going to bed too late, watching tv or using your computer too late at night (it can disrupt your sleep pattern), eating too late (wakes you up or gives you gas and cramping)

8. am I eating correctly before bed  (not too heavy, not too light)

9. am I eating too much sugar throughout the day (sugar makes you tired with highs and lows...so does diabetes and it can cause thirst and weight loss as well as infections that do not heal)

10. Am I depressed? Am I dealing with something that I cannot get a handle on? 

11. Am I doing enough exercise? The more I exercise, the better I feel...and the deeper I sleep.

That is my top checklist...I usually find one or more points that need tweaking...

Hope that this helps

Sharon

Exercise alone won't reduce weight unless exercise is excessive and extreme.

A reasonable level of activity and exercise, thats fits your current level of fitness, combined with a reduce diet would be more beneficial.

Even without exercise, eating far less, smaller portions will make all the difference.

Although, your currently level of exercise, is better than nothing and will improve your fitness. 

Yeah, more activity, exercise equates to more calories, fat burnt, however, there has to be a balance to maintain the desired weight, otherwise, more activity, less food will eventually result in less weight/body fat, just like more food, less activity will result in increased weight/body fat.

However. weight/body fat can be reduced without exercise by reducing the amount of food eaten, although such a method can take longer to achieve the desired results and probably without the muscle definition or toning.

 

Food for thought..............

How often do we see people with eating disorders; who are skin n bone hitting the gym to lose weight; although there's probably some that do, who's disorder is not so obvious but primarily, their weight loss is due to their refusal to eat or vomiting after eating.

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