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Food/sleep/tiered

Bell11Bell11 Member Posts: 24 Connected
edited July 2020 in Dealing with chronic pain
Hi every one. As I'm new to all this, I'm finding some little things strange.. not every thing is fybro. Cfs or ME...?? Or is it.
I've started to see a pattern in so much as when I eat I get really tiered.? Is this normal.
Now I do have type two diabetes so always keep an eye on it. My levels are fine so it's not that. I dont over eat because I only have 1/3 of a stomach, so that impossible.

I know it's normal to get tiered easy from not doing a lot but from eating 🤔😖🤦‍♀️

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  • Han_Han_ Member Posts: 154 Pioneering
    edited July 2020
    Hi @Bell11 and welcome! Thank you for sharing with us.

    Have you spoken to your GP about this? 

    Perhaps you could keep a food diary and record what you eat and how you feel afterwards? This could help keep track of things. You could show this to your GP. 

    I hope you're able to find some answers. 

    Han 
  • LouiseHLouiseH Member Posts: 96 Courageous
    Hi @Bell11 I'm wondering if you get similarly tired when doing small physical tasks or is it just eating that you've noticed this with?
    The food diary which @Han_ suggested is a great idea to keep on track of it and notice any patterns.
    Keep us posted with how you get on :smile:
    Louise 
    Louise Hesketh
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  • Bell11Bell11 Member Posts: 24 Connected
    LouiseH 
    I do get tired after doing stuff. But that seems to be more bodily need to rest or lie down tiered. It's strange I only need to sleep if it's a bigger task than I should be doing almost to the point where my body seems exhausted. ( Probably not someone elses exhausted though, and I'm more than likely doing more than I should as I'm still getting use to things.) But I know 100% that eating makes me feel sleepy. And it's not alot. Today I ate about 10 little poppy seeded crackers and some hummus, (no breakfast) and within an hour I felt so bloated uncomfortable and tiered,. I was struggling to stay awake. I left work an hour early to get home and sleep. 2.5 hours later I was woken as I had a telephone call. 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Bell11, unfortunately this can be common for people who already experience fatigue. This can be due to the energy that is needed to digest food. I have found that eating little and often works better once your body has adjusted. I hope this helps!
    Community Partner
    Scope

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