Thursday, October 27, 2011

Not a Friend of Fatigue!

Fatigue defined...

Fatigue (also called exhaustion, lethargy, languidness, languor, lassitude, and listlessness) is a state of awareness describing a range of afflictions, usually associated with physical and/or mental weakness, though varying from a general state of lethargy to a specific work-induced burning sensation within one's muscles. Physical fatigue is the inability to continue functioning at the level of one's normal abilities. It is widespread in everyday life, but usually becomes particularly noticeable during heavy exercise. Mental fatigue, on the other hand, rather manifests in somnolence (sleepiness).

Fatigue and ‘feelings of fatigue’ are often confused. Fatigue is considered a symptom, as opposed to a medical sign, because it is reported by the patient instead of being observed by others.
I know what is means, I am just tired of being tired of being tired after work! I know my body or brain has been through a lot, but I can't wait to get passed this fatigue... I am beat by noon while at work... and I don't drink caffeine anymore... so, I don't even get a chemically back lift of energy!  I also struggle with not snapping at my loved ones when I get tired in the evening, it can be a challenge!

When I get tired, my words do not come out clear and my right eye gets really droopy, it's not pretty!

I have been trying a few new things to beat this gosh-darn fatigue...

* taking the stairs at work and parking far away at the stores, to get some natural energy.

* walking, taking a walk after work, before dinner lifts my mood.

* taking vitamin D, B2 and C along wit my multi vitamin.

* getting a whole 8 hours of sleep at night.

* napping on the weekends really help to have a some-what night life!

* eating more fresh veggies and fruits.

If I discover any other fatique tips that help, I will share them with you!


  1. I usually start to recognize that I have hit the wall when I can't find words or just plain stop making sense. Apparently everyone else can tell sooner than I can and think they should tell me to go lie down, much to my annoyance.

  2. I personally think that since our brains use 20% of our energy in normal use and supposedly up to 50% when thinking hard, then it leads one to believe that since we are thinking extremely hard all day long we are probably using 90+% of our energy just to supply the brain, not counting the physical efforts extended just to live.
    Glad to find another stroke blogger.