Elizabeth Suzann Cotton canvas clyde trench (small)
Madewell turtleneck bodysuit
Rag & Bone/JEAN ankle cigarette jeans |
secondhand Rag & Bone jeans – there’s an indigo pair at slowre, size 29
Robert Clergerie sneakers |
similar pair secondhand – More secondhand RC at The Real Real
I have felt lethargic, unmotivated, emotionally unstable, sad, slightly nauseous and all around just BLAH for more than a week. I am around that age to start feeling THE CHANGE coming on, so I’m going to the Dr tomorrow for a hormone-level check; maybe that will explain some things?
Otherwise, it’s a mystery what’s going on. I’m tired of feeling tired. I’m tired of talking about and explaining that I just don’t “feel good.” I’m not sick. I just don’t feel right. The last two days I have made myself do normal things, which does make me feel a little better, but I still don’t feel as vibrant and energetic as I’d like to feel.
I’ve come to terms with taking it easy for now – I’m just trying to listen to my body and give it what I think it’s saying it needs, which most of the time seems to be sleep or sitting still. I don’t really feel like eating, but I make myself. I don’t even feel like drinking wine anymore!! Not that I drank a lot anyway, just a small glass every other evening, which I really enjoyed.
Today I’m going to Costco (ugh) to stock up on some of the things my stepson likes when he’s here. Man, 16 year olds EAT A LOT OF FOOD. At least he eats/likes the more healthy options that we usually keep around the house.
Happy Tuesday!! I hope you’re having a great week so far 🙂
I hope you are feeling better soon, Grechen. Cedar fever is bad in Austin right now, and it sometimes makes me feel nauseous and exhausted. That, combined with hormones, makes me feel icky. Hang in there! Children’s Sudafed helps if you don’t want to feel spaced out by higher dose Sudafed, though you still have to get it behind the counter at the pharmacy.
Grechen Reiter says
Thanks Catherine! I do not miss cedar fever!! I was so sick the first couple of years we lived there. It is brutal! Sorry you’re suffering too…
Could be your thyroid…make sure they check that too! I have struggled with thyroid issues for over 25 years and what you describe could definitely be from that.
I was going to suggest that it might partly be menopause, but I see that you’ve already thought of that. But it does sound like you have some sort of virus hanging-on, too. I don’t often fee “good” anymore, but my drs have yet to figure it out. I just had a bunch of lab work done and certain numbers are elevated, but they’re not sure why. Now, who do I go to that will put together the puzzle pieces?
Have fun feeding the 16-yr old! I find a 20-yr old girl is somewhat insatiable after college food for a semester!
Good point, Carole! I have hypothyroidism and it makes me “cloudy” (like now where I forget I’ve had it for almost 20 yrs!)
I was going to say get your thyroid checked too. And not just the standard thyroid numbers but thyroid antibodies. My tsh and everything was normal but turns out I have hashimotos!
Rebecca B | Seven2Seven8 says
Hope you’re feeling better soon, or at least get some (not too surprising) answers from your levels check. It seems like there are so many things that can throw us off – iron and vitamin D levels, too.
Perhaps also check iron levels… And, B-12…
I agree with a number of the comments here, please make sure to get Thyroid testing results. I developed Hypothyroidism a few years ago and it made my energy level go from relatively high to so slow I could barely function on a daily basis. Once treated I saw improvement right away but you need to be aware of becoming overtired as you get older too. Take adequate time to rest, replenish with water and mineral and vitamin rich foods and beverages. All the best in diagnosing the health issues that you are facing at this time. You still look great though Gretchen 🙂
L-Jay again……..so sorry I misspelled your name Grechen.
Hope you are feeling better after doctors check up.