I have fatigue and weak bones. I got a blood test done that included tsh, vitmain levels, and even juvenile arthritis. Everything came back normal.
I am 16 and I am not sure why I have these problems. It might be related to some separate symptoms I have been experiencing for a while that I will also go see a doctor for, but I don't think so. This has only been happening for a few months.
I wish I could run and do more exercise, but I am always tired, and my bones hurt. I try to eat at least 2500 calories. It is frustrating not being able to do much as I would like to. I've tried taking around 100- 200 g of refined sugar to boost my energy levels but it doesn't help at all. Only coffee seems to do anything. I really dislike it though, and I don't drink it.
What can I do about this?
Actually, I have had a fatigue problem for quite a few years, as well as other symptoms relating to my brain. I've never had as much energy as the average person. This post isn't very organized.
I just want some advice and ideas of how to get rid of this.
Could it be "chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis" ?
How are your B12 levels ?
Hi, i had similar issues since years (from when i was 18-23) when i finished school and started studying. Mainly my knees were swollen, painfull and inflammation. I quitted all studying and focused on SUN, FRUIT and REST (its like Harley say: FRUIT;WATER;SUGAR).
I lived in Costa Rica over a year were i was constantly in the fresh air, just sleeping in a rancho and eating fruits. Everything became better, to heal it took some time because the issues developed from a bad lifestyle over YEARS, that means it takes time to heal, be consistent and patient. On this you go bad to your natural state and that is being healthy!
I think if you focus on these 3 things, and rest being probably the most important for you, everything is possible. You WILL run again if you want it bad enough. I started running now too, i can run 15k now without realy training for it.
If its possible for you, get somewhere south and enjoy high quality fruit and sun.
Ok thank you, this was very helpful.
Cool, thank you for the replies, I will look into all of this.
Try to supplement with K2. You might be eating enough calcium, but without K2 it´s not absorbed in your bones or teeth.
k2 is also found in natto and kimchi
B12 shots weekly for 1 month and then monthly for a year.
Sleep by 8-9PM!!!
Drink 1L of water before each meal, in the morning and before bed. In between drink anywhere from 250ML to 750 per hour depending on activity levels etc. Be sure to be peeing clear always. Peeing 2-3 times per night as well.
Eat more sugar & carbs
I’m sorry to hear you’re in such a bad way, at such a young age. You are definitely going to go for more tests, right?
There’s only so much we can help you with, so it’s great that you’re under professional care. Just from what you’ve posted though, if you’re concerned about your bones, here are a few of my thoughts:
Caffeine inhibits calcium absorption, so really, even though this might “work” when you have tried it, you’d be best to completely avoid consuming it again (plus it’s not real energy anyway, so your adrenals won’t appreciate it given your fatigue)
Studies show that the excessive consumption of refined sugar leads to a large increase in urinary calcium excretion, in both healthy people and those with kidney issues, so you would be wise to focus on getting your calories from whole foods only at this stage until you have further info from your doc
It is suggested that the phytates in foods such as beans/grains, and oxalates in foods like spinach, inhibit the absorption of calcium from these foods. I cane these foods daily, and my calcium levels are always high (without supplementation or fortified foods/drinks) so I personally don’t pay any attention to this, but given you’re concerned about your bones, you might want to bear this in mind