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Not coping with fatigue

This is the worst I've felt with fatigue. I feel like the worst mum to my 3 year old as I have no energy to do anything. The house is disgusting as I can't get housework done. I just want to sleep all the time and I'm exhausted to the point I'm tearful. Does anyone have any tips on how to handle this? I know housework will always be there but I hate feeling like an awful mum.

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One thing I've found that really seems to help with my fatigue is Omega 3.

I take Vitabiotics Ultra Omega 3 and they really seem to help x

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I don't know. I really struggle with fatigue as well. I put some flaxseed on my cereal the other week (have forgotten since) and I had tonnes of energy (it was weird) but I suspect this was a coincidence.

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I empathise so much.

The endometriosis diet lifts fatigue. You could also try a good quality Q10 supplement. Pharma Nord BioQuinone Gold Q10 (100mg) has an outstanding reputation among doctors and customers, but you'll need to check it's soy free. Avoid the stronger form: ubiquinol; anecdotal evidence is mounting that it's causing worsening fatigue in some customers.

Kimberly Snyder's Glowing Green Smoothie recipe is an energiser, too. I drink this 5 x per week using strictly organic produce.

Please show yourself lots of compassion. Endometriosis is a horrible disease with fatigue and pain so debilitating that it can turn women into shadows of themselves.

There is light at the end of the tunnel. I had to overhaul my lifestyle and get into a 'clean' diet to get there: no sugar, dairy, gluten/wheat, alcohol, etc. Try endo-resolved.com - there'S some diet advice on there. Good luck. x

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I know this sounds counterintuitive, but exercise always helps me. I feel that I have no energy at all and struggle to make my self do it, but always feel better afterwards. Walking is the best for me, and the nice weather should help too.

Also have you checked your iron levels ? If you suffer from heavy monthly bleading, it could have lowered your iron levels ?

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