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Does anyone feel lazy???

I know we’re not don’t worry, I’m currently coming to the end of 7 days off work one for endo flare up the rest is my normal rota, I have been so tired during these 6 days at present I’ve only got dressed 1 of the days and that’s only cause I had to leave the house, I’ve been in pain (of course) but have just been so tired most days getting up, doing some house hold jobs, having a bath getting into pjs and straight back into bed. I know I’m not lazy my body is just so tired. Some days I think no I’ll get dressed today then I just don’t have the energy. Is anyone else feeling like this I just feel so lazy it’s terrible cause I know we can’t help it xxx

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Hey. Chronic fatigue is very much an Endo symptom and can be cause by adhesions, chronic pain and inflammation.

It's worth getting your bloods checked over for other causes at your go. Low Iron, magnesium, zinc, thyroid, B12 and vit d can all also cause it.

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Hey, I’ve had my bloods done, I think it’s the endo

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I wouldn't be at all surprised. I had them all done too when I went off sick with chronic fatigue. The only one that came back low was vit D.

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Gemma I always feel lazy, I haven’t worked since my surgery and I mainly stay at home doing the house work. I try to be strict with myself about getting up at 10, I know some people would be like what that’s a long lie. But I don’t actually fall asleep till early in the morning, usually 2/3am so I’m probably getting the same amount as them just at a different time. But if I’m having a bad day I will just take a seat in between doing the housework and I feel so bad doing that. I really feel where your coming from with this one, but go you! You’ve still got a job and then you do housework too xxx

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Thank you! My job is quite heavy as well it’s 12 hour shifts I’ve cut my hours down so I only do 3 days a week, I’ve had so much sickness though thank god they’ve been so good about it, I am lucky cause my husband is really good with everything xxx

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Oh my 12 hour shifts it’s a wonder your not flat out on your back all the time. I’m glad your job is understanding and your husband is supportive. Xxx

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Yeah just waiting for pre-op on 3rd feb so hopefully it’ll be sorted soon, thank you xxx

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I feel tired every day, and it's an indescribable kind of exhaustion. I have been off sick this week as I am having a flare. I tried to return today but by the time I got there I couldn't function.

Keeping positive is difficult. My sickness record is terrible and this is a worry. I can't afford to lose my job.

I can't remember the last time I went for a fun night out. Am either in too much pain or am too knackered.

I have 2 kinds of clothes, work clothes and PJ's. It sounds pathetic to people when you say you don't want to do things because of tiredness, everyone gets tired! Yes, but not this kind of soul sapping tiredness. We can't help it. Who on earth would want to feel like this?!

You are not alone xx

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P.S are you a nurse/carer? Those hours sound familiar to me..........

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Yes I’m a carer, my work has been good thank god! I always say the same I have my uniform and pjs! Xx

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I call my PJs my 'home uniform' as I seem to spend my life outside of work in them! 😅

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Hope you get sorted soon. I know how stressful this can be. Fingers crossed your op helps. Feel free to message anytime xx

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