I've been tired for 6 years. Nothing is really "wrong" with me according to most of my bloodwork and the medical profession. In October 2010, I was diagnosed with iron deficient anemia despite having a normal hemoglobin count. Since then I have tried several supplements with little success.
This year I am taking charge of my health. I cannot be the wife and mother God wants me to be if I continue this way. I could take the physical tiredness if it weren't for the mental fog.
Goal #1: Continue with supplements (iron and vitamin D) to get my levels up to normal.
Goal #2: Greatly reduce wheat. I've been reading Wheat Belly and it makes a lot of sense. It will be difficult because the Historian is a bread man.
Goal #3: Daily exercise. Daily. No matter how I feel. No matter how tired I am. I must make myself do this. I must not let my family distract me.
Goal #4: Find a new, supportive doctor. I am dreading this. It took me forever to find the one who finally ordered the blood test to figure out the iron stores deficiency. There are several reasons why I am not going back to this provider. The office is too far away, and there have been some questionable practices by the office staff. I need someone who will look at my entire picture, not just the female issues. When I mentioned joint pain, she said that she didn't deal with "stuff like that". I need someone who is supportive of natural care and doesn't reach for the prescription pad by default. It's a tall order.