I have been feeling awful for years. Yes...years! I have been diagnosed so many times with so many things then "undiagnosed" so many times as well. Yes...undiagnosed. Sunday I had an issue at a festival at our church. It was 103 degrees and I was working the welcome booth. The sun was beaming on me. I felt fine and was having fun but then all the sudden my heart went really fast and began to pound and I almost past out. I don't remember much for about 10 minutes other than being rushed inside and they were putting ice on me and pushing fluids. Luckily, we had a First Aid station with a Doctor due to the possible risk of Heat issues.
My blood pressure which is normally low was super high as well as my heart rate. I was scared to say the least. Anyway I was going through Heat Exhaustion. Which apparently can make you feel yucky a couple of days afterwards. And that I have!!!!
Today I went to the doctor because I still didn't feel really well. They did a whole bunch of blood work but my iron which" was" really low last month is now good since I have been supplementing. I am thankful. But I was so burdened because I feel so bad all the time and I beginning to think I am crazy. I feel like people think I make the way I feel up.
The Doctor looked me straight in the face and said I would not doubt your Vit D to be low but your heart is good, your CBC is good, and so with all that being said all I can suggest to you is to lose weight.
Yes....I know I am not skinny. I am 45 pounds overweight. I am very aware. But.....BUT....I feel so tired and exhausted the sound of just going to shop at the store, counting calories, exercising makes me want to cry. And yes...I have cried.
Although.... I do believe that losing weight will help tremendously I do not believe it is the main thing. I felt this way since I was young and not even overweight. Matter fact because I was so tired all the time is why I stopped exercising.
Anyway, he suggest me to do a 1500 Calorie diet and to walk 2 miles EVERY single day for 3 months and come back to see him. He was very adamant that I do NOT do any types of diets. Just lower my salt intake, watch the things I eat, eat 1500 calories of what I would like, treat myself occasionally, cut back a little on bread but don't be hardcore. He told me to be realistic and avoid types of diets that restrict things that I know I will not be able to live the rest of my life without. I appreciate his advice and he was very delicate....but I just want to cry.