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1068689 tn?1325827206

Tired all the time...

I have been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism for around 15 years now, as well as Sleep Apnea (7 yrs), and now Diabetes Type II (2 years).  
I have been under the care of my doctor all this time and prescribed thyroid medicine, metformin, and use the sleep apnea machine when I sleep. I get 7 or more hours of sleep a night and is usually restful.

For the past 5 years or so I have noticed my energy levels decreasing quite rapidly. My doctor has played with my meds to keep them within the appropriate ranges and this never seems to help. I otherwise have a healthy checkup when I go in. All other blood work is in the norm, blood pressure is in the normal range.

Last year I was diagnosed as having low testosterone. Less than 200. I started injections for about 6 months and my readings only came up to 330. Still feeling lethargic and no improvement the doctor stated my testosterone levels would not increase as they should have but didn't. So i stopped taking the injections as they didn't seem to be working.

I don't know what else to do. I have suggested everything to my doctor to do things different. Even going to alternative doctors and such. He said those guys are for healthy patients and nothing they can do will improve what I'm already doing. So geez i'm out of ideas and am really tired of being tired and no energy. And when I mean no energy it's the type where you come home and have to lay down because you are just wasted sort of feeling.
I would love to work out and be more active but you need energy to be energetic. Even when i was working out all the time in the last year I was still no more energetic then I am now.  

And I have no depression issues going on.  Any ideas?
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1756321 tn?1547095325
Alternative doctors are for healthy patients? Not true at all. Your doctor's God complex is showing.  You need to find a doctor who will be open-minded and informed enough to recommend the best treatment available whether they be alternative or conventional.

Low testosterone can be a complication of type 2 diabetes and hypothyroidism.  From the research i've read, this is due to insulin resistance which in turn affects the pituitary glands production of luteinizing hormone (LH) which is the hormone that makes testosterone.

Thyroid symptoms are known to occur in "normal" lab ranges. Posting your thyroid results can help to see if your thyroid hormones are in optimal range.

One study found 92% of diabetics had low RBC magnesium. Magnesium keeps insulin under control. Magnesium is also needed to produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the main source of energy in cells. Magnesium deficiency symptoms include low energy and fatigue.

Type 2 diabetes is reversible. Type into amazon: "Reverse type 2 diabetes". If you want to do this the hard way, you can eat a 100% raw diet (doesn't sound like fun though) lol. The documentary trailer is on youtube "Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days" One person on this documentary reversed their Type 1 diabetes!

Deficiency states that can more commonly occur with hypothyroidism (and most list fatigue and low energy as symptoms) include: vitamin D, iron, vitamin B12, folate, cortisol (stress hormone), electrolytes (magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium), zinc, vitamin A (skin can look yellowish or orange especially on the palms of your hands or the soles due to poor conversion of beta-carotene to vitamin A).

Adrenal fatigue is common with under treated or untreated hypothyroidism.  There are home tests to help diagnose adrenal fatigue.  A great website on adrenal fatigue and other information on hypothyroidism is called "Stop The Thyroid Madness".  Also, the drug metformin is listed to deplete both CoQ10 and vitamin B12. Both are essential for energy.
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180749 tn?1443595232
Some alternative to boost your immune system. Follow this technique twice a day, and let me know how you feel after 4 weeks. Then I will suggest more techniques for the thyroid.
Kapalbhati pranayam
Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after one minute.
-(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day. Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.
January 6 ,2012
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1068689 tn?1325827206
Thanks guys. I'll post my numbers later and try your ideas out.
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