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Tuesday, March 25

I Have Energy...

From Christmas until just this week I was feeling exhausted. I mean weary and tuckered out. I had no energy and had to force myself to do everything.

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned to Michelle that I felt like I couldn't put one foot in front of the other without falling flat on my face. Now my beautiful daughter is a pharmacy technician and she said, "Mom, you need Vitamin D. I think you might be suffering from SAD," which stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder.

I had heard of SAD but never thought I suffered from it, but for years I have lacked energy and have been exhausted. I felt guilty because I was always too tired to do anything much. Sometimes I would sleep 12 hours out of 24. I had spoken to the doctor about it and he just looked at me as if I was crazy. He has treated me for depression and given me anti-depressants. Whenever I have mentioned the way I feel he has told me that I am on anti-depressants and that is all he can do for me.

Well, duh! Doctors don't listen nor do they recognize the symptoms of something very common. They send you for tests, tell you that it is all in your head or just plain shrug it off. A few years ago I told Mom that I was going to have "It was all in her head," engraved on my tombstone. LOL I couldn't figure out what was the matter with me and the guilt from being so tired didn't help. So two weeks ago when Michelle told me to take Vitamin D, I took her advice.

Today I started spring cleaning. My stove was a mess and the kitchen is in need of being redecorated. Hubby was out. I walked into the kitchen and thought to myself, "What a mess!" I immediately poured a sink full of hot, soapy water, got out a new spray bottle of kitchen cleaner and the soapy steel wool that I've used for years. I got busy on that stove and it took me about an hour to clean it from top to bottom. Then I tackled the microwave stand that needed a good washing down. Next I washed and disinfected the garbage can.

Just as I was finishing up these tasks, hubby came home. He couldn't believe his eyes. I don't think he realizes how little energy I have either.

I let the water out of the sink, scrubbed it till it shone and then put on the tea kettle. As I sat at the table drinking a cup of tea, I felt quite proud of myself. The stove, sink, tea kettle and crockpot sparkled. Once again I felt exhausted but this time it felt good. It was because I had accomplished quite a bit in the couple of hours while hubby was out. I'm hoping to continue tomorrow. There's still a lot to do. Maybe I was suffering from SAD, but whatever it was, the Vitamin D seems to be helping. I'm glad I took Michelle's advice. And speaking of Vitamin D, it's time to take my daily dose.

If you are lacking energy and live in a northern climate, try taking Vitamin D. It's made quite a difference in my energy level. If you suffer from health issues, be sure to check with your doctor before starting vitamin supplements. ~Blessings, Mary~

18 comments:

  1. Yes SAD is more prevalent then we think. I am so glad that you are getting some of your energy back. I am usually okay unless the sun is gone for extended periods of time, I seem to need at least 4 days of sunshine during the winter to feel good. I will remember the Vitamin D for the next time my energy disappears.

    God bless.

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  2. I have been catching up reading all the post I have missed....Mary

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  3. You go girl, woo hoo. Glad you are feeling energized my little bunny friend, lol I love you.

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  4. Sounds like that burst of energy was very fruitful! Just don't overdose, I wouldn't want you to have a cleaner house than anyone in blogland! That'd be unfair you know. rofl

    My father used to tell me to get outdoors and get some sunshine...maybe that is what he meant all along...vitamin D!!! [and that worked too. So, maybe there IS something to this Vitamin D -energy connection] Makes sense since the sun's rays is filled with the vitamin and it creates energy.

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  5. Good Morning Mary,
    I have never heard of SAD myself. I have been on anti-depressants for a few years now and that maybe the reason I don't have any energy either. I may just have to try some Vitamin D. "THANK YOU" for letting us know about it. I'm so glad it made you feel alot better and gave you the energy you needed. Take care my friend and have a great day. Don't overdo yourself now. May God Bless You and Yours.

    Love & Hugs,
    Karen H.

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  6. YIPPEEE you're better..and God has given you some energy!!

    I'm rejoicing..and today is good for me also!!

    love you..Deena

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  7. Mary, that's wonderful! I'm so glad you're feeling better.

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  8. So glad to hear you found something that works to give you energy! Doctors aggavate me sometimes! Grrrrr!

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  9. Hi Mary~
    I know I certainly lack energy and feel blue in the wintertime here in Oregon, too! Wonderful advice about vitamin D! So glad you are feeling some energy!

    Thanks for stopping by to say hi today...hopefully, I'll get some natural D through some California sunshine in a few days! (It's pouring here!)

    Blessings,
    ~Tammy

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  10. Praise God you feeling better.
    Love and {{Hugs}}

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  11. Oh, my....I've heard of SAD....and I am so happy you are taking the Vit. D....I do hope it continues to make you feel stronger and better!
    Keep up the good work...I know how having a clean house can make you feel so good.
    I am in the middle of cleaning closets today....B.U.M.M.E.R
    hugs, bj

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  12. You know.. I am in the medical profession.. but I am right there with you..

    IF THEY WOULD JUST LISTEN...

    unfortunately, they have their minds made up before we finish talking...

    I'm so glad you are feeling better...and stand firm when you have an issue...

    also the internet is a great resource..or your daughter (beautiful at that!!) and can help you...

    So praise God...

    Isn't it amazing what vitamin D from the SON (smile)can do?

    Connie

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  13. Oh, tell me about it..i mean about how the doctors say, "it is all in your head"..or they just put you on some medication which never helps. I have been out of energy too but i live here in a sun filled place so I know it is not SAD!! I think I am low on B12...I am starting it and hopefully that will BOOST me up!! These doctors sometimes...make me very upset. Sandy

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  14. Sounds like you've found what you need. My daughter is a pharmacist and she often knows more than a dr.

    I carried my car for service and spent a couple of hours at the antique mall, then bace to the car place. it was 2:30 before I got back home. I straightened up a bit but I still don't feel well. Congestion in my chest. Guess all that tightness from Monday has loosened up. I take vitamins, mega C in winter.
    Mama Bear

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  15. Oh my goodness! How wonderful! I am so happy that you have energy now! That is so exciting. I think I will have to try that. I get more tired and sometimes I get down too. Here in Oregon we do not get very much sun! Thanks for the great tip!

    :0) Sharon

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  16. Mary,
    Yes, I take Vitamin D and I do think it helps....I take several vitamins and minerals each day.....

    Glad you are feeling better...

    I like my 'new' look...I think Erin does a wonderful job....Betty

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  17. Never heard of SAD... but I think it is real....... I started taking Vit D. a few months ago but I have heard that I need to take the liquid and drop it under my tongue...has anyone heard that? Anyway...... You earned that cup of tea and that feeling of a job well done........... Kudos!!!

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