Health And Longevity

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  1. spearman

    spearman Elite Member

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    Mate I’ve had loads of blood tests over the years for fatigue, everything has came back normal.

    I did get a diagnosis of ME (chronic fatigue) when I was about 21 as they didn’t know why I was tired all the time, but it was just as there was no reason for my fatigue. I was smoking loads of dope back then though lol
    I don’t suffer from classic ME symptoms though and was getting over glandular fever which I think explains it more with the weed back then.
     
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  2. Ronnie_Malenko

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    are you on depression meds? Dont they make you tired? You always seem abit fed up to me if your not maybe they would help?
     
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  3. spearman

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    Not on meds.

    I’ve been depressed before mate and I’m certainly not now, but I could see how it comes across like that. I’m just eternally tired!

    I honestly think if I could sleep soundly I would feel so much better. On the times when I’ve slept soundly I do feel a lot more energetic
     
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    how heavy are you?

    has red blood count or haemoglobin and bp ever been high?

    reason I ask is since fatigue is a big talking factor, then next sentence is sleep, have you ever had sleep study done for something like sleep apnea? And / or restless leg syndrome etc

    any of the above, combined with insomniac tendencies proper nightmare.
     
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  5. Ronnie_Malenko

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    Yer i think the same mate honestly if i dont get my full 8 hours im a crank to be around i couldnt go more than a couple of nights without...

    sort your sleeping youll be sound as u say deffo
     
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  6. RAD

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    Firstly leave your job.....drug tests that's no fcukin good lol.

    Good to hear you've had your thyroid checked out the problems that can cause when it's all to hell are unbelievable.

    If your bp is on the up take a look at either cialis (5mgs a day) or hawthorn berry supps either of them will certainly get things back on track.Not to clued up on hisbiscus tea tbh is it working ?

    If you can get your bp down it's certainly worth trying to get your trt dialled into where you actually feel good If you have a look on the trt forums people are taking loads of different doses it just shows there is not a set dose for anyone we are all different.It will take some time it's took me nearly 2 years to find what actually works for me.

    I get you on the training front I really do,I had to go right back to basics to the extent of training with a empty bar and sometimes struggling ,now that did my fcukin head in, loads of times I questioned wether to fcuk it all off and concentrate more on the fitness side of things but instead but I thought fcuk that and stuck with it and slowly things started to come together.

    Unfortunately like it or not we as BB have big egos when it comes to the weight we can move and sometimes that's our downfall especially when we have to go back to basics we somehow feel inferior so would rather ditch it than accept it and start over.

    Personally I do feel that you need to get your trt dialled in properly and that should sort what's going on and ignore the numbers and go off more how you feel...... that at the end of the day is what matters.
     
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  7. spearman

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    @RAD why did you need to start over? Through injury?

    weirdly I only slept 5.5hrs last night, but don’t feel that tired today.
     
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  8. RAD

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    I had to start over as about 2 years ago I went down the pan and I do mean down the pan I hadn't been feeling to good for a few months then suddenly everything went to hell, I won't bore you with the details but I was in a mess and lost well over 20kgs in body weight in 5 weeks everyone including my Mrs and myself thought I was on the way out tbh.The drs thought I had Aids at one point yeah that was great time lol.

    Anyway after a good few months of blood tests and visits to the drs I started to get myself back on track and felt good enough to hit the gym again.But I literally had to start again a full body routine once then twice a week with 1 or 2 sets per body part and most of the time with fcuk all on the bar.

    And I struggled which was fcukin disheartening to say the least but I stuck with it and slowly things eventually got better.

    This is why I said you might be better off stripping everything right back and starting again, don't get me wrong you will have to battle with yourself because it's not easy going that far back but overtime it eventually comes good.

    Small steps mate that's the key
     
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  9. spearman

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    sounds like you’ve been through the mill. Thanks man, I really do appreciate it.

    I’m trying to formulate a plan in my head to get things back on track, but it feels like I have so many hurdles to get through, I’m not really sure where to start!

    I could really be doing with a fucking holiday!
     
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  10. RAD

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    No problem.

    Best thing is to take a bit time out and come up with a really simple routine that's why I went full body and started off with 1 set of 8 reps per body part.You can always increase things over time.And Chuck a bit cardio in there nothing to hard a couple of times a week.

    Got to get your head straight though beforehand forget the past and approach it as a new phase more like a new start instead of starting over.Its all about getting that drive and enjoyment back.

    Still reckon you should get a journal up, it's suprising how just writing things down can motivate you plus it's a good place to vent about other stuff.
     
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    One of my mates has been doing medidation and told me he hates it so i done a guided mediation of youtube last night and i usually sleep ok anyway but this was like i has a diaz pre bed was immense... feel great this morning like

    proper enjoyed the meditation aswell must admitt felt ded relaxed and de clutterd

    Deffo gunna keep that up
     
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  12. spearman

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    185 to 190lbs at the moment.

    BP is 135 to 140 over 80ish. I need to get it down. Just got some Atrag-Flow to help.

    No, not had a sleep study done, but used various apps to record me sleep and i dont grasp for air during the night. I am snoring though which is something i never used to do.
     
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    Thats decent advise, i might get one up and bore everyone to tears lol
     
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    That's awesome mate I use to meditate every night but unfortunately fell out of the habit .It does work and is amazing how that bit time out from everything can help massively.I also found tai chi was really good as well although it can get complicated trying to remember the moves.

    I think I will start doing it again tbh
     
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  15. spearman

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    What about a ketogenic diet. Think that would help with no diary or gluten?
     
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