Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Is it just me?

I am feeling absolutely exhausted today for no reason I can pinpoint.  I have been eating healthfully and at regular intervals.  I have exercised for 30 minutes (or more) three of the past four days.  I drink lots of water.  I sleep at least 8 hours a night, every night.  I no longer drink anything with caffeine, so that can't be a potential cause of my fatigue.

I had blood tests last October to check my thyroid and to check for anemia.  They were all normal.  While I occasionally snore, MM has never noticed any other signs of sleep apnea (and he is a light sleeper who would notice).  I feel like I sleep soundly at night and wake up before my alarm most mornings.

Could being this tired just be a side effect of the Clomid and Gonal-F?  It's not even 11:00 a.m. here, and I feel as though I could go back to bed and sleep for another couple of hours.

Has anyone else experienced this?

It's times like this when I really miss coffee.  *Yawn*


  1. I don't know very much about this stuff, but I do know that I am always extremely exhausted right before my period, and Im' pretty sure it has to do with hormones, so it would follow suit that you'd be tired from hormones...

  2. Hormones DEFINITELY make me exhausted, as do fertility meds. Take the trigger shot for instance. That thing has me out of commission for days. It's awful! Hang in there, sweetie. I hope you get some of your energy back soon.

  3. Hmm, I am drawing a blank here, sorry. You have already thought of everything I would suggest. Perhaps it is a side effects of all the hormones, have you consulted Dr. Google? As someone who had NO idea I had an underactive thyroid, I would suggest a checking it out again.
    I hope you get your energy back soon!

  4. I don't remember fatigue as a gonal-f side effect, but early morning monitoring appointments always wore me out. Sorry about this. I wish I was more help.

  5. The hormones always made me tired. I think it might be allergies. There has been so much wind and blooms lately. I literally just had labs drawn last Friday because I have been so tired. They were all normal, but I don't feel much energy right now. Now that it is getting crazy hot, the allergy situation might get better!


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.