I was wondering if anyone out there could help me?
I am 24 years old and I generally have fairly low energy levels, and tend to need a lot of sleep to function properly (my ideal is 9 hours a night). In March, I started reading Dr. Phil's weight loss book, and joined a local gym. I got a personal trainer, and followed the program she made for me. I went to the gym 3 times a week faithfully, and did my strength training program and 30 - 45 minutes of cardio every time I went. After about 3 months, I had to stop going to the gym as I was just too tired all of the time and it didn't seem to be getting any better (actually, it was getting worse). I was eating properly, getting good amounts of protein and carbs, but was still tired.
So, having heard my story, I was wondering if any of you have any advice/opinions. Some people have told me that I may have low iron, as I have some of the other symptoms of low iron as well (heart palpitations, slow healing of muscle aches/pains), but my doctor insists that my iron levels are fine (she only did a general blood test though). Should I get a second opinion, or ask for more tests? What would you suggest?