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01-03-2012, 11:11 PM
I'm not sure if this is a good place for this or not but I asked in another thread and got no responses... But here is my problem.. I'm really hoping to get some insight into this because I am honestly stumped.. I recently started taking a daily vitamin, like Centrum basically, but I noticed that when I take it I get extremely tired. Halfway through my day, if I even made it that far, I was ready to just lay down. Does anyone have any suggestions for vitamins that would be good to start taking but that won't make me tired? I tried the Women's Centrum, but they don't settle on my stomach and actually made me sick so I can't do those. Any suggestions would be great! :D

01-03-2012, 11:22 PM
I have bad gag reflexes, so taking any kind of vitamin is difficult for me.
My doctor prescribed me a prenatal. After a month, it was too much for me since I was not pregnant and only needed a certain portion of what I was getting from it.
One A Day Women's seems to be doing the trick.

01-03-2012, 11:32 PM
Are you taking your vitamin in the morning? Have you tried taking it at night? I don't know why it would make you tired. :?::?::?:

loose seal
01-03-2012, 11:38 PM
Vitamin B's are good for an energy boost. Many years ago I was taking them but . . . ok, well it made me stink when I would exercise and sweat so I stopped taking them. I took me awhile to figure it out but once I stopped taking them I was my regular sweaty self but without the stink. lol I take a multi-vitamin (generic brand from Giant Food store) and a 1000 mg of biotin (for healthier hair and nails).

Maybe it isn't the vitamin that's making you tired but rather what you're eating for lunch or maybe that your blood sugar has dipped and you you need a snack?

01-04-2012, 01:06 AM
I like the Viactive chews. I can't use most multi vitamens cause they use iodine and that gives me the runs. lol The chews don't have iodine and work great for me!!

01-04-2012, 02:20 AM
Is there a special medical reason you need to take vitamins? For the average person, it is far better to eat a balanced diet that will provide the vitamins in their natural form than take isolated, processed vitamins. In the case of vitamins, the whole is better than the sum of the parts.

Vegetables like spinach, pumpkin, and beets and fruits like pomegranates and apples are packed with a range of vitamins. They also contain fiber and antioxidants. Focusing time and money on intaking enough daily amounts of those will negate the need to take a vitamin, especially since it sounds like vitamins are adversely affecting your energy levels.

Good luck :)

01-04-2012, 08:11 AM
I've tried taking them in the morning and also at night. My thoughts were maybe if I tried at night it wouldn't bother me, but i had the same result.

There's no medical reason for me taking a vitamin, I just know that a few years ago when I took them that they actually helped me out a lot. They didn't make me tired and I just all around felt better, so I thought that I would give them another shot.

I get tired no matter what when I'm taking them, I've tried changing up things I eat and when I eat, it happens on days I work or when Im at home.. So I can't pinpoint what it is..

So far, no luck.. I've tried the regular daily vitamins and the Women's daily vitamin, the daily vitamin makes me tired and the women's daily makes me sick..

01-04-2012, 11:59 AM
I take Multibionta Probiotic vitamins and since starting them I do feel a lot better energy wise.

01-04-2012, 07:52 PM
What about taking it at bedtime?

01-04-2012, 08:15 PM
What about taking it at bedtime?

Tried it with the same result..

01-05-2012, 11:38 AM
Oh. I thought if the side effect is that the vitamin seems to make you tired, then if you take it at bedtime, when you are going to sleep, then you won't have that problem :?:

01-05-2012, 07:51 PM
Taking it at bedtime made me tired also, but it kept me tired in the morning. It seems harder to wake up. So Im kind of between a rock and a hard place.. LOL