Our expert says:
Dear De Bron
No wonder you are tired if you have such a dreadful full schedule, so much stress and no one to help you. Some of your tiredness may also be due to depression because of your impossible situation. And an iron deficiency could also be contributing. I would recommend that you do a number of things: a) have a medical checkup just to determine if you don't suffer from iron deficiency that can cause anaemia which causes extreme exhaustion - also discuss the possibility of depression with your dr. The dr will prescribe iron supplements and an antidepressant is necessary which should both help. b) Ask your husband to sit down with you so that you can talk through this situation and that you can get his help with the children AND the housework. Point out to him that you are about to collapse and if that happens he will in any case have to take over everything, so that it is better to start sharing these burdens now when you are still capable of functioning. c) Consider if you can't change your job or lighten the load somehow?? this daily deadline story puts too much pressure on you. d) Don't what ever you do try to detox because detoxing is not necessary and can put even more stress on you right now. e) Regarding family meals, there is no problem with making quick, easy meals and using products like frozen veg to make your life easier. Give them a starch (cook in microwave) plus meat or fish (including canned fish) with a salad or frozen veg and fruit for afters. Plan your meals so that you only need to cook every 2nd day - e.g. make a big pot of tomato mince and use it one night with spaghetti and the rest for another meal with rice, etc. A good all round supplement is Supradyn Forte.
I sincerely hope that you can improve this situation because no one, not even Superwoman would be able to sustain this type of stress and not collapse.
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