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Decreased Energy

Decreased energy, fatigue, being “slowed down”

Your thinking may be slower, your reactions slower, even your movements may become slower, or seem slower. The slowness is further complicated by fatigue, by feeling overwhelmingly tired a lot or even all the time.

Jimmy Brown “I had a list of stuff, little projects I was going to get done in the apartment since I had the time. That list just stayed there. It didn’t get done. I just didn’t have the energy. I didn’t have the motivation; I just didn’t have the umph to do anything. ”

—Jimmy Brown, Firefighter

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