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im always tired and if i sit too long i fall asleep i cant get motivated either how can i change this

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience Psychiatry
See your doctor: You could be fatigued due to hard work and poor sleeping habits. Depression, thyroid abnormalities, anemia of any number of types, sleep apnea or othe ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Stern
23 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Sleepiness: Sleepiness is a symptom. If you are spending enough time sleeping and in bed then you most likely have a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea. Discuss ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Primary doctor first: For fatigue and tiredness, one should see her primary doctor for a thorough evaluation. Such symptoms are very common and can be due to almost any med ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie elizabeth Landman
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Daytime drowsiness: Hypothyroidism can definitely cause tiredness and fatigue. One should also consider other causes like sleep apnoea ,iron deficiency or even narcolepsy ... Read More
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Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Sleep: It's very concerning to be this tired that you cannot stay awake during driving. It may be obstructive sleep apnea or other causes of fatigue. Please ... Read More
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Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Be evaluated: Excessive sleepiness should be evaluated by your doctor to help define the symptoms and create a diagnostic plan. You may need a sleep study for furth ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Not in your case: 221.5 mg in an 18 yo who has been on that dose for a while, and followed/monitored by a physician is not an overdose.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Get to a doctor: May be a behavioral health or medical problem. You need an individualized approach.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Zzzzzzzzz: Sleep hygiene techniques work fairly well. You can google the words "sleep hygiene" & you will get details. No napping!
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Have it evaluated: Have a doctor evaluate the issue. These symptoms can be seen in thyroid disease among other possibles.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
28 years experience Family Medicine
Did u eat for lunch?: What did you eat for lunch? How is your hydration status? How di you feel when you wake from your nap?
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dave Burns
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Narcolepsy: You need to have a sleep study done to confirm narcolepsy which is a condition where you can't stay awake and fall asleep anytime during the day.

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