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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma jo Waxman
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Many options: Please get an evaluation for your fatigue. It can be caused by many things including depression or abnormalities in your thyroid or kidney or anemia. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes you can: Yes you can split flexeril tablet and take half if that is what you want.You are not supposed to split pills with sustained release special delivery ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
25 years experience in Neurology
Hard to tell: I need more information: do you snore? Do you get enough sleep? Do you wake up a lot? Do you have low thyroid function? Do you get weak knees when yo ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Insufficient info: We can't answer questions like this with only 400 characters to work with and in this format. Discuss this with your doctor; you'll get much better r ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
Maybe: But not at 43 years of age.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience in Dentistry
If it disturbs sleep: If the night-time grinding bruxism, disturbs you from having a normal series of sleep cycles that usually last about 90 minutes each, then you may hav ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Vary: Antidepressant medications ccan vary on how much of an anxiolytic effect they have that can help with sleep. We sometimes think of some ssris as more ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Knot usually: But is is not inheard if
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: It can cause excessive agitation also.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: A expensive drug which works well.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Possibly: There are several medical conditions that result in not needing sleep for days at a time. Consult your primary care physician. If he/she cannot figu ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Many things: Some conditions like sleep apnea and restless legs syndrome interfere with sleep at night, resulting in tiredness/sleepiness in the day. Others are s ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Improve the Hb: We have to correct the cause. Once you find the cause of anemia, then it has to be treated so the Hemoglobin(Hb) can recover to normal levels. Then yo ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Yes. It is an fda approved drug for eds (excessive daytime sleepiness). But i would try to determine why there is eds in the first place. A sleep stud ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Exercise: Doing 30 minutes of aerobic exercise daily has been shown to improve pain from fibromyalgia and increase energy levels.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Kondilis
8 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes: Yes to day time sleepiness. Hard to know what sleep d/o you have without more info. A common sleep d/o is insomnia and can be treated with a combo of ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
See a doctor: There are many possible causes of your symptoms: many type of infections (bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic), anemia, nutrient deficiencies, toxic e ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
42 years experience in Sleep Medicine
Yes: Duloxetine is a re-uptake inhibitor of serotonin and norepinephrine, and can cause fatigue and slepiness in some people.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
These symptoms: Mean that it is definitely time for a medical evaluation. It could be endocrine, infection or other condition.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Definitely, SA: occurs when the soft tissue in the back of your throat relaxes during sleep and blocks the airway, often accompanied by the loud snoring. Another comm ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Claritin does not provide decongesting effect and thus would not help your sinusitis. It is however unusual to have drowsiness from Claritin. A nasa ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Possibly: My first response to your question is a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea. Many of my depressed patients continue to have daytime sleepiness and tur ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramin Ipakchi
21 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Likely not: Paranoia is unlikely to cause obstructive sleep apbea but somethings can cause paranoia and central sleep apnea but this is extremely rare
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
Daytime sleepiness: Daytime sleepiness is a symptom rather than an disease with a cure. It can be a very dangerous symptom due to the risk of accidents at work or driving ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Many things: Often, quality of sleep is an issue as well. It isn't enough to just be in bed for 7-8 hours, the quality is key. Room temperature, light sources, e ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience in Geriatric Psychiatry
Possibly: Osa can cause chronic low oxygen in the blood and this can lead to vascular damage. It can definitely increase your risk of dementia.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience in Neurosurgery
Investigate: First find out why you are sleepy? Is it due to daytime overactivity, disease or drugs? Is it due sleep related problems such as restless legs, sleep ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Igor Grosman
17 years experience in Gastroenterology
Tricyclics for pain: Amitryptilline is tricyclics antidepressant that can be used to relieve neuropathic pain. One of the side effects is drowsiness, dry mouth, inability ... Read More
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A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Excess sleepiness: Narcolepsy is one as is insomnia.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience in Dentistry
Central and OSA: Narcotics like Suboxone can cause respiratory depression--a decreased responsiveness to elevated co2 levels in the blood. Because the brain responds t ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bashar Brijawi
29 years experience in Sleep Medicine
Not usually: Some people will have some tiredness or fatigue and unlikely real sleepiness.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
The severity of: Sleep apnea would impact how much daytime sleepiness there was. This article 'symptoms of sleep apnea in children' will help to answer your question ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pacita David
29 years experience in Psychiatry
Possibly so: Trouble sleeping, as well as vivid and unusual dreams can occur when taking Inderal (propranolol). Worsening of depression can also be a side effect. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience in Psychiatry
Possibly: Look at my health guide under sleep walking. There are several questions and answers about sleep walking. To answer your question directly, sleep depr ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Probably not: Unless caused by sleep deprivation then the answer would be yes. If you are too sleepy all the time you should talk to your doctor. Your meds could be ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Depression: Hypersomnia occurs in depression not because of exhaustion or fatigue in the conventional sense. Rather, sleeping excessively can be thought of as a d ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Good for you: Make sure you are getting proper nutrition. Take periodic short breaks from studying. Don't smoke. Try to arrange for at least 7hrs sleep a night. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ranji Varghese
16 years experience in Sleep Medicine
Depends: Sometimes the reason that people get sleepy in the middle of the day is because they are not sleeping enough at night or that the sleep that they get ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Blood pressure: Tough to say without an exam, but it is possible your Blood pressure is getting low on occasion causing these symptoms. Follow up with your treating ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Snead
33 years experience in ADHD and Autism
Yes: Decreases in energy in: eating and/or drinking, or energy expressed: activitiy, wakefulness or sleepiness, are abnormal enough to be checked out by a ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
Hypersomnolence.: Other than this answer? Hypersomnolence must be differentiated from fatigue. Excessive sleepiness can result from a decreased wake drive (the scn is o ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Sleepy in day?: You could still have a sleep disorder of some kind, possibly undiagnosed sleep apnea. Or you could be taking medications or other substances that mak ... Read More
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A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Every patient has different responses to each medicine prescribed. Your childhood history is not a reason to avoid a certain class of medication. Yo ... Read More

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