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i'm taking two depression meds, and no matter how much i sleep i am always tired. what do i do?

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Dr. Tania Dempsey
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Check labs: Depression can be caused by an underlying medical condition, such as thyroid disease. It is important to get your thyroid checked because it can also cause fatigue and a variety of other symptoms. Medications for depression can also cause fatigue so talk to your doctor about getting to the root of the problem.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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20% of people with major depression have sleep apnea. A sleep medicine consult may be in order. Sleep apnea causes daytime sleepiness.
Nov 4, 2013
Dr. Patrick Tapia
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Talk to your doctor: You may want to discuss your symptoms with your doctor and make sure that you get a full medical evaluation as well. Thyroid problems, low iron or low B12 are causes of low energy as well. You may also benefit from a consideration of sleep apnea with a sleep study and you will always benefit from the implementation of good sleep hygiene including no caffeine or electronics around sleep time.

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