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A 28-year-old female asked:

why am i feeling exhausted all the time ?! i walk 100mtrs and i get home feeling like i was out partying all night :( it's ruining my life! :(((

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Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Complex answer: There are many things that can cause someone to feel tired all the time-too much to go through in a forum like this. If you're getting plenty of sleep, exercising, eating well and still feeling this way, it's best to see your doctor and have them do a thorough history and physical.

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