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Does steroids makes you sleepy and sluggish?

Does steroids makes you sleepy and sluggish?

No: Quite the opposite. They can cause insomnia and make you feel wired. ...Read more

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Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more


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By 14-month baby is suffering from croup. He got steroids the day before yesterday. Today he is very week, sleepy and refuse to eat. Back to ER?

By 14-month baby is suffering from croup. He got steroids the day before yesterday. Today he is very week, sleepy and refuse to eat. Back to ER?

Sounds wise: Try to see the same Dr or advise them of the recent visit. Also, ask for a referral to a Pediatric Clinic right for your needs to provide regular care and follow-up. Avoiding the germs and stress of an ER is good and baby needs a doctor who'll get to know the case. Nice parenting! I hope it goes well for you both. ...Read more

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I feel sleepy n lethargy whole day even after having sleep of 10hrs?

I feel sleepy n lethargy whole day even after having sleep of 10hrs?

Need evaluation: Many, many causes of this most of which revolves around stress. However, you could have sleep apnea, restless legs, fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome and hormone imbalances. Find a doctor that can investigate these types of issues. ...Read more

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What essential oils could fight off sleepiness and lethargy?

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What essential oils could fight off sleepiness and lethargy?

Essential Oil Boost: Citrus oils, such as orange, citrus, grapefruit, petitgrain, neroli & bergamot can stimulate & boost your energy. Also, peppermint & spearmint. ...Read more

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What are common vitamin mineral deficiencies that cause lethargy (sleepy, dizzy, fatigue)?

What are common vitamin mineral deficiencies that cause lethargy (sleepy, dizzy, fatigue)?

Anemia: Low hemoglobin levels can cause the above symptoms. Get your hemoglobin level checked. If the hb is normal then other causes can be worked up for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Why does prednisone and steroid shots for allergies make me so sleepy? My blood sugar and vitals are all normal. I just wondered why the odd reaction.

Why does prednisone and steroid shots for allergies make me so sleepy? My blood sugar and vitals are all normal. I just wondered why the odd reaction.

Unusual: HIgh dose of steroid often stimulates instead of sedating people. In fact, I usually warn the patient about potential insomnia on the day when steroid is given or started. Occasionally, this may cause low serum potassium level which may lead to weakness and possibly even cardiac effect. However everyone is different and I am no longer surprised from paradoxical responses in some people. ...Read more

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Just got my lyrica (pregabalin) bumped up 50mg + 30mg of diazepam (instead of xanax) is it normal to feel sleepy, dizzy and just "off" bad coordination, lethargy..

Just got my lyrica (pregabalin) bumped up 50mg + 30mg of diazepam (instead of xanax) is it normal to feel sleepy, dizzy and just "off" bad coordination, lethargy..

Med side effects: Lyrica (pregabalin) can cause dizziness, drowsiness,
loss of balance & decreased coordination. But then again, so can valium. So, please talk with your prescribing provider about your side effects. Take care. ...Read more

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I am taking antidepressants since 15years I feel excessive sleepiness at daytime and lethargy please suggest treatment (any herbal medicine)?

I am taking antidepressants since 15years I feel excessive sleepiness at daytime and lethargy please suggest treatment (any herbal medicine)?

Medication effects: Side effect of antidepressants can be sleepiness and lethargy. Other reasons can be:
•High Dose
•Time of taking medication
•Continued Depression
•Overwhelming stresses
•Sleep Disorder
•Lethargy can be due to Anemia, Diabetes, Hypothyroidism.

Discuss with Psychiatrist
•Diagnosis
•Side effects of, antidepressants
•Withdrawal effects,
•Decreasing the dose
•St John’s Wort
•Therapy for stress ...Read more

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Explain difference in tiredness and fatigue. When should I get concerned about this tired sleepy thing?

Explain difference in tiredness and fatigue. When should I get concerned about this tired sleepy thing?

Good question.: Fatigue is inability or sense of inability to initiate or maintain activity. This is quite different from being tired or sleepy or weak although these symptoms may present at the same time. Most people with chronic fatigue have a psychiatric diagnosis, but acute fatigue is more likely medical and is associated with inflammatory, infectious and neoplastic processes. ...Read more

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I feel fatigue, sleepy during the day, and slower thinking. Are these due to the lithium?

Yes, very possible: Lithium can cause you to be sleepy and slower thinking. Have your doctor get a blood level to see if you are on too high a dose. ...Read more

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How to fight fatigue? I am constantly tired, no energy. Usually ok when 1st get up but abt 10am like bomb drops and sleepy kicks in? Suggestions?

How to fight fatigue? I am constantly tired, no energy. Usually ok when 1st get up but abt 10am like bomb drops and sleepy kicks in? Suggestions?

MANY considerations: Make sure you are getting 7-8 hours of restorative sleep every night. Keep caffeine to an absolute minimum especially after 4pm, establish a bedtime routine, keep your room cool, have some white noise on like a loud fan. If you snore or are overweight you may have sleep apnea which will need evaluation by your physician. Do some light exercise in the morning also, this may help wake you up. ...Read more

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Since last few days I am feeling fatigue and tired. I am also feeling sleepy all day. I am not abld tobe in active state. What might be my problem help?

Since last few days I am feeling fatigue and tired. I am also feeling sleepy all day. I am not abld tobe in active state. What might be my problem help?

Fatigue: Check with your doctor. Your symptoms may be due to anemia. You will need to have complete CBC for starters and possibly some other tests such as your thyroid functio. ...Read more

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How is sleepiness/fatigue over sleeping perhaps, all related. Trying to explain to someone but not exactly how myself.

Sleep problems: There are many sleep disorders, and several can result in fatigue, sleepiness, and over-sleeping. Even if you have primary insomnia, the sleep debt will catch up with you and you'll be sleepy the next day. See a sleep medicine doctor for thorough evaluation -- a sleep study may be revealing and allow you to get the specific help you need. ...Read more

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My dr prescribed me methylphenidate 27mg which made me sleepy. My dr then prescribed me phenylalanine 37.5mg for fatigue. Are these meds ok together?

Not phenylalanine: I think you mean phentermine. There is a risk of cardiovascular and CNS stimulatory effects between the two with possible additive toxicity. If you are getting that sleepy on methylphenidate (mp), my practice style would be to have you stop the mp, review for a primary sleep disorder such as sleep apnea as a cause for the adhd. If negative, I would try a different stimulant, one at a time. ...Read more

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Can concentrated lemon help reduce fatigue and sleepiness?

Can concentrated lemon help reduce fatigue and sleepiness?

Maybe a better way: Experts suggest the following measures for reducing fatigue and recharging energy: 1) Add some exercise; 2) Treat sleep troubles (as warranted: cognitive therapy, address sleep apnea if present; some benefit from yoga, tai chi, meditation); 3) Manage pain (if present, identify what makes pain worse & what eases it). Ref. ArthritisToday2015 ...Read more

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HB 12% iron 32 mild anisocytosis can it cause fatigue sleepiness weakness?

HB 12% iron 32 mild anisocytosis can it cause fatigue sleepiness weakness?

Yes: Your hemoglobin is a bit low for a male! Depending upon what your genetic background is the anisocytosis along with mild anemia MAY represent a Hemoglobin abnormality (eg: Thalassemia Minor)

Hope this helps

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I have fatigue issues. I am always sleepy and my energy level is way to low for my age. What can I do to have more energy and not get tired so fast?

I have fatigue issues. I am always sleepy and my energy level is way to low for my age. What can I do to have more energy and not get tired so fast?

Depression fatigue: Symptoms of chronic fatigue could also mask underlying depression. I agree with dr. Proffitt that you need to have comprehensive medical workup done first in order to rule out any underlying medical conditions, including anemia, hypothyroidism, or even a condition called "chronic fatigue syndrome". If "medically cleared", I would suggest that you talk to a psychiatrist for diagnostic evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel dizzy, sleepy, nauseous and fatigue after a medical abortion?

Seek care if symptom: There can be many possible reactions to a medical procedure, both physically and psychologically. If your symptoms persist or worsen you should seek medical evaluation ...Read more

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Feeling sleepy. Fatigue. Hedache. For 5days. Cant drive car. HB 9.9 mg/dl. Period finished today. Waht the cause?!

Low iron?: Your hemoglobin is clearly low. I think you would best get tested for your iron stores because I'm sure they are lower than where they should be. Whether or not your period is responsible for such low numbers, I can't say but you should definitely see a physician for a workup on the low hemoglobin. At age 26 you should be higher than that. ...Read more

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What is the difference between fatigue and sleepiness? To me, they're the same thing, but my sleep doctor says they're different.

What is the difference between fatigue and sleepiness? To me, they're the same thing, but my sleep doctor says they're different.

They're different.: Fatigue is when you're feeling worn out but not sleepy. And sleepiness is when you're feeling sleepy. That's the difference. ...Read more

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My girl 3 years old has a fever with no other symptoms. Only fever, feeling fatigue & sleepy. She also refuses eating. What's the reason?

My girl 3 years old has a fever with no other symptoms. Only fever, feeling fatigue & sleepy. She also refuses eating. What's the reason?

Viral?: Your baby most likely has a viral illness that is causing some nausea so she does not eat. She may have less fatigue after her fever comes down and you can do that with Tylenol (acetaminophen). If she still continues to refuse to eat, try to give her small sips of fluids so she stays hydrated. If she gets worse or you cannot get her to take fluids, she will need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a fluttering feeling in my chest feels like waves I get light headed and sleepy a lot of fatigue is this something serious?

I have a fluttering feeling in my chest feels like waves I get light headed and sleepy a lot of fatigue is this something serious?

Palpitations: Chest fluttering could be a benign condition, but could be the initial symptoms of something more serious like atrial fibrillation. You will benefit by having a monitor recording those episodes. Ask to be seen by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Is there a supplement that I can take to get rid of extreme fatigue and sleepiness, and to give me energy? I don't eat meat and exercise regularly.

Is there a supplement that I can take to get rid of extreme fatigue and sleepiness, and to give me energy? I don't eat meat and exercise regularly.

Major Depression: I understand your distress.
I commend you for eating healthy and exercising regularly.
“extreme fatigue and sleepiness” are symptoms of Depression.
Rather than supplements, have Balanced Diet:
Milk, yogurt, Brown Rice, quinoa, millet, barley, buckwheat, Oatmeal.
Vegetables- Fruits - Beans and lentils, soy foods, nuts,
Fish twice a week
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy and Medication. ...Read more

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What happens to you after an orgasm or multiple orgasms from sex/masturbation as male? Like sleepiness/sedation, inability to think, bad memory, fatigue

What happens to you after an orgasm or multiple orgasms from sex/masturbation as male? Like sleepiness/sedation, inability to think, bad memory, fatigue

Get checked!: If masturbation caused bad memory, then most of us would not remember how to turn on the computer. (Of course, come to think of it, it may be the reason, we don't remember our world's history and that war profits no one). These symptoms mean something else is going on, so please see a doctor and get a good history and physical and appropriate testing to find out what's up. Peace! ...Read more

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What can I do to combat extreme eye fatigue & sleepiness?

Diagnose then treat: Extreme eye fatigue and sleepiness can be caused by a medical or ophtalmoligal condition, they may be related or not. But before suggestions can be pursued consulting with your medical doctor and possibly and opthalmologist would be the obvious starts in addition to getting enough sleep. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism. I don't have daytime sleepiness or fatigue and I went to two days without sleeping and still not tired. What should I do?

I have hypothyroidism. I don't have daytime sleepiness or fatigue and I went to two days without sleeping and still not tired. What should I do?

Check hormone levels: If you have thyroiditis you may be dosed too high with thyroid hormone or may be experiencing acute thyroiditis with elevated levels of thyroid hormone. Have your doctor check the dose of medication and your thyroid hormone levels (tsh, free t4, free t3) read more about hypothyroid here http://doccarnahan. Blogspot. Com/2013/05/mthfr-gene-mutation-whats-big-deal. Html. ...Read more

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Hi I've been having following symptoms what can they mean? White tongue, slight fatigue and sleepiness, slight fever (gone now), diarrhea (gone now)

Hi I've been having following symptoms what can they mean? White tongue, slight fatigue and sleepiness, slight fever (gone now), diarrhea (gone now)

Viral syndrome: Sounds to me as Viral syndrome and more specifically Viral Gastroenteritis. Drink plenty of liquids and adequate rest. Also can take multi vitamin daily. ...Read more

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Drowsiness (Definition)

Drowsiness = feeling sleepy/ feeling ...Read more