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Excessive Sleepiness And Fatigue
Extreme tiredness no energy excessive sleepiness no cause has been found bloods have come back normal memory problems sleep during the day.
Too common: Enigmatic hypersomnia (idiopathic) is seen in young women sometimes without clear cause. In the majority of the young ladies I have seen with this, the condition almost always improves within a few years. Worth seeing a doctor who specializes in sleep medicine nonetheless to make sure no other reason and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Sleep Apnea: If you have symptoms such as insomnia snoring hypersomnia excessive daytime sleepiness obesity asian race cognitive deficits mood disorders htn etc increase the chance of sleep apnea rule out other causes, could be medical, genetic long sleeper etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Several different rheumatological disorders are characterized by pain and fatigue on a chronic basis. Sometimes acute viral syndromes can cause these symptoms for a short time. ...Read more
No, but..: Unless it leads to inattention while driving or other dangerous situations. The big questions is.. Why do you suffer the excessive sleepiness ? That condition MAY be dangerous. Consider metabolic (including diabetes), cardiac, pulmonary, renal and psychiatric (depression), or even sleep apnea. Certain behaviors can also contribute - too much alcohol, for example. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sleep disorder: There are few causes of daytime sleepiness. One is obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, usually seen in obese individuals and certain other issues, the other cause is narcolepsy. Obviously we need to look into medications, etc wich can cause drowsiness and sleepiness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normal: Migraines have both a vascular and a neuorological component to them. First comes the vascular part that affects the blood supply then the neurological part that affects the nerves. It is not uncommon for people to be sleepy or feel cotton headed after a migraine headache. It is a normal reaction to the migraine. ...Read more
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