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Extreme tiredness no energy excessive sleepiness no cause has been found bloods have come back normal memory problems sleep during the day.

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

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Drowsiness (Definition)

Being tired is common during pregnancy, especially in the first few months and then towards the end. Exercise, rest, and proper diet all may reduce the degree of tiredness that you feel. It may help to take ...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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Why does depression cause excessive sleepiness?

Why does depression cause excessive sleepiness?

Depression: Hypersomnia occurs in depression not because of exhaustion or fatigue in the conventional sense. Rather, sleeping excessively can be thought of as a defense against dealing with life, and avoiding as much of it as possible. ...Read more

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Can excessive sleepiness trigger a seizure in eplileptic?

Can excessive sleepiness trigger a seizure in eplileptic?

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 the reason, your sleep hygeine, not enough sleep, other medical causes too. A work up might be in order and you deserve a good listening to and some answers for why you are so sleepy. ...Read more

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What could have caused your excessive sleepiness after taking hcg?

What could have caused your excessive sleepiness after taking hcg?

Why take HCG: Hcg or human chorionic gonadotrophin does not have any approved medical uses. It has been used in homeopathic medicines but its use is illegal in the usa. There is no clear reason why it would cause sleepiness. ...Read more

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What causes excessive sleepiness?

What causes excessive sleepiness?

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 more

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Can excessive sleepiness be dangerous?

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 more

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Ok i've got excessive sleepiness. What should I do?

See sleep physician: Excessive sleepiness can cause distress, and can increase risks of accidents. Make sure you get enough time (7-8 hours a day) in bed, and see a sleep medicine specialist to look for causes. Be careful about driving when sleepy. ...Read more

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Why change from insomnia to excessive sleepiness?

Why change from insomnia to excessive sleepiness?

Change from insomnia: Could be result of change in moods from depression to other extreme, or could be from medications used to treat insomnia, or other underlying organic pathology. ...Read more

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What is causing my excessive sleepiness during migraines?

What is causing my excessive sleepiness during migraines?

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

Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
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Sleepiness (Definition)

Somnolence is a condition of drowsiness and is a symptom associated with many conditions including sleep apnea, ...Read more


Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more