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Dr. Robert Ryan Dr. Ryan
Dentistry
46 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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What can cause extreme fatigue and weakness, so much you can not function, and have to lay down to sleep, this is not the same as in not enough sleep.

What can cause extreme fatigue and weakness, so much you can not function, and have to lay down to sleep, this is not the same as in not enough sleep.

Narcolepsy: You may be experiencing a disorder called narcolepsy. It is characterized by the sudden onset of the overpowering urge to sleep during the day. See a physician about this matter.

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Dr. Andrea Brand Dr. Brand
Family Medicine
years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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I have extreme fatigue and always want to sleep. I don't know how to help this condition. It's overwhelming, I'm very concerned. Suggestions to help?

I have extreme fatigue and always want to sleep. I don't know how to help this condition. It's overwhelming, I'm very concerned. Suggestions to help?

Fatigue: Fatigue can be associated with a variety of disorders, including thyroid dysfunction, anemia, sleep deprivation, malnourishment, depression, medication side effects, and many chronic diseases. Best to see your doctor for a complete history, examination and appropriate tests.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Charles Gordon Dr. Gordon
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Can't seem to get enough sleep, extreme fatigue. Not as hungry as usual, barely eating at all. Lots of other symptoms. What could this mean?

Can't seem to get enough sleep, extreme fatigue. Not as hungry as usual, barely eating at all. Lots of other symptoms. What could this mean?

Sleepless??: Your really are at Guantanamo after all. It's not a dream. You have to be more specific. These are nonspecific signs and symptoms. Please be more explicit in your query.

Dr. Mohammed Parvez Dr. Parvez
Internal Medicine
10 years in practice
NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Deccan College of Medical Sciences
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How do I get rid of extreme fatigue? I work from 3:30 to 10 one day a week and 9pm-4am 2 days a week. On the days I work I get about 2-4 hrs of sleep

How do I get rid of extreme fatigue? I work from 3:30 to 10 one day a week and 9pm-4am 2 days a week. On the days I work I get about 2-4 hrs of sleep

Work hours: You are having long shifts. I would advice to please take 10 minutes break after every two hours. If you can, get a small "cat nap" for 15 minutes.

Dr. PHILLIP KIM Dr. KIM
Family Medicine
11 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Dr. Kristin Beaver Dr. Beaver
Internal Medicine
7 years in practice
Rush Medical College
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Extreme fatigue despite blood tests coming in normal and getting adequate sleep at night. What to do?!

Extreme fatigue despite blood tests coming in normal and getting adequate sleep at night. What to do?!

Fatigue: Fatigue can be due to many reasons and is often multifactorial. Things to consider are anemia (low iron), thyroid abnormalities, and any other chronic medical conditions. However, many people have fatigue due to poor sleep caused by sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea or restless legs syndrome. Lastly, it is important to take a look at stress levels as this can contribute to poor sleep as well.

Dr. Myra Skluth Dr. Skluth
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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I am having extreme fatigue and anxiety. Should I take time off from work and rest? Headache, don't sleep at night, tired at work.

I am having extreme fatigue and anxiety. Should I take time off from work and rest? Headache, don't sleep at night, tired at work.

Sleep is important: Getting enough sleep 7-8 hours per night is essential for good health and mental sharpness. Sometimes worrying about sleep makes it even harder to get to sleep. Headaches can be caused by sleep apnea. Sleep apnea means that you stop breathing in your sleep. Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea. See your doctor to help sort out which problem is primary and address this first.

Dr. Charles Gordon Dr. Gordon
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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98.6 temp during the day, at evening and night, temp falls to 97.0 with extreme fatigue and shivering. Deep sleep that lasts for a hour on and off.

98.6 temp during the day, at evening and night, temp falls to 97.0 with extreme fatigue and shivering. Deep sleep that lasts for a hour on and off.

No?: There is a normal fluctuation in a number of body functions. Temperature, hormone levels, etc. These vary in circadian rhythms and just why is not known.

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Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
19 years in practice
Udayana University Faculty of Medicine
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I've been tired for 6 days. I'm sleeping plenty. Extreme fatigue, sudden onset. No medical problems for 3 years, no smoking, no alcohol. 27 years old.

I've been tired for 6 days. I'm sleeping plenty. Extreme fatigue, sudden onset. No medical problems for 3 years, no smoking, no alcohol. 27 years old.

See PMD: Go to see your primary care doctor to get evaluated. A good history and examination as well as blood work need to be done. Certain conditions like anemia, thyroid problems, diabetes, as well as others like depression, sleep apnea etc- can give the same symptoms you have. Start with your primary care doctor.

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Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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These days, I have extreme fatigue and I sleep alot more than 10 hours feel a little chest pain in my right side. No fever or cough?

These days, I have extreme fatigue and I sleep alot more than 10 hours feel a little chest pain in my right side. No fever or cough?

Worth a check: With your doctor, could be just simple anxiety or overstressed, your doctor would go over your history, physicL exam and probably some blood tests, meanwhile try to ear healthy, walk/execise, and have some fresh air, wish you wellness

Dr. Mitchell Shapiro Dr. Shapiro
Dentistry
35 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Extreme fatigue, diagnosed sleep apnea, can't wear cpac, adipex given for energy, no results. Sleep all time, awake 4 hrs day. What can can help this?

Extreme fatigue, diagnosed sleep apnea, can't wear cpac, adipex given for energy, no results. Sleep all time, awake 4 hrs day. What can can help this?

Oral appliances: See a dentist trained in fabricating oral appliances which treat sleep apnea. This site can help http://www. Aadsm. Org/findadentist. Aspx oral appliances move the jaw forward during sleep which opens the airway.

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Dr. Robert Wilson Dr. Wilson
Addiction Medicine
42 years in practice
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
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For a little over a year now I have been suffering from extreme fatigue. No matter how much I sleep I NEVER feel rested. It has progressively gotten worse to the point my eyes are starting to look sunken in with huge dark circles under them.?

For a little over a year now I have been suffering from extreme fatigue. No matter how much I sleep I NEVER feel rested. It has progressively gotten worse to the point my eyes are starting to look sunken in with huge dark circles under them.?

Family doctor: There are several medical conditions that come to mind, particularly Sjogren's syndrome especially fatigue and "brain fog". If the excess hair is new I would consider hormonal issues. I recommend a good physical and blood testing, if everything checks out these may be symptoms of depression. Your FP may be able to treat depression or refer you to a psychiatrist.

Dr. Brian Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Chalmydia early Jan. Treated & cured. Now right side chest pain, still groin pain, & extreme fatigue all hours, no matter sleep sch. Any ideas?

Test for other STDs: Just b/c you were tested and treated for Chlamydia doesn't mean that you can't have other STDs that need diagnosis and treatment. HIV, hepatitis, and syphilis are all STDs that can potentially cause systemic issues and you should be tested for those as well. See an MD as soon as you can.

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Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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Can tonsillitis (viral) cause extreme fatigue also apparently sinusitis (not bacterial) I don't want to sleep during day and make myself more tired!

Can tonsillitis (viral) cause extreme fatigue also apparently sinusitis (not bacterial) I don't want to sleep during day and make myself more tired!

Sure, especially if: You have mononucleosis, which commonly presents in adolescents & young adults. See your doctor for clinical evaluation that includes checking for enlargement of your spleen & lymph nodes, a CBC, Mono spot test & Ebstein-Barr viral titers, if needed. If that's what you have, you'll know why you have to succumb to daytime fatigue for a few weeks.

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Does anyone know what CAUSES (i.e. physiology) the extreme fatigue in MS? (No sleep disturbance, have adequate intake and exerc., spasticity treated)

Does anyone know what CAUSES (i.e. physiology) the extreme fatigue in MS? (No sleep disturbance, have adequate intake and exerc., spasticity treated)

Brief response: Fatigue is very common in MS and typically best correlated with "burden of disease" illustrated on MRI studies. If you have MS, we can evaluate your current medication and dietary program, and perhaps modify and improve the entire picture. Schedule a Concierge visit and I would be happy to provide a "second opinion".

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Dr. Aleks Radovic Dr. Radovic
Emergency Medicine
3 years in practice
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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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having migraines, sleeping all day, shooting needle like pain throughout my body, bowl problems. Extreme fatigue, loss of appetite. Is it thyroid?

having migraines, sleeping all day, shooting needle like pain throughout my body, bowl problems. Extreme fatigue, loss of appetite. Is it thyroid?

Migraine: Is chronic neurological disorder associated with focal neurologic deficit, alterations in cerebral blood flow and headache. Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive.

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Dr. Donald Jacobson Dr. Jacobson
Psychiatry
36 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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Strange symptoms being overlooked, I have juv. Onset epilepsy and bipolar nos, but these symptoms are overwhelming. Random tingling of face, like a current down my body that cause me to tense up. Extreme fatigue, I could sleep all day, its terribly hard t

Strange symptoms being overlooked, I have juv. Onset epilepsy and bipolar nos, but these symptoms are overwhelming. Random tingling of face, like a current down my body that cause me to tense up. Extreme fatigue, I could sleep all day, its terribly hard t

See your neurologist.: These symptoms are not psychiatric. They are neurologic in nature and likely coming from your seizure disorder. It's also possible that it could be a side effect of your medications either directly or indirectly through a vitamin deficiency. Do not change any of your medications obviously without discussing things with your neurologist and your psychiatrist. You should always alert both of your physicians when new symptoms emerge. It would also be a good idea to be in therapy and have a psychologist as a liaison to help if you are having difficulty expressing these things to your physicians.

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