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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. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 eat healthy, walk/execise, and have some fresh air, wish you wellness ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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". ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Prednisone having severe sweating day and night, cramps in legs feet and hands and extreme fatigue but having a hard time sleeping. How can I deal w/?

Prednisone having severe sweating day and night, cramps in legs feet and hands and extreme fatigue but having a hard time sleeping. How can I deal w/?

Common side effects: Unfortunately, those are all common side effects of steroids, especially if you are on high doses and/or taking it for an extended period of time. Taking it as early in the day as possible may help with the insomnia. Have your potassium checked if you continue having cramps, as steroids can deplete potassium. The sweating....Check w/your dr...Maybe decrease dose, alternating days if possible..... ...Read more

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I've been on 100mg of sertraline for 1-2 months and am constantly having extreme fatigue but a hard time falling asleep at night. Because of the meds?

I've been on 100mg of sertraline for 1-2 months and am constantly having extreme fatigue but a hard time falling asleep at night. Because of the meds?

Well: Can change the time you take the Med if you think it works for you. Sign up for telemedicine or return to prescribing doctor to discuss and gather more information to help you ...Read more

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I'm prx Dexamfetamine 20mg 3x day for ADHD. But I also have fibromyalgia and/or other causing extreme fatigue. How can I still fall asleep after 20mg?

I'm prx Dexamfetamine 20mg 3x day for ADHD. But I also have fibromyalgia and/or other causing extreme fatigue. How can I still fall asleep after 20mg?

Herb: 53 y female w. "extreme fatigue & chronic pain" has fibromyalgia & ADHD treated w. stimulant that forestalls sleep. Medicinal cannabis reported by many similar patients to promote sleep (indica strains), ameliorate pain (high CBD strains) & calm/focus mind of those w. ADHD. Daytime fatigue is often dispelled by sativa strains. See physician of medicinal cannabis consultancy for guidance. ...Read more

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All of a sudden extreme fatigue really fill like I had some type of sedation like before surgery noticed after eating. I be scared to fall asleep help?

All of a sudden extreme fatigue really fill like I had some type of sedation like before surgery noticed after eating. I be scared to fall asleep help?

Happens sometimes: To everyone, especially after eating a large meal. Chemicals in your blood are changed by what you ate. Best to just give in and take a nap or go to bed. If it keeps happening, keep a diary of exactly what you have eaten and how soon after eating it occurs. Take this to doc and ask to be tested. ...Read more

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18, athlete. Heart rate much higher than should/used to be for given activity. Feel heart pounding extremely hard. No HR spikes, just high. Extreme fatigue after I exercise (fall asleep I'm so tired).blood work normal. Tilt test negative.

18, athlete. Heart rate much higher than should/used to be for given activity. Feel heart pounding extremely hard. No HR spikes, just high. Extreme fatigue after I exercise (fall asleep I'm so tired).blood work normal. Tilt test negative.

Cardiologist: I feel evaluation of your symptoms should include outpatient heart monitor, treadmill stress test, echocardiogram and, of course, ekg and heart auscultation (stethoscope). If no abnormalities, proceed with general examination by an internist to check thyroid status, look for anemia and iron deficiency. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing extreme tiredness. Getting on average 7.5 hrs of sleep. Tried melatonin. Has caused to use all vacation and sick time.

I've been experiencing extreme tiredness. Getting on average 7.5 hrs of sleep. Tried melatonin. Has caused to use all vacation and sick time.

Tiredness: This is very abnormal. You need to contact your doctor for a full examination to determine the cause of the tiredness. There are a great many possibilities. ...Read more

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How to stop the extreme tiredness feeling? I sleep and take naps sometimes but no matter what, I'm tired.

How to stop the extreme tiredness feeling? I sleep and take naps sometimes but no matter what, I'm tired.

Sleep hygiene.: Taking your nap is likely preventing you from sleeping at night. Proper sleep hygiene mandates that you avoid naps so that you become tired enough at night to fall asleep. Try to not nap in the afternoon. Go to bed the same time each night and awaken the same time each morning. ...Read more

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