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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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Can clinical depression cause all day fatigue, drowsiness and general weakness even after waking up until bed time? I fear MS for extreme fatigue. F 32

Can clinical depression cause all day fatigue, drowsiness and general weakness even after waking up until bed time? I fear MS for extreme fatigue. F 32

Clinical depression: Can manifest in extreme fatigue. Difficult to get out of bed, on the couch all day, etc. However, there are others conditions that can cause these symptoms. Please visit you doc and perhaps he/she can check your thyroid and other hormones, blood sugar, etc. Please put ms at the bottom of your list and try not to let your mind run away with problems that may not exist. Called "catastrophizing.

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What could cause extreme joint pain, weakness especially in leg and wrist with fatigue? Feeling of having the flu but not actually having the flu??

What could cause extreme joint pain, weakness especially in leg and wrist with fatigue? Feeling of having the flu but not actually having the flu??

Be seen: There are many potential causes, I would encourage you to be seen. Systemic inflammatory conditions can cause patients to ache in their joints and generally not feel well. These can precede a viral infection or can be associated with non infectious conditions like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Consider being seen, and exam and labs can often find the cause.

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My tests show vitamin B12 to be at just 109. I have extreme weakness and fatigue. I've taken 5 injections so far and still feeling the same.?

My tests show vitamin B12 to be at just 109. I have extreme weakness and fatigue. I've taken 5 injections so far and still feeling the same.?

Other tests...: Have you had any other tests done? That would be important to know since there are many other reasons that can cause weakness and fatigue. For example, low iron, thyroid problems, hepatitis, diabetes, to mention just a few. Also, many people with depression may suffer extreme fatigue and tiredness. Discuss this with your doctor for more evaluation.

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Can high prolac cause general body weakness and fatigue?

Can high prolac cause general body weakness and fatigue?

Yes!: Hyperprolactinemia makes people feel depressed, anxious, and have heightened physical complaints!

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Can 5mg of isotretinoin cause tiredness and weakness? I doubt it.

Can 5mg of isotretinoin cause tiredness and weakness? I doubt it.

Isotrentoin: There can be significant side effects so contact the prescribing doctor and discuss

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Think my vision is getting worse could that cause fatigue and weakness?

Think my vision is getting worse could that cause fatigue and weakness?

Depends: You should have your eyes examined by an eye md. Blurred vision should be evaluated. May be very simply a need for glasses. Now fatigue and weakness may be a totally different problem. Get an evaluation to rule out systemic problems that could be related to your symptoms.

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What is the reason of extreme fatigue/weakness?

What is the reason of extreme fatigue/weakness?

Extreme fatigue: There are so many potential causes of extreme fatigue, and often you will be experiencing a perfect storm combination of several of them if your fatigue is truly extreme. Think adrenals, thyroid, b vitamins vitamin d, chronic viral infection, malnutrition, and even early pregnancy.

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What can cause shakiness, weakness, light headedness, and sudden tiredness?

What can cause shakiness, weakness, light headedness, and sudden tiredness?

Several things: Reaction to medication, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), anxiety, cardiac arrhythmia, middle ear infection, labyrinthitis, panic attack, anemia, and dehydration are few conditions. If these are frequent symptoms should consult physician for physical exam and perhaps testing.

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What does fullness in the I hilum mean? An could this cause severe fatigue. An weakness?

What does fullness in the I hilum mean? An could this cause severe fatigue. An weakness?

Is this a: Chest xray finding? It means there is possible enlargement of a part of the hilum, which is located in the central part of the lung, where the pulmonary blood vessels emerge from the heart.Usually this is just due to anatomic variations of the blood vessels, but it could also be due to adenopathy, a pulmonary circulatory abnormality, or mass. Talk to your doc, you may need a chest CT to sort it out

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What can cause leg weakness/tiredness?

What can cause leg weakness/tiredness?

Many causes: In your age group, may consider spinal stenosis, poor blood flow to legs, such as intermittent claudication, myasthenia gravis or muscle disease, peripheral nerve issues, spinal cord compression caused by neck degeneration. But could well be a benign problem, such as deconditioning, gaining weight, having thyroid issues, even depression your doctor can sort all of this out.

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Does arimidex (anastrozole) cause fatigue and weakness!

Does arimidex (anastrozole) cause fatigue and weakness!

Yes: Arimidex (anastrozole) is used to treat some types of breast cancer. Fatigue, weakness, tiredness are some common side effects seen with use of this drug. Please report these symptoms to your physician if they continue or become bothersome. Take care.

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Can low vit d cause mild breathing weakness along with my body weakness and fatigue. Dr prescribed pills for severely low vit d?

Can low vit d cause mild breathing weakness along with my body weakness and fatigue. Dr prescribed pills for severely low vit d?

Low vitamin D: If your doctor has prescribed vitamin D for you the breathing weakness is not vitamin D related. What is your ethnicity? Vitamin D is lower but very safe in African-Americans.

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For several months I've had lightheadedness, weakness and fatigue. Bp and sugar under control. Always feel "out of it". What can cause these feelings?

For several months I've had lightheadedness, weakness and fatigue. Bp and sugar under control. Always feel "out of it". What can cause these feelings?

Ask about your meds: This could be a side effect of one of your medications. Ask your doctor next time you have an appointment.

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Can clonazepam cause fatigue and weakness?

Maybe: Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine, so it shares properties with all the other benzodiazepines, which include producing sedation and muscle relaxation. These could be experienced as fatigue and weakness, though they really are different.

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