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I m feeling very sleepy and weak. I sleep 9hrs a day. Please suggest why it is happening as I can't wake up early in the morning.

I m feeling very sleepy and weak. I sleep 9hrs a day. Please suggest why it is happening as I can't wake up early in the morning.

Weakness+Somnolence: Sorry to hear about your symptoms. They can certainly be debilitating. Please see your dr as the list of possible things that can cause you to feel sleepy and weak are many. Some common causes are depression, sleep apnea, and under active thyroid. There are many more. Some are benign and can be easily treated and some are more serious and may require a more diligent take than can be provided here. ...Read more

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I have been feeling really sleepy and weak for the past few months. And I just wanna sleep all the time. Could I be low on iron?

I have been feeling really sleepy and weak for the past few months. And I just wanna sleep all the time. Could I be low on iron?

Could be: It could be that you are low on iron causing anemia This is common in young women due to blood loss from menstrual periods. It is also common for women to have low thyroid hormone which can also cause fatigue. Please see your doctor for a check up and blood tests. In the mean time, try to reduce stress, get enough sleep, avoid caffeine and alcohol, drink plenty of water and have a healthy diet. ...Read more

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Body feels very weak everytime, including my bones. Have been feeling like this for nore thab 1 yr & Because of this I always feel sleepy n drowsy?

Body feels very weak everytime, including my bones. Have been feeling like this for nore thab 1 yr & Because of this I always feel sleepy n drowsy?

Need examination: Your symptoms are far too vague to be able to make any type of educated guess as to what you have. It could be anything from generalized depressive mood disorder to hypothyroidism and it could even be because Kansas City just couldn't overcome Goliath last night. You just never know....a doctor will thoroughly examine you and get the necessary labs and tests to help you. Visit one today! ...Read more

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When I am tired, like feeling really sleepy. I tend to feel weak, like I am going to pass out, or my spirit is about to leave my body. Wat is d cause?

When I am tired, like feeling really sleepy. I tend to feel weak, like I am going to pass out, or my spirit is about to leave my body. Wat is d cause?

Many things: Can cause fatigue causing you to feel weak, sleepy, dizzy or feeling like you're going to pass out. First, consult your primary care doctor who can order tests to rule out factors like anemia, endocrine factors like Diabetes, thyroid diseases or what is causing your irregular periods. A low blood pressure for whatever reason can also explain your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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As I read here b12 shots works in hours and serum level increase in a day till now I have taken 4shots still feeling weak sleepy all the tym and lightheaded taking cyanocobalin 500 injections?

As I read here b12 shots works in hours and serum level increase in a day till now I have taken 4shots still feeling weak sleepy all the tym and lightheaded taking cyanocobalin 500 injections?

B-12: Although serum levels of B-12 may go up rapidly, the reversal of significant prior deficiency affecting organ systems, especially spinal cord and brain, may take several weeks to months. ...Read more

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My BMI is 16, I am feeling very dizzy, sleepy, and weak. What should I eat or drink to feel better?

My BMI is 16, I am feeling very dizzy, sleepy, and weak. What should I eat or drink to feel better?

Your BMI: Is definitely too low, as I'm sure you already knew. Please check w/your doctor and consider a potential w/u for eating disorder if indicated. ...Read more

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Feeling headaches and feelings of weakness like sleepy that comes and go in a recently infected person with hsv-2 could be encephalitis?

Feeling headaches and feelings of weakness like sleepy that comes and go in a recently infected person with hsv-2 could be encephalitis?

Herpes headaches: Encephalitis from Herpes or other viruses, is a serious complication and generally get worse with time with increasing headaches, lethargy, nausea and blurred vision etc. An exam by your doctor would be recommended if you have persistent symptoms and need treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take feel better after b12 shot still feeling weak headache sleepy is it possible in any case that injections now work no tsh normal?

How long does it take feel better after b12 shot still feeling weak headache sleepy is it possible in any case that injections now work no tsh normal?

Not unexpected: B12 shot works only when one has a vit B12 deficiency and even then it will take many days if not weeks to experience improvement. You need to get checked for other conditions which may be causing your headaches and drowsiness. ...Read more

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70 yrs old male mostly sleepy, very little hunger, weakness in legs and in general feeling week. Could it be related to some liver disorder?

70 yrs old male mostly sleepy, very little hunger, weakness in legs and in general feeling week. Could it be related to some liver disorder?

Multiple factors: Never ignore these symptoms. I strongly advise immediate medical evaluation at your local physician or UC clinic. This can be related to many different medical conditions. ...Read more

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Feeling nauseated, sleepy, vomiting, weak, shaky, sugars are low, can't eat or drink without puking, eyes feel heavy. What could be the problem?

Feeling nauseated, sleepy, vomiting, weak, shaky, sugars are low, can't eat or drink without puking, eyes feel heavy. What could be the problem?

Possibly viral: Gastroenteritis (aka food-borne illness). Otc emitrol may help settle stomach as might pepto-bismol. Keep hydrated with sips of water/vitamin water/gatorade/ jello; gradually increase amount of fluid. Then can try brat diet: bananas, plain cooked rice (no milk), applesauce, plain toast (no butter/jelly, peanut butter). If not improved within day or 2, see fp for further work-up. ...Read more

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Extreme tiredness extreme weakness always feeling hungry can't keep my eyes open confusion dizziness and extreme sleepiness?

Extreme tiredness extreme weakness always feeling hungry can't keep my eyes open confusion dizziness and extreme sleepiness?

Blood sugar check: Your symptoms can be due to possibly high blood sugar but if not consider evaluation for Sleep Apnea. Nevertheless you need to see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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I feel burning eyes, sometimes it goes dull & lil red, and I feel tiredness with leg pain...feeling weakness & sleepy most of the time.

I feel burning eyes, sometimes it goes dull & lil red, and I feel tiredness with leg pain...feeling weakness & sleepy most of the time.

Check your blood.: Although your symptoms don't point to anything specific, and that can happen with many conditions, still you need to make sure that you are not diabetic and you thyroid glans is working fine.

You also need to make sure your Hemoglobin is normal as well as your Vitamin B12 levels.

You also need to eat right and do regular exercise.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Suffering from stomach bloating gas heacdache weakness diziness always feeling sleepy since last 3 months, edoscopy normal, norelief taking medicines?

Suffering from stomach bloating gas heacdache weakness diziness always feeling sleepy since last 3 months, edoscopy normal, norelief taking medicines?

Gluten sensitivity: It is possible that your symptoms are caused by gluten sensitivity and the only way to find out is to avoid eating all wheat products and everything that has wheat or gluten on the label. If this does not work, another approach is to try taking a probiotic or for starters, eat yogurt. ...Read more

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Pain on left side front of neck and where carotid artery is. Sore throat feeling sleepy and weak.?

Pain on left side front of neck and where carotid artery is. Sore throat feeling sleepy and weak.?

Possible cause: Would be a throat/tonsil infection probably viral- your symptoms suggest infectious mononucleosis, but would be impossible to diagnose without an exam and some lab/throat culture tests, See your doctor ...Read more

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Last night I had the obvious classic symptoms of heart attack I slept t off but when I wake up I was weak and n sleepy is it gone?

Last night I had the obvious classic symptoms of heart attack I slept t off but when I wake up I was weak and n sleepy is it gone?

Heart Attack: If indeed you had had a "heart attack" you would be strongly advised to go to the ER immediately. ...Read more

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What does she have? Symptoms are that she is weak, out of breath, always sleepy, heart is racing, always throwing up, and head hurts what

What does she have? Symptoms are that she is weak, out of breath, always sleepy, heart is racing, always throwing up, and head hurts what

Systemic illness?: She may have serious systemic illnesses that needs careful evaluation by a good internist to do a thorough check up including listening to her chief complaint, medical, family and social history. The doctor need to perform a careful physical exam from head to tie, including neurological exam. Blood tests, ekg, echo multifunction cardiogram http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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What does she have? Symptoms are that she is weak, out of breath, always sleepy, heart is racing, always throwing up, and head hurts what

What does she have? Symptoms are that she is weak, out of breath, always sleepy, heart is racing, always throwing up, and head hurts what

Systemic illness?: She may have serious systemic illnesses that needs careful evaluation by a good internist to do a thorough check up including listening to her chief complaint, medical, family and social history. The doctor need to perform a careful physical exam from head to tie, including neurological exam. Blood tests, ekg, echo multifunction cardiogram http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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Why always felt sleepy n weak..

Many reasons: There isnomway to narrow down the cause of such general symptoms such as sleepiness and weakness without knowing more details about you and your symptoms. Sleepiness and weakness can mean many different things to many different people. ...Read more

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My BP is usually 90/60 without problems. Today I was very weak and sleepy, with my BP at 70/50. Is this dangerous, and should I be very concerned?

Get checked.: It may be serious, but it's hard to say. However, if you are very weak and sleepy, with or without that blood pressure, you need to be seen today. If you are dizzy, or have trouble breathing, chest pain, or remain weak, get seen now (call 911 or go to ER). ...Read more

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What causes muscle weakness and sleepiness?

What causes muscle weakness and sleepiness?

Narcolepsy?: Some patients have narcolepsy and cataplexy. It is characterized by sudden and transient episodes of bilateral loss of muscle tone without loss of consciousness often triggered by an emotional stimulus such as laughter, surprise, anger, fear or humorous situations. Other reasons are sleep paralysis (weakness on awakening), what could be normal. ...Read more

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What can I do to not feel so weak, tired and sleepy all the time?

Possibly hormonal: Fatigue is a non specific symptom, but things to consider are low thyroid hormone, high stress and adrenal fatigue, anemia, inadequate sleep, sleep apnea, interrupted sleep cycles, nutritional deficiencies, decline in androgens (testosterone and dheas) to name a few. I recommend seeing a healthcare provider who can get more history, examine you and check some labs for starters. ...Read more

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My husband feels sleepy all the tym and he does not lyk to do work because of little weakness what wud b d reason? His age is 33.Plz suggest medicine

Meds not the Option: I am sorry to put a kink in this simple question. I appreciate the concern, but your husband could have a number of problems such as low thyroid, diabetes, low testosterone, depression among a number of other possible problems. He needs a thorough medical evaluation with blood tests before a treatment can be determined. ...Read more

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Taking large doses of B12 (approx. 5000 mcg) makes me feel weak/sleepy. What could be going wrong?

Taking large doses of B12 (approx. 5000 mcg) makes me feel weak/sleepy. What could be going wrong?

B12 dosing: Vitamin B12 is water soluble and thus high doses are eliminated from the body fairly efficiently. However, high doses like 5000 / d can indeed have side effects ranging from nausea and weakness to more specific side effects such as diarrhea, anxiety, skin irritations, insomnia, and irritability. Also, B12 deficiency does cause a range of neurologic problems, so a mixed picture can present itself. ...Read more

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Taking large doses of B12 (approx. 5000 mcg) makes me feel weak/sleepy. What could be going wrong?

Taking large doses of B12 (approx. 5000 mcg) makes me feel weak/sleepy. What could be going wrong?

Need evaluation: No one needs to take 5000 mcg of B12. The daily requirement is about 1-5 mcg.
There is likely to be some other cause for your symptoms but it is not feasible to figure that out, without more history, physical examination and some tests. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more