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How To Overcome Fatigue
Depends on diagnosis: Depression is a generic term for many types, some being relatively short lived. Adjustment disorders and single incident ptsd can be treated efficiently. Recurrent major depression and bipolar disorders take longer. Mindfulness based cognitive therapy and energy psychology are effective approaches, generally combined with medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get a check up: First of all make an appontment with your doctor and have a complete check up to find if there is a medical condition causing your extreme tiredness if one is found get it treated and you will be ok if no medical reason found then make sure you get 7to8 hours of good night sleep avoid too strenuous exercises for some time eat healthy cut down on carbs dont smoke and drink in moderation relax&laugh. ...Read more
Need good evaluation: Start with a good evaluation by pcp and then an eval by a mental health professional. Cbt can be very helpful. Take an inventory of life stressors and determine how you can address them in more adaptive ways. Reduce stimulants in diet. Better sleep, exercise, yoga, good nutrition & meditation can help. Meds such as ssri's, benzos, and Buspar (buspirone) can help. Review med options with doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can: start w a medical eval. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy can help. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hours of sleep/night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi, qi gong, yoga or meditation. Recommend the “Feeling Good Book' by Dr. David Burns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat fewer calories: Our bodies are in a simple state of balance. If we eat more calories than we use, we gain weight. If we eat fewer calories than we use, we lose weight. So, people who want to lose weight must eat less than they use on most days, but occasionally may eat more than they use on other days... but it averages out over time, so that they are eating fewer calories overall, than they use each day. ...Read more
Your Dr can assess: For mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night ; eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest is good: Adequate sleep, avoidance of stimulants, and alcohol, proper nutirition, hydration, exercise... And of course adequate sleep. Naps of less than 1/2 hour probably wont help - uninterupted sleep for at least 6-7 preferrably 8 hours a night helps. If one has lost a lot of sleep it can take a week or so to get back to normal. ...Read more
Treat the cause: First off, try to treat the underlying cause of the fatigue. Common medical causes are anemia, thyroid disorder, cardiovascular or pulmonary diseases, and many other chronic diseases. However, the majority of people who are tired just don't get enough sleep and exercise and aren't eating properly. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I will be happy...: ....To answer this question as soon as i get around to it. Just kidding. But waiting for the answer to this question is procrastination, too. Just get up and go do what you need to do. ...Read more
Start w a med: Eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night ; good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Take care. ...Read more
Dr Byrnes got it!: Vounteering is a wonderful suggestion. Once we are out of school, retired, or just not working, many of us get lonely because we are, in fact, alone. No one should be alone all the time. I suggest: joining a church, a community center, or even an aa or al-anon fellowship if appropriate. Volunteer at: a library, a soup kitchen, a volunteer ambulance, a shelter, you name it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities.: There are innumerable medical, nutritional and emotional conditions that include being tired as a symptom. These range from simple issues to those far more complex. A good checkup and blood testing would be a good starting point. If you're embarking on a regimen for adrenal fatigue, just make sure the diagnosis is accurate and the work up is complete. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Improving sleep: Poor sleep habits such as spending too much time in bed or going to bed at different times on different days can cause difficulty with sleep. So can anxiety, noise, light in the bedroom. Improving sleep habits by going to bed at the same time every night, getting up every morning about 7 hours later whether or not you slept well, and avoiding naps, might help. If it does not, get treatmnent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several approaches: If by "nerves", you mean anxiety, this can be addressed by cognitive-behavioral and biofeedback approaches. If this is structural due to spinal cord issues, a urologist can be very effective. As you may well know, a number of medications do exist and can be tried even when the picture looks bleak. ...Read more
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