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I Am Tired All The Time What Can I Do
Hormonal imbalance: The stressors / pressures of modern life leave people feeling wired-but-tired much of the time. Partly responsible for this feeling is an over-activated sympathetic nervous system ("fight or flight or freeze") and adrenal fatigue (depleted levels of dhea, a hormone that will "get up and go" in response to the cumulative impact of stress over time). Have your doctor check your dhea blood levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor: There are many possible causes of your symptoms: many type of infections (bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic), anemia, nutrient deficiencies, toxic exposures, thyroid ; other hormonal problems, sleep disorders, heart disease, stress, depression etc. It is impossible for anyone here to diagnose you further. See a good doctor, preferably one with a holistic perspective, for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
I feel tired all the time. If I don't have caffeine I get headaches. What can I do to energize myself?
Withdrawal headache: It sounds like you are having symptoms of caffeine withdrawal. I would recommend getting plenty of sleep for more energy and laying off the caffeine and energy drinks. Reset adrenals with adhs (vasopressin) which is an adaptogen this will help you with energy. B complex helps maintain energy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult question.: The causes of excess sleepiness or fatigue are multiple,and often difficult to determine. Anemia, mono, sleep apnea and thyroid disease are all possibilities. Other possible causes include insomnia and depression. You should contact your family doctor and arrange for a full evaluation. ...Read more
Professional Help: Perhaps you are depressed? I recommend starting out by getting a medical assessment from your physician. He or she can help to determine if a physical cause is leading to your symptoms. S/he might point you in the direction of a comprehensive evaluation by either a doctoral level clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist. Once this is better understood a plan of action can be developed. Take care. ...Read more
Hungry and depressed: Your problem could be mental or physical. Hypothyroidism or low thyroid hormone levels, for example, can actually cause the symptoms you describe. You can go to your local medical doctor and have a simple lab test to rule this out. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Agree w Dr. Tapia. : Recommend psychiatric eval to determine what you are dealing with. A treatment plan stems from there. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy ; meditation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not enough info.: That would require an evaluation. There are many reasons for these symptoms. Take care. ...Read more
I am tired all the time even though i get enough sleep. My doctors can not figure out what's wrong with me! what do I need?
What can I do if I just feel down and tired all the time and I think I have depression.? I've been to doctors already It's not working well.
Keep trying: Have any of the doctors been mental health specialists? If not find one and have an evaluation. ...Read more
Get tested: Inability to gain weight is a non specific sign that something is wrong. You could have a metabolic problem like hyperthyroidism or an absorption problem like celiac disease. You could have something more serious like an undiscovered cancer. See a health professional who will get a more extensive history, examine you and run some tests. ...Read more
See your doctor: If your symptoms are that intesnse, you need to see your doctor. Only he/she can make a correct diagnosis based on a physical examination. ...Read more
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