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Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Multiple issues that: you seem to be addressing w/doctors. Stay in touch w/them. Also, consider a Micronutrient panel to see the nutritional status of your body. Spectracell lab in Texas has an excellent one. Check out their website. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I feel tired all the time even when I get 8 hours of sleep. What is that?

I am so tired, tired: Sleep quality is best ascertained by asking yourself in the am, "am i rested?" if you move around alot in your sleep, snore/gasp, or seldom dream, you may have a sleep disorder. Persistent fatigue has innumerable causes including depression, seasonal affective disorder, medications, anemia, hypothryroidism, substance abuse, or any of a number underlying medical problems. Consult your md. ...Read more

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I get 8 hours of sleep most nights. So why do I feel fatigue all the time lately?

I get 8 hours of sleep most nights. So why do I feel fatigue all the time lately?

Could be..: Stress, depression, diabetes, sleep apnea, poor nutrition, anemia, liver disease, cardiac disorder.. the list goes on and on.. Fatigue is a symptom of many conditions, and needs to be evaluated if it becomes problematic. ...Read more

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Im feeling tired all the time and very emotional, fatigue only get 2-3 hours of sleep a day due to overnite job and kids. What does this sound like ?

Im feeling tired all the time and very emotional, fatigue only get 2-3 hours of sleep a day due to overnite job and kids. What does this sound like ?

Insufficient sleep: Real life can be very difficult. Your sleep is disrupted and fragmented and you may not be getting into actual deep sleep. You have becomed sleep deprived. This can cause lots of medical problems including depression, hypertension, diabetes and heart arrhythmia. Seek help at home and medically if persists. ...Read more

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How to deal with chronic fatigue? Even when i get my 8 hours of sleep or more I am still tired.

How to deal with chronic fatigue? Even when i get my 8 hours of sleep or more I am still tired.

Several things!: Good mattress. Good pillow. Cool, quite, and dark room. Do not watch news before you sleep, or engage in stressful discussions before sleep. Sleep quality is more important than "hours" of sleep. Finally, get involved in a graded exercise program. Most patients respond well to this, more so than anything else! ...Read more

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Lower back pain and stiffness, fatigue early mornings and around 3pm everyday. Get 6-8 hours of sleep. Also dizziness which last 2 minutes.

Lower back pain and stiffness, fatigue early mornings and around 3pm everyday. Get 6-8 hours of sleep. Also dizziness which last 2 minutes.

Many possiblities: It may be related to the hysterectomy. However, there are many other potential diagnoses including an inflammatory arthritis, fibromyalgia, anemia of unknown cause, amongst others. You should consult with your physician. Further clinical evaluation and testing may be indicated. ...Read more

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I have been having trouble sleeping for the past 5weeks now, I only get about 2 hours of sleep a day. I am irritable and fatigue.do i have insomnia?

I have been having trouble sleeping for the past 5weeks now, I only get about 2 hours of sleep a day. I am irritable and fatigue.do i have insomnia?

Eval/sleep hygiene: Have you had a sleep study done to figure out reasons for insomnia? Practice sleep hygiene: keep you room a little on a chilly side, warm shower before bed, bedtime routine: no tv, or anything stimulating, no heavy meals. If you can't fall asleep, get out of bed and do something really boring until you feel sleepy and then go back to bed. Go to bed and wake up at the same time. ...Read more

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What does low monocytes (3.0%) and high basophils (2.0%) indicate? Symptoms include joint/muscle/back pain, chronic fatigue, 12+ hours of sleep. Help!

What does low monocytes (3.0%) and high basophils (2.0%) indicate? Symptoms include joint/muscle/back pain, chronic fatigue, 12+ hours of sleep. Help!

Use cell count not %: Hi. The % monocytes, basophils, or any other cells in the WBC differential are not useful; cell counts (i.e., absolute cell number) should be expressed for meaningful data. In other words, cell % may be abnormal in the setting of normal cell count and no pathology. Talk with your doc who ordered the CBC/differential. Good luck! ...Read more