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Is it normal to feel sleepy and tired after eating at any time of the day?

Is it normal to feel sleepy and tired after eating at any time of the day?

Common, not normal: This is a fairly common experience, especially among people with diabetes, or whose bodies are starting to struggle to maintain stable sugar levels throughout the day. Keep a log of when you feel this way, and what you've eaten in the 2 hours just before that. Many people find that eating fewer carbs (sugars/starches) or walking after eating help them avoid feeling this way. ...Read more

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I feel bloated and hungry at the same time. Is this normal?

I feel bloated and hungry at the same time. Is this normal?

No: Not necessarily normal but common. Bloating is a very non-specific symptom associated with everything from irritable bowel to ovarian cancer. It is usually a benign symptom but you should discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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I feel weak, sleepy and dizzy throughout the day even after a 8 hour sleep at nigh. What could be the reason and what should be done?

Tiredness: This could be due to multiple reasons and a good reason to see your doctor. He could check for poor sleep efficiency due to apnea or sleep fragmentation, anemia due to iron or vitamin deficiency, or hormonal problems like thyroid diseases. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I usually feel very sleepy during the day and get excited in the evening? What's the problem with me?

I usually feel very sleepy during the day and get excited in the evening? What's the problem with me?

Night moves: You may be an owl. Many jobs pay a stipend for the night shift. Try it and earn the extra bucks. ...Read more

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When i take a long nap (1 hour or more) or nap in late afternoon, i always feel groggy and out of it afterward instead of refreshed. Why is that?

When i take a long nap (1 hour or more) or nap in late afternoon, i always feel groggy and out of it afterward instead of refreshed. Why is that?

Power naps: A briefer nap, 45 min or so would be less likely to alter your body rhythms, which is what you are noticing. This can alter your night routine. You can set an alarm for the longest interval you want to nap & avoid this problem in most cases. ...Read more

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I feel tired all the time. I get more than enough sleep at night & sometimes take a nap during the day. Could this be a sign of low iron? Other signs?

I feel tired all the time. I get more than enough sleep at night & sometimes take a nap during the day. Could this be a sign of low iron? Other signs?

Many causes: It could a symptom of depression, but it could be other things as well. Your thyroid could be functioning lower than normal, you could indeed have iron deficiency anemia particularly if you have heavy periods. You could also ask your doctor to be tested for vitamin d deficiency which could make you tired as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone my age to be tired literally all the time ? Only time I feel completely awake and alert is when anxiety/adrenaline at work

Is it normal for someone my age to be tired literally all the time ? Only time I feel completely awake and alert is when anxiety/adrenaline at work

Not normal: Its not normal for a 20 year-old male to feel tired all the time. This is the prime of your life. You should be awake, alert and energetic. Finding the cause is important. There are many possible causes such as lack of exercise, depression or a medical condition such as infectious mononucliosis. Best to see your Doc and find out. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I remain tired all the time and much afterwards eating a meal...What could be the reason...?

It might: Be hypoglycemia or thyroid problem. Really cannot tell much from your brief description. Best to seek medical advice from your doctor. ...Read more

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My 'food stuck in throat' feeling is worse at dinner time. It is not as bad during day time. What could be the reason?

My 'food stuck in throat' feeling is worse at dinner time. It is not as bad during day time. What could be the reason?

Sounds like: you may have acid REFUX Mention this to your PCP (Primary Care Physician) and perhaps a trial of a PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitor) is reasonable ..(eg:Pantoprazole) ...Read more

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Is it okay to have one cup of coffee a day? And if so will you still feel the "wake-up" and alertness effects of the caffeine?

Yes: You may even have two cups. There are indeed some health benefits associated with moderate coffee consumption. Whether you will feel it or not depends on the individual. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel guilty after a night of drinking?

Is it normal to feel guilty after a night of drinking?

Drinking and guilt: Feeling guilty after drinking is a good sign. It means that there is growing awareness that a night of drinking is not a healthy outlet. Guilt is not meant to tell you you are bad, it is meant for you to take another look as to whether you are making good life choices. For you, taking one good look may be enough, or it could mean getting a more formal assessment of your alcohol use for treatment. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel tired and sleepy all the time while on 125mcg levothyroxine?

Is it normal to feel tired and sleepy all the time while on 125mcg levothyroxine?

Thyroid function?: If thyroid function is normal on that dose, then other causes of fatigue should be explored. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dear Doctor, I feel tired every day despite of long hours of sleep I take. I feel headaches and sleepy during the time of working. What is the cause ?

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I feel tired every day despite of long hours of sleep I take. I feel headaches and sleepy during the time of working. What is the cause ?

Fatigue: If you are getting plenty of sleep and are still tired you need to find out the reason for that. You MAY be anemic or need better nutrition. Please see your doctor. He/she may do some blood tests to help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Currently i sleep a lot and don't drink enough water throughout the day, is it normal to be thirsty all the time?Thanks

Currently i sleep a lot and don't drink enough water throughout the day, is it normal to be thirsty all the time?Thanks

No it isn't: Get a work up including urine analysis. Possibly diabetes insipidus. Check with your doc. Maybe you're mouth breather so your throat is always dry. ...Read more

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

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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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How much amount of sleep is normal? I can sleep for 10 hours straight and still feel sleepy after that

How much amount of sleep is normal? I can sleep for 10 hours straight and still feel sleepy after that

Varies: Sleep needs can vary per person and per season. However, for a 42 year old it seems that 10 hours and still feeling tired is too much. Your quality of sleep may not be good - sleep apnea? restless legs? Do you snore? Hypothyroidism and depression can also contribute to tiredness. I would rule these issues out with your MD. ...Read more