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Been coughing up clear to white sticky mucus for 4 months now. Had xrays, blood work, 3 rounds of biotics. Bad at night, can't sleep. Tired & wt. Loss.

Been coughing up clear to white sticky mucus for 4 months now. Had xrays, blood work, 3 rounds of biotics. Bad at night, can't sleep. Tired & wt. Loss.

Coughing is a reflex: Given to us to get rid of a foreign body in the bronchus. It is governed by a computer in the lower brain. If that is irritable you can cough for no reason at all because it is initiated in the brain. That is why the bronchial search has been futile. Get rid of all forms of sugar and sweeteners and see my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" and see the post "sweet and dangerous". ...Read more

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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Take Ambien (zolpidem) to sleep but don't remember if I sleep tired in day can't nap?

Take Ambien (zolpidem) to sleep but don't remember if I sleep tired in day can't nap?

Discuss with Dr.: 1. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule, including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to soothing music.
3. Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet, comfortable, and cool. ...Read more

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Easily fatigue, wake up after complete9h sleep tired&have headache&want to sleep more, I took amitrypti and cymbalta (duloxetine) for 3 years with only smal improvem?

Easily fatigue, wake up after complete9h sleep tired&have headache&want to sleep more, I took amitrypti and cymbalta (duloxetine) for 3 years with only smal improvem?

Have you been seen: By a sleep medicine specialist? A sleep study may be helpful. In meantime, use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up same time daily.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine like a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows.
4. Use bedroom >. ...Read more

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I have had body ache for 2 days now. Have been struggling to sleep. Tired. My entire head is sore. My neck and back is sore. I just feel worse today. I just can’t get out of bed?

I have had body ache for 2 days now. Have been struggling to sleep. Tired. My entire head is sore. My neck and back is sore. I just feel worse today. I just can’t get out of bed?

Sounds like the flu: This is a nasty virus, and it's well known to cause these types of symptoms. I would try to get a doctor to confirm this diagnosis, since there are specific anti-viral medicines that could help. In the mean time, rest, sleep, take chicken soup or other healthy food. Next year, I would recommend the flu vaccine. ...Read more

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I am a 48 year old male and I have been urinating almost every hour. I also have acid reflux and I haven't been able to sleep. Tired, sleepy, chest pain a little bit, im taking Nexium but I really want to sleep and stop the constant peeing. When I try to

I am a 48 year old male and I have been urinating almost every hour. I also have acid reflux and I haven't been able to sleep. Tired, sleepy, chest pain a little bit, im taking Nexium but I really want to sleep and stop the constant peeing. When I try to

Hello.: Hello. Obviously if you have to urinate every hour, you won't get quality sleep. You need to be evaluated. Causes of needing to urinate could be an infection or enlargement of your prostate. If you are thirsty, drinking often and urinating often - this can be consistent with diabetes. You need a comprehensive evaluation. I think until the source of symptoms is identified and treated, this is likely to become a vicious cycle. ...Read more

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For what reason wouldn't sleep reduce my tiredness?

For what reason wouldn't sleep reduce my tiredness?

Uncertain.: Your quality of sleep may be poor or your quantify of sleep may be inadequate. You could also be suffering from an underlying medical condition which is causing fatigue. Use good sleep hygiene. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i. ...Read more

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I sleep for about 2-5 hours each night and no matter whatnotice my tiredness. Is 5 hours a night enough sleep?

I sleep for about 2-5 hours each night and no matter whatnotice my tiredness. Is 5 hours a night enough sleep?

It may be enough: Some people are 'short sleepers' who require little sleep but still function well - if you feel good on 5 hours then you may be one of those people and there is no issue with it. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing extreme tiredness. Getting on average 7.5 hrs of sleep. Tried melatonin. Has caused to use all vacation and sick time.

I've been experiencing extreme tiredness. Getting on average 7.5 hrs of sleep. Tried melatonin. Has caused to use all vacation and sick time.

Tiredness: This is very abnormal. You need to contact your doctor for a full examination to determine the cause of the tiredness. There are a great many possibilities. ...Read more

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How to stop the extreme tiredness feeling? I sleep and take naps sometimes but no matter what, I'm tired.

How to stop the extreme tiredness feeling? I sleep and take naps sometimes but no matter what, I'm tired.

Sleep hygiene.: Taking your nap is likely preventing you from sleeping at night. Proper sleep hygiene mandates that you avoid naps so that you become tired enough at night to fall asleep. Try to not nap in the afternoon. Go to bed the same time each night and awaken the same time each morning. ...Read more

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Why I feel sluggish when waking up hardly at morning everyday? I sleep 9 hours, no midday napping, no tiredness when going to bed.

Everyone: Everyone feels a bit sluggish when waking up in the morning. However, this may become a problem if you are excessively sleepy or fatigued during the day. If you snore during sleep, obstructive sleep apnea is a possible culprit. Other common medical conditions can cause you to be fatigued. ...Read more

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What is sleeping sickness? How do you contract it& how do you treat it? Could it be medication related or just spring tiredness? I'm sleeping so much!

What is sleeping sickness? How do you contract it& how do you treat it? Could it be medication related or just spring tiredness? I'm sleeping so much!

Sleepiness: Having excessive daytime sleepiness could indicate a sleep disorder. It is recommended you consult a sleep physician who can review your history to determine if that is the case or if it's something else. For example, if you also snore, have dry mouth, morning headaches, and/or periodically choke/gasp throughout the night, you may have sleep apnea. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What causes my extreme tiredness. Even after good sleep I especially get very tired while driving at sitting in a meeting. To the point where so tire?

What causes my extreme tiredness. Even after good sleep I especially get very tired while driving at sitting in a meeting. To the point where so tire?

Tiredness: Have you thyroid and hemogloblin levels checked. If your results are normal consult a psychologist for possible symptoms of depression. ...Read more

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Heloo I m honey. My age is 19 years. I feel tiredness after sleep. And my sleep duration is very long. Due to this problem I feel difficulty in my stu?

Heloo I m honey. My age is 19 years. I feel tiredness after sleep. And my sleep duration is very long. Due to this problem I feel difficulty in my stu?

See a good doctor: There are many possible causes of feeling tired. It's impossible to diagnose you in this format. You need an exam & tests. Possible causes include anemia, thyroid & other hormonal imbalances, vitamin/mineral/amino acid deficiencies, all sorts of chronic infections (viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic), environmental or food allergies, environmental toxins, sleep apnea, stress etc. Please see doc! ...Read more

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Suffering from tiredness. Not sleeping well even though going to bed early. Skin very hot?

Suffering from tiredness. Not sleeping well even though going to bed early. Skin very hot?

Seek evaluation: There are many reasons for insomnia and that requires a full evaluation especially in the context of increased surface temperature. You should have an examination and lab studies to rule out an underlying metabolic or endocrine concern. ...Read more

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My husband complaining of pain tiredness of his right leg comes and goes it goes specially when he sleep and relax. What it could be?

My husband complaining of pain tiredness of his right leg comes and goes it goes specially when he sleep and relax. What it could be?

Many possibillies: And the most common cause fo the symptoms, restless leg syndrome is also the one that fits exactly the symptoms. It is a NOT SERIOUS disorder when the brains ability to damp down nerves/muscles is not as strong as their activity....hence restless leg/cramps/pain/spasm.
Worse at night (less brain activity). Any anti-parkinson's medicine works on it. Muscle spasm meds often do too. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of tiredness? I sleep enough, eat enough, and stay upright, but I always seem to be exhausted. Any ideas and solutions?

What can be the cause of tiredness? I sleep enough, eat enough, and stay upright, but I always seem to be exhausted. Any ideas and solutions?

Exhausted: Something is wrong and there are many possibilities. Time to see your physician for a checkup to find the cause of your exhaustion. ...Read more

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Random feelings of extreme tiredness & no energy. Healthy diet at least 8hrs sleep per night. 31 male 176cms 161pounds. Any possible reasons for this?

Random feelings of extreme tiredness & no energy. Healthy diet at least 8hrs sleep per night. 31 male 176cms 161pounds. Any possible reasons for this?

Many reasons: I would recommend comprehensive physical and a blood test to mske sure you do not have low hormone levels such as thyroid levels. Stress, depression and anxiety can cause these symptoms as well. ...Read more

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33/m, constant tiredness, difficulty waking, using fire alarm to wake me.75 min+ of fire alarm and wife shaking me. Sleep intertia. No narcolepsy/apnea.

33/m, constant tiredness, difficulty waking, using fire alarm to wake me.75 min+ of fire alarm and wife shaking me. Sleep intertia. No narcolepsy/apnea.

Get Sleep Study: It is hard to say what is going on just based on this description. Even though you deny, you probably have narcolepsy. You will need an overnight sleep study with eeg monitoring. This is usually done in a sleep lab. ...Read more

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Can low serotonin cause anhedonia, chronic tiredness, and excess sleep?

Can low serotonin cause anhedonia, chronic tiredness, and excess sleep?

Yes: In some people, artificially reducing brain serotonin will induce a depression episode which can have all of the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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Hi I've got a constant headache, tiredness but unable to sleep! I went to the doctors he's says im fine but im not?

Hi I've got a constant headache, tiredness but unable to sleep! I went to the doctors he's says im fine but im not?

Several factors: Good afternoon! There are several factors could be involved in constant headache, tiredness and difficulties falling asleep, even the doctor may not to find the exact cause right away. It depends how and when the symptoms are started. The consultation with therapist and psychiatrist may be helpful to target some psychological causes of the problem as well as to understand the treatment modalities. ...Read more

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I've suffered from extreme tiredness since 15 & can never seem to wake up. Tests revealed no obvious illness or sleep problems. Any ideas?

I've suffered from extreme tiredness since 15 & can never seem to wake up. Tests revealed no obvious illness or sleep problems. Any ideas?

Hard to say: If you have been thoroughly tested and no organic cause could be found, then by definition, you could have chronic fatigue syndrome or it could be something psychological which could be hard to prove. Chronic, smoldering low grade infection is possible but again, hard to prove. Or it could be this is the way you are. Hard to say without knowing what workup had been done or what you look like. Gl. ...Read more

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Since taking 300mg of propylthiouracil, I've experienced tiredness, I sleep all day, I have no energy, could the medication be related to it?

Since taking 300mg of propylthiouracil, I've experienced tiredness, I sleep all day, I have no energy, could the medication be related to it?

Thyroid: Propylthiouracil is specifically designed to slow down your thyroid. To a degree I would expect some of these symptoms on the medication. Talk to the physician who prescribed it, you may need your dose adjusted. ...Read more

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