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I come home and sleep everyday from 3 to 6. How do I overcome this exhaustion to stay awake until a normal bedtime at 11:00? (Wake up at 6am)

I come home and sleep everyday from 3 to 6. How do I overcome this exhaustion to stay awake until a normal bedtime at 11:00? (Wake up at 6am)

You might consider: being evaluated for sleep apnea and other potential sleep depriving diagnoses. Find a certified sleep specialist in your area and set up an appointment for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why is staying at home bad when disabled?

Why is staying at home bad when disabled?

Isolation: This can lead to depression and social isolation. Get out, get active and get involved. Disabled doesn't mean you have no purpose, no place and no function. You can do it. ...Read more

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Retired healthy at 62, first 6 months were great/caught up on house, now bored bored bored. Could use more money. Suggestions?

Retired healthy at 62, first 6 months were great/caught up on house, now bored bored bored. Could use more money. Suggestions?

Back to work: Lots of people go back to work after "retirement", pick something you like, maybe part time? There are many reasons to work, not always because you need the money. Staying active and productive is beneficial to mental and physical health. ...Read more

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Always feeling lethargic. All I want to do is stay home and rest. Sleep & wake up tired. Energy kicks in until evening for some reason. Whats wrong?

Always feeling lethargic. All I want to do is stay home and rest. Sleep  & wake up tired. Energy kicks in until evening for some reason. Whats wrong?

You need a work up: The list is to long. It could be your anemia, hormones from the cyst, depression, insomnia, etc. You need a general work up. In addition what type of anemia and why the shooting pains. ...Read more

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5 mos. pregnant, twins. Haven't slept more than few hrs/night in weeks, partly anxiety, adrenaline rushes at night. Don't want to hurt babies. Help!

5 mos. pregnant, twins. Haven't slept more than few hrs/night  in weeks,  partly anxiety, adrenaline rushes at night. Don't want to hurt babies. Help!

Many possibilities: In your situation, my first thought is to engage in psychotherapy to deal with the anxiety. There are some safe medication that could augment the therapy and some safe natural remedies. Ask your OB/GYN for a referral to someone s/he trusts. ...Read more

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Having grief at home, being messed around seeing kids, works physically and mentally hard.. i now feel that bad .. i started feelng sick and emotional?

Having grief at home, being messed around seeing kids, works physically and mentally hard.. i now feel that bad .. i started feelng sick and emotional?

Stress: It sounds like you have multiple issues happening that now are making you physically Ill. See your doctor and arrange for support and counseling . Until then try to unload some stress if you can. All the best. ...Read more

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Am I multi-polar disorder?I am easy worry,doubt,anxious,sad,blame myself,imagine sex all day(no partner),a bit repeat,some walk around at home atnight

Am I multi-polar disorder?I am easy worry,doubt,anxious,sad,blame myself,imagine sex all day(no partner),a bit repeat,some walk around at home atnight

You need advice: from someone who cares and knows something about many illnesses, both physical and mental. Ideally it would be a counselor or therapist if you have access to them in China. This is probably not serious, and it would help a great deal to talk to someone who does not judge you but will work with you to find the cause and help you to feel better. Good luck! ...Read more

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Awake at 5:30 am, have a rigorous sport workouts , ap classes, don't get home till 7 every night. How to get more energy to keep from crashing at 10?

Awake at 5:30 am, have a rigorous sport workouts , ap classes, don't get home till 7 every night. How to get more energy to keep from crashing at 10?

Eat healthy diet: Eat good foods, try to get some catch up sleep on the weekends, try to find some time to take a break and do something relaxing and enjoyable. You might want to take a daily multivitamin and essential minerals also. Remember moderation in all things and avoid extremes. ...Read more

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Am I going threw a set back? Very depress sad angry not hungry get no sleep at all no help cry everyday at times all day had my baby 8/1/15 have two other kids 1yr and 4yr

Am I going threw a set back? Very depress sad angry not hungry get no sleep at all no help cry everyday at times all day had my baby 8/1/15 have two other kids 1yr and 4yr

One's ObGyn can help: A "set back" suggests that there have been past similar problems. Having delivered a baby a month ago, such symptoms can be post-partum depression... which Ob-Gyn doctors know a lot about. If one has seen a psychiatrist, make contact again. Medications may be needed. It is better to have a good mind and be on meds, instead of being psychologically impaired due to trying to avoid meds. ...Read more

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6 weeks pregnant.spend all day at home.up at 5 every day for hubby to pack lunch and make breakfast.go back to sleep at 7.why do I always oversleep?

6 weeks pregnant.spend all day at home.up at 5 every day for hubby to pack lunch and make breakfast.go back to sleep at 7.why do I always oversleep?

Common: Fatigue is rather common in early pregnancy. Make sure your food and fluid intake is adequate and that you are not anemic. However, if this was your pattern even prior to your pregnancy, it may be difficult to break this routine but not impossible ...Read more

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32/f w/ 3 kids & a full time job Fairly healthy. Done with kids so why am I struggling with sleeping at night even though I am exhausted?

32/f w/ 3 kids & a full time job Fairly healthy. Done with kids so why am I struggling with sleeping at night even though I am exhausted?

Sleep hygiene: no TV, internet or smart phones within an hour of sleeping time, no caffeine as well for more than 2-3 hours, early to bed, as much as you can, possibly warm bath at bedtime, try not to sleep hungry, quiet dark cool bedroom, if all that doesn't work, check with your doctor, you might have anxiety/ depression, take care ...Read more

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My kids are 11, 8, 5n 3 years old. Is it ok to put them to sleep at 5:30pm n they wake up at 5am? Only on schoolnights. Not school nights bed at 7pm...

My kids are 11, 8, 5n 3 years old. Is it ok to put them to sleep at 5:30pm n they wake up at 5am? Only on schoolnights. Not school nights bed at 7pm...

That sounds early...: Usually, parents set kids' bedtime and waking hours according to when parents have to work, and when kids have to be at school. If there is no special need, such as a parent having to show up at her job at 6 A.M., then school hours mostly influence kids' hours. For young kids, dinner at 6, bedtime at 8-9 (they go to bed then, but are free to fall asleep a bit later), and waking at 6, works fine. ...Read more

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Cant afford OCD treatment.None nearby.To go away over $15k min.I am unemployed. Doing daily erp at home but exhausting.Too many triggers.I am shunned.

Cant afford OCD treatment.None nearby.To go away over $15k min.I am unemployed. Doing daily erp at home but exhausting.Too many triggers.I am shunned.

See family doctor: You could afford Prozac (fluoxetine) for your ocd. You will need a dose of 60-80 mg per day and this can cost as low as 12-20 dollars a month in our local pharmacies. Your therapy at home is much likely to go better if you are medicated. Best wishes. Check also in your county for psychiatric services for indigent people. ...Read more

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Can a baby sleep too much? My baby sleep about 4-5 times a day, not including her bed time at 9pm.

Can a baby sleep too much? My baby sleep about 4-5 times a day, not including her bed time at 9pm.

Age dependent: Sleep duration or number of naps during the day varies with the age of baby. Newborns may sleep for 14-18 hrs a day. As they get older the number of naps decrease. Just make sure that baby is being fed at regular intervals for age. ...Read more

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14mo boy- pneumonia in both lungs. Preparing to go home from hospital tmrow. I'm nervous about raking him home. Helpful care tips once we are home?

14mo boy- pneumonia in both lungs. Preparing to go home from hospital tmrow.  I'm nervous about raking him home. Helpful care tips once we are home?

Most treated at home: If a kid is taking fluids well, eating some and capable of taking oral meds he can do well at home. He will need adequate rest when he tires, and simple balanced nutrition for a normal recovery. As long as he wets a diaper every 4-6 hours and appears to be regaining his pre-illness playfulness, his recovery is going well. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 7 weeks pregnant and don't sleep well. I wake up at 2/3am and wide awake !

Hi, I am 7 weeks pregnant and don't sleep well. I wake up at 2/3am and wide awake !

Hormones: Rapidly changing hormones can alter your sleep cycles. Try turning down the environment temperature a little cooler, as this promotes secretion of natural melatonin, a sleep hormone. Your furnace may be running a bit hot because your pregnant. Also, chamomile tea before bed may help you sleep sounder. Avoid "sleep aids" as these may not be good for you or your baby. ...Read more

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Sleep disorder? Struggle to stay awake after 6 pm and keep nodding off drooling. Wake up at 3:30/4am wide awake x1year. Ruining social life. Why?

Sleep disorder? Struggle to stay awake after 6 pm and keep nodding off drooling. Wake up at 3:30/4am wide awake x1year. Ruining social life. Why?

Not sure why: You fall asleep at 6 pm because you get up at 304 am. You would benefit form seeing your doc and or a sleep specialist. You may have food allergies. I would also consult an acupuncturist. You are clearly imbalanced and they offer a whole other dimension of care that is very helpful. ...Read more

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Only getting 4-6hrs of broken sleep cause 8 month old. I try napping doesn't happen often. I'm tired & have a constant headache. I'm a stay @ home mom?

Early stages of : parenting an infant R tough. It's important however 2 find a way 2 get adequate sleep. Some parents take turns feeding the 2 am meal. If U R nursing it is worth pumping and letting your partner feed the baby. Soon your child will B sleeping all night and it will get easier. Often this occurs when they start cereal as the evening meal. Try bathing the baby at night, it may help them sleep longer. ...Read more

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My mom has extreme tiredness and she has sugar.she takes medicine for sugar.does sugar cause tiredness?

My mom has extreme tiredness  and she has sugar.she takes medicine for sugar.does sugar cause tiredness?

Maybe: if her sugar is not controlled it can cause tiredness boot there are many other problems that can cause tiredness, like thyroid problems or anemia. she should see her doctor ...Read more

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My mom is overweight. She has acidity problem and her body gets tired. Suggest ways to reduce weight and cope acidity and tiredness issue.

My mom is overweight. She has acidity problem and her body gets tired. Suggest ways to reduce weight and cope acidity and tiredness issue.

Get involved: Overweight causes both reflux & fatigue. Reflux treatable with meds. Make sure fatigue is not from low thyroid or sleep apnea (is she nodding off?). If she already had obesity surgery, we wont solve this over the internet. She has to work with her team & to want to get better using diet and daily exercise. Glad you are involved. Why dont you go with her to the doctor visits to see how you can help. ...Read more

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What are simple things that moms, who are too busy or tired, can do to stay fit?

What are simple things that moms, who are too busy or tired, can do to stay fit?

Expend energy.: When you go to the store - park your car farther from the store - so you get more walking in. When you are bringing items from one floor to the next in your home, carry less - so that you have more trips (stair climbing). In commercial buildings opt to take the stairs instead of the elevator. Go on hikes or biking with the kids or take the dogs for a walk. Good luck. ...Read more

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I gone to bed last night and I was woken up by my mom 30 minutes later. I felt even more tired than before. I don't ever want to nap in my life! ?

I gone to bed last night and I was woken up by my mom 30 minutes later. I felt even more tired than before. I don't ever want to nap in my life! ?

To nap or not to nap: at the wrong time of day or for too long can be harmful (e.g. sleep inertia). At the same time napping offers many benefits like relaxation, mood improvement and improve performance, just to name a few. Regardless, keep your naps always short. ...Read more

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My mom has leg trouble she can't hold food down she is tired and week she is in her 60s or 70s she wore heals since age 13 she also has week bowls?

My mom has leg trouble she can't hold food down she is tired and week she is in her 60s or 70s she wore heals since age 13 she also has week bowls?

Take her to see doc: Not sure i understand everything you've posted which is what makes it difficult to give thoughtful answers w/o exchange of information. Not sure why leg trouble (what kind?) has to do w/vomiting from "weak bowels" which could lead to being tired & weak. Not sure why she was wearing heels at 13yo although that might lead to "leg troubles". Bottom line: she needs to go see her doctor. ...Read more

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Mom of 3 girls, 15, 9, 1 1/2 yrs old. Always so tired why? And how can I get my energy back?

Mom of 3 girls, 15, 9, 1 1/2 yrs old. Always so tired why? And how can I get my energy back?

See a doctor: Fatigue has many possible causes. A complete medical evaluation might lead to a cause and successful treatment. ...Read more

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My mom keeps vomitting after she ate something, feeling cold, tired, plus coughing a lot. Shes 54 now. Whats happening?

My mom keeps vomitting after she ate something, feeling cold, tired, plus coughing a lot. Shes 54 now. Whats happening?

Fever?: Several possibilities: assuming the cough was not just triggered by vomiting, she could have influenza or pneumonia. If so she will likely have fever soon. A viral infection affecting both the GI tract and respiratory tract is also a likely contender. ...Read more

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I feel tired and kinda weak everyday. I'm exercising every morning. My mom said, maybe, I was stressed. Is that the real reason?

I feel tired and kinda weak everyday. I'm exercising every morning. My mom said, maybe, I was stressed. Is that the real reason?

Could be: Also other causes if feeling tired include boredom, poor eating habit, poor sleep and medical illness.Try reducing chronic worry,increase daily activities,eat lightly and frequently. ...Read more

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Why does my 20 month old son prefer only mom and throws a fit if dad wants to help? My husband takes it personally and I am tired of being #1

Why does my 20 month old son prefer only mom and throws a fit if dad wants to help? My husband takes it personally and I am tired of being #1

Stage of development: Freud and piaget would have a categorical answer. Suffice it to say that this is normal. Children undergo different familial needs at different ages, and at that age many just simply prefer mom. It will change usually around 2 1/2 to 3, and dad is suddenly cool again. ...Read more

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Hi. Im bf mom. Easily get tired. After havin food stil feel hungry and no energy. Diznes also there.It happens often before also. Any seriouse prblm.

Hi. Im bf mom. Easily get tired. After havin  food stil feel hungry and no energy. Diznes also there.It happens often before also. Any seriouse prblm.

What is bf mom?: Does this mean you are a mother and not havng enough time for yourself and feels tired because of not getting enough sleep caring for your baby? Welcome to the motherhood. Hope you have family to help you at least during the day time to relieve you for 10 minutes to an hour at a time so you can rest. Take Vitamin tablet and eat well balanced food. May be small frequent meals . ...Read more

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Last night i blacked out and apparently tried to beat my mom, then, when she kept yelling, i started attacking myself. Woke up dizzy& very tired?

Last night i blacked out and apparently tried to beat my mom, then, when she kept yelling, i started attacking myself. Woke up dizzy& very tired?

Get help: Were you on drugs or alcohol? If you were, you need help to get off them. If you were not, you need a thorough evaluation to figure out why this happened. It's not normal. ...Read more

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Mom has had ft dementia for a 3+ years. Suddenly had a very slow gait with noticeable fatigue this am. Is this a sign that the disease is progressing?

Mom has had ft dementia for a 3+ years. Suddenly had a very slow gait with noticeable fatigue this am. Is this a sign that the disease is progressing?

TIA?: Your mother's dementia could be progressing, but sudden changes in her gait and fatigue sound more like a TIA (if it dissipates soon) or other vascular event (if it does not). A doctor need to see & examine her today, to evaluate what's going on with her. ...Read more

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My mom is 75 with advanced COPD her blood pressure ranges from 99/42 to 100/47 is this normal. She is extremely tired.?

My mom is 75 with advanced COPD  her blood pressure ranges from 99/42 to 100/47  is this normal. She is extremely tired.?

Fatigue.,,: The blood pressures you report are not likely to cause her fatigue, unless her blood pressure was much higher and suddenly dropped. A more likely cause of her fatigue is her oxygen level especially with activity. If her oxygen level drops, this could lead to fatigue, especially if her carbon dioxide level is also high. This needs to be evaluated by her pulmonary doctor. She may need oxygen therapy. ...Read more