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Unusual Sleepiness Or Tiredness
Too many to mention: There are numerous disease that can cause significant fatigue. If your issue is fatigue you need a thorough medical evaluation. ...Read more
Explain difference in tiredness and fatigue. When should I get concerned about this tired sleepy thing?
Good question.: Fatigue is inability or sense of inability to initiate or maintain activity. This is quite different from being tired or sleepy or weak although these symptoms may present at the same time. Most people with chronic fatigue have a psychiatric diagnosis, but acute fatigue is more likely medical and is associated with inflammatory, infectious and neoplastic processes. ...Read more
Tiredness and feeling sleepy almost all time even I do exercises 4 days a week... What are the causes? And what should test I hv to do
Sleepiness: Having excessive daytime sleepiness could indicate a sleep disorder. It's recommended you see a sleep doctor who can review your history to determine if that is the case or if it is something else. For example, if you also snore, have dry mouth, morning headaches, ; periodically gasp/choke throughout the night, you may have sleep apnea. Rls or narcolepsy depending on symptoms maybe causes as well. ...Read more
I have been getting headaches, tiredness, extremely sleepy for 1-2weeks. I took Prilosec for 2yrs and again recently. Can this cause kidney diease?
See your doctor.: It Is not likely that the symptoms you are experiencing are due to Prilosec, or even kidney disease at all. There are many things that can cause kind of symptoms that you are describing. You need a general evaluation, including a physical exam and possibly laboratory tests to sort it out. Do not delay in seeking care. Good luck. ...Read more
Extreme tiredness no energy daytime sleepiness blood test are all normal what could this be memory problems too wake up feeling Unrefreshed?
Extreme tiredness no energy excessive sleepiness no cause has been found bloods have come back normal memory problems sleep during the day.
Too common: Enigmatic hypersomnia (idiopathic) is seen in young women sometimes without clear cause. In the majority of the young ladies I have seen with this, the condition almost always improves within a few years. Worth seeing a doctor who specializes in sleep medicine nonetheless to make sure no other reason and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Extreme tiredness extreme weakness always feeling hungry can't keep my eyes open confusion dizziness and extreme sleepiness?
Very nauseous dizzy & bitter taste in mouth along with extreme tiredness for months. Not a sleepy tiredness more exhaustion?
Discomfort: You haven't been feeling well for months now. You need to discuss your medical history and get a physical examination by a skilled clinician. You will likely need some blood tests too. You can schedule a consult on Health Tap or make an appointment with your personal physician if you have one. I hope you are able to find out the cause of your symptoms, get proper treatment, and feel better soon. ...Read more
I feel burning eyes, sometimes it goes dull & lil red, and I feel tiredness with leg pain...feeling weakness & sleepy most of the time.
Check your blood.:
Although your symptoms don't point to anything specific, and that can happen with many conditions, still you need to make sure that you are not diabetic and you thyroid glans is working fine.
You also need to make sure your Hemoglobin is normal as well as your Vitamin B12 levels.
You also need to eat right and do regular exercise.
Good luck. ...Read more
My wife takes wellbutrin (bupropion) and Zoloft for depression. Will these meds cause tiredness and sleepiness? She is always tired.
Can I experience k def. Symptoms like strong heart beat, muscle cramps, hypoglycemic feeling, tiredness and sleepiness with k level 3.7?
Potassium: The level 3.7 would usually not be associated with those symptoms. ...Read more
Thyroidectomy 2 months back&I131 therapy 1week back 2 inactivate remnant tissue. Hav dizziness, tiredness, sleepy. Hear moaning while sleeping, reason?
Call your doc:
Would definitely recommend that you call 1 of the docs involved in your care and have a thorough physical, including labs.
While some of the symptoms you describe are common following I131, some others I do not recognize as side effects.
Electrolyte abnormalities are notorious in the recovery period.
Did you already start taking thyroid replacement pills? ...Read more
Last 5-6 months, I'm a 65 year old male suffering tiredness & very sleepy after 2-3hrs work also muscle soreness in shoulders & legs, stopped statins?
Anemia: Fatigue can be due to low iron in the blood, medications, weight, heart and lung problems or sleep deprivation. Most likely its anemia or sleep apnea. Do you snore? Have blood in the stools, poor nutrition? A simple blood test will detect anemia. Use a small recording device and record your sleep. If you awake gasping or loud snoring, your tiredness could be not enough sleep. ...Read more
19 year old female. Pcos, skin bronzing that disappears only during menstrual cycle and returns back again. Tiredness and sleepiness. No addison's found.?
I'm diagnosed hashimoto's thyroiditis and my TSH measures 0.212 uiu/ml. Does my TSH level cause constant tiredness, sleepiness, headaches and hunger?
Negative HPT, 4 day late periods not much 2 days long. Left side cramps, tiredness, feel sleepy n joint pain no other symptoms. Should I wait or go to doc?
You may see your doctor for a blood test for HCG that would be positive by now, if you are pregnant. Or you could wait 3-4 days and do hpt again. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I'm an athlete and I get crushing fatigue after practice... even if its just a steady workout. About 1 hr post practice, I get sleepy and can't do anything bc im so profoundly exhausted. I feel awful. This never used to happen to me... is this normal?
Over-Training: You are likely experiencing symptoms of over-training. Increasing fatigue after constant workouts is the first sign of this condition. As this progresses, you could develop tendonitis, bursitis, and overuse injuries. I recommend discussing your training routine with a qualified athletic trainer or coach to help balance your training goals with your body’s need to recover between workouts. ...Read more
How to fight fatigue? I am constantly tired, no energy. Usually ok when 1st get up but abt 10am like bomb drops and sleepy kicks in? Suggestions?
MANY considerations: Make sure you are getting 7-8 hours of restorative sleep every night. Keep caffeine to an absolute minimum especially after 4pm, establish a bedtime routine, keep your room cool, have some white noise on like a loud fan. If you snore or are overweight you may have sleep apnea which will need evaluation by your physician. Do some light exercise in the morning also, this may help wake you up. ...Read more
Since last few days I am feeling fatigue and tired. I am also feeling sleepy all day. I am not abld tobe in active state. What might be my problem help?
How is sleepiness/fatigue over sleeping perhaps, all related. Trying to explain to someone but not exactly how myself.
Sleep problems: There are many sleep disorders, and several can result in fatigue, sleepiness, and over-sleeping. Even if you have primary insomnia, the sleep debt will catch up with you and you'll be sleepy the next day. See a sleep medicine doctor for thorough evaluation -- a sleep study may be revealing and allow you to get the specific help you need. ...Read more
My dr prescribed me methylphenidate 27mg which made me sleepy. My dr then prescribed me phenylalanine 37.5mg for fatigue. Are these meds ok together?
Not phenylalanine: I think you mean phentermine. There is a risk of cardiovascular and CNS stimulatory effects between the two with possible additive toxicity. If you are getting that sleepy on methylphenidate (mp), my practice style would be to have you stop the mp, review for a primary sleep disorder such as sleep apnea as a cause for the adhd. If negative, I would try a different stimulant, one at a time. ...Read more
My wife is pregnant in the 10th week she feel all the day fatigue, sleepy, severe lower abdominal pain side of past c/s, and severe hotness. Age 30?
I'm a medical student prescribed on escitalopram, lamotrigine and oxcarbazepine for bipolar disorder. I suffer from excessive fatigue and sleepiness nd this is affecting my studies. Is it safe to use modafinil to counteract these effects? If so how long s
CHECK WITH YOUR DOC:
As you know all medicine have a side effect, and to take medication that correct only the side effect of other medicine might not be the smartest thing to do
my advice check with the physician that prescribed you the medicine and discuss the side effect of your medicine may be you can reach a nice compromise
as a medical student avoid any medicine without prescription in case you have to do screen ...Read more
Maybe a better way: Experts suggest the following measures for reducing fatigue and recharging energy: 1) Add some exercise; 2) Treat sleep troubles (as warranted: cognitive therapy, address sleep apnea if present; some benefit from yoga, tai chi, meditation); 3) Manage pain (if present, identify what makes pain worse & what eases it). Ref. ArthritisToday2015 ...Read more
I have fatigue issues. I am always sleepy and my energy level is way to low for my age. What can I do to have more energy and not get tired so fast?
Depression fatigue: Symptoms of chronic fatigue could also mask underlying depression. I agree with dr. Proffitt that you need to have comprehensive medical workup done first in order to rule out any underlying medical conditions, including anemia, hypothyroidism, or even a condition called "chronic fatigue syndrome". If "medically cleared", I would suggest that you talk to a psychiatrist for diagnostic evaluation. ...Read more
Seek care if symptom: There can be many possible reactions to a medical procedure, both physically and psychologically. If your symptoms persist or worsen you should seek medical evaluation ...Read more