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Can you tell me if there are diseases/conditions that cause sleepiness/tiredness?

Can you tell me if there are diseases/conditions that cause sleepiness/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

Dr. Marsha Davis
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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

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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

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

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I have been getting headaches, tiredness, extremely sleepy for 1-2weeks. I took Prilosec for 2yrs and again recently. Can this cause kidney diease?

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

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Extreme tiredness no energy excessive sleepiness no cause has been found bloods have come back normal memory problems sleep during the day.

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

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Extreme tiredness extreme weakness always feeling hungry can't keep my eyes open confusion dizziness and extreme sleepiness?

Extreme tiredness extreme weakness always feeling hungry can't keep my eyes open confusion dizziness and extreme sleepiness?

Blood sugar check: Your symptoms can be due to possibly high blood sugar but if not consider evaluation for Sleep Apnea. Nevertheless you need to see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Very nauseous dizzy & bitter taste in mouth along with extreme tiredness for months. Not a sleepy tiredness more exhaustion?

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

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I feel burning eyes, sometimes it goes dull & lil red, and I feel tiredness with leg pain...feeling weakness & sleepy most of the time.

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

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My wife takes wellbutrin (bupropion) and Zoloft for depression. Will these meds cause tiredness and sleepiness? She is always tired.

My wife takes wellbutrin (bupropion) and Zoloft for depression. Will these meds cause tiredness and sleepiness? She is always tired.

Depression: These meds may cause the symptoms you mention.

More importantly, is she seeing a Psychiatrist and Psychologist regarding her depression? They are a must!

If she is seeing one or both of them she needs to report her symptoms. ...Read more

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Thyroidectomy 2 months back&I131 therapy 1week back 2 inactivate remnant tissue. Hav dizziness, tiredness, sleepy. Hear moaning while sleeping, reason?

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

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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?

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

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19 year old female. Pcos, skin bronzing that disappears only during menstrual cycle and returns back again. Tiredness and sleepiness. No addison's found.?

19 year old female. Pcos, skin bronzing that disappears only during menstrual cycle and returns back again. Tiredness and sleepiness. No addison's found.?

Sleepiness: Patient with pco have chance of sleepiness due to high Insulin level, or might have sleep apnea.
Please talk to pcp, or endocrinologist, both these condition are treatable. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes it can,: In this case, the TSH can lead to your symptoms as the TSH is known to fall in hashimoto's thyroiditis. Interestingly, levothyroxine replacement dose can reverse progression of this disease, and is the treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Depends: 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

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I feel fatigue, sleepy during the day, and slower thinking. Are these due to the lithium?

Yes, very possible: Lithium can cause you to be sleepy and slower thinking. Have your doctor get a blood level to see if you are on too high a dose. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Fatigue: Check with your doctor. Your symptoms may be due to anemia. You will need to have complete CBC for starters and possibly some other tests such as your thyroid functio. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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?

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?

Maybe ok: If the pain continues, that would be cause for concern. Extreme fatigue is very common in pregnancy. Pregnancy also causes many women to feel heat intolerant/hot. If pain persists, see your doc. ...Read more

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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

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

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Can concentrated lemon help reduce fatigue and sleepiness?

Can concentrated lemon help reduce fatigue and sleepiness?

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

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HB 12% iron 32 mild anisocytosis can it cause fatigue sleepiness weakness?

HB 12% iron 32 mild anisocytosis can it cause fatigue sleepiness weakness?

Yes: Your hemoglobin is a bit low for a male! Depending upon what your genetic background is the anisocytosis along with mild anemia MAY represent a Hemoglobin abnormality (eg: Thalassemia Minor)

Hope this helps

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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?

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

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Is it normal to feel dizzy, sleepy, nauseous and fatigue after a medical abortion?

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

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Feeling sleepy. Fatigue. Hedache. For 5days. Cant drive car. HB 9.9 mg/dl. Period finished today. Waht the cause?!

Low iron?: Your hemoglobin is clearly low. I think you would best get tested for your iron stores because I'm sure they are lower than where they should be. Whether or not your period is responsible for such low numbers, I can't say but you should definitely see a physician for a workup on the low hemoglobin. At age 26 you should be higher than that. ...Read more

Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
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