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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.

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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.

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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.

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What is a way to overcome afternoon sleepiness and tiredness?

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What is a way to overcome afternoon sleepiness and tiredness?

Tired: Getting enough sleep at night, light lunch, avoid excess caffeine.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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