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What causes extreme fatigue?

What causes extreme fatigue?

Many Causes: Extreme fatigue can be caused by many possible medical concerns. Some common causes are medications, low thyroid, depression or anxiety, anemia, mono virus, and sleep apnea. There are also many more possible causes and so I would recommend visiting your healthcare professional and at least starting with basic blood work and a review of your current medications and overall health status.

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I'm getting too tired too fast. I work every day and I use bus instead of cars. What's is the cause of this extreme fatigue that im feeling?

I'm getting too tired too fast. I work every day and I use bus instead of cars. What's is the cause of this extreme fatigue that im feeling?

Many possibilities: There are many reasons you could be fatigued. Anemia, low thyroid, sleep disorders are just a few examples. You will need to see your doctor to narrow down the possibilities.

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Can being peri-menopausal cause extreme fatigue?

Can being peri-menopausal cause extreme fatigue?

Maybe: The peri-menopausal period can cause a lot of changes. Notably, the introduction of hot flashes. Hot flashes that occur at night often disrupt sleep. It is this disruption in sleep that contributes to fatigue in the day, as well as mood swings. However, other conditions, like thyroid problems, or diabetes can also cause fatigue. I recommend you see your doctor for evaluation.

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Extreme fatigue hours before bm. Wake up feeling like I've been run over by truck. Better after 3-5 BMs, soft/easy to pass no pain. Cause? What to do?

Extreme fatigue hours before bm. Wake up feeling like I've been run over by truck. Better after 3-5 BMs, soft/easy to pass no pain. Cause? What to do?

Fibromyalgia?: ? why fatigue, unrefreshing sleep, generalized aching & several serial stools. This symptom constellation can be found in people w. fibromyalgia, who often have associated irritable bowel symptoms. A person with these symptoms needs to have a general physical exam, including basic laboratory studies. Studies need to be done for anemia and thyroid. If feverishness or weight loss then be seen soon.

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Would a long term diseased tooth cause extreme fatigue?

Would a long term diseased tooth cause extreme fatigue?

Of course: Some studies suggest that oral bacteria and the inflammation might play a role and affect your whole body and fatigue. Your dentists might play a role in identifying, evaluating and eliminating these problems.

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What can cause extreme fatigue and weakness, so much you can not function, and have to lay down to sleep, this is not the same as in not enough sleep.

What can cause extreme fatigue and weakness, so much you can not function, and have to lay down to sleep, this is not the same as in not enough sleep.

Narcolepsy: You may be experiencing a disorder called narcolepsy. It is characterized by the sudden onset of the overpowering urge to sleep during the day. See a physician about this matter.

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Hi my dose of escitalopram was changed from 10 to 20 mg. 2 days ago. Can it cause extreme fatigue once upping the dose and side effects? Wanna give up

Hi my dose of escitalopram was changed from 10 to 20 mg. 2 days ago. Can it cause extreme fatigue once upping the dose and side effects? Wanna give up

Side effects: Lexapro (escitalopram) and similar med side effects can range from mild to severe. If by "extreme fatigue" you mean falling asleep or not fully alert, you should discuss dose increase with prescribing doctor. Increases can be smaller, eg, even by 2.5 mg increments (break a 5 mg tab in half). This is just general info since I don't know details of your situation. Do talk to doctor. I hope this is helpful.

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What are common causes of extreme fatigue (needing to nap) after eating?

What are common causes of extreme fatigue (needing to nap) after eating?

Sugar: This may or may not indicate a sugar problem. You should ask your doc about a glucose tolerance test. It may also improve with healthy food such as veg, salad and fruit.

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Which vitamin deficiency causes extreme fatigue?

Which vitamin deficiency causes extreme fatigue?

Depends: B12 deficiency is the most common. Also b6 and b5 can sometimes be involved.

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Can clonazepam cause extreme fatigue during the day?

Can clonazepam cause extreme fatigue during the day?

Klonopin (clonazepam): If symptom started after starting the medication or after increasing the dose.

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I'm curious as to what can cause extreme fatigue in type 1 diabetes?

I'm curious as to what can cause extreme fatigue in type 1 diabetes?

If...: Fatigue due to type 1 dm- poor control, hypo, hyper or both can do it or if have renal disease but should not assume fatigue due to diabetes; must look for other causes as well- thyoid disease, anemia etc see md.

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Can you have extreme fatigue that is too bad to be caused by depression alone?

Can you have extreme fatigue that is too bad to be caused by depression alone?

Is possible: While depression itself can cause fatigue, so can other medical illnesses. Hypothyroidism can mimic depression and cause fatigue as well. See your doctor to rule out any underlying illness.

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Thirty-four yr old female. Always tired/extreme fatigue. Labs are good. Help!!! What can be the cause?

Thirty-four yr old female. Always tired/extreme fatigue. Labs are good. Help!!! What can be the cause?

Medications: I see that you take oral antihistamines such as Benadryl. This can have the side effect of drowsiness. If you are still experiencing fatigue after discontinuing the med, then I would think about your lifestyle and optimize it. Things like stress, lack of exercise, poor diet, and poor relationships can cause you to feel fatigued. I see you have pain, this can also cause fatigue.

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How can I drain my lymph nodes naturally? This is just to treat a cold that is already one week old and causes extreme fatigue.

How can I drain my lymph nodes naturally? This is just to treat a cold that is already one week old and causes extreme fatigue.

Maybe Unnecessary: While it would be okay to use warm moist heat and short-duration gentle massage on enlarged lymph nodes, I do not feel that will "treat" your cold or speed recovery. Lymph nodes are basically reservoirs for debris from a virus/bacterial infection. I would encourage conservative measures for a cold such as rest and otc medications. If symptoms persist, see a medical provider.

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Which type of medical specialist is best suited for identifying cause of extreme fatigue and possible treatments? Not mental health related.

Start with PCP: I would suggest starting with a primary care physician who will take a complete history, perform a physical exam, and order appropriate tests.

Dr. Rita Corona
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