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What causes muscle weakness and sleepiness?

What causes muscle weakness and sleepiness?

Narcolepsy?: Some patients have narcolepsy and cataplexy. It is characterized by sudden and transient episodes of bilateral loss of muscle tone without loss of consciousness often triggered by an emotional stimulus such as laughter, surprise, anger, fear or humorous situations. Other reasons are sleep paralysis (weakness on awakening), what could be normal. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Whenever I drink coffee after 20-30 minutes I get muscle weakness, sleepiness, and tired why?

Whenever I drink coffee after 20-30 minutes I get muscle weakness, sleepiness, and tired why?

Adverse reaction?: Perhaps, you have an allergy or a sensitivity to coffee. Other possibilities include reactions to flavors- if a flavored coffee, to the choice of cream or creamer, or to the choice of sweetener. (You can try to isolate by checking if there is a reaction when tasting just one of the individual ingredients and monitoring your symptoms, if this applies.) Maybe you will need to stop drinking coffee. ...Read more

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Does mestinon (pyridostigmine) help with fatigue (sleepiness) and muscle weakness or just weakness in mg patients?

Does mestinon (pyridostigmine) help with fatigue (sleepiness) and muscle weakness or just weakness in mg patients?

Helps weakness: But not specific for fatigue, and only helps stamina indirectly. Search for possible alternative reasons for your fatigue issues. ...Read more

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Severe shortnessof breath, chestpain, blue clubbing nails, muscle weakness, hot/cold inside body, headache, Drowsiness.Ok hearttests, so2. please help?

Severe shortnessof breath, chestpain, blue clubbing nails, muscle weakness, hot/cold inside body, headache, Drowsiness.Ok hearttests, so2. please help?

Time to call doctor: A person with difficulty breathing and chest pain needs to see her doctor right away, or be seen in the E.R. Possible causes include spontaneous pneumothorax, asthma, heart attack, pleurisy (inflammation of the lining inside the chest), fluid in the lungs, pneumonia, myocarditis, etc.... However, if this is an ongoing or repetitive problem, one can follow the instructions given by her doctor(s). ...Read more

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Can extreme sleepiness and muscle weakness/fatigue go hand and hand with my period?

Can extreme sleepiness and muscle weakness/fatigue go hand and hand with my period?

Absolutely: These symptoms commonly are associated with menstruation. It is a good idea to get plenty of rest and drink plenty of fluids while you are having your period. ...Read more

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Need help, extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, brain fog, frequent urination, sleepyness, anxiety, stress, can't move, did blood work and test came back normal. What could this be??

Need help, extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, brain fog, frequent urination, sleepyness, anxiety, stress, can't move, did blood work and test came back normal. What could this be??

See a neurologist: There are many neurological illnesses that can present with the constellation of symptoms you describe. You may want to consult with a neurologist, who can do tests in addition to bloodwork. ...Read more

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What causes facial muscle weakness?

What causes facial muscle weakness?

Facial palsy: Bell's palsy which is the injury of facial nerve that innervates the facial muscles can cause facial assymetry. You need to check with your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What causes muscle weakness in polio?

What causes muscle weakness in polio?

See below: The polio virus attacks the nerves in the spinal cord that supply the muscles. Called motor nerves. Polio does not affect the nerves that deal with sensation. When the nerves die due to the polio virus, the muscles tend to wither and that is what causes the weakness. Post polio syndrome can occur 30-40 years later with new symptoms of weakness and fatigue. It is not a reactivation of the virus. ...Read more

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Muscle Weakness (Definition)

Muscle weakness is a symptom in which a person has less strength in his muscles than previously. Muscle weakness can be in certain parts of the body, or a person can be weak all over. The weakness can come and go, or can be ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Drowsiness (Definition)

Being tired is common during pregnancy, especially in the first few months and then towards the end. Exercise, rest, and proper diet all may reduce the degree of tiredness that you feel. It may help to take ...Read more