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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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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


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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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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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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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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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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

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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 DR Z ...Read more

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What are common vitamin mineral deficiencies that cause lethargy (sleepy, dizzy, fatigue)?

What are common vitamin mineral deficiencies that cause lethargy (sleepy, dizzy, fatigue)?

Anemia: Low hemoglobin levels can cause the above symptoms. Get your hemoglobin level checked. If the hb is normal then other causes can be worked up for your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have controlled HBP. Few days ago my HBP change in too low blood pressure ( I feel sleepiness, fatigue, rapid heart rate ). What could cause this?

I have controlled HBP. Few days ago my HBP change in too low blood pressure ( I feel sleepiness, fatigue, rapid heart rate ).
What could cause this?

Medication dose: You may need to call your MD. May have the need for dose adjustment or stopping some. Further based on your risk factors you may need testing to ensure there are no heart issues. A call to your MD is needed soon. ...Read more

Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
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Sleepiness (Definition)

Somnolence is a condition of drowsiness and is a symptom associated with many conditions including sleep apnea, ...Read more