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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

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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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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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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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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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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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Can diabetes be cause for elevated resting heart rate and exercise heart rate, as well as extreme sleepiness/fatigue after exercise and bounding pulse?

Can diabetes be cause for elevated resting heart rate and exercise heart rate, as well as extreme sleepiness/fatigue after exercise and bounding pulse?

Diabetes: Yes diabetes could be an issue. You must make an appointment to see a diabetes doctor and plan to get everything under control. Please keep me posted. ...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

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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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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. ...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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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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