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I am taking antidepressants since 15years I feel excessive sleepiness at daytime and lethargy please suggest treatment ( any herbal medicine)?

I am taking antidepressants since 15years I feel excessive sleepiness at daytime and lethargy please suggest treatment  ( any herbal medicine)?

Medication effects: Side effect of antidepressants can be sleepiness and lethargy. Other reasons can be: •High Dose •Time of taking medication •Continued Depression •Overwhelming stresses •Sleep Disorder •Lethargy can be due to Anemia, Diabetes, Hypothyroidism. Discuss with Psychiatrist •Diagnosis •Side effects of, antidepressants •Withdrawal effects, •Decreasing the dose •St John’s Wort •Therapy for stress ...Read more

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Bitten by my rabbit 7-8 days ago hes not eating and acting lethargic, getting my shots today there were mice in our house can he get rabies from them?

Bitten by my rabbit 7-8 days ago hes not eating and acting lethargic, getting my shots today there were mice in our house can he get rabies from them?

Rabies/MICE: Small rodents, including mice, have rarely been associated with rabies and thee have been no documented cases of transmission to humans from a mouse bite. If the rabbit is being monitored by a qualified vet, you should be okay to watch the rabbit for the 10 days to see if it becomes symptomatic. Alternatively, the rabbit could be put down and examined to se if it was infected, but very unlikely. ...Read more

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My 20 month old had a LARGE, watery, tan stool this am and has vomited X1. Not acting lethargic. Urgent, or let it ride out?

My 20 month old had a LARGE, watery, tan stool this am and has vomited X1. Not acting lethargic. Urgent, or let it ride out?

Give them: clear liquids for 24 hours. Then, if doing better, advance diet to bananas, rice and toast for another 24-48 hrs, then back to a normal diet. If it worsens, or a fever begins, contact their physician. ...Read more

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My ten month old fell off the couch and is acting fine other than throwing up x3 after eating. No uneven pupils or lethargy. Should I go to ER?

My ten month old fell off the couch and is acting fine other than throwing up x3 after eating. No uneven pupils or lethargy. Should I go to ER?

Probably not: Falling from the couch is not a very far fall and if the child was acting normal then I wouldn't go to the ER. If the vomiting occurs when NOT eating then go to the ER. ...Read more

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Can prednisone therapy cause lethargy?

Can prednisone therapy cause lethargy?

Yes: Withdrawing from prednisone can cause lethargy but lethargy while taking it is less common side effect. ...Read more

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My father has recently been diagnosed with IBS.He complains of indigestion,stool with mucus,and lethargy.Whats the best remedy to make him healthier?

My father has recently been diagnosed with IBS.He complains of indigestion,stool with mucus,and lethargy.Whats the best remedy to make him healthier?

Have him : Have a consult with a registered dietician to come up with a diet plan that will help the patient. Close work with a competent dietician is a helpful plan for patient and family ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome? I have seen many physicians and having difficulty getting the right support!

What is the best treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome? I have seen many physicians and having difficulty getting the right support!

Rx: Certain medications may help. I would search the internet for physicians in your area that specialize in chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs). Cfs is a designation given to chronic fatigue of unknown etiology. It is neither an autoimmune nor a rheumatologic condition. However, routine causes of fatigue must be ruled out first (anemia, hypothyroidism, etc.). ...Read more

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What are the best resources available for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Is there a listing of doctors that specialize in CFS treatment?

What are the best resources available for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Is there a listing of doctors that specialize in CFS treatment?

Yes: There is the chronic fatigue Society of America which has a website that you can look up. I also found the following link which I did not know about called the chronic fatigue and immune deficiency syndrome Association of America which is a Wikipedia entry: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_Fatigue_Immune_Dysfunction_Syndrome_Association_of_America ...Read more

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My doctor diagnosed me with chronic fatigue syndrome. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

My doctor diagnosed me with chronic fatigue syndrome. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

Some help: This condition is often associated with depression, which if treated adequately can help the fatigue symptoms. Also, in some cases, medications such as those for attention deficit disorders may help. Gentle, daily exercise is important. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for debilitating period with very heavy flow, severe cramps and back pain, migraines and fatigue?

What's the best treatment for debilitating period with very heavy flow, severe cramps and back pain, migraines and fatigue?

Confer with Dr.: Non-steroidal medications like ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac can be quite effective in treating your symptoms. However, there is a risk that your crohn's might be reactivated or worsened. You really need to have a dr. Weigh the risks and benefits of that decision. You may also be experiencing other concurrent abdominal problems that are complicating your symptoms. ...Read more