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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Why am I always so tired. I feel lime I can sleep for three months and still be tired. why is this?

Why am I always so tired. I feel lime I can sleep for three months and still be tired. why is this?

See a good doctor: There are many possible causes of fatigue including anemia, thyroid and other hormonal imbalances, vitamin/mineral/amino acid deficiencies, all sorts of chronic infections (viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic), environmental or food allergies, environmental toxins, sleep apnea, stress etc. We can't tell you which. Please see a good doctor, preferably an integrative one, for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Why am I tired? I have good iron and health yet no doctors can figure out why I am constantly exhausted?

Why am I tired? I have good iron and health yet no doctors can figure out why I am constantly exhausted?

Fatigue: Need full blood work up-- CBC, thyroid function, iron , b12 levels, folic acid levels, ebv serology if sore throats, kidney and liver function. If all that is good then a screen for depression and anxiety. If that is fine then may look at chronic fatigue possibility. ...Read more

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Hi I always seem to be tired and I feel I have no energy to do much. I am extremely moody.

Hi I always seem to be tired and I feel I have no energy to do much. I am extremely moody.

Fatigue and Moody: Possibilities include depression or hormonal imbalance, perhaps both. Please see your doc to rule out/identify medical conditions and then a mental health professional to teach you strategies to deal w/possible depression. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have been so tired lately, I have getting enough sleep. All I want to do is sleep, I feel like I have low energy. Why do I feel tired all the time?

I have been so tired lately, I have getting enough sleep. All I want to do is sleep, I feel like I have low energy. Why do I feel tired all the time?

You may be ill: Mononucleosis can cause extreme tiredness without other symptoms. So can hypothyroidism and a host of other conditions. I see you have a seizure disorder, subcljnical seizures can also cause extreme tiredness. You would benefit from seeing your doctor for testing. ...Read more

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Why am i so tired. I am 61 years young after work all i want to do is sit and sleep?

Why am i so tired. I am 61 years young after work all i want to do is sit and sleep?

Be seen: It is possible that you have some metabolic cause, though your age is certainly a factor. Be seen for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why am i gaining weight when i dont eat much? i also wake up with bad headaches sometimes, im only 4ft5 so i dont need much food so why am i gaining?

Why am i gaining weight when i dont eat much? i also wake up with bad headaches sometimes, im only 4ft5 so i dont need much food so why am i gaining?

See your doctor: food,intake and lack of exercise is the most common cause of weight gain. An eval,by your doc will determine if thyroid or other hormones are out of balance, as this could be a cause as well. Water retention can also cause rapid weight gain. ...Read more

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I sleep a lot, so why am I exhausted?

I sleep a lot, so why am I exhausted?

Fragmented sleep: Excessive daytime sleepiness is a sign of fragmented night sleep or a primary sleep disorder (sleep apnea, narcolepsy...). A sleep consult and sleep study can help to clarify the situation. ...Read more

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I have been diagosed with fibromyalgia. How can I manage it so I am not always tired and in pain.

I have been diagosed with fibromyalgia. How can I manage it so I am not always tired and in pain.

Is it Fibro ?: There really isn't much of a test for FMS other than tender points. It's a diagnosis of exclusion in my experience. I never give it out unless Insurance forms need a diagnosis when it can't be figured out. Fibromyalgia can be active Lyme infection or something more serious: chiari malformation, vertebral artery issues in the brain, etc. Pain is from inflammation ! and inflammation causes pain. ...Read more

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Why am i so tired when I have a kidney stone?

Why am i so tired when I have a kidney stone?

Pain meds?: If you are taking pain meds, they may cause tiredness. The ordeal of dealing with a painful kidney stone may exhaust you. The kidney stone itself should not. ...Read more

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I am experiencing malaise and I am struggling to focus on work because I feel so sick what should I do?

I am experiencing  malaise and I am struggling to focus on work because I feel so sick what should I do?

Malaise: Your symptoms are nonspecific but an early viral infection is likely. Treatment consists of resting, drinking adequate amounts of fluids including flat ginger ale to settle nausea and a light diet. Tylenol helps relieve any aches or pains. If more definite viral symptoms don't evolve and nausea persists, consult your physician. A pregnancy test may then be ordered unless you feel it's unnecessary. ...Read more

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Why am i always tired, when i sleep i don't feel refreshed after sleeping, have headaches, can't concentrate, irritable, and not happy for months?

Why am i always tired, when i sleep i don't feel refreshed after sleeping, have headaches, can't concentrate, irritable, and not happy for months?

Sleep disorder: Try relaxing before you go to sleep. Stop texting and turn off all electronic devices including your telephone. Listen to soft music, read a book, take a warm bath. Above all, try to go yo sleep at the same time every night. ...Read more

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Why I am so tired and have headackes in the morning?

Why I am so tired and have headackes in the morning?

TMJ: Go to your medical doctor and rule out perpetuating factors that are medical in nature. If md finds nothing seek out a dentist that treats muscle tension and can get you to sleep better and stop grinding your teeth at night. ...Read more

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What should I do about nausea, lost of appetite and shaky? I am 16 years old. And I am very nausious when i smell food, I have no appetite and I am very shaky and i can't sleep. What is this? Please help. God bless.

What should I do about nausea, lost of appetite and shaky? I am 16 years old. And I am very nausious when i smell food, I have no appetite and I am very shaky and i can't sleep. 
What is this? 
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God bless.

The : The symptoms you described are non-specific and could represent many things. First and foremost if there is a possibility that you could be pregnant please take a pregnancy test. Are you stressed out or have anxiety? There are also medical causes that need to be ruled out; this includes diabetes, anemia, thyroid disorder etc. Please speak to your parent or guardian about visiting a doctor for an evaluation. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I am having trouble sleeping and when i wake up i feel as though I have no motivation what so ever. Is there anything i can do mentally about it?

I am having trouble sleeping and when i wake up i feel as though I have no motivation what so ever. Is there anything i can do mentally about it?

See below: These may be symptoms of a depressive disorder - discuss it with your pcp so you know what the problem is. Then you can explore appropriate treatment options. ...Read more

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Why am i always very tired? I know it has to do with anemia but if i took iron pills will i stop being tired?

Why am i always very tired? I know it has to do with anemia but if i took iron pills will i stop being tired?

Possible: Fatigue is a common symptom of anemia. If you are truly anemic due to iron deficiency (there are also many other causes of anemia), repleting your iron stores through iron supplementation and diet can correct the anemia. This could cure your fatigue. The only way to know is correct your anemia, and then see how you feel. If you don't feel better after this correction, need to look for other causes. ...Read more

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I am always tired as i can not sleep or feel like I have had no sleep, and i get very exhausted, i get a lot of headaches and I have IBS ?

I am always tired as i can not sleep or feel like I have had no sleep, and i get very exhausted, i get a lot of headaches and I have IBS ?

Sleep test: All of your symptoms may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help. ...Read more

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I constantly feel tired, hungry, and i get headaches quite often. I also am having back pain. What is wrong with me?

Discuss with MD: This space to short and can't ask questions for answers. You may just be stressed with back spasms and some coping mechanisms and some psychological impact, or there could be more physiologically and functionally wrong. Go to your md, be frank and honest and i'm sure that is the best way to get answers. Good luck. ...Read more

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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more