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Why Does Depression Cause Fatigue
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
Connected: People who do not sleep well due to chronic pain suffer from chronic daytime fatigue. Chronic loss of sleep commonly results in depression. It is a chicken-egg relationship as to which comes first. People with chronic pain or sleep disturbance need to solve these problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
R/o physical symptom: Fatigue can be a symptom of depression, physical ailment or both. In order to diagnose depression, physical problems need to be ruled out. I would recommend going to your primary care doctor and have a full check up. If everything is fine, or if there's a physical ailment, i would still recommend contacting mental health provider to help you cope with your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it common for depression medication to cause excess fatigue or does this mean you are overdosing or on the wrong one?.
Don't know: which antidepressant you take but sedation can be a side effect for some. Talk to your prescribing medical provider about any side effects you are experiencing. ...Read more
What sickness/disease hard to detect could alter the personality/mood and cause extreme fatigue of 24y/o female- not depression ?
Exercise: Exercise has been shown to help with fatigue. This seems backwards but it works. Eat healthy foods, get enough sleep and force yourself as much as is possible to at least get outside and walk. You don't have to feel like it to exercise and it will help clear your head and relax your body which will help your fatigue level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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