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Why Does Depression Cause Fatigue
Yes, change it: Any chronic condition, especially if longstanding, can cause fatigue. Avoid all milk protein, grains, lentils. Consume plenty of flesh foods, eggs, avocados, vegetables, olive/coconut oil, butter. Get 30 -45 min of sunshine at noon daily or take vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day, and a good probiotic (not yogurt based). You should notice a significant improvement in 1 month. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
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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