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Will radiation therapy make me even more tired than I already am?

Will radiation therapy make me even more tired than I already am?

It might: Depends on why you are tired now. It can be additive if the radiation causes tiredness. But getting fatigue does not happen to every patient that gets radiation. ...Read more

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Radiation Therapy (Definition)

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I really don't have time to sleep . Im always studying! I need something to make me more energetic and alive without sleeping more than 5 hours?!!

I really don't have time to sleep . Im always studying!  I need something to make me more energetic and alive without  sleeping more than 5 hours?!!

Nothing: is a substitute for sleep. Having been chronically sleep deprived as a resident there is nothing like sleep. Studies show that sleep deprivation is similar to being drunk. Studies have also shown that the use of stimulants on a long term basis in leu of sleep cause paranoia and aggression not to mention addiction. So sleep you will do better in your studies. ...Read more

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I thought beta blockers make you tired... why do i feel like i have so much more energy than before on it? it's doing the opposite for me.

I thought beta blockers make you tired... why do i feel like i have so much more energy than before on it? it's doing the opposite for me.

Beta blockers do: not ALWAYS cause fatigue or tiredness and in many people the effective treatment of their underlying disorder results in so much improvement that they gain a lot of energy. In my patient population less than 30% experience symptoms from their beta blockers. ...Read more

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I've been suffering with depression for ten years now I go to doctors get given pills that don't work I need more help I'm v unwell and my anger is getting worse my whole life is being effected I need more help than just pills I feel there is somthing mor

I've been suffering with depression for ten years now I go to doctors get given pills that don't work I need more help I'm v unwell and my anger is getting worse my whole life is being effected I need more help than just pills I feel there is somthing mor

The current therapy: for depression is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), which works best with medication if the depression is major, as your seems to be. There's always new meds or meds combinations, so don't give up. Add a therapist to your treatment team and look at other possible aggravators--diet and underlying allergies, glandular conditions, genetic information. If you're suicidal, go to the nearest ER. ...Read more

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If i sleep more i found my self very lazy but if i sleep less than i am feeling irritating at work. Please guide me where i am making mistake?

If i sleep more i found my self very lazy but if i sleep less than i am feeling irritating at work. Please guide me where i am making mistake?

Honestly..: It sounds like your body is just very sensitive to the amount of sleep it gets.You need to experiment with allowing yourself to sleep for very specific amounts of time-with use of an alarm clock-and figure out exactly what amount of time your body responds best to.You need some trial and error.Start at a half hour less than when you sleep "more" and go down from there until you find yourself alert ...Read more

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Im taking paxil (paroxetine) but it make me lazy i sleep more what can i do to have more energy ?

Im taking paxil (paroxetine) but it make me lazy i sleep more what can i do to have more energy ?

Ask your doc: Paxil (paroxetine) is a strong medicine that increases seratonin. It is unclear if the problem is this drug or it's dose. Regardless, if you are having fatigue it could be you need a different drug. Speak with your prescriber about this. In the meantime, be sure you eat regularly, healthy food, get good sleep, and exercise daily ...Read more

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I am an athlete and i reaaly get tired much sooner than my teemates in training sessions and continue practise anymore.

I am an athlete and i reaaly get tired much sooner than my teemates in training sessions and continue practise anymore.

Question: I dont see a question, but i would definitely have a visit with a doctor for examination and testing if its not getting better. It can be many things. ...Read more

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Anxiety and depression getting really bad, i want to be on some medication but am scared it will make me zombie like or even more sad. What's best?

Anxiety and depression getting really bad, i want to be on some medication but am scared it will make me zombie like or even more sad. What's best?

No zombie antidepres: There is no need to be afraid in this regard. You will need to see your family doctor or a psychiatrist. Have your family doctor review physical causes. Psychotherapy is a must. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is the most energizing antidepressant and will not cause any zombielike affects. For the anxiety, if it is due to the depression won't need any other treatment. If however the anxiety is a separate issue such as generalized anxiety then i would recommend buspirone. Best wishes and there is no need to fear treatment. ...Read more

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I have asthma - is it normal even with medication used beforehand to feel more exhausted rather than energized after exercising?

I have asthma - is it normal even with medication used beforehand to feel more exhausted rather than energized after exercising?

Asthma: If you feel your meds are not controlling your breathing problems an your exertion is limited by your asthma, then your treatment needs to be revised. See an allergist, they can help. ...Read more

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Doctors have told me I have iron deficiency. They gave me pills to take and i started to feel better. But now i'm getting more tired. Why is that?

Doctors have told me I have iron deficiency. They gave me pills to take and i started to feel better. But now i'm getting more tired. Why is that?

Fatigue is broad: Fatigue is a common complaint with a broad range of possibilities. Requires a detailed history to get to the bottom of it. I would start with reassessing what you already have (iron deficiency) before considering alternative diagnosis. Feel better ! ...Read more

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I get incredibly jealous when i see someone taller than me, even though I am 6'6 and can easily reach 6'8 depending on what shoes i wear, any advice?

I get incredibly jealous when i see someone taller than me, even though I am 6'6 and can easily reach 6'8 depending on what shoes i wear, any advice?

Jealousy: For some reasons you are feeling insecure about your self worth, as your height is above most in the world. Consult a clinical psychologist who could help you increase your self worth and uncover the origins of your discomfort. Best. ...Read more

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I am a working pregnant woman doing online jobs. Can it affect my baby too much if I work in computers even if I take a rest a bit if I feel tired?

I am a working pregnant woman doing online jobs. Can it affect my baby too much if I work in computers even if I take a rest a bit if I feel tired?

No: Obviously, rest during pregnancy when you are tired is ideal, but a working pregnant woman does not always get that option.(smile). Several years ago several Washington Post employees were concerned about many miscarriages in the office allegedly caused by the computer video display terminal (VDT). Several studies have proven that notion FALSE. Computers will not hurt your fetus. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if 8 to 9 hours of sleep is enough than why am i still tired?

Can you tell me if 8 to 9 hours of sleep is enough than why am i still tired?

Further testing: Feeling refreshed from sleep needs 2 things - quantity and quality. Eight to 9 hours is a good quantity, so the question becomes how good is the quality? Sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome are 2 things that can effect the quality of your sleep. An overnight sleep study will help to answer that question. Also proper sleep hygiene is important for good quality sleep. ...Read more

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I am a 16 aged teenager and i m so thin, i want to become little bit fatter.All the days i tried to eat more but not getting fat.Is it due to gene?

I am a 16 aged teenager and i m so thin, i want to become little bit fatter.All the days i tried to eat more but not getting fat.Is it due to gene?

There is always a : Genetic component to body type, but nutrition, daily activity, and metabolism also play a role. First of all, an over active thyroid can cause this. Secondly, this is probably normal for you. You can always talk to a nutritionist for ways to add a little weight. Good luck! ...Read more

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Was supposed to start steroids for ms flare today. But I feel much better than before. Do I still have to take them? I dont like taking unnecessarily.

Was supposed to start steroids for ms flare today. But I feel much better than before. Do I still have to take them? I dont like taking unnecessarily.

Please call Dr. : I would call your Dr. right away to discuss this. That is a very large dose, so they are obviously are concerned. Better safe than sorry. Please call them. ...Read more

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After taking vitamin d3 for months, I seem to feel better. Have stenosis and neuropathy but am doing well. Can that vitamin do so much? Or is it me

After taking vitamin d3 for months, I seem to feel better.  Have stenosis and neuropathy but am doing well.  Can that vitamin do so much?  Or is it me

Yes, it can: Vitamin D is very important - especially for some folk and at certain times in life. However you may also be correct about the role you play. The combination of real action and our positive attitude is very important. It's the real value in the placebo effect and w/out it meds don't work nearly as well. Great that you're doing well! Keep it up! ...Read more

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Question is in details. Is it safe for me to put on 20 lb ankle and wrist weights then continue my normal day? Would doing so intern make me much faster and stronger and give me more endurance? I am 5'6" 155 lbs.

Question is in details. Is it safe for me to put on 20 lb ankle and wrist weights then continue my normal day? Would doing so intern make me much faster and stronger and give me more endurance? I am 5'6" 155 lbs.

Cardio Mix: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Best of luck! ...Read more

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