Patient discussion about somnolism

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Q. I suffer of lack in energy lately, any advice?

I’m 35, usually a strong guy but for the past 3 weeks I’ve been sleeping all day, doing nothing while awake, having no energy to do anything. Any one know a reason or what should I do?
A1Have you tried changing your diet? You may lack of vitamins or other essential materials that can cause drowsiness. Try eating vegetables and fruits. Force yourself to do a daily walk, 25 minutes, that’s all. and could be you got an infection that will take some time…

A2Well, there are a lot of reason- there are viral infections that can do that like infectious mononucleosis. This can make you sleep 16 hours a day for a 6 months or so. Did you see any weird bulges on your neck? Could be that you have Chronic fatigue syndrome. Here is a wikipedia link to an explanation about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_fatigue_syndrome

Q. What can cause chronic fatigue?

For the last few weeks I’ve been having this strange fatigue, I sleep 12-14 hours at night (I used to sleep 6-7 hours), and I’m tired all day long. It really bothers me. What can is be?
A1Wow, there are so many…to give you a taste- here is a list. I guess some of them you can rule out pretty easily through checking your habits and other symptoms (if you have any):
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/symptoms/fatigue/common.htm
A2There are about 20-30 causes of chronic fatigue that are known. But mind you that you still don’t have chronic fatigue- this requires 6 months of fatigue. What you have is acute fatigue. And there are probably even more causes of that. Some of them are probably viruses that were not identified yet. So I recommend a good Dr. and thorough exam.
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