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Question: Excessive Fatigue


 romio - Fri May 06, 2005 7:25 pm

Is there something wrong with a friend of mine? No matter what time of day it is, and no matter how much sleep she gets, she's ALWAYS tired. There was a time where we could talk on the phone until the wee hours of the morning, no problem. Now, she can hardly last past 12am (and that's only after about an hour or so of talking). She finds herself getting really sleepy at work... it just seems like she's tired at ALL times.

Any suggestions as to what could be wrong would be appreciated.
 Shannon Morgan, CMA - Fri May 06, 2005 7:44 pm

User avatar Fatigue is the universal complaint and accompanies most every physical illness. It is also one of the main symptoms of depression.

She needs a complete blood count, a chemistry panel and a thyroid test to start with. Has she had a change in her weight recently? Either way, she needs to be seen by an MD as soon as possible. If physical illness is ruled out, she will definitely need to see a psychiatrist. It is not normal to be that fatigued, assuming nothing in her life has changed dramatically for the worse.

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