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Question: very tired.. all the time

 jonjon8 - Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:11 pm

i am an 18 year old female. i have always had a hard time falling asleep, but i would wake up rested. for the past 2 weeks though,i will get 10 or more hours of sleep a night and still be exhausted when i wake up. i thought i may have overslept so i only slept 7 hours and felt even worse. i figured that it would get better as the day went on, and i woke up, but it only gets worse during the day. i will fall asleep in class sometimes. i don't know what this is and i hate being tired like this.
please help...
thank you
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:38 pm

User avatar Hello Jonjon8,

There are a few possibilities. First, I would recommend you have your thyroid levels tested. Low thyroid levels can cause significant fatigue and low energy levels. Also, you may have an infection with a virus. There are a few viruses, in particular ebstein barr virus that causes mononucleosis, that can also cause lots of fatigue.

I would suggest you see your doctor for an evaluation to help sort this out.

Best wishes.

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