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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Good afternoon. My name is XXX For the last few weeks i am very tired.
Went to the docter said he did some test last year for sugar, thyriod, hormone, said everthing was okay. Some mornings I feel okay and just all of a sudden i feel dissy and then afterwards very tired, even my fingertips and toe's are feeling tired. I'm using antidesperants for a few years. Please can you give me any advice?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   Let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   May i know your age? Also since when are you taking these antidepressants?
User :   I,am 49, and using the antidepressants for last 18 years
Doctor :   Do you have any bodyache or any other symptom? Did you get your BP checked?
Doctor :   Tiredness can be due to many reasons as stress, anxiety, hard physical or mental work, any illness, medications etc.
User :   No bodyache no other symptons, can you explain BP, using gericomplex for a week and a half subscripe by the docter. Like this morning was feeling okay but like I told you al off a sudden I am very tired
Doctor :   I mean blood pressure
Doctor :   It can be related to long term antidepressant use also.
Doctor :   1)Take a Multivitamin tab daily for few days.
Doctor :   2)Do regular exercises or any form of meditation.
User :   Check BP yesterday 100 over 91. I am already using multvitamin for last week and a half. Walking 3 days a week.
Doctor :   3)Have lots of fruits(at least 3 servings in a day) and veggies in a day.
User :   Already doing all that
Doctor :   4)Do some form of breathing exercises.
Doctor :   5)Do not skip meals and do not go to bed immediately after dinner.
Doctor :   Are you under any kind of stress?
User :   I've got no anxiety, not doing hand physical or mental work, working from home as a estateagent in South Africa
Doctor :   Are you getting sleep properly?
User :   Sleeping between 8 and 10 hours
Doctor :   Have you got your Hemoglobin levels checked ever?
User :   Explain please
Doctor :   Sometimes anemia can also be a cause for tiredness.
Doctor :   I mean blood levels checked.
User :   Yes everything
Doctor :   6)Try some aromatherapy it will help you in relaxing and relieving tiredness
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