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Feeling fatigue, excessive sleep, weight gain and waking up in cold sweats. What should I do?

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Hi. I am feeling really fatigued, I sleep more then 15 hrs a day. I wake up in cold sweats. I have aimed weight but I'm not eating as much as I use to. I feel like I am no energy. I am on the pill.
Posted Mon, 15 Apr 2013 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 5 minutes later
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

Based on your symptoms, we need to exclude hypothyroidism- a deficiency of thyroid hormones.

The common symptoms include lethargy, excessive sleep, tiredness, fatigue, weight gain, menstrual irregularities, intolerance to cold, etc.

It can be excluded by a blood test for thyroid profile- T3, T4, TSH.

Please get back with blood reports.

I would be pleased to answer if you have any more queries.

Best wishes,

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Follow-up: Feeling fatigue, excessive sleep, weight gain and waking up in cold sweats. What should I do? 42 minutes later
Should I go to the hospital, or to the gp? What would be better
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 4 minutes later
Thank you for getting back.

You should go to the GP.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
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