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Feeling sleepy all day. Taking treatment for hypothyroidism. Suggestions? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 08-Sep-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I am XXXX
User:I am feeling sleepy/drowsy all the day
User:I am having enough sleep
User:i dont drink coffee or tea
User:but still I feel sleepy all the time
User:this is impacting my work and performance at work
User:what could be the reason
Doctor:May I know your age and gender?
Doctor:Since when are you having this trouble?
User:I am 34,female
User:more than 2 years
Doctor:Have you talked about this problem with your family doctors?
Doctor:Do you have any medical illness such as diabetes, thyroid problems?
User:I have got hypothyriodism
Doctor:Are you on regular medications for that?
User:but even before I had this problem ,I had such symptoms
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Acute symptoms of drowsiness and sleepinenss is generally secondary to some minor infections. However the causes are plenty when symptoms are lasting for more than a year.
Doctor:Lack of sufficient sleep, hypothyroidism, diabetes, anemia and nutritional deficiency are some of the common causes.
Doctor:Besides these depression and other physical/mental parameters are known to cause such symptoms.
Doctor:It is going to be extremely difficult for me to figure out the close causes without an opportunity to physically examine and evaluate you.
Doctor:Since you listed hypothyroidism in your past medical illness, this needs to be rechecked and treated well first.
Doctor:Symptoms of hypothyroidism last for long duration, so there is no surprise why you were diagnosed recently when symptoms were for years.
Doctor:Are you following?
Doctor:Besides, testing TSH levels for hypothyroid; I would also urge you to get your hemoglobin and blood sugar checked.
Doctor:If the tests reveal normal reports, then you need to visit your doctor for clinical examination.
Doctor:He/she can perform a detailed clinical as well as mental assessment to determine the cause of your symptom.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:I will visit my doctor and get it checked with her
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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