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    What causes tiredness and excessive hunger?

Posted on Wed, 19 Jul 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I go through periods where I am unable to satisfy my hunger, or quench my thirst. Also, during these times I am very tired and want to sleep. These symptoms will go away after a few days but then will come back in a month or 2 it seems. I consider myself to be relatively healthy and watch what I eat. This has been going on for a while and my doctor doesn't seem to be able to help.

I have not been prescribed any medications for this nor taken any other medications.
Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Diabetes and over active thyroid to be excluded;

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking!
I have gone carefully through your concern.
First of all i would ask you to attach the result of the below biochemical examinations (Diabetes, overactive thyroid are associated with increased appetite and are the first to be excluded);
- Blood glucose level
- HbA1c
-Protein C reactive
-Full blood count
-Liver and renal function tests
-Electrolytes (Na, potassium,calcium, magnesium)
Will be a pleasure to help you further.
Kind Regards,
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