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Constant tiredness, on prozac, birth control, recurring headaches, joint pain. What should i do?

I am constantly tired, I could sleep all day if I had the chance. I am a 20 year old, female college student. I am on Prozac (20mg, started 2 months ago) and birth control (Loestrin). I basically only get out of bed to go to class and water polo practice, though sometimes I skip practice as well. I don't have the energy to even hang out with my friends. I have recurring headaches (though that might be due to the TV being on constantly) and have body aches in all my joints and in my back. I seem to bruise easily as well. I was wondering if there was anything specific that I should bring up with my doctor? I also take vitamins every day. Thank you
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
The feeling of tiredness that you are having could be related to a generalized viral syndrome or as a side effect of the hormonal pills that you are taking. In both the cases, the symptoms are likely to subside spontaneously without any specific treatment.
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Answered: Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

It could be part of Depression - why was Prozac prescribed?
The dose may have to be adjusted or the drug changed..

It could be from anaemia, vitamin deficiency / Check your haemoglobin, Vitamin D, sugar and urea

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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