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Suffering from extreme mental fatigue due to stress and anxiety. Tried psycho stimulants and antidepressants. Pain in the head. Any thoughts?

I m a doctoral student suffering from extreme and debilitating mental fatigue (due to chronic stress and test anxiety ). Exerting any intense intellectual effort makes me exhausted. I tried everything from antidepressants and psycho-stimulants to supplements and other dietary changes...Nothing works. I feel some nagging pain in the center of my head and doubt that I have some real neurological lesion or problem...What would you recommend? An MRI? Doctors I ve seen don t seem to have an answer...
Asked On : Wed, 28 Nov 2012
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Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

I would suggest you do regular exercise 30 minutes daily for 5 days a week. Saturdays,Sundays off.Exercise helps you feel good by the release of endorphins.

I would also advise you to sign up for yoga classes if you have a good yoga instructor in your area. Deep breathing exercise does wonders for the body.

Meanwhile , Eat well balanced meals. Avoid oily food, junk food. Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. Inadequate water intake could also make you feel exhausted.

I hope I have answered your question. Please do get back to me if you have further queries.

Have a great day :)

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan
Answered: Wed, 28 Nov 2012
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