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I am a 37 year old women.  I am somewhat over weight( 25lbs) I am currently on Paroxetine 40mg & Synthroid .10mg.  Most of my life I ahave been a "sleeper" .  I can sleep 20 out of 24 hours & still be tired.  The real problem is that I can't wake up!  My children ages 2@ 4yrs old  & 1 @10 years old can jump on me, yell in my ear, etc & I still won't wake up.  

I also have some health issues that the doctor doesn't seem to feel  that it is a problem.  I get bouts of diahreea from time to time...... this will last from 4 days to 30 days then go away for months but then reappear again.

I had symptoms of MS (which turned out neg) but I was put on paxil & the symptoms slowly went away.  Every now & then I do get the symptoms back & then they go away.

Can you help me?  Please.  I know I am sick & feel no one understands.

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There are many reasons for increased fatigue - including kidney, liver, thyroid disease, anemia, and depression to name just a few.  

You may want to inquire about whether the Paxil you are taking is giving you fatigue as a side effect.  A TSH test can be done to see if the hypothyroidism is undertreated.  

Blood tests for liver and kidney disease, as well as a blood count to evaluate for anemia should be considered.  

I would discuss these tests with your personal physician.

Followup with your personal physician is essential.

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

Thanks,
Kevin, M.D.
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I am 38 and have experienced most of what you mention.  I was finally diagnosed with Crohn's disease and fibromyalgia.  I did not get better until I cut out all sugar (I do not have any in my house), pop, fast food, ......  I drink water, take lots of supplements (whole food), walk for exercise, and pray.  I do feel sooooo much better.  My numbness and tingling are gone.  Every once in a while, I will sense a fleeting tingling somewhere and then it is gone.  I was also checked for MS and thankfully it was neg.  I still messup and occasionally have something sweet ( organic brownie) and then I can feel dizzy or just worse.  I have definitley seen a direct correlation with what I put into my body and my health.  I enjoyed the book by Jordan Rubin The Maker's Diet and Patient Heal Thyself.  I also read www.mercola.com for info.  I take probiotics for my colon.  I hope this helps.  I has taken a whole life change but it is so worth it.  Wish you the best.
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For this I paid $15!!!   I could have asked my 10 year old and got the same answer!!!!   Thanks a lot Doc!
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you may have sleep apnea and dont know it....do you snore at night?  ask your md about this possibility...you need a sleep study to confirm...good luck
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I too would suggest a sleep study for sleep apnea. Good luck!
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