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Narcolepsy causing extreme fatigue ?

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I've felt so tired before that I wanted to kill myself. Now, I don't feel that way. I am worried and fearful one day that my fatigue that I've had in the past will return to the extent where I am tired all day to the point of nearly being asleep; taking multiple naps a day. I'm fearful of being overly tired which is rather strange but I have issues with concentration, short-term memory, and remembering how to do certain tasks in order. I'm taking Dexedrine for ADHD, but I seem to also have some kind of atypical narcolepsy or CFD in which I'm always tired seemingly either from psychotropics/hormones/seasonal variables, but I have genuinely felt "tired" just for a very long time. I have sleep apnea as well as low testosterone and high blood pressure that have been decently controlled except I don't ever use my CPAP because of not being able to get to sleep with it. I'm dealing with the primary concern though of how could my fatigue have been so bad I wanted to die? Narcolepsy maybe


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replied March 2nd, 2018
Mental Conditions Answer A63302
Welcome to e health forum.

The cause of your symptoms can be due to circulatory issues, blood disorders like anemia, psychiatric issues like depression, diabetes mellitus, chronic fatigue syndrome, other neurolgical issues , electrolyte or nutritional deficiencies, etc.

The exact cause can be determined only with a proper physical examination and specific diagnostic tests.

Laboratory tests including blood work, culture studies, chest Xrays etc would also be needed to make a diagnosis and decide on the treatment .

Hence you may consult with your doctor for a proper medical opinion.


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