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About "Chronic Tiredness" & Feeling
"More Than Tired" Most All the Time...

Welcome to "Chronic Tiredness" your online tiredness health resource... On A Mission of providing Chronic tiredness Chronic Tiredness relief and information regarding being "real tired" so much of the time...

Chronic tiredness and always feeling more-than-tired is a seriously unhealthy condition.

Chronic Tiredness or Fatigue is different from drowsiness. In general, drowsiness is feeling the need to sleep, while Chronic Tiredness or fatigue is a lack of energy and motivation. Drowsiness and apathy (a feeling of indifference or not caring about what happens) can be more than tired symptoms which go along with fatigue.

Chronic tiredness is sometimes caused by Narcolepsy which is a serious medical condition. If you are diagnosed with Narcolepsy you should seek prompt narcolepsy treatment.

Fatigue can be a normal and important response to physical exertion, emotional stress, boredom, or lack of sleep. However, it can also be a nonspecific sign of a more serious psychological or physical disorder. When chronic tiredness is not relieved by enough sleep, good nutrition, or a low-stress environment, it should be evaluated by your doctor. Fatigue is a common symptom and is often not attributable to a serious disease.

The pattern of fatigue and a more tired all the time feeling may help your doctor determine its underlying cause. For example, if you wake up in the morning rested but rapidly get more-tied with overall fatigue from activities, you may have an ongoing physical condition like an under active thyroid. On the other hand, if you wake up with a low level of energy and have chronic tiredness that lasts throughout the day, you may be depressed.

Causes of Chronic Tiredness

There are many possible physical and psychological causes of fatigue. Some of the more common are:

Fatigue can also accompany the following illnesses:

Certain medications may also cause drowsiness or fatigue, including antihistamines for allergies, blood pressure medicines, sleeping pills, steroids, and diuretics.

Chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as CFS is a medical starting with flu-like symptoms and lasting 6-months or more. All other possible causes of fatigue are eliminated before this diagnosis is made. Most people with CFS do not get much relief from rest.

What you can do at Home Caring for Chronic Tiredness or Narcolepsy

Here are some tips for reducing tiredness / fatigue:

If you have chronic pain or depression, treating either often helps the fatigue. However, some antidepressant medications may cause or worsen fatigue. Your medication may have to be adjusted to avoid this problem. Do not stop or change any medications without instruction from your doctor.

Stimulants, which include caffeine are not effective treatments for fatigue, and can actually make the problem worse when the drugs are stopped. Sedatives also tend to worsen fatigue in the long run.

When to Contact a Medical Professional for Chronic Tiredness

Call your doctor right away if:

Call your doctor if:

Your Office Visit

Your doctor will perform a complete physical examination, paying special attention to your doctor visit heart, lymph nodes, thyroid, and nervous system. You will be asked questions about your medical history, symptoms, and your lifestyle, habits, and feelings.

Questions may include:

Tests that may be performed include the following:

Alternative Names for Chronic Tiredness

Fatigue; Weariness; More Than Tired; Exhaustion; Narcolepsy; Lethargy; Lethargic Feeling;