Sick and Tired
If your fatigue is accompanied by symptoms like those below, an illness could be your problem not sleep deprivation. Check with your doctor.
You are tired and
You have a fever. You may have an infection; consult your doctor.
You are constantly thirsty and urinate a great deal. This could be a sign of diabetes.
You take diuretics or beta blockers. These drugs, used to treat high blood pressure and heart disease, are notorious energy sappers.
Your muscles ache, especially in your neck, shoulders, knees and hips, and you have trouble sleeping. Your doctor may check for fibromyalgia, a difficult-to-treat condition that involves widespread pain.
You feel much worse for 24 hours after you exercise, and youve felt this way for six months or more. You may have chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating ailment of overpowering exhaustion.
You feel sad or have lost interest in life. You may be depressed; consult a psychologist or psychiatrist.
You have a small, circular rash or you have been in the woods lately. Lyme disease, an infection trans-mitted by ticks, is possible; your doctor can test for it.