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I'm age 70 and am so tired all the time. I take 20 mg of

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I'm age 70 and am so tired all the time. I take 20 mg of citalipram and 5 mg of amlodipine daily. I'm also experiencing dizziness lately,
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: No allergies; 5 mg amlodipine and 20mg of citalipram.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Also, have sleep apnea and using a mouth device after being unsuccessful with cpap
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 4 months ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

How long has this been going on and have you had any tests or studies to evaluate it?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
The tiredness has been for 6 years the dizziness just about a week. No tests, I'm told I must be depressed.
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 4 months ago.

So you've had your thyroid checked, been checked for anemia, had your heart checked?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Just my heart.
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 4 months ago.


Before I would go with depression, were I your doctor, I would check for low thyroid, anemia, and I would also get Epstein-Barr viral titers--if those are elevated you would have chronic fatigue syndrome

So ask your doctor to check all of those

Please let me know if you need any more information