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My mom has been exhausted and sleeping 14 hrs/ day for 2

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My mom has been exhausted and sleeping 14 hrs/ day for 2 years, since knee surgery. She also has mild short term memory issues. We don't get any questions answered by her GP.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David
she could be depressed which can cause exhaution and sleeping and memory issues.
I'm glad her antidepressant have helped some
which antidepressant is she taking? sometimes cymbalta antidepressant can help in these situation.
she might need a higher dose of her antidepressant.
she should get her thyroid and iron and ferritin and B12 levels checked as well.
low levels of these can cause fatigue as well
ask her GP doctor to test for these
let me know if you have questions