Fatigue Syndrome

Fatigue syndrome is a condition that presents with extreme fatigue that does not resolve even after taking a rest. It does not occur due to any other medical conditions. It can last for more than six months and becomes worse with physical activity. The common symptoms are fatigue, headache, sore throat, difficulty concentrating, memory problems, disturbed sleep, and extreme exhaustion after physical activity. It is treated by taking pain-relieving medications, and in severe cases, they are advised to consult a pain specialist.

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Why do I have a mild fever and body ache, even after 20 days of being diagnosed with jaundice?

Query: Hi doctor, I began having a low-grade fever twenty days back, and I was diagnosed with dengue. My treatment was Paracetamol 500 mg, papaya leaf extract tablets, and fluids. My main concern is that I still have a low-grade fever today with back aches, headache near temples, ringing in my ears, tire...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, it is nothing serious. It is probably a post dengue syndrome. This is nearly present in 25 % patients after dengue. This is some weakness, fatigue, and other symptoms, which usually follows a viral infection and resolves with time. Also, tests ar...  Read Full »

Can you suggest treatment for chronic fatigue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic fatigue for the last few weeks. I underwent blood tests and have been taking Iron and Vitamin D supplements for a week now. But, I do not see any improvement.  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It can be chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). At present, there is no cure for CFS. The treatment focuses on symptom relief. It affects people in many different ways. So, the treatment is individualized. What works for you may not be helpful for others. It requires a clos...  Read Full »

I have been feeling sick and tired for the past six weeks. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I keep having these waves of feeling sick and tired with no energy for about six weeks now.  Read Full »


Dr. Murali Rayani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Feeling tired or sick may have lots of causes. More information from you may help in giving a diagnosis.  The causes could be:  The most common cause is anemia. Do a complete blood picture to rule it out. Record your temperature to check for a fever or an infection...  Read Full »

Are my tiredness, body pain, and headache due to being overweight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. I am a mother of a 3 year old boy. I have been feeling tiredness, body pain and headache for the last one month. My pre-pregnancy weight was 58 kg. Now I weigh 66 kg. Am I facing these issues due to my weight? Also, I went for a blood test recently. Most of the...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is no significant abnormality present in the reports. All the values are within limits. Diabetes, thyroid problem and anemia can be excluded from these reports. Here are a few poss...  Read Full »

Can I take iron supplements after recovery results in toxicity?

Query: Hello doctor, I began presenting last fall with some chronic fatigue. The initial blood work showed low iron saturation without anemia. I have attached reports of the same. There were other endocrine-related findings as well. In the course of various endocrine-related treatments and corresponding bl...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, iron supplementation can be stopped because serum iron, TIBC (total iron binding capacity) and hemoglobin levels are within the range. Fatigue can occur in hypothyroidism, or due to anxiety, lack of sleep, exhaustion, stress or lack of exercise. Repeat...  Read Full »

What does diastolic dysfunction grade 1 mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been dealing with many heart-related symptoms for a long time, primarily a pressure like severe crushing chest discomfort, tightness, suffocation spread around the chest, throat, left arm, left hand with fingers accompanied with fatigue, dizziness, palpitations, and very low exerc...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishi Lohiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and history. In my opinion, the pain you are perceiving is less likely a cardiac pain. 1. About your query relating to an echocardiogram, some dimensions variability is known from ...  Read Full »

Do Vitamin B12 injections help fatigue?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. I am taking 3 g of Valtrex a day, increased from 2 g before four months. Until a month ago, my CFS seemed to be improved. Then last month, I had a major setback with the return of symptoms beyond fatigue, such as heart palpitations, tin...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Hemoglobin levels are good and should not be causing any of these symptoms. It appears to be more related to medication adverse effects. Vitamin B12 levels are high and injectable B12 will only increase it. Improvement i...  Read Full »

My fingers are forming knobs and hurt. Why is it so?

Query: Hello doctor, I have seen a rheumatologist and all my tests on autoimmune diseases are normal. He even ordered hand X-rays and they are normal. My fingers are forming knobs on them and hurt constantly. My movement is getting more and more limited. I can barely bend my affected fingers. I feel sick...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the markers for inflammatory arthritis are negative, then, the possibility of chronic fatigue syndrome is there. I suggest you to start Pregabalin or Duloxetine to see the response which will be helpful in chronic fatigue syndrome. Consult with your specialist doc...  Read Full »

Are my weakness and confusion due to low sugar or stroke?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suddenly feeling faint, weak, shaking, confused, and as if moving in slow motion. It has been going on for nearly 24 hours. Is this low blood sugar or stroke?  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This could be a sign of: Dehydration. Urinary tract infection. Excessive fatigue. Alcohol. Marijuana and other substances intoxication or withdrawal. Postictal state (seizure). Electrolyte disturbances. Others would also include infection of the cen...  Read Full »

Can I use health supplement for fatigue?

Query: Hi doctor, I have fatigue issues. Can you suggest a health supplement. I was thinking of using Amway Nutrilite Siberian Ginseng With Ginkgo Biloba. Further I am currently having vitamin B12 and Vitamin D deficiency for which I am using specific supplement as suggested by my physician which includes...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate your efforts for uploading the laboratory reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).  Read Full »

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