Common "Lethargy" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Lethargy is the feeling of sleepiness or sluggishness. Some of the causes of lethargy are dehydration, fever, hypothyroidism, kidney failure, sleep apnea, stroke, and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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I was diagnosed with membranous nephropathy. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I was diagnosed with membranous nephropathy two years ago. I was told that I was in remission. For the last four days, I have been struggling with intense pain in my kidneys, back, and stomach. I have lost my appetite, been sleeping loads, and feeling very weak and lethargic. I have als...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthic Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Membranous nephropathy usually does not come with pain and any pain around kidneys should be evaluated in detail. Since protein in urine was high (3+), you are now in relapse. I want details of your last biopsy report. I suggest you do full i...  Read Full »

How can symptoms be managed in anabolic steroid users?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old male, currently using anabolic steroids, and I recently received my blood test results. My testosterone levels are elevated at 1800 ng/dl, with estradiol (E2) at 39 pg/ml, and cortisol at 20.88 ug/dl. Additionally, my thyroid function tests indicate normal levels of...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. After reviewing your lab results (attachments removed to protect patient identity), it appears that aside from elevated testosterone levels, other reports indicate normal findings. Excessive steroid use could potentially explain your f...  Read Full »

I am experiencing coordination issues. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 35-year-old woman experiencing symptoms like difficulty walking, numbness, and coordination issues. I suspect it could be multiple sclerosis. I am curious about the role of blood tests in diagnosing multiple sclerosis. Could you provide insights into the symptoms of multiple scle...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello,Welcome to am very sorry about your medical condition. Do not worry; I am here to take care of you. Regarding your symptoms of weakness, numbness, poor coordination, and being 35 years old, I strongly suspect a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a demyelinating disease a...  Read Full »

I feel tired even in the morning after waking up. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel very tired just waking up in the morning and do not have the energy to do my normal work. Now I am taking Mirnite 15 mg daily. What could be it? Please suggest. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It seems to be due to the depression and you need to keep taking the medication Mirnite as directed by your physician. Your chemical levels inside the brain are a bit disrupted and as soon as they get back to normal...  Read Full »

I feel nauseous and tired despite having a good sleep. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I always feel tired and lethargic despite sleeping sufficiently and I feel nauseous after eating. I have been feeling constantly tired for about six months but I have been experiencing nausea for only about a month. My iron levels were low previously but it is back to normal since l...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We will pay close attention to your worries and address all your questions with utmost care. I can offer some general information that may be helpful. However, I suggest you see a doctor in person for an accurate diagnosis and personalized advice regarding you...  Read Full »

I have Addison's disease and feel very tired. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have Addison's disease, and I am taking Hydrocortisone twice daily and Fludrocortisone one daily. I am taking a vitamin D supplement. The last endocrinologist appointment showed higher levels of antibodies in the thyroid; however, the thyroid levels remain good, and the scan reveals...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query, and from what you have mentioned, it appears that although you have antithyroid antibodies, the thyroid function is normal, so there is nothing related to the thyroid that could be responsible for your symptoms. However, it could be attrib...  Read Full »

What is the right dosage of Eltroxin as per my reports?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years of age. Since four years, I am taking Eltroxin thyroid medicine. For one week I stopped taking medicine. Then I did a thyroid test. At that time, my TSH levels came above the normal levels. I then took a dose of 100 mcg for a month. I again checked my TSH levels. It came ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and went through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From what you have mentioned, it appears that you have hypothyroidism. I saw your results, and I would recommend that you take 75 mcg Eltroxin (Levothyroxine) da...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing pain in the side and lethargy. My bilirubin levels are high also. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have received bloodwork results for high bilirubin. I am experiencing a side ache and low energy. I am currently taking Levothyroxine Armor Thyroid Semiglutide DHEA. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am reviewing your case history and attached files (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and will get back to you in a while. Kindly wait for my detailed response. Thank you.  Read Full »

I am 28 years old and have premature ejaculation. Why do I feel lethargic all the time?

Query: Hello doctor, I have erection weakness and a small penis. I also have premature ejaculation. I am 28 years old, and I feel very lethargic.   Read Full »

Dr. Yousef Abbas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your situation and how difficult it is for you. The cause is most likely masturbation or frequent night falls, even when you have reduced the frequency. It feels like a lack of testosterone, but it is the distortion of the sexual arousal cascade in almos...  Read Full »

My 7-month-old is vomiting and feeling limp, weak, and lethargic. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My seven-month-old is vomiting and feeling limp, weak, and lethargic. This happened five days ago and now it happened again today. We fed him oat baby cereal on that day and today. We did not feed him the cereal on the days in between. Initially, he threw up around 10 times and was ve...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Vomiting of the baby is possibly due to saltwater intake. You should continue breastfeeding, and give preboiled or purified water. Give ORS (oral rehydration solution) powder, to be mixed with 0.2 gallons of water, and feed with the spoon a...  Read Full »

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