Lethargy

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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My baby is having loose motion from the third day of his birth. Can I give cow's milk?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 12 days old. He is having loose motions from the third day of birth. I gave him cow's milk for the first and the second day and he was fine. When I started breastfeeding him on day 3, he started having loose motions. His stools are not the same all the times; sometimes, it i...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not give cow's milk to the baby. You can either breastfeed or give him formula feed, but not cow's milk as it does not contain nutrition in the required amounts. It is normal for the children below the age of 6 months to pass stools up to 15 times a day or once ...  Read Full »

How to manage body pain and fatigue present for many years?

Query: Hello doctor, The primary concern surrounding my inquiry is body pain and fatigue. I have lymphedema in my lower legs since eight years. Intermittently, the condition is mediated with compression stockings, massage therapy and occasional stationary exercise. The swelling persists with activity, just...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The laboratory reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) show mild anemia and microscopic hematuria. The anemia looks like dual deficiency (iron and B12), but we need to do reticulocyte count, peripheral smear, serum iron, total iron binding capacity (TIBC...  Read Full »

Please help me to cure my daughter presenting with fever and squinting.

Query: My 2 year old daughter is experiencing strange symptoms and before I take her to an emergency room, I would prefer to get a second opinion. She is acting extremely lethargic, she keeps squinting, or her eyes keep rolling up in her head, and she’s really emotional and sensitive. She’s run...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: As per your description, the child is probably lethargic because of the fever. I would suggest to check the temperature of the child with a thermometer to know exactly how much fever we are dealing with. If the temperature is between 100 F to 102 F, give syrup Crocin ds (250 mg/5 ml) 3.5 ml sos and ...  Read Full »

Can you please interpret the attached EKG report?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother takes Losartan to manage her BP for a few years now. This week her BP went up to 190/115; she took an additional Losartan (50 mg) dose, which got better. The BP has been fluctuating since but has not been that high. She feels a little lethargic, with a dull headache and a li...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Her EKG (Electrocardiogram) shows Q waves in III AVF (Arteriovenous fistula), and no significant ST T abnormalities are seen. These Q waves mean there might be a possibility of an old heart attack. So she should undergo an ECHO to rule out the case of an old heart at...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing weakness?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from asthma and allergy for the past 10 years. Now, I feel lethargic, weak and some pain in the hands and toes. My past medication includes Deriphyllin and Cetirizine. I have had blood tests and have attached the reports for reference. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have low vitamin D, low vitamin B, raised eosinophil count, borderline iron deficiency and a raised TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone).  Also, you need vitamin B, D and iron replacement. Take ...  Read Full »

What could be the cause for diarrhea with loss of appetitie and dry mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, Every once a month at least I get a flare up of diarrhea where I go at least six times a day and nothing seems to settle my stomach. The stool itself has a weird texture, almost sand-like. Most of it float down but some do float up and there is mucus in it. Other symptoms I am experie...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have lost some weight since the start of symptoms? Do you have noticed any triggers (diets, stress, change in lifestyle, or drinking alcohol ) before such episodes? Alcohol has a large amount of fermentable carbohydrates which can cause diarrhea, gas, and bloa...  Read Full »

Why are there lethargy and consistent cough in a child?

Query: Hello doctor, I was wanting some more information about my sons blood test that was done yesterday. There are a a few results that were in the red. The doctor called and left a voicemail today but only mentioned the chest X-ray that was done and not the bloodwork and were closed by the time I saw t...  Read Full »


Dr. Manoj Kumar Yadav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your child is lethargic and not not accepting well. Then child may be sick. Also regarding the reports. Urobilinogen may be seen in early phases of jaundice and bacteria simply me be due to urinary infection. The WBC count are low and which may also signify infection...  Read Full »

Can GSD result in high creatine kinase isoenzyme?

Query: Hi doctor, I can run slowly and do aerobic exercise for 45 minutes. But, if I try anaerobic workout I get tired very soon and feel very thirsty. I have this problem since four years. I have the ability to fast for three days or drink only water. But, when it comes to anaerobic workout like push-up...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know few more information to help you better. Can I know your age and sex? Anyone else in your family with such disease? Have you got tests for diabetes, thyroid disorders and anemia done? Revert back with the answers to a diabetologist...  Read Full »

Does Fluvoxamine cause lethargy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on Fluvoxamine 100 mg CR for the last two months for health anxiety issues. Thoughts are controlled and sleep is fine. The mood is generally fine. But feeling very tired and lethargic a lot. Want to know if this is the effect of Fluvoxamine and if the change of SSRI will h...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you are right, Fluvoxamine has a side effect of increased sedation. Because of sedation person feels lethargy. You can do this thing that if Fluvoxamine is causing sedation, you can shift the medicine to night time, just before sleeping. This would sort out your...  Read Full »

Am I taking 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 cam...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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) daily. C...  Read Full »

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