Severe Fatigue

A feeling of tiredness or lack of energy is called fatigue. It is a symptom of some poor lifestyle choices, mental health condition, and lack of exercise. People who are fatigued, lack motivation, are low in energy, and feel sleepy and lethargic.

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I have a sore throat, body pain, headache, and burning eyes. Kindly help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a sore throat, and I have body pain, but I do not have any fever at all. Headaches come and go. My eyes feel like it is burning. I am not sure if this is over fatigue by working the whole day with a computer in front of me. I am taking Paracetamol Biogesic. Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to Prolonged working with a computer can cause eye irritation and headache. Prolonged sitting in the same position can cause body pain due to increased muscle stiffness during sitting. Your symptoms are probably due to overworking with the computer along with the hu...  Read Full »

I have a feeling of run down all the time. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I returned from abroad feeling run-down with gastrointestinal issues. I thought that I might have gotten a parasite. Stool tests were performed, but no parasite was found. I then developed flu-like symptoms that lasted several weeks and still feel run-down and tired all of the time. My ey...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Suresh Kulkarni

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the reports and the history of complaints that you have provided me, it seems likely that you are suffering from some sort of infective hepatitis. For confirmation of the same I suggest you to undergo certain blood tests like liver function tests and anti-HAV (hepa...  Read Full »

I take antidepressants and multivitamins and feel tired all the time despite eating and sleeping well. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel tired all the time. I eat well and sleep well, yet I am in constant fatigue. I do not work out. I have been on antidepressants (SSRI) for a year and a half. I take Iron tablets, Ashwagandha, and Vitamin C regularly. My liver and kidney are healthy, and the results are normal when I...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. You are slightly overweight, and I would like to know if you snore at night. Kindly tell me which SSRI (Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) you are taking. Do you have any thyroid issues, depression, or mood swin...  Read Full »

Can folic acid supplements be started after completing chemotherapy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have just finished six rounds of chemotherapy for breast cancer treatment. Before starting, I was diagnosed with folate deficiency and prescribed six months of folic acid tablets. However, my oncologist was not happy with me taking it during chemotherapy so I had to stop after one mo...  Read Full »

Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The folic acid tablets that you had taken for a month helped to raise your folate levels from 4 to 6. The high level of vitamin B12 can only be explained if you were given a single megadose of vitamin as an intramuscular injection during your chemotherapy. Folate lev...  Read Full »

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 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 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 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 »

I am fatigued with severe bone pain, and have abnormal smear findings. Is my cancer recurring?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a history of breast cancer for which the treatment got completed around two years back.Following are the current findings of my blood smear:Anisocytosis: +1,Poikilocytosis: +1,Polychromasia: +1,Ovalocytes: +1,And a few atypical lymphocytes.I am feeling very weak with severe bone ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello,Welcome to is my opinion of your findings:Anisocytosis means variations in the size of red blood cells and poikilocytosis is variations in the shape of red blood cells. These two findings together with polychromasia could be because of hemolytic anemia. However, anemia is...  Read Full »

I do usually feel tired and lazy. How can I improve?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a full blood count done and the report mentioned that there were microcytic normochromic cells noted. What does the report mean? Am I anemic or vitamin deficient? What do I do to get better? What are the concerning signs from this report? I do usually feel fatigued and lazy. How can...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Microcytic RBC (red blood cell) means that the size of the RBC is decreased. Usually, it is seen in iron deficiency anemia. But, your hemoglobin level is within the range. So, anemia is ruled out. Excess stress, anxiety, being overworked, lack of exercise, lack of slee...  Read Full »

What do you suggest for my stress, lack of energy, and tiredness?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27-year-old female, and I weigh 140 pounds. I am 5 feet 4 inches tall. I have sleep trouble, and I am feeling stressed. I am getting ready for a test. I work out to help me relax. I often feel exhausted. For the past two weeks, I have been constipated. It was hard for me to go to...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to By the limited history provided, I feel you have generalized fatigue. You also have a lot of stress and anxietywhile preparing for your upcoming exam. Period problems could be due to stress which is common, and also fatigue. I suggest you get your hemoglobin ...  Read Full »

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