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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Query: Hi doctor, I want to ask you something about my blood test results. I did my blood testing four times this month. First time I did my beta HCG because my period was late. Then three days later, I had blood drawn for T3 and T4 testing because I have hypothyroidism. Then 15 days later, I had a test ...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First, let me assure you that even if you donate about a liter (1000 milliliters) of blood every year, you will not become sick if you are otherwise healthy. Even if you get blood tests done 100 times, they will collect only 100 ml of blood from you, do not be paranoid ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment option for Parkinson's disease other than Levodopa?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel extreme fatigue in the morning. I have tremor and right leg tingling. I am experiencing brain fog, Parkinson like symptoms but I did not feel any improvement with Levodopa. My manganese levels are high. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I want to assure you that do not worry as everything is going to be fine soon. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine concerns.  Read Full »

What is the cause of fatigue, night sweats, chills, and appetite changes?

Query: Hi doctor, About 4.6 months ago, I became ill. It started with fatigue and joint pain and then progressed to the whole body pain. Every day I feel like I have the flu. I had consistent night sweats, day sweats and chills, loss of appetite at times, nausea on and off and terrible fatigue. I have a ba...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Cancer is practically ruled out by doing all the scans. However, I am intrigued with the fear of cancer. Do you have a family history of any cancer? Regarding the joint pain, I will suggest you use Hydroxychloroquine if routine painkillers are not working. Consult your d...  Read Full »

How to get rid of my fatigue and headache due to prolonged home quarantine?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 16 years old. Due to the virus thats is spreading rapidly, I stay at home all the time, and I have been in my bed most of the time since quarantine started. I have never do any workout or yoga anything like that. Whenever I go outside to walk or do anything, I tend to have bad he...  Read Full »

Dr. Hira Chaudhry

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since the onset of COVID-19 and global lockdown, most people are spending their days at home, and physical activity has decreased, which is not good for our physical and psychological well-being. The symptoms you are experiencing could be because of the above-mention...  Read Full »

Does chronic fatigue syndrome cause debilitating fatigue with dizziness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old female with a weight of 72 kilograms and a height of five feet. I have a complaint of unexplained debilitating fatigue for fifteen years. During the episodes of fatigue, I feel dizzy and become clumsy. I have difficulty in focusing or thinking clearly. I have studied ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naval Mendiratta


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the query. Your symptoms point towards chronic fatigue syndrome or chronic pain syndrome. We need to rule out other causes. Since it has been for ten years, you can have a close diagnosis of Sjogren's syndrome. You have a low level of complement CH 5...  Read Full »

What causes frequent hot flushes with dizzy spells and inability to do work?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a control room operator and I work alone. I work for twelve hours in rotating shifts. Usually, seven nights in a row with two days off and then seven days in a row with two days off. I normally sleep for seven hours at night. Throughout the day I go through debilitating bouts of sleep...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaarique Ahmed

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you do not have an infection, you do not need an antibiotic. You have not mentioned the reason for having antibiotics. There are a number of reasons for having fatigue. It can be due to inadequate diet since you have mentioned that your job is very demanding. You als...  Read Full »

Can cannabis smoking cause jaundice, diarrhea, and fatigue?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a male with normal weight. I do not drink alcohol but I have a habit of cannabis smoking. It did it for a couple of years with short intermittent pauses for two to three weeks. I started to have symptoms of jaundice, diarrhea, and fatigue at the end of the month. I do not had any othe...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhavin Bhupendra Vasavada

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send the reports of prothrombin time and international normalized ratio. You can have a diagnosis of acute or chronic liver failure where the acute component can occur due to cannabis and the chronic component can be due to hepatitis B induced with chronic liver ...  Read Full »

What should I do to help my shortness of breath, fast heart rate, and fatigue?

Query: Hello doctor,I have shortness of breath with a fast heart rate, weakness, or fatigue. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from shortness of breath, fast heart rate, weakness, or fatigue. According to the CXR (chest x-ray) film that is provided here (attachment removed to protect patient identity),...  Read Full »

What are the causes and signs of fibromyalgia?

Query: Hi doctor, Around 15 months ago, I was investigated for muscular pains on my legs, thighs, and inside knees. I visited a neurologist and an orthopedist. I had EMG, full neurological examination, MRI of head and neck, and blood tests. All investigations came back normal. I visited a rheumatologist w...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Kackar

Rheumatologist, Endocrinologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will like to know if you are on any supplements. Get your blood sugar, Vitamin B12, and D, serum magnesium, zinc levels, thyroid function test, and kidney function test done. How is your digestion and bowel patterns? What measures are you taking for stress manageme...  Read Full »

What causes low back pain, joint pain, and fatigue with high ANA?

Query: Hello doctor, My ANA is 1:2560. I am having pain in the lower back, dry mouth, and joint pain in my hands. I feel very fatigued, and I have a history of Celiac disease.  Read Full »

Dr. Nupoor Acharya


Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms you are describing are suggesting a connective tissue disease, most likely primary Sjogren's syndrome. It is an autoimmune disease that presents with dryness of the eyes, mouth, dental caries, fatigue, mild to severe joint pains, body aches, and someti...  Read Full »

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