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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What diagnosis favor symptoms like joint pain, fatigue and irritability with normal ESR?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in the bones, joints of hands and feet especially in the morning upon waking up. It has been consistent for the past couple of months. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a high RA factor and low vitamin D. I would like to take a few more details on the history part. But it would be better if someone can examine the joints as it is a long treatm...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for symptoms like tired, fatigue, dizzness and headache?

Query: Hello doctor, Actually, I have been feeling low energy, tired, and fatigue for a couple months now. Also, I get light dizzy, light-headed, and headache, it gets worse when I walk or stand up. The headache is concentrated from the sides and sometimes forehead and around eyes. However, I have been su...  Read Full »


Dr. Md Ahsan Habib

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It may happen sometimes but it will be solved very soon. Avoid those stressful conditions. Medication has to be given.  Read Full »

Why am I having heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and fatigue for four weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past four weeks, I have had terrible heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and bouts of fatigue. A thing I have started to notice is it seems to get much worse after eating anything with carbohydrates. After I eat, the symptoms ramp up in 30 minutes to one hour. I can exercise...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fever causes a faster heart rate. Another reason, which is not uncommon in young people, is vagal atrial fibrillation. This is an irregular fast heartbeat that occurs in bouts after eating and during resting and spontaneously revert back. What did your ECG show? Was it...  Read Full »

Why do I feel fatigued even after a year of treatment for hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's?

Query: Hi doctor, I have hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's. My doctor currently only tests my TSH and treats me with Levothyroxine. I feel extreme fatigue after a year of this treatment, even with my TSH in the normal range. My doctor says free T4 and reverse T3 are not important labs to run. I am wondering ...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Good day and thanks for your query. Some people treated for hypothyroidism may still experience symptoms even if blood tests show that their thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels are well within the normal range. The reasons for this are complex, but the bottom line...  Read Full »

Is 92-year-old patient with atherosclerosis a right candidate for stent?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is a 92 years old with congestive heart failure. CT scan showed extensive atherosclerosis of the aorta. Probable high-grade stenosis of the right common iliac artery and the bilateral common femoral artery. She also has kidney disease in the left kidney and extreme fatigue for...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a non-contrast CT (computed tomography) so it is not accurate in estimating the extent of stenosis. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). She will need a contrast CT angiography of abdominal vessels. However, the common iliac artery and femoral...  Read Full »

I have fatigue and lightheadedness with enlarged lymph nodes below the jaw. What can cause this?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been looking for the cause of my constitutional symptoms including lightheadedness and fatigue. I have enlarged lymph nodes, with the biggest being behind my jaw just under my ear on the left side. I used a camera to look inside of my ear, and I found a concerning discolored a...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The area of discoloration does seem to be something like a nevus. Though uncommon nevus can occur in the external auditory canal. Otherwise, your external auditory canal and TM (tympanic membrane) are normal and are not a source of fatigue and lightheadedness. Did y...  Read Full »

Can blood cancer cause fatigue and sleep disturbacnces?

Query: Hi doctor, Why do I feel extreme fatigue, pain and tiredness? I cannot sleep the whole night peacefully, because of the pain in my body. I have attached my blood work. Do I have any blood cancer like lymphoma or non-Hodgkin lymphoma?  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: Your report is perfectly normal and there is no sign of any autoimmune disease or any cancer including lymphomas in the reports. As the symptoms are non-sp...  Read Full »

What are the causes of severe tiredness?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been concerned about my tiredness. Before, I could stay up all night, but now I cannot. I have no idea what it is. Sometimes, when I get home I get really tired and take a nap. When I take a nap in the afternoon I sometimes wake up feeling shaky and feel horrible. Even after the na...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all the data you have posted. As you are a female and worried about increased fatigability my first differential diagnosis would be low hemoglobin. It is common to have low hemoglobin in females due to menstrual blood loss. Kindly do complete blood...  Read Full »

Are low back pain, leg pian and fatigue connected to Arnold-Chiari malformation surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with severe lower back pain, hip pain, butt and leg pain, fatigue, insomnia, hot and sweaty, pain in wrist and fingers, foot pain (left foot my toes are curved down and one is curved to the left). I do not know if this has anything to do with arthritis but there ar...  Read Full »


Dr. Peter Grutas

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry you are having these symptoms. Have you had any laboratory workups done before? How about imaging studies? There are many causes of your current symptoms and this makes it more complicated since you have Arnold-Chiari malformation. This includes autoimmu...  Read Full »

How to deal with fatigue, body pain and increased urinary frequency during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am pregnant but I feel like I cannot do anything. I am weak and my body feels like it is on fire but it is not I am wanting to throw up all day. I am using the restroom more than normal. My heart rate goes racing and I get light-headed. What is wrong with me? I have been dealing wi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fact that you are 5 months pregnant and frequenting restroom more than normal, with fatigue and weakness and likely lower back pain and nausea as well indicates a possible urinary tract infection having set in. You should get a urine routine and culture microsco...  Read Full »

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