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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Will I remain COVID-19 positive for the rest of my life?

Query: Hi doctor,I just got a cover pos result. I was fatigued for two weeks with a productive cough-breath. X-ray and fever are normal. I need to be quarantined for one week after that. What should I do? Retest after three weeks? Will I be positive for the rest of my life?  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. What do you mean by cover pos? Did you mean COVID-19 positive? Can you please send me your reports? I will check and let you know. No, you will not be positive for the entire life. Please tell me what symptoms do you...  Read Full »

I have headache, fatigue and sore throat with negative COVID report. What to do?

Query: Hello, I found out I was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and started developing symptoms a few days ago. I have a constant headache, fatigue, sore body, congestion and a sore throat. If I receive negative test results, but have had all of these symptoms, do I need to quarantine t...  Read Full »


Dr. S D Sinha

Family Physician, Infectious Diseases Specialist

Answer: Thanks for your query, Sorry to know about your covid19 exposure and subsequent development of symptoms. However, you needn't be anxious instead take adequate measures to get out of the situation safely. For that to happen, here's what you could do- 1. Lifestyle- Mask wearing at all times outside, ...  Read Full »

Is it safe for my girlfriend to fly with shortness of breath due to the history of COVID-19?

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend wants to fly back home. She is 24 years, and no health issues and no medications. She had COVID-19 and was positive one month ago. But she was tested negative two weeks ago. Now she is suffering from shortness of breath after walking and fatigue. Is it safe for her to fl...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your girlfriend has been suffering from shortness of breath after walking and fatigue. She had had COVID-19 one month back. Having shortness of breath should not stop your girlfriend from ...  Read Full »

Why is there a headache and lower abdominal pain with fatigue and irritability?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a headache in my forehead almost every day, along with fatigue, irritability, and mood swings. Symptoms have gotten worse over the past year. I have pain in my lower abdomen sometimes and have had cysts on my ovaries in the past few years. I also have heavy bleeding around day...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. Have you done your thyroid tests ever before? As you mentioned, your thyroid hormones are on the lower side, along with one of the cortisol levels. I will advise you to repeat the thyroid function tests in two weeks and do prolactin levels. Also...  Read Full »

Are breathlessness with chest pain and fatigue signs of severe illness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 50-year-old male, six feet tall, weighs about 100 kg. I feel breathlessness on exertion (even during simple walking, bending, etc.) and fatigued. I also face night-time breathing issues (OSA). I am not able to use CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure). I also suffer from freq...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from breathlessness on exertion, fatigue, chest pain. Your HRCT (high-resolution computed tomography) of the chest (attachment removed to protect patient identity...  Read Full »

How is the cause of tiredness diagnosed?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old female. I am single. I feel drowsy all the day while working. Sometime, I feel less energetic when compared to other colleagues. Also, I have gotten pain in the knee joint. Can you please suggest the probable medical test or medication I should take? Thank you. ​  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should have a complete blood count test and a hemoglobin level test as you might be suffering from iron deficiency anemia. Also, measure your blood pressure as you might have hypotension. Please feel free to inform me with the results of your tests. Revert back with ...  Read Full »

How to treat severe fatigue in patient with mental illness?

Query: Hello doctor, Patient is 16 years old. She is currently suffering from frequent fatigue. Before six months, she was mentally disturbed for which medicines were prescribed by a doctor. She was on Anxipose, Riscure LS. She did not have her menstrual cycle for quite a long period. And she usually vomi...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. The symptoms of fatigue could be a part of depression. I would need more information about what mental illness she had. If it is depression or anxiety, then she will need other medicines that what has been given. The medicines that have been currently prescrib...  Read Full »

Do Vitamin B12 injections help fatigue?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. I am taking 3 g of Valtrex a day, increased from 2 g before four months. Until a month ago, my CFS seemed to be improved. Then last month, I had a major setback with the return of symptoms beyond fatigue, such as heart palpitations, tin...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Hemoglobin levels are good and should not be causing any of these symptoms. It appears to be more related to medication adverse effects. Vitamin B12 levels are high and injectable B12 will only increase it. Improvement i...  Read Full »

Can toxic mold in the air cause neurological problem like speech disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently recorded a three-minute video and listened to it before sending it. In that video, a couple of words stood out to me that was not enunciated well. I have posted a short mini-clip of each word. In the context "be writing a story or a narrative" it sounds like I missed the l...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your concern, I would explain that these speech problems are not suggestive of any serious medical condition or neurological disorder. They are just misspelling, related to low attention or fatigue. I do not think that they are related to Prozac, as this ...  Read Full »

Do low RBC count and high IG count have any underlying pathology?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 58-year-old male with a height of 6.3 feet and weight 315 lbs. I had a CBC test done this week. The RBC, HGB, and HCT results were below average. There was an IG, and it was 0.05, and the reference range is 0.00-0.003. The IG % was 0.90, and the reference range is 0.00-1.00. This ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry for the delayed response. Following is my opinion on your asked question. The low hemoglobin and hematocrit were due to mild anemia. It could be due to any internal or intestinal bleeding or due to piles. RBC (red blood cells) count can come low due to low hemoglo...  Read Full »

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