Weakness

Weakness, otherwise called asthenia, is the decline in muscle strength and feeling of tiredness. People usually experience a lack of energy due to flu, anemia, depression, sleep deprivation, uncontrolled diabetes, vitamin deficiency, cancer, and muscle injuries.

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My mother-in-law suffers from body pain and refuses to walk even with help. How to help her?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother-in-law is 93 years old and had her hip replacement done before five years. She could walk after that, but we have kept a lady to be with her for 24 hours a day and 365 days a year after the operation. She does not have diabetes or has any heart condition. She takes one tablet of...  Read Full »


Dr. Arun R Kaushik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. If I am not wrong, I understand that she has some neurological issue for which she is on medicines. Also, she is elderly. These can explain the swinging of the neck. Lack of energy or strength in her legs might also be a cause for her to sit dow...  Read Full »

What causes vertigo and sudden loss in speech?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife is 32-years-old with no medical illness. She suddenly experienced vertigo six days before, followed by aphasia and right-sided weakness. She was immediately taken to the emergency department for a stroke workup and stroke code. They did a head and neck CT and a brain MRI. The re...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I carefully read your questions and would agree with your doctor on the conclusion of migraine. Let me explain as follows: The brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) has excluded any possible stroke, which would cause a permanent disability (attachments removed t...  Read Full »

I do not have energy in my body with weakness while sitting. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, From past few days, I feel very weak while sitting and working. I do not feel energetic, and most of the time I feel sleepy and lazy. I have a little pain in the body, so I am not able to concentrate properly on anything. My blood pressure is 119/72 mmHg, and pulse is 72. I even have pa...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are various causes like thyroid problems, anemia, vitamin deficiency especially vitamin D and even psychological issues which are the most common. You should get hemoglobin levels, thyroid function test, and vitamin D levels checked. I suggest you try doing t...  Read Full »

I feel fragile after sleeping. How to overcome my ongoing depression symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42 year old male. I feel extremely weak after sleeping in the afternoon on weekends. And even after taking breakfast I feel sleepy, and I sleep off. I got a kidney transplant done five years back, and I am under psychiatric treatment from the past 15 years. I currently take the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. You are on 20 mg Nexito (Escitaprolam), Modafinil 25 mg, and 25 mg Quetiapine, even with these medicines, your symptoms are persistent. So, some minor changes in medicines will help you to come out of these symptoms. In suggest try takin...  Read Full »

Will I-pill cause nausea and weakness if taken on an empty stomach?

Query: Hi doctor, I have taken I-pill emergency contraceptive pill in the morning today without eating anything. I have experienced nausea, vomiting, weakness, and dizziness from the morning, but now I have pain in my breast like something heavy is on my chest. How to reduce it, and what is it? Kindly gui...  Read Full »


Dr. C Sharath Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I-pill (Levonorgestrel) or emergency contraceptive pills contain high-level hormones. If it is taken, it disrupts the normal menstrual cycle. The person may bleed irregularly or have delayed bleeding in the next cycle. The pill can cause nausea, vomiting, breast dis...  Read Full »

My grandmother got a minor heart attack due to heart blocks. Will medicines help?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an 80 year old grandmother. She had unbearable chest pain two weeks back, due to which she was admitted to the hospital. After checking the ECG report, the doctor said that she suffered a minor heart attack. He said that my grandmother has a blockage in the heart. She does n...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your grandmother's test result (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see some changes, which confirms that she suffered a heart attack. Suffering a heart attack is not something anyone recovers from immediately, it will certa...  Read Full »

Why is Aspirin advised for high RBC and hemoglobin count?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40 year old male. My hemoglobin was 18.3 g/dL, but it has come down to 17.7 g/dL since the last two months. My RBC count varies between 6.1 to 6.27 now, and PCV is 51.9 %. I am taking mini Aspirin as suggested by my doctor. Do I have any reason to worry?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your hemoglobin level, RBC (red blood cells), and PCV (packed cell volume) are high. The lymph node, liver, and spleen need to be clinically examined. Do you have a history of dizziness, weakness, and stroke? High level of RBC and hemoglobin can cause blood clots and ca...  Read Full »

How long does cough and weakness persist in COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband was tested COVID positive on the 1st of this month. He had a fever for two days, which is gone now. He has a wet cough, which is not very severe, but it is not going away. He is feeling weak. He is not sneezing neither have a stuffy nose. Kindly help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Your husband is COVID positive since the 1st of this month and has been suffering from coughing and weakness. In classic COVID-19 infection, it will mainly affect the respiratory tract, and COVID positive patients may present with f...  Read Full »

Will sudden stopping of antidepressants cause vertigo?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom felt vertigo and pain in the neck and shoulder one month back. So consult a nearby doctor through video call. The prescription of the doctor is attached for your reference. She used to take Venlor-XR 75 for the last 12 years. The doctor stopped Venlor-XR 75 and prescribed other me...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. However, she should not suddenly stop your Venlor-XR (Venlafaxine Effexor) 75 mg. she may have withdrawal symptoms. Instead, she should taper off gradually if she wants to stop. Otherwise, she should continue her Venlor-XR 75 mg. She sh...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing muscle pain and weakness after heavy menstruation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old female, a homemaker, and newly married. Now I am in my husband's home for the past four months. I am suffering from pain in my leg muscles for 20 days and suffering from headaches for two days. From today morning, I am feeling dizzy. I do not have fever, cough, cold, et...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your concern. As I can gather from your query, you have symptoms of headache, muscle pain, and heavy periods. This is usually due to anemia caused by loss of blood during periods. This leads to the feeling of weakness...  Read Full »

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