Weakness and fatigue are indications or symptoms of an underlying disease or disorder. A decrease in muscle strength and an overall feeling of tiredness or weakness with or without exertion is known as fatigue. Microbial infectious diseases like COVID-19 and cold and flu, fever, anti-psychotic drugs, steroids, nutritional deficiencies, anemia, muscle diseases like fibromyalgia, excessive physical exertion, food poisoning, dehydration, cancer, cancer therapy, psychological and psychiatrical illnesses, endocrinal disorders, metabolic disorders like diabetes, etc., commonly present with fatigue and weakness as one of their symptoms.
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Is it normal to feel sick even after three times of blood transfusion?
Query: Hello doctor, I recently had my third blood transfusion a week back. However, it is a week later, and I still feel unwell. Is this normal or what should I do? I feel tired and weak with zero energy. Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For severe anemia, you had given a blood transfusion. The clinical improvement depends upon hemoglobin value. Usually, if your weakness is due to anemia then with normalization of hemoglobin level, symptoms will improve. If no improvement, then other causes for weaknes... Read Full »
My mother complains of a slower left leg and needs to take rest at intervals while walking. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, My mother, who is 68 years old, has been complaining for the past year that her left leg moves more slowly than her right whenever she walks. Due to this, after walking for a distance, she must stop for a while, out of fear that she would fall. After stopping for a while, say for five ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Please give me some time to go through your query. I will get back soon. Thank you. Read Full »
I have been feeling tired, nauseous, and unable to focus on my daily tasks after having sex using the withdrawal method. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I had unprotected sex near the end of my period. We used the withdrawal method. Everything seemed fine. I did not get any symptoms of early pregnancy because I did end up getting my period. However, I am still feeling very tired. Sometimes nauseous now and then. It i... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below. Have a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. Drink plenty of water. Practice exercise, walking, and yoga to have a normal BMI and weight. If ... Read Full »
I am a 34-year-old healthy woman, but recently I have had fatigue and severe body pain. What could be the reason?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old working woman. For the past few days, I have been getting tired quickly and am having body pains. Otherwise, I am very healthy and rarely fall ill. Also, I do not use any medicines. Kindly advise. Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Fatigue can be due to many conditions like: Anemia. Diabetes. Thyroid dysfunction. Stress and disturbed sleep. Depression. Other endocrinal conditions. Do you have any other symptoms like pale skin, dizziness, frequent urination... Read Full »
What can be done for weakness and fatigue after fever?
Query: Hello doctor, I was suffering from fever yesterday, but the fever is lowered today. But the problem is heavy weakness and fatigue. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query carefully as you told you have fever from yesterday and feeling weakness and fatigue. Please take this prescription after getting your physician's consent. 1. Tablet Paracip 500 mg twice daily for five days. 2. Tablet Cephalexin 500 mg twice ... Read Full »
My mom is weak as she has breast cancer with bone and liver metastasis, and liver cirrhosis. How to cure this?
Query: Hello doctor,My mom is 67 years old. She has breast cancer with bone and liver metastasis. Liver cirrhosis is also present. She has a loss of appetite, cough with blood, and cannot sleep. I am worried because she is becoming weak. I have attached her reports for your reference. Kindly suggest. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From the reports attached (attachment was removed to protect the patient's identity), the diagnosis is breast cancer with metastasis to the liver and bones. Also, I suggest a second diagnosis of primary liver cancer. I suggest you perform the ... Read Full »
I have erection issues, and my testosterone level is 7.27 nmol/L. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old and have no history of medical illness. I have erection issues and my testosterone level is 7.27 nmol/L. However, four years ago, I started having a depressed mood, fatigue, tiredness, increased weight, and body fat. Please help. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your testosterone is low, but you must repeat the test, which should be done early morning and in a standard laboratory. You can do SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin), LH (luteinizing hormone), FSH (follicle stimulating hormone), and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone... Read Full »
I am a female on antidepressants with a constant feeling of sleepiness, fatigue, lack of concentration, depression, and OCD. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I have constant fatigue (i.e. nodding off 10-20 times a day). I constantly feel like sleeping all the time even when I wake up in the morning till lunch, then after lunch, I crash badly some days. I am exhausted every minute of the day. I always live in pain from a car accident that ha... Read Full »
Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I would suggest you talk to your primary care general doctor. You need to get some tests done including CBC (complete blood count), basic metabolic profile, and thyroid function tests. We can discuss this further based on these test results... Read Full »
I have allergic rhinitis, swollen turbinates, fatigue, dizziness, headache, and muscle pain. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have not been feeling well for the past three months. My body is so weak, with fatigue, dizziness, headache, muscle pain, and blurry vision, and I have been experiencing chills and cold sweat. I was diagnosed with allergic rhinitis last year, and my turbinates are swollen. Are those sym... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. In your case, a proper ENT (ear, nose, and throat) evaluation should be done. Sinusitis also needs to be ruled out by PNS (paranasal sinus) X-ray. For dizziness, the inner ear infection has to be ruled ... Read Full »
How can fatigue be managed in a patient taking Metformin?
Query: Hello doctor,My father's age is 60 years and is a patient of type 2 DM. He is also a patient of hypertension with an abnormal lipid profile. His RBS is now 360 mg/dl. He is suffering from extreme fatigue although BP is controlled by anti-hypertensive drugs. In this condition, how can we manage fatig... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at RBG given (360 mg/100 ml), he has totally uncontrolled diabetes. When this happens there is a lot of glucose lost through urine, leading to excess urination, excess thirst and excess hunger. Plus there is unexplained weight loss and severe tiredness. The rem... Read Full »