A 18-year-old female asked:
i have had chronic urticaria (for over 2 years), have had fluctuating thyroid results (also high antibody levels) with a family history of hypothyroidism. i also get ill frequently and often get severe fatigue for no specific reason but is worse on exerti
1 doctor answer
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See internist: If you are taking enough thyroid pill, your fatigue is not related to it. Are you taking something like hydroxyzine or benadryl for your hives? If yes, these are the likely cause for your fatigue. You need to get a workup to rule out anemia and possibly another autoimmune disease or asthma. A recent study found that nearly 20% of all cases of fatigue are related to depression.
Answered on Nov 24, 2016
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