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A 36-year-old male asked:

i am feeling weak and drowsy?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Weak: Multiple causes cause these symptoms. Flu, UTI's, thyroid would be common. Perhaps anemia. Medications common too. Even lack of sleep or especially night work can cause this.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Symptoms: FLU like symptoms could also be consistent with COVID 19. Suspicion for COVID 19 is higher with at least 2 of these sx’s: temp of at least 99.6, Cough, Shortness of breath, Chills, Shivering, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat or new loss of taste or smell.

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Can fibromyalgia cause weakness?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No: Fibromyalgia does not produce weakness if weakness is defined as loss of muscle strength. However, fibromyalgia may produce fatigue or lack of effort which may be confused with weakness. Fibromyalgia may also produce a great deal of pain that interferes with full application of strength. This condition is detected by the astute clinician as "give way" weakness, not true weakness.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is my shoulder weak because it produces a popping sound?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Physical exam needed: The answer to this question depends upon physical examination findings of your shoulder. The popping sound can come from a myriad of sources, to include, but not limited to: scar tissue, tendons changing position, a torn rotator cuff edge, a torn labrum within the joint, and a loose body or flap of cartilage (joint lining). Only an appropriate physical examination will discern the true cause.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How do you fight mid-afternoon sleepiness, preferably without chemicals?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Tough: Mid-afternoon sleepiness is experienced to some degree by everyone. The natural circadian rhythm that maintains or wakeful state take a dip in the early afternoon. Some are bothered by it more than others. That with the post-prandial "tide" after eating can make it tough to not feel tired in the early afternoon. Trying to do some light exercise or decreasing carb content during lunch may help.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Which medicine should I use to remove my physical weakness ?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Visit your Dr.: There is no good medicine for weakness. Unless you can pinpoint the cause of the weakness there is nothing proven to help. Make sure you are not anemic & have no cancer wih loss of weight, or you are depressed. If the weakness is localized to one arm or leg or the face might be signs of stroke. A very high % of adults and elderly feel weak and fatigue with no obvious reason. Have a physical exam.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Is there a medicine for motion sickness that doesn't make you drowsy?

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Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Not really: All meds for motion sickness do, including bonine / meclizine. If you know ahead of time, ask your pmd for scopolamine patch, this helps some people and does not cause significant drowsiness, but is rx only. Also try ginger. Fresh ginger (chewed, don't have to swallow pulp!) or extract helps many people.

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