A 21-year-old female asked:
I am experiencing these symptoms: nausea, headache, extreme fatigue, dizziness/light headed, muscle fatigue, loss of appetite.
i have done iron and thyroid tests, all is normal. my doctor believes it might be chronic depression.
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Further eval: If your doctor has not found a physical cause for your symptoms & believes that they may be related to depression, would encourage you to consider a comprehensive mental health examination via a psychologist or psychiatrist. Take care.
25 viewsReviewed Nov 20, 2020
Neurology 33 years experience
Perhaps depression: Your doctor is justified in considering PSYCHIATRIC diagnoses such as DEPRESSION of a chronic nature with the symptoms described so long as ORGANIC CAUSES have been FULLY ruled out. Otherwise, if there is an absence of a reasonable chemistry and other workup that should all be done first before deciding that it has to be something psychiatric and not physical.
25 viewsReviewed Nov 24, 2020
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity as tolerated. Drink more water. Wish you good health!
25 viewsAnswered Nov 21, 2020
Last updated Nov 24, 2020
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