Top
20
Doctor insights on: Causes Of Intermittent Fatigue

Share
Dr. Michael Rothman
1,268 doctors shared insights

Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more


2

2
What could cause general lymphedemapathy, muscle pain and fatigue intermittent for 8 yrs? Then one day all sx went awsy. Neg for HIV and cancers.

What could cause general lymphedemapathy, muscle pain and fatigue intermittent for 8 yrs? Then one day all sx went awsy. Neg for HIV and cancers.

Good news: We see resolution of all types of musculoskeletal syndromes. This could be a post viral syndrome, something like infectious mono but a different virus. You physician may well have evaluated you for this over the past 8 years. You may have improved your fatigue with better sleep or less stress and the cause of the enlarged LN may have imrpoved or maybe you are exercising bet ...Read more

3

3
What else can cause intermittent lymphedema, musc and joint pain, fatigue x 10 yrs. HIV neg, ANA neg.

What else can cause intermittent lymphedema, musc and joint pain, fatigue x 10 yrs.  HIV neg, ANA neg.

Lymphedema: The list of conditions that cause lymphedema is long. It is better to have intermittent lymphedema than chronic lymphedema. Given that you have had tests like ANA etc implies that there are unusual symptoms and they are 'fishing' for something that is positive. ...Read more

5

5
Cause of enlarged mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes? Chest CT clear apart from nodes. Chronic dry cough, breathless, intermittent fevers and lethargy?

Cause of enlarged mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes? Chest CT clear apart from nodes. Chronic dry cough, breathless, intermittent fevers and lethargy?

Infection vs tumor: Usually enlarged mediastinal and hilar nodes can represent granulomatous infection such as tuberculosis. In southwest coccidiodomycosis, in midwest brucellosis. Sometimes depends on age and immune system of individual. Most lymphomas either Hodgkins or Nonhodgkins can produce mediastinal and hilar nodes.Should seek physician for work up and therapy. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What causes fatigue?

What causes fatigue?

Lots of things: Nutrient-poor diet, not enough sleep, anemia, medication or drug side effects, chronic stress, hidden illness (usually with other symptoms), etc... Make sure you are eating mostly fruits and vegetables, avoiding suger and high fructose corn syrup, getting enough sleep (extremely important) and see your doctor if things don't improve soon. Take care. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
7

7
What can cause fatigue?

What can cause fatigue?

Fatigue: The causes of fatigue are multi-factorial. Often times fatigue is caused by problems with: sleep, hormones, heavy metals, infections, nutrient deficiencies, from lack of exercise, poor oxygenation and food allergies. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
What foods cause fatigue?

What foods cause fatigue?

High glycemic index: Basically anything "white" that contains simple sugars or is broken down into simple sugars (think of baked potatoes, the white part) can make your blood sugar go ballistic. You will initially feel energetic as blood sugar rises, but the fatigue as hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) occurs is intense. Think of turkey (containing tryptophan). It's really probably the mashed potatoes and dessert. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Antibibiotic cause fatigue?

Antibibiotic cause fatigue?

FATIGUE EVAL: YES THEY MAY. You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet (Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com.) And high potency vitamins. ( Rejuvenation-science.com) Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
10

10
What causes extreme fatigue?

What causes extreme fatigue?

Many Causes: Extreme fatigue can be caused by many possible medical concerns. Some common causes are medications, low thyroid, depression or anxiety, anemia, mono virus, and sleep apnea. There are also many more possible causes and so i would recommend visiting your healthcare professional and at least starting with basic blood work and a review of your current medications and overall health status. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
11

11
What diseases cause fatigue?

What diseases cause fatigue?

Multiple, change it: Deficiency of vitamin D, B vitamins can cause fatigue. Other nutrient deficiencies such as iron deficiency (anemia), chronic illnesses can cause it. Diet is the key when it comes to beating fatigue. Eliminating sugars and high carb foods (grains, lentils based foods) helps to reduce inflammation. Consuming lot of vegetables, some eggs, flesh foods, olive oil, saturated fats (butter) help fight it ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
12

12
What causes persistent fatigue?

What causes persistent fatigue?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle slee disorders cause Fatigue ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
13

13
What could cause constent fatigue?

What could cause constent fatigue?

See PCP: Because fatigue can happen from any organ not functioning properly, start the evaluation by meeting with your pcp. Your pcp will take you history and do a physical, which will help direct further evaluations that will lead to the diagnosis. If you start your evaluation at a specialist, it is possible you won't get your answer. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
14

14
What can cause tiredness during sex?

What can cause tiredness during sex?

Tiredness during sex: What can cause tiredness during sex? ANS: being too heavy, having CHF, taking too long, working too hard, (no pun intended), angina, hypokalemia, hyponatremia. Need more details. ...Read more

16

16
What are the causes for constant fatigue?

What are the causes for constant fatigue?

Multiple, change it: Deficiency of vitamin D, B vitamins can cause fatigue. Other deficiencies such as iron deficiency (anemia), chronic illnesses can cause it. Diet is the key to beating illness and fatigue. Eliminate sugars and high carb foods (grains, lentils based foods) to reduce inflammation. Consuming plenty of healthy fat such as olive oil, saturated fats (butter, coconut oil), flesh foods, vegetables. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
17

17
Does gallbladder problems cause tiredness?

Does gallbladder problems cause tiredness?

Here are some ...: Gallbladder stone remains the most common condition related with its inflammation / infection. Itself if asymptomatic may not be a serious health issue, but its common underlying conditions such as metabolic syndromes with obesity, DM, hypertension, poor circulation, etc. with multiple drug use / inactivity are the real problem affecting the patients' general well-being and vitality. So, see Doc.. ...Read more

18

18
Can tiredness be caused by poor digestion?

Can tiredness be caused by poor digestion?

Fatigue can be: Caused by many things, only one of which is poor digestion. Diet, blood sugar, hormones, stress, are also potential factors. Please see your doc for an exam and if digestion is an issue he/she can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

19

19
What are some vocational causes of fatigue?

What are some vocational causes of fatigue?

Work-related fatigue: Some vocations include a lot of physical labor, which tires you. If there's not enough recovery time between work sessions (esp w/shift work), one gets more and more run down. More often though, people are working in jobs which are stressful, hold no interest for them, or which do not align with their personal values. This kind of fatigue may come from loss of joy, creativity, and inspiration. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer