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Child age 12 "perpetual cough" 6 plus Wks. Original diagnosis micoplasma pneumonia-resolved. 10-12 lb. Wt. loss. Extreme fatigue continues, whole body in pain from constant ongoing coughing.?

Child age 12 "perpetual cough" 6 plus Wks. Original diagnosis micoplasma pneumonia-resolved. 10-12 lb. Wt. loss. Extreme fatigue continues, whole body in pain from constant ongoing coughing.?

Concern: I would be quite concerned. I would take back to MD and get infectious disease work up, and be seen hematologist/oncology doc. Chronic cough and fatigue associated a lot of immune depleted patients. Also see if did forge in travel as parasite diseases ...Read more

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I feel fatigue. I have gotten pneumonia 4 years ago and my body temperature right now is 36.9 degrees Celcius. I worry a lot about getting sick.?

I feel fatigue. I have gotten pneumonia 4 years ago and my body temperature right now is 36.9 degrees Celcius. I worry a lot about getting sick.?

Feeling ill: Listen to your body. If you feel ill, are tired, feverish, chilled, or have cough, other symptoms, it is better to be checked for an illness that needs treatment. ...Read more

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Can fatigue be caused by pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia?

Can fatigue be caused by pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia?

Yes: I strongly recommend that if you or a family member have this that you follow-up with your doctor. This is an infection often associated with other more significant diseases for which testing may be necessary. You likely also need treatment for the infection itself. Fatigue can be related to the infection, but may be more related to associated diseases. Talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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I have had a chesty cough for 4 weeks now I am fatigued have hot and cold sweats and am so tired. Could I have pneumonia?

Mgt: It is possible that you have an infection, including pneumonia. Other causes should be evaluated such as a chest mass, TB pulmonary infection, sinusuitis, asthma, bronchiectasis and cardiac causes. Please discuss having a TB test, chest radiograph and providing a sputum sample with your PCP. In the meantime, please check your temperature, rest and drink fluids. ...Read more

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Had pneumonia &was hospitalized few mths ago. Still fatigued & past mth or more, having severe joint & body stiffness & pain. Normal or shld I go to Dr?

Had pneumonia &was hospitalized few mths ago. Still fatigued & past mth or more, having severe joint & body stiffness & pain. Normal or shld I go to Dr?

Mgt: The severity of your symptoms, indicate that you should see your PCP. Some possible causes include reactive arthritis.
If you have any respiratory symptoms, a chest radiograph should be obtained. ...Read more

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I'm being treated for walking pneumonia for about a week now. Shortness of breath and fatigue is not better at all. Suggestions?

I'm being treated for walking pneumonia for about a week now. Shortness of breath and fatigue is not better at all. Suggestions?

Pneumonia: You probably need to go back to your Socorro to make sure that he doesn't need to change the antibiotic or do chest x ray. Your pneumonia looks like it is worsening ...Read more

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I had sudden fever for a day, now gone but have chest pain w/ some cough & resting ~95 bpm; fatigue, no appetite. Could I have pneumonia?

I had sudden fever for a day, now gone but have chest pain w/ some cough & resting ~95 bpm; fatigue, no appetite. Could I have pneumonia?

Cough: In general, a symptom of coughing can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable (up to 6 weeks) but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, then it is time to see the doctor. ...Read more

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4.5 yrold, diagnosis pharyngeal dysphagia since birth, resulting mult pneumonia. Now controlled. Recently quick to fatigue, cramp, red faced. Connected how?

4.5 yrold, diagnosis pharyngeal dysphagia since birth, resulting mult pneumonia. Now controlled. Recently quick to fatigue, cramp, red faced. Connected how?

Pharyngeal dysphasia: You have a very advanced vocabulary for your age. I do not think the symptoms are connected unless he or she is coughing when they are eating which would signify aspiration. I f. You are able to eat make sure the diet is well balanced and that you are taking a multivitamin. This will help. With the fatigue good luck! Feel better. ...Read more

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Can adults have walking pneumonia and not know it? What are symptoms? Can you have light cough, throat congestion, fatigue light shortness breath?

Can adults have walking pneumonia and not know it? What are symptoms? Can you have light cough, throat congestion, fatigue light shortness breath?

Walking pneumonia.: Rather than hitting you like a ton of bricks like a typical pneumonia, walking (atypical) pneumonia can present with more subtle symptoms that may linger for even weeks before you think they may be deserving of medical attention. The symptoms you have described may be deserving of attention. ...Read more

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3 months after flu: excess sticky clear mucus -no blood, am only yellow phlegm, sleep: lungs dry out w/ rib aches, no fevers, some fatigue. Pneumonia?

3 months after flu: excess sticky clear mucus -no blood, am only yellow phlegm, sleep: lungs dry out w/ rib aches, no fevers, some fatigue. Pneumonia?

Probably not....: With pneumonia, an infection of the lung parenchyma, there is usually discolored sputum that is coughed up consistently and there may even be some blood. Typically, there is a fever with pneumonia as well. If your symptoms persist, see your doctor since it is possible to have pneumonia with less severe symptoms but it is atypical. A chest x-ray can diagnose pneumonia if there is any doubt. ...Read more

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Had bronchitis or pneumonia for much of last 18 months. Cough up sputum everyday. Wheezing fatigue shortness of breath. COPD or late onset asthma?

Had bronchitis or pneumonia for much of last 18 months. Cough up sputum everyday. Wheezing fatigue shortness of breath. COPD or late onset asthma?

COPD/asthma: The presentation may be similar or overlapping. Please see pulmonary specialist if you have this problem for 18 months ...Read more

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Been feeling bad since flu shot. Now I have pneumonia and asthma (new). Been to dr. 3 times and not any better. Female, 56 years old. Feeling depressed and fatiqued.

Been feeling bad since flu shot. Now I have pneumonia and asthma (new). Been to dr. 3 times and not any better. Female, 56 years old. Feeling depressed and fatiqued.

Doubt flu shot: It is highly doubtful that the flu shot has caused your pneumonia or asthma. You need to look for the exposure source including the possibility of water damage at your home. Have you seen an allergist yet? If not, you should. ...Read more

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I got extremely fatigued a high fever with confusion, dizziness, aches, bad chills, headache, now moved into coughing up green mucus, is this pnemonia?

I got extremely fatigued a high fever with confusion, dizziness, aches, bad chills, headache, now moved into coughing up green mucus, is this pnemonia?

Severe infection: I agree that this is either severe bronchitis or bronchitis with pneumonia and in either case go directly to the ER or UC clinic. You will need a chest xray, blood tests and aggressive antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Suffer from breathing trouble, chest pain, fatigue, rapid heart beat, lightheadedness since gallbladder surgery 10/11/12. Could I have/had pnemonia?

Suffer from breathing trouble, chest pain, fatigue, rapid heart beat, lightheadedness since gallbladder surgery 10/11/12. Could I have/had pnemonia?

Many possibilities: Many possibilities exist. Pneumonia is one, although as a young adult, it's hard to believe you remain afflicted for so long. Blood clots must also be considered in light if the history if surgery as well as your persistent symptoms. Do you have leg pain? How soon after your surgery did you feel these symptoms? These are all questions to be answered in seeing your primary physician asap. ...Read more

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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

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What can I take to treat extreme fatigue?

What can I take to treat extreme fatigue?

Fatigue: Find the cause, whether physiological or psychological, by good workup by your primary care doctor, and treat that. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with extreme fatigue?

What is the best way to deal with extreme fatigue?

Get a diagnosis: Get yourself to a medical doctor for a diagnosis and treatment plan. Fatigue has many causes, some minor and some life threatening. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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What to do about a sudden onset of extreme fatigue?

Glucose, Electrolyte: Alteration of glucose and electrlyte is more relevant now..... In summer. ...Read more

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I'm getting too tired too fast. I work every day and I use bus instead of cars. What's is the cause of this extreme fatigue that im feeling?

I'm getting too tired too fast. I work every day and I use bus instead of cars. What's is the cause of this extreme fatigue that im feeling?

Many possibilities: There are many reasons you could be fatigued. Anemia, low thyroid, sleep disorders are just a few examples. You will need to see your doctor to narrow down the possibilities. ...Read more

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Extreme fatigue during chemo. Is this normal?

Yes: Very common to have extreme fatigue during chemotherapy. For most patients the fatigue generally resolves following the completion of treatment. Talk to your Oncology team about possible correctable etiologic factors like fluid/electrolyte imbalances, anemia, pain, sleep deprivation, depression, hypoxia. Addressing some of these conditions can help. Good luck! Stay strong! ...Read more

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