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Are patients with sepsis lethargic?

Are patients with sepsis lethargic?

Yes: Sepsis is systemic manifestation of infection, potentially affecting multiple organs. Patients can be lethargic, sleepy, even unresponsive. ...Read more

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Listlessness (Definition)

Means something like unanimated, having poor energy and feeling apathetic. For example if it is a very hot day and you are tired and don't feel you have the energy to do things, you might say that you are feeling listless. In mental health, having a strong sense of listlessness not related to hot weather, etc., can indicate a sense of hopelessness, ...Read more


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I had sepsis two months ago. I still have daily headaches and fatigue easily. Should I be worried about it returning?

I had sepsis two months ago. I still have daily headaches and fatigue easily. Should I be worried about it returning?

"sepsis" ?: Assuming you refer to sepsis secondary to a vaginal infection, once treated successfully should not return unless similar causes for the initial infection are duplicated. See your healthcare provider for an exam and thorough physical, since there are other explanations for your symptoms which are possible. ...Read more

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I had sepsis 2 months ago. I still get daily headaches and fatigue. I've also noticed my vision has gotten worse. Should I be concerned about it returning?

I had sepsis 2 months ago. I still get daily headaches and fatigue. I've also noticed my vision has gotten worse. Should I be concerned about it returning?

None: With your vision getting worse, you may need new eyeglasses. I recommend that you see the eye doctor this week. The daily headaches could be caused by straining to see things, watching TV, reading, texting, social media. The fatigue could be from anemia. Blood test — complete blood count with differential would be helpful. A diary of headaches (location, duration, when, sensitivity to light) ...Read more

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How long does fussiness associated with sepsis last?

How long does fussiness associated with sepsis last?

Sepsis: Fussiness in a child with sepsis is a non-specific symptom. In a child who does not possess the verbal skills yet to explain how they feel, this in part is their way of letting us know they do not feel well. Duration of fussiness might vary based upon underlying cause of sepsis, the organ systems involved, the child's underlying disposition, and the environmental stressors. ...Read more

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How long does irritability associated with sepsis last?

How long does irritability associated with sepsis last?

Variable: There can be a delirium that occurs with sepsis especially as a person becomes older that is quite distressing to family members. It can last as long as 2 weeks depending on the overall severity of the episode of illness. A few days is not uncommon in hospitalized patients. ...Read more

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How long does sepsis last?

How long does sepsis last?

It depends: Some may be cured of it while others may not. It depends on the age, and health of the individual. It also depends on timely appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I had a major blood infection last year (sepsis) no insurance so minimal health care. Is there any long term effects I should be concerned about?

Not usually: Your young age and whatever care you received helped you recover. Some people have transient kidney, liver and respiratory trouble but these issues would have occurred with the sepsis. ...Read more

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Been on doxepin for 12 yrs was doing slow tapering but suddenly stopped, how long does withdrawal symptoms last? Symptoms r dizzy headaches lethargic

Been on doxepin for 12 yrs was doing slow tapering but suddenly stopped, how long does withdrawal symptoms last? Symptoms r dizzy headaches lethargic

Maybe not withdrawal: If you indeed tapered over a period it might not be withdrawal. The symptoms you are describing can be ones that occur with hyperventilation and anxiety. See your primary care provider ...Read more

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Lowgrade fever 3 days now, lethargic, tylenol (acetaminophen) helps a little. Some cough/congestion but not much. It has never lasted this long, any ideas?

Lowgrade fever 3 days now, lethargic, tylenol (acetaminophen) helps a little. Some cough/congestion but not much. It has never lasted this long, any ideas?

URI - germ vs host: Illness results from two factors: the germ causing it and the patient fighting it. Probably you have an Upper Respiratory tract Infection (URI) and your body is trying to fight it off. I suspect a virus of the hundreds of different causes. If you're low on sleep, not eating right, stressed, smoking/drinking alcohol- all of those will make it harder for you to fight something off. Try to see a doc. ...Read more

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Stopped taking Excedrin and quit drinking coffee an have had ongoing headaches and body aches lethargy are flu-like. How long will this last?

Stopped taking Excedrin and quit drinking coffee an have had ongoing headaches and body aches lethargy are flu-like. How long will this last?

Caffeine withdrawal: It sounds as if you're withdrawing from caffeine, which is in both Excedrin and coffee. The headaches can last 48 hours, and the other symptoms (body aches, nausea, sometimes dysphoria, mental fogginess, etc) can last 2-3 days to a week depending on how much caffeine you're accustomed to taking/day. You should come back to center from there, though. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long fatigue in flu last?

How long fatigue in flu last?

Weeks: Sometimes the infection itself can last for up to 5 weeks. Fatigue, after the infection has resolved, can take up to 1-2 additional weeks to go away.

Keep up on your vitamin D3 supplement/sunshine and probiotics since they help to recover faster. ...Read more

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How long cab fatigue from flu last?

How long cab fatigue from flu last?

Flu: The major symptoms of the flu usually last for about 2 to 5 days. But you may don’t be surprised if it takes a week or more to get back up to speed. ...Read more

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How long does extreme fatigue last after ruptured ovarian cyst?

How long does extreme fatigue last after ruptured ovarian cyst?

1-14 days: Generally when a cyst ruptures, the ovary starts producing progesterone. Progesterone can cause some tiredness, but not usually extreme fatigue. ...Read more

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I have a cold — how long does fatigue last?

I have a cold — how long does fatigue last?

Viral infection: A cold is a viral infection and is often associated with fatigue. Normally at your age (44) with a normal immune system, you should feel much better in 10-14 days. Drink a lot fluid, take zicam, and rest and vitamin c and you should feel well in a couple of weeks. Do not take an antibiotic. ...Read more

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How long should fatigue last after having endometritis?

How long should fatigue last after having endometritis?

Less than a week: Most of the time endometritis responds promptly to antibiotic therapy, or simply delivery of the pregnancy if the infection began during labor. ...Read more

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How long does fatigue last after hip replacement surgery?

How long does fatigue last after hip replacement surgery?

6-12 weeks: Most patients will feel fatigue for 1-3 months after a hip replacement surgery. This is related to the anesthesia, blood loss, and rehabilitation after the surgery. This will gradually disappear as your activity level returns to normal. It can be affected by age, preoperative activity level, and other health conditions. Walking, exercise, and good nutrition will help. ...Read more

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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure with potential for stroke, heart or ...Read more


Dr. William Walsh
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Sepsis (Definition)

The body's abnormal response to severe infection. Sepsis symptoms include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing, and bloodwork will reveal elevation of ...Read more