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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

Dr. Todd Zimmerman
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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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PLEASE describe symptoms of systemic fungal infection in an immunocompetent Patient.Also, how long can these last before sepsis / death?

PLEASE describe symptoms of systemic fungal infection in an immunocompetent Patient.Also, how long can these last before sepsis / death?

See below: This is too broad a subject. Fungal infections can be benign like ring worm, lethal like mucormycosis, or last years as in madura foot. You may consult this site for a start.
https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/index.html
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...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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Have not drinked milk for a long time. Eaten food with a lot of milk in the last couple of days. Right after : fatigue, depressed and itching. Idea?

Have not drinked milk for a long time. Eaten food with a lot of milk in the last couple of days. Right after : fatigue, depressed and itching. Idea?

Intolerant: You could be lactose intolerant or sensitive. Depression and anxiety have often been associated with food allergies and sensitivities. Please go have this checked by a physician. ...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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How long does mononucleosis fatigue last for adults over 20? Are there any ways to ease the symptoms?

How long does mononucleosis fatigue last for adults over 20? Are there any ways to ease the symptoms?

Mono: Unfortunately it can go on for many months. Rest and hydration are important. Stay in close touch with your doctor ...Read more

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How long will the fatigue last on remeron (mirtazapine)? I have been on Remeron (mirtazapine) for 1 week now and am exhausted daily.

How long will the fatigue last on remeron (mirtazapine)?  I have been on Remeron (mirtazapine) for 1 week now and am exhausted daily.

Remeron (mirtazapine): It can take 2-3 weeks for side effects to lessen in antidepressant use. Sometimes fluoxetine takes longer. Obviously given Remeron often causes sleepiness, it may be a side effect that may persist. My only other concern would be that you've listed you are on Effexor, (venlafaxine) Prozac, and Cymbalta. Along with Remeron among other side effects would be delaying of REM sleep which may make you sleepier too ...Read more

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At end of cold, at full strength; no longer coughing, sneezing, no fatigue. Last 3 days had small amount of blood in mucus, esp in the AM. Normal?

At end of cold, at full strength; no longer coughing, sneezing, no fatigue. Last 3 days had small amount of blood in mucus, esp in the AM. Normal?

Hemoptysis: Blood in sputum — most common cause is bronchitis as you likely had. Often seen in an if sleep in a dry room. However, if a smoker or if this persists over next few weeks, you will need a more extensive evaluation with Radiological tests and seeing a consultant (ENT or Pulmonologist). ...Read more

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How long could fatigue last from candida yeast overgrowth?

How long could fatigue last from candida yeast overgrowth?

Not usual: It has been my experience that there is no relationship between candida and fatigue. You would have to have one overwhelming case of candida to cause your fatigue....... And why do you have the overgrowth. The fatigue may be a sign of an underlying problem which could be related to the candida. ...Read more

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How long will someone's fatigue and feeling badly last after radiation treatment?

How long will someone's fatigue and feeling badly last after radiation treatment?

It is the most : Common effect, but occurs in fewer than 50%. Most affected get better in 2 to 4 weeks. Inexplicabbly, 1-2% endure for months. ...Read more

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Anafranil (clomipramine) side effects, how long do they last? Particularly fatigue.

Anafranil (clomipramine) side effects, how long do they last?  Particularly fatigue.

Anafranil (clomipramine): Anafranil (clomipramine) is an excellent treatment for anxiety, but has sedating aspects that may continue long-term. If you haven't been on it long (. ...Read more

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Was only on mirtazapine for 9 days because of the overwhelming fatigue side effect. How long before that goes away? Last dose was last night.

Was only on mirtazapine for 9 days because of the overwhelming fatigue side effect. How long before that goes away? Last dose was last night.

It depends on dose.: Mirtazapine is kind of funny. At lower doses, it makes people pretty drowsy which can help if they're having sleep problems as part of their major depression. At higher doses that seems to go away. If you're on 15mg daily, the drowsiness probably won't go away. If fatigue is plaguing you through the day, it may well be a symptom of under-treated major depression and indicate undertreated depressio ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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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