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I hada lesion underchin.white hard puss came from it with no known cause.lasted several months and I became lathargic.what could it be?

I hada lesion underchin.white hard puss came from it with no known cause.lasted several months and I became lathargic.what could it be?

EIC: You are likely describing an epidermal inclusion cyst. They can come and go over time and sometimes need to be surgically removed to keep them from coming back. Your lethargy is unlikely related to the EIC and should be investigated further by your health provider. ...Read more

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For the last few days iam feeling very lathargic and drained out of enregy, could you suggeat some medicine for being active apart from exercise?

For the last few days iam feeling very lathargic and drained out of enregy, could you suggeat some medicine for being active apart from exercise?

Depends on the cause: It is impossible to suggest medicine without knowing the cause of your symptoms- it could be many types of infections, exposure to toxins, allergies, hormone imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, depression, stress, lack of sleep etc. Each of these would be treated differently. Since you are in india, consider consulting with an ayurvedic practitioner or homeopath, as they will use natural medicines. ...Read more

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Can myopathy disease make u feel latargic and week?

Can myopathy disease make u feel latargic and week?

Absolutely: Myopathy is a problem with the muscles--be it the heart (cardiomyopathy) or the motor muscles (general myopathy). Depends on reason as how best to treat and reduce symptoms of fatigue and weakness (/lethargy). ...Read more

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Lamotrigine makes me lathargic and tired?

Lamotrigine makes me lathargic and tired?

Common side effect: Those symptoms can be side effects from the lamotrigine. I'd call your physician and see if he wants to change your dosage or medication. ...Read more

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Did I have mini strokes if a bit dazed and sleepy and lethagic at 63?

Did I have mini strokes if a bit dazed and sleepy and lethagic at 63?

Not necessarily: Symptoms of TIA are weakness of extremities, facial drooping, pares thesias, speech problems, sometimes altered mental status. Typically, if you feel dazed and sleepy it is not ministroke. ...Read more

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I always feel pain in my chest. Ifeel lethargic. I m putting on weight despite consuming non fatty meals. Plz advise.

I always feel pain in my chest. Ifeel lethargic. I m putting on weight despite consuming non fatty meals. Plz advise.

Many issues: Cannot diagnose you over the internet. It does not matter much whether you are eating non fatty meals. The issue is intake vs. Output. You need to eat 3 meals a day leaving the table satisfied but not stuffed, and exercise regularly. Get a pedometer and make sure you do 10k steps a day at a minimum. Pain in chest definitely demands a doctor's visit and evaluation asap. ...Read more

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My husband was a chain smoker. But now he has quit smoking all sudden. But he is feeling lazy and lathrgic. Can anyone tell me how can I help him?

My husband was a chain smoker. But now he has quit smoking all sudden. But he is feeling lazy and lathrgic. Can anyone tell me how can I help him?

Nicotine Replacement: One third of patients addicted to tobacco will live longer and "better" if they take nicotine replacement for the rest of their lives. Buy him a nicotine patch and see how he feels/does. Encourage him to get professional help. Tobacco addiction is a serious disease and most people benefit from professional support and oversight. It's not just a matter of will power. ...Read more

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Encephalitis lethargica: any help?

Encephalitis lethargica: any help?

Read: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/encephalitis_lethargica/encephalitis_lethargica.htm

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What is the definition or description of: Encephalitis lethargica?

What is the definition or description of: Encephalitis lethargica?

Encephalitis: Encephalitis lethargica (sleeping sickness or sleepy sickness) symptoms may include: sore throat, high fever, headache, double vision, lethargy, coma. It attacks the brain and some are left speechless & motionless. ...Read more

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My 7 month old has diahrrea x 3 days, no fever, slightly more lathargic than usual, eats ok now, what should I do?

My 7 month old has diahrrea x 3 days, no fever, slightly more lathargic than usual, eats ok now, what should I do?

Continue formula: As long as the baby is taking in enough fluids that the diaper gets wet every few hours, you can handle most diarrhea with patience. If he refuses to drink, develops fever, vomits frequently, or keeps crying, you need to take him to see the doctor the same day. A baby under a year old should still be having formula or breast milk, so don't replace those exclusively with pedialyte, or similar. ...Read more

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My 2 year old daughter has a fever and no other symptoms. She is lathargic and won't eat. What could this be? She doesn't really have any other symptoms she just won't eat and is very lathargic. I don't have a thermometer so I don't know how high the fever

My 2 year old daughter has a fever and no other symptoms. She is lathargic and won't eat. What could this be? She doesn't really have any other symptoms she just won't eat and is very lathargic. I don't have a thermometer so I don't know how high the fever

Fevers : Fevers for the most part aren't dangerous and are just the body's natural reaction to fighting off an infection. Most of these infections are viral and may be accompanied by runny nose, sore throat, congestion, mild rash, or nothing at all. Since fevers aren't dangerous, we usually treat the fever with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen just to make the child more comfortable as their body fights the illness.
"Red flags" that we look for with fever to indicate something more serious is going on are:
-fevers that last 5 days or more -fevers persistently above 104f orally -a child that acts very sick — very irritable or difficult to wake -difficulty breathing -vomiting, diarrhea, refusal to drink, or dehydration -a purple rash, esp on the legs -stiff neck -any complaints of pain such as the ear, throat, stomach or a joint As always, use your judgement. If you think that your child is ill, err on the side of caution and call your child's doctor.
Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for encephalitis lethargica?

What is the treatment for encephalitis lethargica?

Encephalitis letharg: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/encephalitis_lethargica/encephalitis_lethargica.htm

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Dr told me my sonbasically had a cold with a fever. It's been 8 days, he has no fever but is extremely lathargic and pale. What could it be?

Dr told me my sonbasically had a cold with a fever. It's been 8 days, he has no fever but is extremely lathargic and pale. What could it be?

It could be serious: Without knowing the age of the child nor any other details, any child who is "extremely lethargic and pale" should be checked again right away, if it has already been 8 days since the child was last checked. Children tend to recover from illnesses without much trouble... so this situation could be something serious. If unable to contact one's doctor, the ER can evaluate the child now. ...Read more

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I've been taking 60mg vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for 3 months. I've stoped cold turkey and am lathargic/under-motivated/depressed. Will I return to normal? How long?

I've been taking 60mg vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for 3 months. I've stoped cold turkey and am lathargic/under-motivated/depressed.  Will I return to normal?  How long?

TAPER MEDS: TOU SHOULD NEVER STOP COLD TURKEY. TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR AND TAPER SLOWLY 60mg is a very high dose. While you are waiting stay well hydrated rest and follow up ASAP. ...Read more

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Is the flu and encephalitis lethargica connected?

Yes: Also, known as von economo's disease or sleeping sickness it first arose following the influenza pandemic of 1918 and nothing like was described before 1914. No viral agent was ever isolated, but the clinical picture was quite compatible with a viral illness. Many patients had profound somnolence and ophthalmoplegia. Mortality was high (20+%), and many survivors had neurological sequellae. ...Read more

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I have frequent stomach upset... Due to which I feel lathargic. What should I do to avoid.?

I have frequent stomach upset... Due to which I feel lathargic. What should I do to avoid.?

Assess the cause: The first step is to find out the cause of the stomach upset! If there is a history of ulcers then assessing for h. Pylori infection and treating that may help, plus acid-lowering medicines. If there is reflux, then also modifying your eating habits, taking Gaviscon before bedtime, and elevating the head of the bed helps. There are many other possibilities your doctor can help you with. ...Read more

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Is this anxiety chest pressure breathlessness figeting when I feel these symptoms tired lafargic please help me?

Is this anxiety chest pressure breathlessness figeting when I feel these symptoms tired lafargic please help me?

See PCP first.: I don't know what lafargic mean. Misspelling? The feelings you described are indeed symptoms of anxiety and it can cause you to feel tired and depressed. Please see your pcp first to evaluate these symptoms and maybe you can get a referral to a psychiatrist and therapist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I feel lathargic all the time and never have an appetite I bruise and strain muscles veey easy and I am only 24 years old. What could this be?

Hi, I feel lathargic all the time and never have an appetite I bruise and strain muscles veey easy and I am only 24 years old. What could this be?

It could be: Signs of systemic illness. Time to shut your computer and book a comprehensive physical examination for definitive evaluation, testing, diagnosis and treatment: cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more

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After eating breakfast I feel lathargic, weak, sleepy, and ready to take a nap. Not ready for the day at all, more like ready to be done.

After eating breakfast I feel lathargic, weak, sleepy, and ready to take a nap. Not ready for the day at all, more like ready to be done.

Narcolepsy?: You are either not getting enough rem and deep sleep or might have narcolepsy. There are two different sleep tests that might be necessary. An overnight polysomnogram is done first. If all is well, then a sleep latency test is done in the morning. ...Read more

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I wake up with a huge headache. Eyes hurt blurred vision. For the whole day. Also, been feeling lathargic. Any ideas?

I wake up with a huge headache. Eyes hurt blurred vision. For the whole day. Also, been feeling lathargic. Any ideas?

See MD: Your symptoms are concerning enough that you need to see a md for proper evaluation. You may also need to see an eye md.

Many things can cause headache, blurred vision, and lethargy. Many of the causes can be quite serious. ...Read more

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Daughter is weak, lathargic, and has many random bruises. Took her to the er last night and all of her bloodwork and urine came back normal? YM

Daughter is weak, lathargic, and has many random bruises. Took her to the er last night and all of her bloodwork and urine came back normal? YM

Primary care doc?: Definitely of concern. Make sure she stays hydrated. A variety of conditions-infectious and blood related may account for her symptoms and would suggest involving her doc early. If getting worse it is always OK to take her back to ER. ...Read more

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Flu? Yesterday immediately after eating I became sick and lathargic with diarrhea, today is 4 he same thing but with nausea and dizziness can't see dr

Flu? Yesterday immediately after eating I became sick and lathargic with diarrhea, today is 4 he same thing but with nausea and dizziness can't see dr

Nausea vomiting: You may have eaten some bad food. Or you may have the flu. Drink plenty of fluids and take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for any aches or pains. You can drink Gatorade if you are throwing up and not keeping anything down. If you are unable to eat or drink for 20 to 24 hours then go to the emergency room for IV fluids.good luck. Feel better! ...Read more

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My 3 yr old has a fever of 101.2 tylenol (acetaminophen) not bringing it down very lathargic should I take her to er? Can givin tylenol (acetaminophen) w/a fever cause siezures?

My 3 yr old has a fever of 101.2 tylenol (acetaminophen) not bringing it down very lathargic should I take her to er? Can givin tylenol (acetaminophen) w/a fever cause siezures?

Fever, swollenglands: Your child has a low fever so do not panic. As a matter of fact, fever is the body's way of fighting an infection. If your child is comfortable and not lethargic with a temp of 101, you may opt to defer giving a fever-reducer until it reaches 102. There's no need to go to the ed now. It's not the height of the fever that causes a seizure — its rapid rise or fall of the temperature that causes it. ...Read more

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