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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Overview)

Lack of energy, apathy, sluggishness, lassitude, weariness.


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What could cause lethargy and a headache? My kid?

What could cause lethargy and a headache? My kid?

Kids? Sure!: Kids can definitely cause fatigue and headaches!!! If your stress level from the kids is overwhelming ask for help. Family, friends, church/ social supports. Also keep both the big picture and the thumbnail sketch in mind. Infant to toddler to kid to teen is the perfect way to grow an adult. It's been proven to work. Enjoy and laugh at the shenanigans at each stage! It goes really fast. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
1,268 doctors shared insights

Lethargy (Overview)

Lack of energy, apathy, sluggishness, lassitude, weariness.


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My temperature is 96.6 and im very lethargic, what does that mean?

My temperature is 96.6 and im very lethargic, what does that mean?

See your PCP.: Your symptoms and slightly low temperature most likely are unrelated. However your pcp can do examination and some blood tests in an attempt to find out the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is adrenal fatigue treatable?

Is adrenal fatigue treatable?

Feed your adrenals : Cortisol - as are all corticosteroids is derived from cholesterol. Studies have shown that a high saurated fat, low polyunsaturated fat diet will increase corticosteroid levels. Also supplementation with pregnenolone will increase ability of your adrenals to make cortisol, progesterone, estrogen, testosterone and other corticoids. Reduce all forms of stress. Get sleep and sunlight. ...Read more

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How do i find a Dr in RI who believes in Fluoroquinolone toxicity and how to treat it. I live in constant pain and lethargy. Thanks ?

How do i find a Dr in RI who believes in Fluoroquinolone toxicity and how to treat it. I live in constant pain and lethargy. Thanks ?

Known syndrome: it should be known by most family docs and internists that fluoroquinolones may cause sudden, serious, and potentially permanent peripheral neuropathy. i'd recommend looking at the university hospital closest to you for an infectious disease doc and neurologist. ...Read more

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How to be treated for extreme fatigue and hot flashes?

How to be treated for extreme fatigue and hot flashes?

See your: doctor and determine the cause and appropriate treatment. Hot flashes may be an indication of menopause. ...Read more

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Is Extreme weakness and lethargy a sign that the antibiotic (avelox) is actually treating me by fighting the infection ?

No: A disease process may cause the above symptoms, but they are not generally a sign that any particular antibiotic is working. Please see the doctor if you are not improving or for any other concerns. ...Read more

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Whats the treatment for chronic fatigue?

Whats the treatment for chronic fatigue?

Need diagnosis first: To assess chronic fatigue, get blood for CBC and diff, t4, tsh, blood glucose (fasting), complete metabolic profile, eb virus (mono) title. With those tests in hand, may be able to pin point the causes of fatigue. Cjglueck md. ...Read more

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Treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Treat the DISEASE: Chronic fatigue syndrome is exactly that -- a syndrome. There is a specific disease behind every syndrome. Treat the disease. ...Read more

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How do you cure procrastination and listlessness?

How do you cure procrastination and listlessness?

Focus: If you are willing to write this you have already accomplished something. Maybe you suffer from severe depression or a nutritional deficiency that needs a physician to evaluate. ...Read more

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How to get rid of fat acquired through junk food and lethargy with just simple home exercises?

How to get rid of fat acquired through junk food and lethargy with just simple home exercises?

Fitness blender: My favorite home workouts are free on YouTube called Fitness Blender. 100s of workouts with little to no equipment and yet very effective. All fitness levels from beginner to expert. Enjoy! ...Read more

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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