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High+anax10yrs, other antibodies neg.Recurring flares: joint pain, lethargy, sicca, chest pain, rashes.All sun induced.Responds to 10mg prednis. Best dx?

High+anax10yrs, other antibodies neg.Recurring flares: joint pain, lethargy, sicca, chest pain, rashes.All sun induced.Responds to 10mg prednis. Best dx?

Guessing: Too difficult to answer. Rheumatologic disease is often recognized by subtle characteristics of disease and progression over time. Can't be seen or well appreciated on line. Symptoms are often vague and overlap. Labs are helpful but not diagnostic. Best "test" is consistent follow up with rheumatologist and best diagnosis is what they give you. ...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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What foods can lessen lethargy?

What foods can lessen lethargy?

Lower carbs: Simple carbohydrates like bread, rice, baked goods, candy can all cause lethargy. Eating more complex carbs, protein and fiber will help. ...Read more

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How do you get out of lethargy?

How do you get out of lethargy?

Underlying cause: First step is identifying what's causing the lethargy. Hormones such as thyroid? Depression or sleep disorder? Poor eating habits? Alcohol overuse? Diabetes, blood pressure, infection? Start with your Family Doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bloating and lethargic all the time?

Bloating and lethargic  all the time?

See a doctor : More information than this will be needed to parse out what is causing your symptoms. See a physician, answer their questions, tell them your story and follow up with recommended tests and interventions. Then you will hopefully have a diagnosis and treatment plan. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Why is my mom lethargic IV the only thing that perks her up, help?

Why is my mom lethargic IV the only thing that perks her up, help?

I am sorry to hear: this but I don't know enough about the situation to be able to answer this question. Take care. ...Read more

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Why do I feel so lethargic after a nap? My body feels so heavy and I have 0 energy. :/

Why do I feel so lethargic after a nap? My body feels so heavy and I have 0 energy. :/

Best thing to : Do is make an appointment with your doctor who will do a comprehensive history, physical exam and order a battery of tests to help make a diagnosis. Stress and depression can drain you out too. Eat healthy and do exercise. ...Read more

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My vit D3 level is 5 i feel lethargic, tachypneic, and dyspneic. Is it because of vit d?

My vit D3 level is 5 i feel lethargic, tachypneic, and dyspneic. Is it because of vit d?

Probably not: Your d level is low, but probably not the cause of your symptoms. Supplement your d with at least 2000 units of d3/day and recheck level in several months. Symptoms are much more likely due to anxiety, less likely due to physical problems, very unlikely due to d deficiency. ...Read more

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Lethargic, waterwater retention, don't care about love activities, concentration very low, ?

Lethargic, waterwater retention, don't care about love activities, concentration very low, ?

Get evaluated: Please contact your primary care doctor to address your symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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My 2-months old baby has been lethargic for some hours. What could cause this? What could be done?

My 2-months old baby has been lethargic for some hours. What could cause this? What could be done?

See Dr. ASAP: If your 2 month old is lethargic, please get medical care immediately. There are a number of potentially serious medical problems that your baby could have. ...Read more

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My teenage son rarely gets out of bed. He's not always sleeping. But he seems very lethargic. Is this normal?

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My teenage son rarely gets out of bed. He's not always sleeping. But he seems very lethargic. Is this normal?

Teenager: I would recommend having him seen by family physician to check his health status & do blood work, also rule out illicit substance use. ...Read more

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I take luvox (fluvoxamine) at night and feel lethargic during the day. Should i take it in the morning instead?

I take luvox (fluvoxamine) at night and feel lethargic during the day. Should i take it in the morning instead?

Luvox (fluvoxamine) lethargy: Luvox (fluvoxamine) itself can cause a feeling of sedation, tiredness, or lethargy. Taking it in the morning could make this worse during the day. Please discuss this with your prescribing physician. A review of all your medications is warranted, along with possible dose adjustment as needed. Some people also use additional medications specifically for sleep, and these could result in lethargy too. ...Read more

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What does it maen when my tongue turns green and i feel lethargic? Dont feel well, no appetite and i feel cruddy

What does it maen when my tongue turns green and i feel lethargic? Dont feel well, no appetite and i feel cruddy

You : You may be suffering from black hairy tongue, which can manifest itself in other colors including brown, yellow, or green. Are you sick? Are you taking any antibiotics for a cold? See the below write up for more info. ...Read more

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Everday morning a cup of coffee, without which i feel more lethargic than normal if i don't drink..Am i addicted?

Everday morning a cup of coffee, without which i feel more lethargic than normal if i don't drink..Am i addicted?

Coffee addiction?: Addicted? Probably not. Physiologically dependent, very possibly. Caffeine is a stimulant. The brain actually changes a little with chronic exposure to caffeine, and abrupt cessation of caffeine can trigger a pretty significant withdrawal reaction--headache, trembling, anxiousness, jitteriness, difficulty concentrating, faster heart rate, etc. Not a big deal. It usually takes about a week to go aw. ...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.

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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I have been taking Venlor xr 75mg for 3 weeks and find I am very lethargic- will this side effect wear off with time?

I have been taking Venlor xr 75mg for 3 weeks and find I am very lethargic- will this side effect wear off with time?

Can't say for: certain. Each person reacts differently to a medication. The side effect may abate in time for some - but may be chronic in others. ...Read more

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I have been very lethargic lately and have had severe migraines daily. I can't hardly seem to get out of bed. Cause for concern?

I have been very lethargic lately and have had severe migraines daily. I can't hardly seem to get out of bed. Cause for concern?

Seek attention: May be the flu or other virus but if the "migraines" are new and you are that weak, you should see an md. Do you have fever and chills? Have you been exposed to anyone sick? Do you have a real diagnosis of migraines or are you self-diagnosing? Things i'd worry about with those symptoms are: mono flu vascular problems tumors etc. ...Read more

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I work at night mostly on computer and in mornings I am distracted and lethargic. Somebody suggested me armodafinil. Can it help?

I work at night mostly on computer and in mornings I am distracted and lethargic. Somebody suggested me armodafinil. Can it help?

Yes: A study in 2005 showed that treatment with 200 mg of modafinil before each shift reduced the extreme sleepiness observed in patients with shift-work sleep disorder and resulted in a small but significant improvement in performance when compared to placebo (placebo is basically a sugar pill that has no significant biological activity). This is not, however, a good long term solution. ...Read more

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I have lost 94 lbs. since January and I expected to have more energy but I am very lethargic most of the time. Are there any reasons for this?

I have lost 94 lbs. since January and I expected to have more energy but I am very lethargic most of the time. Are there any reasons for this?

Weight loss: Many reasons for feeling lethargic: depression, anemia, hypothyroidism, inadequate quality sleep, medication side effects, heart failure, emphysema & more. Presumably you lost 94# intentionally (if so, congratulations!) b/c unexplained weight loss is worrisome for bad infection and/or cancer, which could then explain lethargy. Bottom line, go see your FamilyDoc for complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Recurring Muscle Pain (Definition)

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Recurring Seizures (Definition)

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