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What does listlessness mean?

What does listlessness mean?

Feeling poorly: Listlessness is lack of inclination to activity, feeling of weakness, lack of interest in usual pursuits. ...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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What is listlessness actually?

What is listlessness actually?

Feeling poorly: Listlessness is lack of inclination to activity, feeling of weakness, lack of interest in usual pursuits. ...Read more

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Is there a way to suppress listlessness?

Is there a way to suppress listlessness?

Need evaluation: To "suppress listlessness" without understanding why it's happening would not be the thorough approach I'm sure you want and deserve. Please see your physician for a good checkup & needed lab studies, so you can have a better idea of what's happening with you. Then reasonable treatments can be started. For instance, you may need treatment for depression, which a good psychiatrist can provide. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: listlessness?

What is the definition or description of: listlessness?

Listless: 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, amotivation, apathy or anhedonia. ...Read more

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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 cure procrastination and listlessness in a teen?

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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I have been tired, lethargic, apathetic, listless for some time now & I have also been losing a lot of weight. What could cause these symptoms?

See physician: It could be as simple as depression or be part of an underlying disease. Cancer is less likely at your age, but connective tissue (e.g., lupus) or renal disease have to be considered. Physician evaluation essential - without delay. ...Read more

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My son has been ill with various symptoms; listlessness, boredom, blues?

My son has been ill with various symptoms; listlessness, boredom, blues?

Take him to good Dr.: These are vague symptoms & most people would say he is depressed. This may be the case, & there are effective treatments for this. But there are other serious conditions that could be causing these symptoms. It takes an astute dr who takes the time to take a good history& do a complete physical exam to make sure this pt. Doesn't have anything more serious, a debilitating chronic dz or even cancer. ...Read more

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Why am I always feeling listless even when I take vitamins?

Why am I always feeling listless even when I take vitamins?

This is a very: General symptom with many different causes. A medical evaluation may help to address this. ...Read more

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I had a case of pneumonia about 5 weeks ago my last scan showed that the pneumonia is totally cleared up I am still feeling very tired and listless is that normal after pneumonia?

I had a case of pneumonia about 5 weeks ago my last scan showed that the pneumonia is totally cleared up I am still feeling very tired and listless is that normal after pneumonia?

It might be: Most are surprised by how long it takes after a bad case of pneumonia. It can take an X-ray as long as a month to return to "normal ". It will take longer than that to get your strength back. ...Read more

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Why do I feel so weak tired weak and listless on my period?

Hormonal changes: During period your hormones are at the lowest level during cycle. That makes u feel with low energy, lack of desire to do things and even feel tired. ...Read more

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Why do I have pain in my bones, listlessness and a short term memory?

Why do I have pain in my bones, listlessness and a short term memory?

It depends: This doesn't sound like any one obvious thing. Bone pain can come overuse, polymyalgia, or fibromyalgia. Listlessness can come from depression, anemia, of chronic fatigue syndrome. Short term memory loss can come from depression, distraction, stress, or dementia. It's probably worthwhile seeing a doctor who can spend the time to go through each of these symptoms and carry out a complete exam. ...Read more

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Heavy chest, feeling tired and listless. What do these symptoms sound like?

Could be one of many: The symptoms you reported could result from a host of conditions including psychological, cardiovascular, endocrinological /hormonal and other factors. An evaluation with your pcp will help determine the actual cause of your symptoms so make plans to see your pcp soon. ...Read more

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Is it natural to feel tired and listless all the time, even not on your period?

Is it natural to feel tired and listless all the time, even not on your period?

Absolutely not!: You need to be evaluated for an adrenal problem, thyroid problem, anemia, other hormonal imbalances, etc. If you are taking any medications, fatigue may be a side effect as well. You should see a doctor about this. If labs are normal, it doesn't mean you don't have a thyroid or adrenal problem, so seek a holistic physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does my dad have pain in his bones, listlessness and a short term memory deficit?

NEED DETAIL INFO: How old is your dad?
How long is each of these symptoms going on?
When was the last check up with his doctor?
Any lab or x-ray studies done so far? ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis of a patient whose symptoms include moodiness, listlessness, and anorexia?

What is the diagnosis of a patient whose symptoms include moodiness, listlessness, and anorexia?

Depression: It is so worrisome when you have several problems and sometimes people are not sure how to begin.
It helps to have a full physical to eliminate physical problems.
Then it's helpful to look for support in the person's life.
Good nutrition is essential. Exercise especially yoga helps.
Medication may be useful. ...Read more

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My child suffers from seasonal allergies in early fall, and always seems a bit listless and droopy during this time. Is fatigue a common symptom of allergies?

My child suffers from seasonal allergies in early fall, and always seems a bit listless and droopy during this time. Is fatigue a common symptom of allergies?

YES!!: Fatigue can result from allergies as the body is reacting to the allergen "trying to fight it off". Additionally the medications for allergies can make you tired as well. ...Read more

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For a week I have been feeling tired, listless Ness & bloated and passing gas all the time not sure what's causing this?

For a week I have been feeling tired, listless Ness & bloated and passing gas all the time not sure what's causing this?

Bad food and stress: Usually stress can cause that, they said the stomach is the mirror of our mood, if you are in bad mood you will have a stomach problem.
second bad food, there is food that we like but it does not likes back, and that will change as we get older and our digestive system become intolerant of some food, listen what your body is trying to tell you, ans stay away from the food that bothered you.
good luck ...Read more

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7 year old child listless yesterday, this morning won't drink anything, & continually vomiting bright yellow. He's pale, still cannot drink.

7 year old child listless yesterday, this morning won't drink anything, & continually vomiting bright yellow. He's pale, still cannot drink.

Vomiting: In a child can be caused by many things: acute infections, toxin from food poisoning, bowel obstruction and appendicitis, to name of few. Most common is a viral gastroenteritis which often starts with vomiting and then may progress to acute diarrhea. If vomiting persists more than 12 hours, he should be evaluated by his doctor or urgent care. ...Read more

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Why does my son have listlessness, stomach ache behind the bellybutton, feels hot etc?

Why does my son have listlessness, stomach ache behind the bellybutton, feels hot etc?

See below: These symptoms may be caused by a number of things. If your child is listless, he should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can you have the flu, without any cold, cough, or congestion symptoms? I have chills, fever, listlessness, no energy. It started with vomiting, but none since.

Can you have the flu, without any cold, cough, or congestion symptoms? I have chills, fever, listlessness, no energy. It started with vomiting, but none since.

The: The most common symptoms of flu according to the center for disease control are:
-fever (usually high)
-headache
-nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
-fatigue
-sore throat
-runny nose or congestion
-cough
-body aches

unfortunately, it is difficult to diagnose the flu based on symptoms alone since many other illnesses can cause similar symptoms. Most viral illnesses start to improve after 3-4 days. If you are not staring to feel better in this time frame, you should give your doctor a call for an appointment. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have taken 60 mg of adderall, like I do each morning, and am very sleepy, listless, apathetic. What's going on please? I suffer from severe depression and anxiety. Taken antidepressants, anxiety and almost every other type of drug for 20 yrs. For 2 yrs.

I have taken 60 mg of adderall, like I do each morning, and am very sleepy, listless, apathetic. What's going on please? I suffer from severe depression and anxiety. Taken antidepressants, anxiety and almost every other type of drug for 20 yrs. For 2 yrs.

Any: Any stimulant medications have potential side effects including mood disturbances. Some people report elated mood or irritability. Other people report exacerbation of suicidal ideations along with depressed mood. In worse case it can cause paranoia or other psychotic symptoms which can contribute to aggressive or dangerous behaviors. In any case, it has to be closely monitored and if there are changes in mood, the medication needs to be changed to avoid worsening of side effects. ...Read more

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Can allergies in a four year old cause fever? Complains of sore throat, but throat not red or splotchy. Lots of clear discharge from nose. Dry unproductive cough. Fever of 99 to 101. Listless, wants to sleep a lot. Symptoms since yesterday morning

Can allergies in a four year old cause fever? Complains of sore throat, but throat not red or splotchy. Lots of clear discharge from nose. Dry unproductive cough. Fever of 99 to 101. Listless, wants to sleep a lot. Symptoms since yesterday morning

In: In a situation like this the child should be evaluated by his/her pediatrician. Strep throat needs to be ruled out. To answer your question, allergies do not cause fever. More common causes of fever in children with the above symptoms are URI (upper respiratory infections, otitis media aka ear infections, and like I said strep throat.
If her symptoms have resolved or are resolving she does not need to follow up.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

Dr. Michael Rothman
1,268 Doctors shared insights

Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more


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