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Lethargy, excessive drowsiness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   dear doc - since last 10 days i feel extremely lethargic and sleepy even after sleeping around 9-10 hours
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   do you have any other symptoms associated?
User :   feel drowsy even at work
User :   no
User :   earlier sleep pattern use to be around 7 hrs sleep followed by gym etc etc
Doctor :   ok
User :   I manage during the day with black coffee to stay awake...(not in excess though)
Doctor :   how much of coffee do you consume per day?
User :   What could be the possible reason for this creeping lethargy
Doctor :   since when you are having these symptoms?
User :   since last 10 days or so...
Doctor :   ok.
User :   i have around 1 cup of black coffee / day only
User :   due to this lethargy, skipping my gym workouts as well
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you consume alcohol?
User :   no alcohol , no smoking
User :   try healthy diet as much as possible
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you feel tired soon like after walking a small distance or doing some heavy work or climbing stairs?
User :   yes
Doctor :   do feel breathing difficulty?
User :   not at all
Doctor :   ok
User :   rare occasions on climbing stairs or so...
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   i would recommend you to get a complete health check up done along with blood tests like complete hemogram , liver function tests , thyroid tests and kidney function tests,
User :   all that was done by company and everything is normal
Doctor :   when were these done?do you have the reports with you?
Doctor :   were these done afte you started with these symptoms or before that?
User :   before
User :   tests were done around 2-3 months back
Doctor :   then you should get the investigations done again as advised above.
User :   ok
User :   anything else that can done immediatel to manage this...?
Doctor :   since there are no other associated symptoms, we need to get to the underlying cause for your symptoms
Doctor :   as soon as possible
Doctor :   such that exact cause is made out soon
Doctor :   and definitive treatment started
Doctor :   as of now get started on a multivitamin tablet
Doctor :   Tablet A to Z daily after lunch
Doctor :   and a Vitamin E supplement , Tab Evion 200 mg daily evening.
User :   ok
User :   anything else ?
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no thanks
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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