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Recurrent throat infection, weakness and fatigue - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   PlZ Proceed with query
User :   Hi there i have had a recurrent throat infection which took about 3 weeks to get rid of with two doses of penicillin...since then i have felt extremely fatigued and weak
User :   had swollen glands
Doctor :   Give me a moment, let me read the query
Doctor :   R u having the symptoms atpresent
Doctor :   Your age/ occupation
User :   yh i find it hard doing the things i used to do
User :   its been like 3 weeks very fatigued
User :   22
Doctor :   Like?
User :   like even walking for long distances
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i get very tired easily
Doctor :   You see following infection there is always an inflammtory reaction which subsides on th due course even after antibiotics
Doctor :   Your a re fatigue because during the throat infection probably did u have any difficulty in swalloing
User :   yh i did
Doctor :   Then that has made you consume less?
Doctor :   So you were deprived of energy right?
User :   yh i was so u think all will be well after a while
Doctor :   It will settle down soon
Doctor :   I suggest you to gargle your throat with lukewarm water with some salt in it
Doctor :   Twice a day for 5 days
Doctor :   Now is fatigue is related to any other exertion other than daily chores
User :   um no i just graduated from uni
User :   it may have been exam stress
User :   that was in may
Doctor :   Ok there is another reason for fatigubility
Doctor :   Ok how much outdoor activity do you involve in
User :   i use to do gym like 3 times a week
User :   go clubbing
Doctor :   Thats good
User :   normal stufff
User :   but now im just so weak and tired lolll
Doctor :   Any kind of brisk walks/ jogging as daily routine
User :   um no i will try that more weight stuff
Doctor :   Using weights should be done with the help of atrainer . do u have any?
User :   no not at the moment
Doctor :   Because even if you overdo it , results in fatigue
Doctor :   Do u have any other medical condition
User :   i gett u....maybe yoga?
User :   nope
User :   i got my blood suger levels done they were 8.6
User :   which it above normal
Doctor :   That helps a lot in releving stress and making you fresh
Doctor :   Ok the units plz
Doctor :   Was it a random blood sugar level/ fasting level
User :   um i dnt no the units my doctor just said it was 8.6 and 7 was normal
User :   um it was at the hospital
User :   im from XXX
Doctor :   Random values can be varying?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   For generalised tiredness and fatiguability i would rather adfvise you to get your blood tested for anemia
Doctor :   * advise
User :   ok i will do that i got 2 mins left loool
User :   i will test for anemia and do the jogs
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with
User :   no thats it
Doctor :   That will surely help you
User :   kk thank u very much
User :   :)
Doctor :   Wishing you speedy recovery
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   thank u
Doctor :   Its my pleasure
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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