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What causes fatigue after a strep throat?

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: Hi I am a 39 year old female over the course of the past three weeks I have been very fatigued seemed to have began after a bout of strep throat sometimes I feel a bit lightheaded I had a complete physical one year ago my insurance entitles me to 1 physical every two years my question is what can cause such fatigue
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Answered by Dr. Sumit Bhatti (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Get another check-up done if this fatigue persists.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. It is common to feel fatigue after a strep throat, but this should not last for more than a few weeks.

2.This fatigue may also be drug induced if you are on any other medication.

3. It will be prudent to get another examination and throat swab to check if the strep throat has cleared. Though the strep throat in itself is a mild illness, the complications of such infections may lead to this fatigue.

I hope that I have answered your query. If you have any more questions I will be available to answer them.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sumit Bhatti (1 hour later)
Thank you very much for your timely response I have been to dr to be rechecked she said all looked clear I have an appointment with Gynomid May is it safe to wait three more weeks for fatigue I have no other symptoms aside from fatigue
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Answered by Dr. Sumit Bhatti (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, it is safe to wait for three weeks.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for writing back.

1. It is safe to wait for three weeks.

2. Since fatigue is the only symptom, review all your current medications for ones that may be causing the fatigue. Avoid undue anxiety, make lifestyle & diet changes, add multivitamin supplements.

3. The further course depends upon whether your fatigue decreases in the coming weeks or not.

I hope that I have answered your query. If you have any more questions I will be available to answer them.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sumit Bhatti (2 hours later)
Once again thanks for the quick reply I have been diagnosed about one year ago with generalized anxiety mainly stomach issues can anxiety cause such fatigue
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Answered by Dr. Sumit Bhatti (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Anxiety worsens fatigue. Stomach problems must be addressed.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for writing back.

1. Anxiety will increase the fatigue.

2. Stomach issues such as gastritis, indigestion and malabsorption can cause fatigue.

3. You should get a Gastroenterologist's opinion ad treatment for the stomach problem.

4. If you can elaborate on the stomach issues, I may be able to suggest treatment.

I hope that I have answered your query. If you have any more questions I will be available to answer them.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes fatigue after a strep throat?

Brief Answer: Get another check-up done if this fatigue persists. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for your query. 1. It is common to feel fatigue after a strep throat, but this should not last for more than a few weeks. 2.This fatigue may also be drug induced if you are on any other medication. 3. It will be prudent to get another examination and throat swab to check if the strep throat has cleared. Though the strep throat in itself is a mild illness, the complications of such infections may lead to this fatigue. I hope that I have answered your query. If you have any more questions I will be available to answer them. Regards.