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What Causes Poor Sleep, Fatigue And Muscle Weakness?

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Posted on Thu, 11 Sep 2014
Question: Asked for a diagnosis several minutes ago: obese 63 yo male with type 2 diabetes, heart disease with '07 quad bypass, several heart attacks. Exercised last several months. Now, poor sleep, fatigue, muscle weakness. With my history, should I be concerned? Have already paid for diagnosis. Thanks!
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Answered by Dr. Binu Parameswaran Pillai (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Hello

Detailed Answer:
Good day.
Noted your history.
The recent onset muscle weakness, tiredness need to be investigated. How good is your diabetes control now.? Any recent hypoglycemias?
I certainly would like to review your list of medicines.
Few tests coming to my mind are CBC, Thyroid function test and Vitamin D.
This is to rule out anemia, hypothyroidism and vitamin D deficiency as potential causes of your symptoms.
Regards
Binu
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Dr. Binu Parameswaran Pillai

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What Causes Poor Sleep, Fatigue And Muscle Weakness?

Brief Answer: Hello Detailed Answer: Good day. Noted your history. The recent onset muscle weakness, tiredness need to be investigated. How good is your diabetes control now.? Any recent hypoglycemias? I certainly would like to review your list of medicines. Few tests coming to my mind are CBC, Thyroid function test and Vitamin D. This is to rule out anemia, hypothyroidism and vitamin D deficiency as potential causes of your symptoms. Regards Binu