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What causes severe fatigue, leg weakness and cough with a history of cancer?

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Posted on Tue, 19 Jul 2016
Question: I am 45 year old female that has had severe fatigue and more bothersome leg weakness. Its like my legs cant really work for me. I have a bad cough, but dont really feel sick. I am a 12 year triple negative breast cancer survivor and am scared to death of my fatigue. Any ideas?
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You need to check your calcium and D 3 level

Detailed Answer:
Hello, I have studied your case. Fatigue at 45 year of age can be due to following causes.
1. Post Menopausal hormone change
2. Lack of calcium and D
3. Low vitamin B 12 or salt
I would suggest you to take following.
1. Take 1000 mg calcium and 60000 unit vitamin D per week.
2.Take 1000 micrograms vitamin B 12 daily for three months.
3.Take lots of fluid and juices daily. Take a spoon full of salt in water if you have cramps also.
4.You can take opinion of your doctor if you need hormone replacement therapy.
I hope this answer will be useful for you. Let me know if there is any other follow up questions.
Thanks
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What causes severe fatigue, leg weakness and cough with a history of cancer?

Brief Answer: You need to check your calcium and D 3 level Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case. Fatigue at 45 year of age can be due to following causes. 1. Post Menopausal hormone change 2. Lack of calcium and D 3. Low vitamin B 12 or salt I would suggest you to take following. 1. Take 1000 mg calcium and 60000 unit vitamin D per week. 2.Take 1000 micrograms vitamin B 12 daily for three months. 3.Take lots of fluid and juices daily. Take a spoon full of salt in water if you have cramps also. 4.You can take opinion of your doctor if you need hormone replacement therapy. I hope this answer will be useful for you. Let me know if there is any other follow up questions. Thanks