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Why do I have extreme fatigue, the inability to sleep easily, breathing difficulty and heaviness in the chest?

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Posted on Tue, 14 Sep 2021
Question: I have extreme fatigue but can't sleep easily, did have heaviness on chest and difficulty breathing deeply also have chills
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (40 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms could be related to a viral infection.

Anyway, considering your past medical history, I recommend consulting with your attending physician as soon as possible and performing some tests:

- a chest X ray study
- a resting ECG and cardiac ultrasound
- complete blood count, PCR, ESR for inflammation
- cardiac enzyme levels
- blood electrolytes
- INR levels.

If your situation keeps worsening with low blood pressure and shortness of breath, going to the ER may be needed.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ilir Sharka (9 minutes later)
I also have muscle aches in my neck and shoulders. Also with my legs, centering at the back of my knees and going up and down my legs
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (2 hours later)
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I recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello again!

Thank you for the additional information!

Considering these other symptoms, it could be a viral infection or an electrolyte imbalance.

Anyway, I recommend performing the above-mentioned tests.

If you are taking statins for high cholesterol, I would recommend stopping them.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Wishing good health,

Dr.Iliri

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Why do I have extreme fatigue, the inability to sleep easily, breathing difficulty and heaviness in the chest?

Brief Answer: I would recommend as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello, Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms could be related to a viral infection. Anyway, considering your past medical history, I recommend consulting with your attending physician as soon as possible and performing some tests: - a chest X ray study - a resting ECG and cardiac ultrasound - complete blood count, PCR, ESR for inflammation - cardiac enzyme levels - blood electrolytes - INR levels. If your situation keeps worsening with low blood pressure and shortness of breath, going to the ER may be needed. Hope you will find this answer helpful! Kind regards, Dr. Iliri