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Lethargic, unmotivated, lack of energy, easily distracted, anxiety. What is going on?


I'm a 28 year old male. Over the last few years I've found myself regularly going through phases where I feel lethargic, unmotivated, lacking energy, easily distracted and getting regular head aches. I also find I struggle more with exercise - for example I get dizzy and get the shakes after only a small amount of exertion . I find myself feeling anxious and getting wound up over the smallest things. I don't direct anger at people but I can feel it knotting me up inside. As I'm getting older it seems to be getting worse. I went to the doctors a while ago and had a blood test. All was OK and that's as far as I took it as I felt a little stupid going to the doctors with such a complaint.

For you information I'm not over weight, I try to exercise regularly, I drink plenty of water and have a healthy diet. When I feel like this I don't feel like me.

Do you have any thoughts on this?


Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

It does seem to me like you have had depression that is recently getting worse, what we in medical terms call exacerbation. I recommend that you go visit a psychiatrist to get yourself medications and appropriate referrals, certainly to a psychotherapist or a counselor and maybe another doctor for comorbid conditions. I hope you do this as soon as you can.

I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi's  Response
Dec 2014
Welcome to Health Care Magic

You are a 28 year old male. You are having problem of feeling lethargic, tiredness, unmotivated, easy distractibility, frequent body aches. Even on mild exertion you feel shaky. You remain anxious and you have become sensitive over small things. All of blood investigations came normal. Still I would like to advise to get your Thyroid Function Test and Vitamin B12 levels done, if they were not done. The problems are occurring most likely due to Mild to Moderate form of Depression. In depression such symptoms may be present even when no sadness of mood is there. Usually changing routine, engaging in leisure activities, Cognitive Therapy help in getting improvement. Some times medicines like SSRI as Fluoxetine, Paroxetine, Sertaline etc may be needed. I would advise you to please visit a good Psychiatrist for expert opinion.

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi, MD
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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