Lethargy

What is Lethargy?

Relatively mild impairment of consciousness resulting in reduced alertness and awareness; this condition has many causes but is ultimately due to generalized brain dysfunction.

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At 84 yrs, well controlled diabetic since 12yrs (HbA1c:5.7), i take Mclazide-M(1-1), Amlomet-5Mg(1), MitocalCCM, Ecosprin-75mg, Mitovit(night)
Am also on Thyronom-25 as my TSH hovers at 7.6 (T4:9.4, T3:78) since 4 years (with all other FreeT parameters diagnosed as ok by the doc 3 yrs back).

I have a problem of lethargy & memory , due to which i do not remember to take the Thyronom early morn as recommended ...
Is this the cause of my lethargy and memory problems?
Do none of the above supplements aid in keeping my memory good... or is it just attributed to age.
Can you suggest a good supplement to keep me stronger - Should i take PS (phosphotydylserine) supplements or some such Harmless,Noncontradicting medical advances to get a smile on my face and participate more proactively in conversations.
Amy

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Your TSH levels are still high which indicates that your thyroid status is mot controlled and could be one reason for your lethargy and memory loss.
Other reasons could be due to lack of VIT B12 ( common with people taking metformin ) and advancing age.
Controlling thyroid and taking...

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I have long periods of lethargy during the day.I was taking medication for a stomach ulcer and the lethargy went away almost entirely.the medication ended and the lethargy is now daily and prolonged as is the stomach discomfort. The ulcer was never properly diagnosed. Also raised liver enzymes and creatine in kidney .Quite stressed,own business,sleep problems but the lethargy is recent and very debilitating especially after mild exsertion,however it never happens when I train hard in the gym.

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Welcome to hcm.
LETHARGY IN YOUR CASE IS CLEARLY due to lack of physical exercise.
Your liver and kidneys need to be checked by further blood tests and imaging due to raised enzymes and creatinine.

Kindly take medical advice and pls do not ignore.

regards

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hi, iam a36 yr old male,i am experiencing lethargy,fatigue always i am also suffering from acute insomania,of late my hair also has been falling and thinning .the density of my scalp hair has reduced significantly.also seem to have put on weight of late .i feel very tired and lazy the whole day .pls advice what should i do.

doctor1 MD

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I would advise you to to complete thyroid profile testing. You are most probably having hypothyroidism which would be the cause for your hair loss and weight gain.

Hope I have answered your query. Let...

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I have been experiencing extreme nausea vomiting and tiredness and lethargy I had positive for a uti but when they grew it out there was nothing to the culture and yet I still am having issues with that blood in my urine and pain at the end of urinating.

doctor1 MD


hai,
As per your symptoms in the query it is likely to be a stone in the urinary tract.
kindly do a ultrasound to rule out the issue.commonest symptom for blood in urine seems to be urinary tract infection and kidney stones.
regards
Dr.S.senthilnathan

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i have blood in my stool when i got to the toilet which is usually preceded by intestinal pain and also have a drop in my energy levels and constant feeling of tiredness and lethargy, i have had blood took and waiting on a hospital consultation what will they be testing for as my doctor never explained what the hospital appointment was for

doctor1 MD

Hi,
As you got down energy level with lethargy and tiredness requires evaluation of your case.
Bleeding might be from piles, fissure or from intestinal tract.
Doctor will go for stool test to find fresh blood or blood coming from intestinal tract.
They will go for hemoglobin estimation as well....

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7 year old girl, loss of appetite, tummy ache, eaten little for 4 days, lethargy, she is drinking a lot of Yakult probiotic yoghurt drink which worries me, I am trying to make her drink water. Has temperature of over 38 degrees and am using calpol to reduce it

doctor1 MD

Hello there.

Thanks for writing to us.

From the complaints you have described, your child has been suffering from a gastrointestinal problem considering that she has loss of appetite and stomach ache. Contaminated food and water are likely sources of infection leading to gastroenteritis. Taking...

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I have been experiencing periods of lethargy, and feeling light headed. Also recently starting feeling a mild pain in my left side right below my rib cage. I am not sure if these are due to stress or symptoms of an issue I should be more concerned with.

doctor1 MD

Thank you for asking!
Lethargy and fatigue is quite a broad spectrum covering many etiologies and need specification with a little history and work up. But the lest epigastric pain is most likely due to a stomach origin. It could be an ulcer or a gastritis an needs a gastroenterologist for...

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I am a 31 y/o male suffering from chronic lethargy, lower stomach protrusion and weakness (i.e leaden feeling) in my arms and legs. My hands in particular feel really weak.

Thank you for help in this regard.

doctor1 MD

Hi.
Thanks for your query.
Noted the history of a male of 31 feeling lethargy, lower stomach protrusion, and weakness in arms and legs hands feel weak.
It is difficult to say with such a short history the probable causes of your symptoms.
The most probable causes I can think of are:...

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hi, iam a36 yr old male,i am experiencing lethargy,fatigue always i am also suffering from acute insomania,of late my hair also has been falling and thinning .the density of my scalp hair has reduced significantly.also seem to have put on weight of late .i feel very tired and lazy the whole day .pls advice what should i do.

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