Tiredness

What is Tiredness?

Fatigue (also called exhaustion, tiredness, languidness, languor, lassitude, and listlessness) is a subjective feeling of tiredness which is distinct from weakness, and has a gradual onset. Unlike weakness, fatigue can be alleviated by periods of rest. Fatigue can have physical or mental causes. Physical fatigue is the transient inability of a muscle to maintain optimal physical performance, and is made more severe by intense physical exercise. Mental fatigue is a transient decrease in maximal cognitive performance resulting from prolonged periods of cognitive activity. It can manifest as somnolence, lethargy, or directed attention fatigue.

Medically, fatigue is a non-specific symptom, which means that it has many possible causes. Fatigue is considered a symptom, rather than a sign because it is a subjective feeling reported by the patient, rather than an objective one that can be observed by others. Fatigue and 'feelings of fatigue' are often confused.

Questions and answers on "Tiredness"

hi,i have just come on my period but it is nine weeks late.i have always been regular and have some of the symptoms of being pregnant like tiredness,metalic taset in my mouth,sore breasts and a tight stomach.i have took a urine pregnancy test but it come back negative(i had to have a blood test done with my daughter as urine one was negative with her aswell).i had a couple of light periods with my daughter.could i be pregnant?

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Hallow Dear,

Negative pregnancy test at 9 weeks of delayed period is diagnostic of non-pregnant status. However, you may confirm it again with blood test for Beta hCG. This is a highly specific and sensitive test. If this also confirms that you are not pregnant, you may take hormones for...

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The doctor has me on 9 mediation for blood pressure and the are making weaknee tiredness should I tell him ?

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Hi I am a 50 year old female taking modafalin to combate the constant tiredness, poor memory recall etc. quite recently I have become over anxious all of the time and feel at times I can get anxious over nothing. Could this be related to the medication

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hi.. thanks for writing... i have understood your concerns..

you have complaints of constant tiredness and poor memory and recall, so it seems to me as a part of long lasting depression..i dont know whether u have consulted a psychatrist or not? if not.. then u shud consult one...

the depression...

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Hello Doc, I'm Harry from Cameroon. what can cause a lady aged 36 to be passing out gas always via anus and mouth with a rumbling abdomen and general body weakness, tiredness; accompanied with stools that have catarrh-like plus pain in the stomach, precisely middle thoracic region in between breast.

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Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Such symptoms can be caused by bacterial infection of gastrointestinal tract or inflammatory bowels disease like Crohns disease. Crohns disease is more possible if you also have blood in stool, low hemoglobin level, bloated abdomen.
Please do not ignore your...

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age 22 weight-47 height -5 2 weight loss of 6 kgs within 3.5 months excessive hairfall from past 3 years ...weakeness and tiredness ....body sensitive to cold temperature\weather. indigestion and recently had diarrhoea(mild) twice past two months consecutively.

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i have a thick ulcer like patch on the side of my tonsils at the back of my throat which is very painful to swallow i am suffering with sinutitius like symtems which include sweating body aches tiredness headaches and general not feeling well the patch is white with a slice through the middle of it it feels like there is something thick at the back and is diffucult to drink or eat or talk - can i just go to a chemist and what can you suggest ???

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Hi,
Thanks for asking.
Based on your query, my opinion is as follows.
1. Due to sinusitis, you have headaches and fever.
2. Due to post nasal trip, you are having chronic irritation and cough.
3. Due to inflammation in pharynx, difficulty in swallowing is present.
4. You need antibiotics,...

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Dear doctor, I am an advocate by profession. My query is that, during the course of my profession everyday I have to run from one court to another that causes a lot of tiredness in my body and I become reluctant to work within 2hrs. It disturbs my work a lot. So please help me to overcome this trouble. I will be highly obliged. Dear sir, As per your question i have diagonised. my hb is 14, blood sugar fasting 90 and pp 110. my age is 30 weight 88kg height 6ft.

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Hi! every thing seems to be fine with you except the body weight.If you reduce your weight by 15 kg, by controlling your diet and exercise. I feel you will not get tiredness.

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Dear sir, I am from india.. I have acidity problem from last 4-5 yrs. Taken treatments from many doctors. Each one says different. LAst month i visited to MD Specialist, he said There might be brain chemical related matter..So i taken 1 month traetment. Then as usual that time felt wel. but after that again same problem.. Is it related to mental/psycological/brain? I have some psyco problems also like very short temper, no mind consistency, lots of thinking etc.I had habit of masturbat.. Now also i feel so much heat in my stomuch and my tongue gets little white like heated by acid (No test). Weekness/tiredness also... What i do? What might be the reasons??? I used to take tea only once in a day When i feel tired... Now not taking outside spicy food also... Give me solution for that and How to keep mind cool? Thx

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After rushing to make my Dr s appointment yesterday, for a little acne problem, they took my BP and it was 102 over 82. I complain to my doctor about my constant tiredness, but he just laughs it off (like people would kill for your blood pressure ). I am a 74 yr old femaleand it gets harder to get things done (I live by myself). Any drugs or OTC meds I can take to be less tired? Could a low dose of Adderal help? My heart rate is 50 ! Erika

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I am 63, weight around 13stones 12, and usually have normal or slightly low blood pressure but my partner who has diabetes and other problems, used his blood pressure monitor on me earlier and it showed 165/89 and a pulse rate of 66

I will make an appointment with my doctor early next week but am concerned, as I haven't felt well for a long time, I have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and due to personal set up here, sleep during the day and am up all night. I am under a lot of stress both personally and financially and have ocd, I hoard. I cannot get the right help for this but currently having counselling. There is a lot of heart disease in both sides of my family, at least three people on my dad's side have/had pacemakers and my mother died from her third heart attack, and had angina. She became diabetic in her 60s and I am just the same body shape as her, apple shaped. Because of my constant tiredness I can't walk far or exercise but try to eat fairly well with lots of veg and fruit. I do eat the wrong things too but never much salt and I don't smoke or drink. I have been given vit d jabs twice in the last 18 months and have Adcal for the vit d too altho I don't take them every day now as I was concerned about heart problems connected with taking too much calcium.

Should I be worried? Could this be diabetes causing problems?



thanks

Liz W.

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For sixth months, after a left lung embolism and anemia and excessive tiredness, I have been on warfarin and prednisolone. I have put on a lot of weight, now 121 kgs. I get bouts of excessive tiredness which can occur at any time. They say I have elevated bilirubin levels, 42 instead of 20. My elder brother, 68, has mantle cell lymphoma. I am almost 59. What is going on

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i have recently done my blood test and my sgpt was 80 and sgot was 59, also i have rectal bleeding but not frequently. from last few months i am experiencing excessive tiredness , guddiness and high heart beat. can some body help me out in...

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I am in 7th week of 1st Trimester. Everyday I used to have slight pain to my both sides of abdominal(kind of streching/cramp) and sleepy whole day long. From yesterday I am no more having the sense of that pain neither feeling much sleepy. What...

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Hi in the last month I have been taking nexium for reflux and also Cymbalta 60mg for depression . I have a very dry mouth but aside of that really bad sleep problem. Although I feel tired and exhausted, yawning etc. Once I go to bed my mind goes...

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