Patient Comments: Fatigue - Causes


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Comment from: Isa, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 13

I was stung by a paper wasp on the upper arm twice. It is now starting to swell and itch. I would like to share this remedy for the itching I came across. First let me say please be very careful when doing this. Use a blow dryer on high heat and hold it as close as you can to the sting without burning your skin. This will be very intense but do this as long as you can and if you have to, move away and back a few times until you've had enough. The itching should be gone for a few hours.

Comment from: Nnamdi , 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 13

I think my girlfriend is undergoing multiple sclerosis. After a gallstone surgery, she had a lump removed from a breast. Of a sudden she started to feel too tired to be useful at work, has poor concentration, requires effort to remember things and fainted once at work. The neurologist claims it is grand mal seizures after a CT scan, but I am certain it's not. We need help to determine the cause of her fatigue.

Comment from: Caroline, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: September 25

I am a lone caregiver to my 87 year old husband who has heart problems, a lung tumor, and diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Last month I developed shingles, had the treatment in time but the fatigue is so hard to cope with. I don’t know what I can do other than rest as much as possible.

Comment from: Elli, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: February 24

Glandular Fever was the cause of my fatigue – I went to the doctor with loss of appetite, extreme fatigue and headaches.

Comment from: Carol T., 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 19

I was diagnosed with MS after being diagnosed with pernicious anemia. The way I describe my fatigue is that I am too tired to breathe. The pernicious anemia is in check but I still have the multiple sclerosis.

Comment from: Vezna Vezna, 45-54 (Patient) Published: January 16

Menopause/peri menopause in women can cause fatigue, weight gain and aching muscles; at 45 to 55 years usually.

Comment from: Jim, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: February 22

I work hard all day and my wife is a stay at home housekeeper. I need several hours of sleep each night to rebuild after my hard farm work all day, but she insists on making love several times a night, even when I am so worn out with fatigue that I cannot perform without her stimulating me.

Comment from: tobs, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: February 17

I have fatigue because I had GERD last week.

Comment from: stef, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 05

After years of feeling tired, I was diagnosed with a congenital metabolic disorder called glycogen storage disease. My body can't process energy from carbs properly, and this is the reason why I am feeling tired all the time. For years, doctors told me it was just stress!

Comment from: maadm, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: May 01

I had anemia from low hemoglobin, caused by slow blood loss in my intestinal tract. I was told that this is the result of using Plavix following vascular surgery.


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