Patient Comments: Fatigue - Experience


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Comment from: Joan, 75 or over Male (Caregiver) Published: May 14

I have an 83-year old male friend who about 18 days ago, called me to say he was having trouble getting out of bed because of back weakness. We spent about 9 hours in the emergency room where he was diagnosed with having a urinary tract infection. He was put on Cipro and has completed the regimen but he has been tired/fatigued ever since. He is either in bed or on sofa 24/7. Not interested in doing anything else and has lost interest in me and his children. Does not want to eat much if anything. Seems depressed. I am very worried.

Comment from: Pablo, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 04

For almost more than two months I felt tired, fatigued, and when going out to downtown, I felt that every step was like 1 mile. Until, in my seventh worst week of feeling that way, walking at 1 mile per century, a friend took me to the hospital; I had pneumonia. With the aid of the antibiotics IV and one week in bed at the hospital, I was released from the hospital in one week. Now, I am pneumonia free, but I steel cough. Today, after so many days, I started to feel strong again, when I walk, etc.

Comment from: Julie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 25

I have been left with fatigue after having 2 strokes last year due to a hole in the heart which has now been fixed! I feel exhausted every day even after an ok night’s sleep. The simplest task of even showering and dressing makes me tired. Talking and concentrating is very draining too. Shopping in a supermarket is just exhausting, too many sounds, colors and too much choice. I try to manage my fatigue by having a rest or sleep every day. Planning is the key, it is so frustrating when you have been used to doing everything without thinking. I am not back at work yet but hopefully will get back. I am 49, otherwise fit and healthy now, but find this so frustrating.

Comment from: Kenairiverbandit, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 23

I work as a roustabout in the oil and gas industry and many times find myself not taking breaks with the rest of the crew every 3 hours. That is a great time to rehydrate and or get some vitamins and minerals back into the body that were used up during the working period. Last weekend I didn’t know if I was having a stroke or a heart attack or allergic reaction to something I ate. I woke my boss and the operations crew up early to get me a chopper ride right to the hospital. I was literally scared that I was going to die or wake up in the hospital not being able to speak or move one side of my body. I got to the hospital and after running the tests on my EKG, blood tests etc., the doctor tells me that the only thing he can find wrong was a low potassium level of 3.3. I felt all the symptoms that are listed in this website. We are all afforded the opportunity to eat right and take reasonable breaks. I am not one to visit the doctor unless something happens hence I don’t go in for any once a year health exams. I am going to get annual checkups now and eat much better. I would suggest anybody with similar concerns be diligent in not letting their health slip. We guys don’t need doctors until something happens. It may be too late when it does happen so get checked out once or more times, even if you think it is nothing.

Comment from: Gotclass2, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 31

I have been fatigued sense 2006. I could barely walk to the car, and falling asleep at my desk. I am aching all over and not hungry and have extreme dry mouth. Turns out I have lupus, I am anemic, and dehydrated.

Comment from: Devastated, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 11

I have several medical conditions, including multiple sclerosis which cause fatigue. I am also an abuse victim, through a narcissistic psychopath, and am so exhausted, I can barely take care of my personal hygiene, much less anything else. I am severely disabled. Police are of no help. They tell me to go to court. I am unable to, and do not have any money. My property taxes are due soon. I am without transportation, and my income is very little. Too tired to live. Mostly bedridden.

Comment from: Sparks , 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 03

I am always tired, nap up to 3 times a day, but can’t stop thinking about going back to sleep. I am always yawning with fatigue.

Comment from: Fatigued me, Female (Patient) Published: March 24

Fatigue is something I have been struggling with for about five years now. There are bouts of excessive low energy, cloudy head and no libido. I am in my early thirties, I have been to the physician to find out what may be the issue, have had blood work several times, and no unusual results. It is frustrating, it is very hard to get through the lowest periods, and it sadly affects my children and husband. Life is busy and stressful but I'm not convinced that's all the issue, my body goes through periods of extreme aching and extreme muscle fatigue! At times my bones hurt from the very core of them.


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Comment from: ddstarrtx, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 16

I had fatigue for a year, plus a low grade fever and zero energy. It took a year but I found I had toxoplasmosis gondii, the disease from changing a litter box. I was shocked. They said it was in my head. I demanded all tests from A-Z and found it. Thirty days of Levaquin and life started to return to normal. You just never know, I got it from a cat at home or volunteering at my local animal shelter.

Comment from: Sweetnlow, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

My head and body feel tense. I'm always tired I have back and side pain. I have no energy to do anything. I get headaches and migraines, and my body feels week with fatigue.

Comment from: Worried, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 23

I was diagnosed in October of 2014 as being in stage C, number III heart failure with normal ejection fraction. They said my heart was turning hard and stiff. It is left sided heart failure. I keep wondering how much longer I can live.

Comment from: Lea, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 05

I am often tired during the daytime, even with a good night’s rest.


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