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Fatigue Symptoms

Fatigue, either mental or physical, is a symptom that usually has some underlying cause. Fatigue may be described by people in different ways, and may include some combination of the following (both mental and physical):

  • weakness,

  • lack of energy,

  • constantly tired or exhausted,

  • lack of motivation,

  • difficulty concentrating, and/or

  • difficulty starting and completing tasks.

Other symptoms such as fainting or loss of consciousness (syncope), near-syncope, rapid heartbeat (palpitations), dizziness or vertigo may also be described as part of the fatigue experienced by the affected individual. The presence of these symptoms may actually help lead a health care practitioner to discover the underlying cause(s) of the fatigue.

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Comment from: Godbless, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 03

All my life I can remember having fatigue symptoms but as I got older they have increased and are more varying. Some of my fatigue symptoms are, sleep apnea, anxiety, palpitations, burning sensations, itchiness of the head, numbness of the head and face, chest pains at times, hot and cold sensations in the head, sinus blockage, ear nose and throat itchiness, headaches and head heaviness. I have checked my thyroid, I've had an MRI, I've been treated for depression, but this has never really stopped. I wonder what the real cause of my problem is.

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