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should I visit the gp? fatigue.

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BlueLeafTea Tue 22-Mar-16 09:23:57

About two weeks I got a cold and get generally run down, lost my voice etc. Since then I've been really tired. To the point where I'll get up in the morning and feel ok but about an hour later I I'll be so tired and lethargic. It feels like immense effort to do anything. I don't want to waste the GPs time so if I shouldn't go could anyone give any tips as to how to boost my energy!

HannahClareRose Tue 22-Mar-16 13:01:32

Hey there, I think if you had a bad cold it can take you a while to pick up again, particularly if you have a lot of things to be thinking about and doing (i.e if you have children!) I have suffered with fatigue a lot so can sympathize!
Advice wise, I'm no doc but I'd say rest when you can, go easy on yourself and eat really well and drink lots to replenish fluids. If you still feel the same way in another couple of weeks you may want to visit the docs to see what they say.
Hope you feel much better and get some energy back soon!

BlueLeafTea Tue 22-Mar-16 13:19:56

I'm a teacher so I struggled through till the end of term but now have essays to write and I feel so Cloudy in my head that I can't write them!
Will see how I feel in a week or so.

Grumpyoldblonde Tue 22-Mar-16 13:25:42

Totally sympathise, it can take a while to get over a virus, so I would eat well, cut down sugar (total energy zapper) lots of early nights and maybe a good multi vit. If you don't feel better in a couple of weeks do see the GP, IME they will take extreme tiredness seriously and offer blood test for low Vitamin B, Iron amongst other things.

clarella Tue 22-Mar-16 14:37:30

I'd just go and explain what you've mentioned here. They could test for a few things to rule anything out. Eg iron, thyroid, vit d etc. Then maybe just try and rest and recuperate as much as possible thanks

clarella Tue 22-Mar-16 14:39:01

Some viruses can hang around for a month or so. At the same time it might have uncovered something. Get well soon.

Dangermouse1 Wed 23-Mar-16 12:25:54

I would book a non urgent GP appointment now as you may have to wait 2 weeks for it! If you feel better in the meantime you can always cancel. Good to rule out anaemia, thyroid etc.

BlueLeafTea Tue 29-Mar-16 19:51:52

Sorry to be a pain and bump This thread back up but it's got to the point that I can barley get out of bed due to the muscle pain and fatigue. I had to go out today but dragged myself out for that and when I got back have just been lying here like a lemon.

My GP is a same day for all appointments so I'd be able to get one tomorrow and I have someone to take me but if it's viral there's still no point is there?

nephrofox Tue 29-Mar-16 19:56:53

It absolutely sounds like you need to go! If you're not a medic you don't know it's a virus and that's exactly what GP is there for.

lljkk Tue 29-Mar-16 20:03:28

IF it's viral. Who knows. You don't know until you see someone who can do a full assessment. I'm thinking anemia & you could try some iron supplements right away.

RunswickBay Tue 29-Mar-16 20:06:06

It might be post viral. Whatever it is listen to your body and rest. That's the only way to recover.

Youcantscaremeihavechildren Tue 29-Mar-16 20:25:04

I had that horrible cold vitus going round about a month ago. I had muscle aches, whole body felt like lead, felt shocking. I'm still not right, got a horrible sore throat still and feel generally run down, im a teacher too and limped -crawled- to the end of term and after a few more hours sleep every day i have started to feel better, but I am still getting up every couple of hours with a 1 yr old, so I'd expect it to take a while.
If I was still fatigued and aching etc I would go to the gp. I'm considering going back if I can't shift this throat thing as it feels awful.

sallyhasleftthebuilding Tue 29-Mar-16 20:28:38

Hi I had something similar a few weeks ago.

kidney pain sore aching hips cloudy head - I was fine in a week

DH then had it - but a friend had it worse and had two lots of antibiotics

Go to the doctor

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