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Constant low level fatigue

PostPosted: April 12th, 2018, 6:13 am
by JerekKruger
For a while now (the past month of two) I've had near constant low level flu like symptoms (aching joints, sore throat, head ache, feeling cold and feeling tired). This coincided with a drop in my performance and, for the past month or so, has meant I've done hardly any training at all (which is starting to get frustrating). I don't think it's an actual infection in part because of how long it has lasted, but also because it comes and goes (it's there more often than not, but occasionally I'll feel okay).

I'm going to go see my doctor, but past experience has taught me not to expect much. So I was wondering if anyone else has experienced something similar and, if so, what it was/what helped?

Re: Constant low level fatigue

PostPosted: April 12th, 2018, 7:23 am
by jackarabit
Mono(nucleosis)? Certainly a common diagnosis fifty yrs ago. Treatment was basically chicken soup and R&R.

Re: Constant low level fatigue

PostPosted: April 12th, 2018, 9:02 am
by bisqeet
yup. in my case it as hashimoto.
autoimmune disease of the thyroid..

under function caused me to gain 20kg, feel like a sloth. also my rest HR dropped to 35.

you can have your ths values checked quite easily. hashi is a little more complicated to find.
hormones suppliments can help

Re: Constant low level fatigue

PostPosted: April 12th, 2018, 12:28 pm
by sekitori
JerekKruger wrote:I'm going to go see my doctor, but past experience has taught me not to expect much. So I was wondering if anyone else has experienced something similar and, if so, what it was/what helped?


Your doctor is a far better source of help than anyone in this group ever could be. If for some reason, you don't expect much from him or her, maybe it's time to look for another doctor. This is an excellent group for help with many things connected to use of the C2. However, it's a terrible source for obtaining personal medical help. No matter how much we try to be of assistance, we are not medical professionals.

Find a doctor you trust and follow the advice given. That's your only real option.

Re: Constant low level fatigue

PostPosted: April 12th, 2018, 12:57 pm
by JerekKruger
Thanks for the answers. Mono fits the symptoms pretty well, especially given the differences in age.

@sekitori - I am going to see my doctor don't worry. I'm more trying to get ideas of what it could be before seeing them. In my experience if you go to an NHS GP as a young, otherwise fit person with flu like symptoms they're going to dismiss you, and you're going to have to fight to get anywhere (it wait till things are worse). I can't afford to go private so I want to prepare as best I can for the fight.

Re: Constant low level fatigue

PostPosted: April 12th, 2018, 2:36 pm
by Dangerscouse
I had something similar about 16 years ago. It lasted about 10 weeks and I was basically not ill enough to say I was ill but not well enough to say I was well. Very frustrating and it was dismissed as a virus. Thankfully I have never had it again.

All I can say is it passed eventually and I didn't do anything about it...other than moan.

Re: Constant low level fatigue

PostPosted: April 13th, 2018, 12:39 am
by jamesg
My usual procedure which to date has never failed is get between the sheets and stay there, measure temperature and pulse rate, call in the doc if T still over 38C (100F) after a week.

A good read is Three Men in a Boat, especially the first few pages.

Re: Constant low level fatigue

PostPosted: April 13th, 2018, 5:24 pm
by JerekKruger
@Stu - hopefully I follow the same path. I'm moaning already :lol:

@James - took a turn for the worse today so I spent most the day in bed. No Three Men in a Boat however.