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What are some symptoms of fatigue?

Symptoms of fatigue may include:
  • Feeling tired even after a good night's sleep
  • Feeling sleepy throughout the day
  • Feeling sudden, extreme tiredness
  • Feeling too weak to stand
  • Finding it difficult to start routine activities
  • Needing to stop in the middle of activities to rest
  • Not being able to do activities for very long
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability

A doctor might use the word fatigue to describe these symptoms:
  • Feeling very, very tired
  • Feeling weak
  • Having very low energy
  • Having trouble doing everyday things
  • Not wanting to do anything
  • Not wanting sex
Marcelle Pick
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Fatigue isn't the same as just being sleepy. Nurse practitioner Marcelle Pick describes common fatigue symptoms in this video.

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