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There,My wife has been feeling quite lethargic lately,

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Hi there,My wife has been feeling quite lethargic lately, she describes it as similar to when she's been pregnant before (She's not pregnant) and generally feeling low energy. Today she woke up with the room spinning, it took a minute to subside, now every time she exerts any energy she is feeling faint and nauseous.She's recently got over cold, she has a sore neck and in general is just feeling a little under the weather. Right now however, it's stopping her doing things.We wondered if it was an Iron deficiency, however she has been taking a multi vitamin with Iron for the last week with no noticeable impact.Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Hi there,This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.Room spinning suggests inner ear inflammation from recent viral infection.This can persist for few days.The weakness feeling can be from the recent infection itself.Yes, iron deficiency can cause weakness.Another possibility can be hypothyroidism or low thyroid hormone.This should be checked with serum TSH level.Iron amount can be increased to 130 mg elemental iron daily.Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the 5th star).Please bookmark my profile for fast, reliable and authentic answers!This is the link to my profile: