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Question : Lethargy after virus / bacterial infections ?

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  • Posted By: geenie
  • April 16, 2008
  • 08:10 PM

I'd just appreciate anyone's ideas / input.

What would cause a "healthy" individual to become lethargic for a couple of weeks following simple infections like flu, cold, sore throat, UTIs, etc?

Malnutrition? Presence of infectious agents in the body? I know there could be a lot of different illnesses that cause lethargy and you're just more vulnerable after being infected with something but,

what I'd like to know is: Are there any specific diseases, conditions, bacterias, viruses out there that would cause you to be extremely tired for a couple of weeks following diverse common infections. Let's say I get the flu in may and get extremely tired for a month... Then in september, strep throat, get rid of it but get lethargic for a month, UTI in december, same result. Ideas?

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