Ongoing tiredness that reduces energy, being able to do things and being able to focus.


For self-care, get good rest. Find ways to reduce stress, eat a healthy diet and drink lots of fluids.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a healthcare professional right away if:

  • Bleeding that isn't usual, including bleeding from the rectum or vomiting blood.
  • Severe headache, stomach, pelvic, chest or back pain.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Irregular or fast heartbeat.

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a healthcare professional if:

  • Lasts for two or more weeks and rest, eating well and reducing stress don't help.
  • Weight loss.
  • Sadness.
  • Loss of interest in daily activities.