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I have extreme severe fatigue after exercising. It can last

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I have extreme severe fatigue after exercising. It can last for days. Even a short walk. This has actually been going on for years and has gotten worse through the years. I have exercised all of my life.
The fatigue is so debilitating that I'm hoping u have any ideas.
My thyroid is normal.
Have a leaky heart valve but was told that's not it.I keep thinking it's my heart.
I am already on a c pap. I take lotsa naps and sleep 9 hours a nite.
Could I have endocrine issues?
I did have a serious bout of MRSA following hip surgery a couple of years ago.( I think??? I feel better when there is nothing around my waist. Can't wait to get my clothes off??)
If I even take a short walk I need to
Sleep after wards. Sometimes I think I'm gonna just fad away...die?
Since my hip surgery I have to push to pee....?
I am 74 years old. Have always paid attention to good nutrition. I am not overweight. Ran everyday for 15 years in my 40s..n 50s.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
it could be endocrinewas your adrenal gland function checked?
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.It is likely your sleep apnea is still not fully controlled. That can affect your energy level during daytime. We often prescribe Armodafinil during daytime to improve wakefulness. Given that your blodo tests are normal, anything else is unlikely. Please discuss this medication with your doctor. 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 on top).Please bookmark my profile for fast, reliable authentic answers!This is the link to my profile:
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
I would get a cortisol and ACTH level doneA 24 hour urine cortisol to screen your adrenal glands