After taking antibiotics for a couple of days, I feel a general sense of weakness in my body. This includes physical weakness (tiredness, shortness of breath) and mental weakness (difficulty of performing normal cognitive tasks, impossibility of performing more difficult ones).

Is there a way to reduce this general weakness when on antibiotics, so as to remain as close to normal functioning as possible?

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    Why are you taking antibiotics? The first step would be to avoid unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions.
    – Narusan
    Jun 11, 2017 at 19:17
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    I have a severe infection that is causing internal bleeding.
    – Klangen
    Jun 12, 2017 at 8:17
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    Okay, that's a very good reason to be taking antibiotics.
    – Narusan
    Jun 12, 2017 at 15:38
  • I would go to your doctor and ask them this question. Fatigue and tiredness might be one of the side effects of the specific antibiotics you are taking.
    – Narusan
    Jun 13, 2017 at 14:37
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    maybe reason not antibiotics, but infection
    – Alexan
    Jun 15, 2017 at 17:37


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