Weakness with Uncertain Cause

Based on your exam today, the exact cause of your weakness is not clear. But your weakness does not seem to be a sign of a serious illness at this time. Keep an eye on your symptoms and get medical advice as instructed below.

Home care

  • Rest at home today. Don't over-exert yourself.

  • Take any medicine as prescribed.

  • For the next few days, drink extra fluids (unless your healthcare provider wants you to restrict fluids for other reasons). Don't skip meals.

  • Unless otherwise directed, continue to take any prescription medicines.

  • Contact your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns.

Follow-up care

Follow up with your healthcare provider, or as advised.

When to seek medical advice

Call your healthcare provider right away for any of the following:

  • Symptoms get worse

  • Symptoms don't start getting better within 2 days

  • Fever of 100.4º F (38º C) or higher, or as directed by your healthcare provider

Call 911

Call 911 for any of these:

  • Chest, arm, neck, jaw, or upper back pain

  • Trouble breathing

  • Numbness or weakness of the face, one arm, or one leg

  • Slurred speech, confusion, or trouble speaking, walking, or seeing

  • Blood in vomit or stool (black or red color)

  • Severe headache

  • Loss of consciousness

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