When to see a doctor

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Call 911 or your local emergency number

Get emergency help if you have fatigue and any of the following:

  • Chest pain.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Irregular or fast heartbeat.
  • Feeling that you might pass out.
  • Severe stomach, pelvic or back pain.
  • Unusual bleeding, including bleeding from the rectum or vomiting blood.
  • Severe headache.

Seek help for urgent mental health problems

Get emergency help if your fatigue is related to a mental health problem and your symptoms also include thoughts of harming yourself or of suicide. Call 911 or your local emergency services number right away. Or contact a suicide hotline. In the U.S., call or text 988 to reach the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Or use the Lifeline Chat.

Schedule a doctor's visit

Call for an appointment with a health care provider if resting, reducing stress, eating well and drinking plenty of fluids for two or more weeks hasn't helped your fatigue.

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Feb. 11, 2023

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