A 25-year-old female asked:
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are stimulants ever prescribed for chronic fatigue following a diagnosis of mono in the past? any other treatment?

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Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Unusual: Not usually. Chronic fatigue is a difficult thing to treat. The mainstays of treatment are mostly behavioral training, good sleep hygiene, eating well, and screening for coexisting conditions, both medical (like anemia), and psychiatric (like depression). If you do have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, pharmaceutical therapy usually doesn't work very well. It comes down to willpower and behavior change.
Answered on Sep 4, 2017
Dr. Alireza Raboubi
14 years experience Family Medicine
Sometimes: depending on your condition, sometimes stimulants may be prescribed. please read Dr. Tatelbaums book from fatigue to fantastic. He has great info on chronic fatigue syndrome. you may reach me if you would like more info. in good health...
Answered on Sep 4, 2017
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes!: The best are modafinil and armodafinil!
Answered on Feb 7, 2020

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