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Chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs) diagnosis after vigorous testing which was all normal. I live with brain fog on a daily basis. Anything that can help?

Chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs) diagnosis after vigorous testing which was all normal. I live with brain fog on a daily basis. Anything that can help?

CFS: Treatment includes a combination of the following: cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt) and graded exercise for certain patients healthy diet sleep management techniques medications to reduce pain, discomfort, and fever medications to treat anxiety (anti-anxiety drugs) medications to treat depression (antidepressant drugs) also see excellent info at www.Cdc.Gov/cfs best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Betty Keller
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Chronic Fatigue (Definition)

What is the definition or description of: Chronic fatigue? ANS: The definition is too long for this space. Google national guidelines for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and you will find the specific items needed to define chronic fatigue syndrome. They ...Read more


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What could cause chronic (2-7 years): coughing, swollen left lymph node, headaches, constipation, fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia, "brain fog"?

What could cause chronic (2-7 years): coughing, swollen left lymph node, headaches, constipation, fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia, "brain fog"?

GERD: Gastro esophageal reflux disease associated with constipation. Change diet, avoid spicy , fried, citrus food, white chocolate peanut. Coffee soda condiments. Over the counter antacid twice a day, sleep inclined , avoid late dinner, eat small meals and chew your food very well. What to eat ? High fiber green vegetable beans lentils. Drink more water. Use laxative like metamucil twice a day . I. ...Read more

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Chronic Fatigue, Muscle Weakness, Diarrhea, and Brain Fog years after Gallbladder surgery. Any ideas?

Chronic Fatigue, Muscle Weakness, Diarrhea, and Brain Fog years after Gallbladder surgery. Any ideas?

Let's talk diarrhea: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, after cholecystectomy), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. ...Read more

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Is it possible to experience fatigue and brain fog after taking ciproflaxin? And if so, what are ways to relieve it?

Is it possible to experience fatigue and brain fog after taking ciproflaxin? And if so, what are ways to relieve it?

Possible side effect: The symptoms you have listed can be side effects of taking ciprofloxin. Side effects can be temporary, or it can last as long as one takes the ciprofloxin. Relief comes primarily from stopping the medication, however, before doing so, you should contact your doctor for alternatives to the ciprofloxin. ...Read more

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Difficulty going to and staying asleep. No appetite. Constant fatigue and brain fog.

Difficulty going to and staying asleep. No appetite. Constant fatigue and brain fog.

Evaluation needed: You need to see a Dr for an eval. Prepare by thinking about anything that might be different in your life if these are new concerns. The more detailed you can be, the better their chances to Dx.Best! ...Read more

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I am 16 and am experiencing heavy 'brain fog' and fatigue all the time. I can't seem to relieve it with sleep or with any methods I've seen online. ?

I am 16 and am experiencing heavy 'brain fog' and fatigue all the time. I can't seem to relieve it with sleep or with any methods I've seen online. ?

See your doctor.: Have you been ill with a fever, sore throat, cough, other symptoms? Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Did you have a head injury? Are you on medication? You should be examined by your doctor and may need some lab work done to make the proper diagnosis. Possible causes of your fogginess and fatigue are mono, concussion, depression, other viral illlnesses, medications, among others. ...Read more

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Fatigue. Insomnia. Brain fog. Vitamin c deficient. Any idea what is going on?

Fatigue. Insomnia. Brain fog. Vitamin c deficient. Any idea what is going on?

Too many ideas!: There are many possible causes of your symptoms: many type of infections (bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic), anemia, nutrient deficiencies, toxic exposures, thyroid ; other hormonal problems, sleep disorders, heart disease, stress, depression etc. It's impossible for anyone here to diagnose you further. See a good doctor, preferably with a holistic perspective, for a thorough evaluation ;comment:. ...Read more

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Since my dose of thyroxine has changed from 150mgs to 125mgs, I am now experiencing brain fog and fatigue. Is this a coincidence or could it be this?

Since my dose of thyroxine has changed from 150mgs to 125mgs, I am now experiencing brain fog and fatigue. Is this a coincidence or could it be this?

Medication effect: I understand your discomfort. Thank you for informing about Thyroid cancer, Thyroidectomy , Thyroxine ,Diabetes, and Lantus (insulin glargine) It is likely that fatigue and brain fog are due to changing of Thyroxine from 150mgs to 125mgs/day, or Anxiety and Depression. See Endocrinologist for Thyroid status. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy and Medication ...Read more

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Have lupus.BAD fatigue& brain fog x2weeks.Rheum did labs,said your lupus looks great,ignored my fatigue.I'm normally active.This if affecting my life?

Have lupus.BAD fatigue& brain fog x2weeks.Rheum did labs,said your lupus looks great,ignored my fatigue.I'm normally active.This if affecting my life?

Ask again.: See your rheumatologist again and insist on help with your fatigue. If you are not happy with any doctor's advice or treatmet. consider a second opinion. ...Read more

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Been on vivelle (estradiol) 0.0375 for a month. better but not much. should I increase to 0.05? brain fog still and fatigue is still really there. Help!

Been on vivelle (estradiol) 0.0375 for a month. better but not much. should I increase to 0.05? brain fog still and fatigue is still really there. Help!

Talk to your doc!: Please, DO NOT INCREASE YOUR HORMONES WITHOUT DISCUSSING WITH YOUR DOCTOR, who should be a gynecologist expert in hormone replacement. You don't say why you're on the muscle relaxer and Tramadol, but they could be contributing to your fatigue and brain fog. And I'm not sure why you are thinking that the Vivelle (estradiol) would be the answer to those particular symptoms. See a psychiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I used to take ritalin (methylphenidate). I would take a break from them and would experience extrem fatigue, nausea and brain fog for a few days. Why did this happen?

I used to take ritalin (methylphenidate). I would take a break from them and would experience extrem fatigue, nausea and brain fog for a few days. Why did this happen?

Ritalin (methylphenidate): Methyl Phenidate is a stimulant, and being off of it can lead to withdrawal symptoms from lowering of excess adrenaline, as you described physically. Such symptoms are usually mild & short-lasting. ...Read more

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Please tell me what symptoms come with oral herpes (cold sores)? Fatigue? Any fibromyalgia-like symptoms like pain, brain fog?

Please tell me what symptoms come with oral herpes (cold sores)? Fatigue? Any fibromyalgia-like symptoms like pain, brain fog?

Usually not: Typically oral herpes is a viral infection in a very specific area, which is usually painful, but is usually limited to the specific area of the lesion. See your doctor, you may have more than one thing going on. ...Read more

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I have had fatigue muscle weakness and some brain fog. I have low vit d of 20. Is this cause for my symptoms ? Dr says yes but idk about brain fog

I have had fatigue muscle weakness and some brain fog. I have low vit d of 20. Is this cause for my symptoms ? Dr says yes but idk about brain fog

Low Vitamin D: can negatively impact brain function so your doctor sounds correct. Just to be thorough consider getting a second opinion. I see that your have GI symptoms also. This can account for your symptoms. Perhaps a GI specialist would be a good place for a second opinion. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with hypothyroid Tsh 12.3 3 months ago, been on Levo 75 mg yet still have fatigue & brain fog. Did a 2nd test last week. result: Tsh 5.3 ?

Diagnosed with hypothyroid Tsh 12.3 3 months ago, been on Levo 75 mg yet still have fatigue & brain fog. Did a 2nd test last week. result: Tsh 5.3 ?

Hypothyroidism: While most labs in States use 0.45-4.5 as normal range, many will aim for 1-2 when treating hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). We (re)check TSH every 6wks after dose change. Assuming no side effects, we'd recommend increasing your Levothyroxine dose to 88 or even 100mcg daily, then rechecking TSH in 6wks. Goal should really be making you feel normal, not just making numbers normal. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment or a supplement to get rid of brain fog from adrenal fatigue?

Is there a treatment or a supplement to get rid of brain fog from adrenal fatigue?

Uncertain: There is at this time no convincing data to prove existence of adrenal fatigue (stress-induced adrenal insufficiency too small to measure), & symptoms attributed to it may be due to depression, sleep deprivation, acute stress reaction, hypothyroidism, heart failure, or other. If mood, aerobic exercise can be helpful for brain fog. Best to seek medical opinion, and ask doc before starting exercise. ...Read more

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