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Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Multiple issues that: you seem to be addressing w/doctors. Stay in touch w/them. Also, consider a Micronutrient panel to see the nutritional status of your body. Spectracell lab in Texas has an excellent one. Check out their website. Peace and good health. ...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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I suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome. Doctor says no meds to help. Insurance won't approve provigil. Suggestions on other meds?

I suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome. Doctor says no meds to help. Insurance won't approve provigil. Suggestions on other meds?

Integrative Medicine: You may benefit from working with an integrative or holistic medicine physician, who may be more familiar with existing treatments for chronic fatigue than your physician seems to be. Not all treatments are "drugs, " as nutrition and other lifestyle changes can be very helpful also. You can find such experienced physicians by searching: http://www.Abihm.Org/. ...Read more

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I have mixed connective tissue dissease and chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia my doctor has pretty much giving up and u please suggest some medicines.

I have mixed connective tissue dissease and chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia my doctor has pretty much giving up and u please suggest some medicines.

Second opinion: These are pretty straight forward issues for a rheumatologist. The diagnoses need to be confirmed, past treatment reviewed and then options can be identified - dependent upon what each is causing. ...Read more

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I have Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia. Seek doctor with extensive interest, knowledge and experience. Thanks?

I have Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia. Seek doctor with extensive interest, knowledge and experience. Thanks?

Many issues: Based on what you wrote it is likely you will need more than one specialist. Start with your own doctor who will review your medical history, examine you, order labs, and then make future management decisions including referral. ...Read more

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What doctors can help me with my chronic fatigue syndrome?

Depends: There are number of options for chronic fatigue syndrome but the important thing is to rule out organic causes for your symptoms. There are some physicians who have more experience on cfs but treatment modalities vary quite a bit from allopathic to alternative medicine. It's up to you and your physician to find the best treatment plan for yourself to manage the symptoms and recover from cfs. ...Read more

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Is there doctors that specialize in chronic fatigue syndrome?

Is there doctors that specialize in chronic fatigue syndrome?

Fatigue syndrome: Usually an internist or family practitioner is capable of handling this problem and can make appropriate referral consultation should the need arise. ...Read more

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Are doctors in the us allowed to formally diagnose someone with myalgic encephalomyelitis, or do they have to use the diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Are doctors in the us allowed to formally diagnose someone with myalgic encephalomyelitis, or do they have to use the diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Yes: While most mds use the diagnosis "chronic fatigue syndrome, " there are many authorities who feel that myalgic enchephlomyelitis is a more accurate term for many of those with chronic fatigue. Doctors are totally allowed to use that diagnosis for those who qualify- the icd-9 code is 323.9. See http://www.Name-us.Org/defintionspages/definitionsarticles/2011%20consensus%20criteria.Pdf. ...Read more

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Can Sarcoidosis/Sjogrens/Raynauds/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome be managed by a GP alone OR do they need to be managed by a hospital doctor/s OR both? Thx

Can Sarcoidosis/Sjogrens/Raynauds/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome be managed by a GP alone OR do they need to be managed by a hospital doctor/s OR both? Thx

Depends but: A hospital doctor in contrast to a doctor in an academic/ university hospital is not the one to go to. I would suggest that you consult someone in academic medicine in your case at a university or tertiary care center near you. It is likely to complex for most GPs. ...Read more

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What are the best resources available for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Is there a listing of doctors that specialize in CFS treatment?

What are the best resources available for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Is there a listing of doctors that specialize in CFS treatment?

Yes: There is the chronic fatigue Society of America which has a website that you can look up. I also found the following link which I did not know about called the chronic fatigue and immune deficiency syndrome Association of America which is a Wikipedia entry: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_Fatigue_Immune_Dysfunction_Syndrome_Association_of_America ...Read more

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No energy and tiredness bloods have gone back normal doctor thinks it's chronic fatigue is there anything I can do to stop the tiredness ?

No energy and tiredness bloods have gone back normal doctor thinks it's chronic fatigue is there anything I can do to stop the tiredness ?

Talk with your MD: Talk with your MD to learn what tests were done and what specifically your tests showed. Standard things like eating properly, getting extra rest and avoiding unnecessary stress may help. Feel better. ...Read more

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I have been seeing my doctor for years now and was just diagnosed for chronic fatigue syndrome. She told me there is no medication for it and to just ?

I have been seeing my doctor for years now and was just diagnosed for chronic fatigue syndrome. She told me there is no medication for it and to just ?

Correct: There are a few things to rule out hypothyroid , anemia, epstein barr virus, cmv , all of these can cause a fatigue. I would also examine your sleep patterns , any obstructive sleep apnea ( yo need not be heavy for this some have narrow airway) Make sure these are checked and if nothing is found hopefully your fatigue will re=un its course ...Read more

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I am wondering how do doctors treat people with diseases like narcolepsy, sleep apnea or chronic fatigue?

I am wondering how do doctors treat people with diseases like narcolepsy, sleep apnea or chronic fatigue?

It varies.: For sleep apnea, the most common treatment is a pap device - it splints the airway open to prevent the repetitive airway blockage that fragments sleep. For narcolepsy, typically we utilize stimulant therapy and sometimes a medication called xyrem. It would be important to determine the correct diagnosis and then develop a treatment plan with your physician. ...Read more

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I have had every test done for chronic fatigue syndrome & everything has come back fine, why will my doctor not diagnose me?

I have had every test done for chronic fatigue syndrome & everything has come back fine, why will my doctor not diagnose me?

Ask your doctor: I would suggest a second opinion if your doctor cannot gave you a cause and initiate appropriate treatment for your fatigue. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have chronic fatigue syndrome, and what kind of doctor should I see about C4 complement and labs?

CFS: While holistic methods are often employed., the results are unpredictable since we are unsure of the cause. Many cases are improperly diagnosed to begin with. In my practice only 10% of individuals who think they have it actually do. Check out http://www.Cfids.Org/ to get different ideas of research in the field. ...Read more

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Do doctors every recommend tricyclic antidepressants for POTs syndrome or chronic fatigue syndrome & does that mean they think the person is depressed?

Do doctors every recommend tricyclic antidepressants for POTs syndrome or chronic fatigue syndrome & does that mean they think the person is depressed?

These agents are: occasionally used for patients with POTS and other autonomic dysfunctions. Sometimes alone and usually in combination with other medications. It does not mean the patient is depressed or crazy. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia but i want to train to be a doctor?

Setting goals: An important aspect for managing CFS and FM while training to be a doctor, includes setting reasonable goals and making a positive effort to achieve them. Having a good friend as a coach, goes a long way to help you achieve these goals. ...Read more

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My doctor diagnosed me with chronic fatigue syndrome. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

My doctor diagnosed me with chronic fatigue syndrome. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

Some help: This condition is often associated with depression, which if treated adequately can help the fatigue symptoms. Also, in some cases, medications such as those for attention deficit disorders may help. Gentle, daily exercise is important. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Diagnosed by specialist in hong kong with chronic fatigue syndrome/fibromyalgia. Looking for doctor to prescribe marinol or cesamet. Many thanks!

Internal Medicine: This diagnosis requires a thorough medical evaluation. If you are now back in the states call your local county medical society for an internal medicine referral. If you are out of the country-call the embassy. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

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