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What to do if I have burning sensation in my body, is it nerve problem or chronic muscle fatigue?

What to do if I have burning sensation in my body, is it nerve problem or chronic muscle fatigue?

See a Neurologist: A neurologist may be able to help you differentiate the cause of your symptoms. Usually with muscle fatigue, this is associated with excessive use of the muscles that leads them to have the generalized burning and fatigue. Nerves tend to follow patterns of distribution, so that one may have the discomfort in a particular limb . There are special tests that may be done by the neurologist. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I am having chronic muscle fatigue in my shoulders and arms. I can't even write a full paragraph without resting. What could do this?

I am having chronic muscle fatigue in my shoulders and arms.  I can't even write a full paragraph without resting.  What could do this?

See doc.: This is concerning for a rheumatologic process known as pmr ( polymyalgia rheumatica) or a neurologic condition. You should discuss your symptoms with your doc who can sort this out with some simple lab and physical testing. ...Read more

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Just started celexa (citalopram) 10mg coz of chronic fatigue, muscle pain- fibromylgia. anxiety increased, feeling high and low. correct diagnosis?

Just started celexa (citalopram) 10mg coz of chronic fatigue, muscle pain- fibromylgia. anxiety increased, feeling high and low. correct diagnosis?

It is correct Dx: Celexa (citalopram) should be prescribed at an initial dose of 20 mg/day which can gradually be increased weekly by 20/mg/day to a maximum of 60 mg/day. the antidepressants, such as the Celexa (citalopram) are currently being used in the treatment of anxiety particularly, chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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I have ess with high prolactin levels. I have vision problems, chronic fatigue, muscle weakness. I believe I have pituitary disease. What should I do?

I have ess with high prolactin levels. I have vision problems, chronic fatigue, muscle weakness. I believe I have pituitary disease. What should I do?

Pituitary disorder: Check with your physician for adequate diagnosis and treatment. You could be right. However, there could be many other possibilities. ...Read more

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I have chronic fatigue, muscle/joint tenderness, gastritis. Painful to push on stomach. I just had b12 tested & it's 1925. What type of dr do I see?

I have chronic fatigue, muscle/joint tenderness, gastritis. Painful to push on stomach. I just had b12 tested & it's 1925. What type of dr do I see?

Neurologist or: Clinical Geneticist aware of mitochondrial disorders. Other symptoms--irregular body temp and/or heart rate, aphthous ulcer in mouth, progressive fatigue during day, low vitamin D level, autoimmune disorders, familial hyperextensibility, consipation/diarrhea, gastrointestinal dysmotility. Common nutrients may help, including Carnitine, Coenzyme Q10, vitamin E, methylfolate, vitamin C, and B100. ...Read more

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What is the difference between benign hyper mobile joint syndrome (dx'd by rheumy)and ehlers danlos . Have chronic joint/ muscle pain and fatigue. ?

What is the difference between benign hyper mobile joint syndrome (dx'd by rheumy)and ehlers danlos . Have chronic joint/ muscle pain and fatigue. ?

Opposite spectrum: A connective tissue disease or CTD is any disease that has the connective tissues of the body as a target of pathology. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a severe type that has an actual series of gene mutations associated. It can be fatal. Hypermobile joint, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, these are debilitating and chronic but not likely fatal or nearly as life concerning as EDS. ...Read more

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What would cause ammonia smell in nose, chronic fatigue and muscle weakness in a 32yr asthmatic mom of 4 with perfect tsh, cmp, CBC and lipid panel?

What would cause ammonia smell in nose, chronic fatigue and muscle weakness in a 32yr asthmatic mom of 4 with perfect tsh, cmp, CBC and lipid panel?

Sinus Infection: You need to have your doctor check if you have sinus infection which is one of the common complications of allergies. Sinus infection gives you a sense of 'bad smell' maybe ammoniacal or not. Not well controlled asthma and allergies in itself makes you to have chronic fatigue and muscle weakness and thus more pronounced with any infection. Allergies can also increase your sensitivity to smell. ...Read more

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How to fight muscle fatigue and soreness if chronic?

How to fight muscle fatigue and soreness if chronic?

Check thyroid: Find a functional medicine doctor in yor area to help you thoroughly evaluate your thyroid with tsh, ft4, ft3, and thyroid antibodies and reverse T3 (liothyronine) values. Thyroid is vital for muscle relaxation. See stop the tyroid madness website for guidance. Also add in some magnesium glycinate 2 times daily slowly increasing dose till stools loosen, then back down by 1-2 caps - we are all deficient. ...Read more

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What is the cause of muscle fatigue?

Many reasons: Muscle fatigue is a symptom. It could simply be the result of over training, underhydration and poor nutrition; butcould also be the result of a medical conditon. Muscle fatigue often occurs after too much activity at one time, such taking an extra-long hike or run. You may feel weak and tired, or your muscles may be sore. These sensations usually go away within a few days. If not see your dr. ...Read more

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What can cause of constant muscle fatigue?

What can cause of constant muscle fatigue?

muscle fatigue: A physical examination with specific laboratory blood test can help lead to the appropriate diagnosis. Fibromyalgia would have to be considered in the differential diagnisis as well as an endocrine disorder, . ...Read more

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