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Chronic Muscle Fatigue
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
Association: Admittedly, i'm not an expert in chronic fatigue syndrome. I think chronic fatigue is a common comorbidity or associated syndrome of complex regional pain syndrome (reflex sympathetic dystrophy, causalgia), rather than a cause. Sympathetic involvement may be the common link; hopefully an expert in both conditions could contribute more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic fatigue: Is daytime hypoarousal outside of another diagnosis. It may be associated with a low pain threshold or you may have a mood or anxiety disorder. Fasciculations on EMG fasculations, or muscle spasms, is seperate from chronic fatigue syndrome, but chronic fatigue can be a part of other problems, some of which you likely got the EMG for. Do you have pain?, sleep well? Grind your teeth at night? ...Read more
Apnea + fatigue: People with sleep apnea can be chronically fatigued, but not everyone with chronic fatigue has sleep apnea. Fatigue is a feeling of mental of physical exhaustion but is not the same as sleepiness. Sleepiness is the likelihood someone will fall asleep given the opportunity. You can be fatigued but not sleepy. Mention these symptoms to your physician so they can help you work through them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Deconditioning: You aren't detailed about what you mean by deconditioning, but yes, being deconditioned can cause weakness and fatigue. ...Read more
Many causes: There are many causes for fatigue and it's impossible to tell you what you have without asking more questions, examine you or run diagnostic tests. Some common causes of fatigue are: obstructive sleep apnea (this is a very important etiology), sleeping problems, homornal imbalances, electrolyte/mineral deficiencies, infections or past viral infections, kidney/liver troubles, stress, depression... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could the constant stress, anxiety, and fatigue of having Crohn's disease cause muscle twitches and muscle pain?
Not exactly: Teen w. Chron's has anxiety, fatigue, "muscle twitches" & myalgias. These are symptoms; which can occur in Fibromyalgia (FM). Primary cause of FM officially "unknown". IBS, Chron's & Ulcerative colitis might be varying intensities of dysautonomia of intestinal Smooth muscle. My evaluations have found pelvic joint instabilities in Chron's patients & per diagnostic criteria given in the ODG. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.and other things: Deconditioning is probably the most common cause of generalized weakness, or feeling of chronic fatigue. By varying yu mean that sometimes strong and alert, then something more unusual, and needs to be worke up. Start reconditioning. Best way is aerobic activity, such as a brisk walk up slight incline 30 minutes daily; long muscle exercises, drink 8 glasses water/fruit juice daily, get enuf sleep. ...Read more
It can: There are reports of muscle spasms being associated with schizophrenia, although some authors suggest this is a result of the treatment of the disorder rather than the disorder itself. Please see your doctor to determine potential causes of these symptoms, particularly if they are new. ...Read more
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
What do you suggest if I have burning sensation in my body, is it nerve problem or chronic muscle fatigue?
Unknown: More details are required in order to help determine causation. Please see your doctor to be evaluated with a history and physical examination which could be informative about next steps in assessment. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Difficult question: This question needs more data. If it is after sports activity, we still need to know after how long and how much sport? This usually as a result of spine problems in general, or arterial flow promblem. If occurred suddenly with no sport , and persisted, then question is embolism to brain or ischemic problem, if resoled there is a question of tia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: There are a lot of possibilities. If your muscles are simply tired when you work out then it is probably just related to conditioning and a need to increase your strength. If there is weakness going up stairs, weak grip to where you are dropping things, or a weakness of the eyelids or voice, then you should be checked by your doctor. ...Read more
Muscle fatigue: The drug can cause a myriad of symptoms including muscle fatigue or pain. Consult your doctor for help. ...Read more
I'm 17. 5'5. 129-130 lbs. male. I've been feeling muscle fatigue for months. I thought it was exercise related but I stopped for weeks and still feel ?
Fatigue at age 17: I understand your concern about feeling Fatigue. It can be due to • Stress causing Anxiety and Depression • Alcohol and Drug use • Poor sleep • Overwork • Hypothyroidism • Electrolyte imbalance • Infection Discuss with Psychiatrist: • Diagnosis • Treatment of condition • Therapy for Stresses of relationships, separations, peer pressure, identity • Medication if needed • Yoga • Tai Chi ...Read more
Checkup: If you feel unusual symptoms, always start with a medical checkup with your primary care doctor. There are many reasons for fatigue, even if you feel it's muscle fatigue. Your doctor will examine you and order the appropriate bloodwork. They should also discuss your emotional health with you, etc. It could just be that you are out of shape, or overworked, but it's important to rule out conditions. ...Read more
Could be related: Yes, low iron and iron binding capacity can cause muscle fatigue. Though the normal range for TIBC is different lab to lab, 235 is likely on the low end for most labs. I would discuss iron supplementation with your doctor, and the need for other tests to figure out WHY your TIBC is low. Good luck! ...Read more
No: You don't have to do that. A variety of abdominal strengthening exercises at a moderate number of reps is sufficient. Easier ones, you can do more reps, but challenging one's, such as scissoring, you may have to do less. Of course, remember that diet and weight control are just as important if it's well defined abdominal muscles you are looking for. ...Read more
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