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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
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
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
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
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
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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