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Does Fibromyalgia Include Having Anxiety And Extreme Fatigue
Horizant for FMS: Dear Wanda: Horizant is a brand name for Gabapentin which is also known as Neurontin (gabapentin). Gabapentin is widely used by neurologists for neuropathy (pain due to nerve damage); Gabapentin is also used to treat chronic pain syndromes like fibromyalgia, however, the treatment can be associated with fatigue! So, talk with your rheumatologist. All the best! Nisha ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Yes: #fibromyalgia symptoms include anxiety ; fatigue. Some young fm females have transient panic attacks (racing heart, shortness breath ; feeling of doom). In these, oft a systolic heart murmur can be heard. In two that had echocardiograms, mitral valve prolapse discovered. Those with murmurs oft have benign joint hypermobility syndrome (per brighton criteria); i suspect inherited collagen disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I take celexa (citalopram) 4 fibromyalgia, can u tell me if this helps with more fibro symptoms than just pain? Fatigue, anxiety, fibro fog..Ect? Plz
Maybe: Ssris may help with more than just pain in patients with fibromyalgia, namely, fatigue, anxiety. In fact, they may be more helpful for those symptoms than pain. On the other hand, snris (effexor, cymbalta) and tca (tricyclics - nortriptylin, amitriptylin etc.) do better than ssris alleviating the pain associated with fb. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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'm prx Dexamfetamine 20mg 3x day for ADHD. But I also have fibromyalgia and/or other causing extreme fatigue. How can I still fall asleep after 20mg?
Herb: 53 y female w. "extreme fatigue & chronic pain" has fibromyalgia & ADHD treated w. stimulant that forestalls sleep. Medicinal cannabis reported by many similar patients to promote sleep (indica strains), ameliorate pain (high CBD strains) & calm/focus mind of those w. ADHD. Daytime fatigue is often dispelled by sativa strains. See physician of medicinal cannabis consultancy for guidance. ...Read more
I have positive ANA with positive anti-rnp antibodies 6.8. Extreme fatigue, joint pain, low grade fevers and profound weakness. Saw rheumatologist who said it was fibromyalgia and that positive RNP "means nothing." what are your thoughts?
A few ways to cope: Medications after an evaluation by a psychiatrist. Also individual therapy in addition to medication, which can be more effective than either treatment by itself. Another way is mindfulness (on the internet) and to soothe your senses; touch, sight, sound, etc. provided that the stimuli are calming. Medications and therapy are the key, however. ...Read more
I am having extreme fatigue and anxiety. Should i take time off from work and rest? Headache, don't sleep at night, tired at work.
Sleep is important: Getting enough sleep 7-8 hours per night is essential for good health and mental sharpness. Sometimes worrying about sleep makes it even harder to get to sleep. Headaches can be caused by sleep apnea. Sleep apnea means that you stop breathing in your sleep. Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea. See your doctor to help sort out which problem is primary and address this first. ...Read more
Quit smoking cold turkey. 36 hours so far. No anxiety, but extreme fatigue that cannot be relieved by rest or coffee. How long till I feel normal?
This is hard to say: Depends on your past history of smoking, and how it runs in your family. My suggestion is you eat well, exercise daily, not till exhaustion, surround yourself with supportive people and be grateful every moment you do not smoke and maintain this healthy behavior. Good luck. Its a daily mindful thing that will take some practice usually 21 days until its a habit. I have faith in you. ...Read more
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