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Can Horizant extended release be used for chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia?

Can Horizant extended release be used for chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

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


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Does fibromyalgia include having anxiety and extreme fatigue?

Does fibromyalgia include having anxiety and extreme fatigue?

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 more

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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

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 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 anxiety but dont have panic attack..chest pain near sternum,thingling fingers,are muscle weakness,fatigue,headaches,burning sensations when i wake up,diziness,blurred vision,brain fog.ekg ul.sound stress t..ok..so maybe is fibromyalga or costo?

I have anxiety but dont have panic attack..chest pain near sternum,thingling fingers,are muscle weakness,fatigue,headaches,burning sensations when i wake up,diziness,blurred vision,brain fog.ekg ul.sound stress t..ok..so maybe is fibromyalga or costo?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. See your doctor first to rule out medical. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How can I cope with extreme fatigue (from depression/anxiety)?

How can I cope with extreme fatigue (from depression/anxiety)?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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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Can antidepressants and anti anxiety meds cause extreme fatigue and weight gain?

Can antidepressants and anti anxiety meds cause extreme fatigue and weight gain?

Yes: Some of these medications are more prone to these side effects than others. Consult with your physician to select medications that minimize this risk. ...Read more

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I am 30, female in decent health, recent history lyme. Having worsening shortness of breath and extreme fatigue, episodes of dizziness. Not anxiety. Help?

I am 30, female in decent health, recent history lyme. Having worsening shortness of breath and extreme fatigue, episodes of dizziness. Not anxiety. Help?

Treatment?: Did you get treated with antibiotics? If so, perhaps not for long enough. Go back to a docotor to help you determine if lyme is still present. ...Read more

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Have noticed some symptoms flare together - extreme fatigue, dry eyes, heart palpitations. Could this be an autoimmune problem or more likely anxiety?

Have noticed some symptoms flare together - extreme fatigue, dry eyes, heart palpitations. Could this be an autoimmune problem or more likely anxiety?

Uncertain: Would need more information to guide you. There are many other considerations beside anxiety and autoimmune. You can discuss this with your physicians. You will need an evalaution, laboratory and even possible imaging to help clarify your question. ...Read more

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Dizzy/vertigo w movement, very weak, migraine w vomiting, 'floating' sensation, anxiety, extreme fatigue. On ultram. Normal side effects?

Dizzy/vertigo w movement, very weak, migraine w vomiting, 'floating' sensation, anxiety, extreme fatigue. On ultram. Normal side effects?

Drug reaction yes: You can get very sick from the drugs. Stop them. Migraines are from neurotransmitter imbalance and can be eliminated by rebalancing the neurotransmitters. Visit www.Neurosciencemyths.Com to get rid of migraines and find a doctor to help you. ...Read more

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Pheochromocytoma risk? BP145+/95+/widespread tingling/numb hands/extreme fatigue/headaches/nausea/profuse sweating/severe anxiety but no full panic

Pheochromocytoma risk? BP145+/95+/widespread tingling/numb hands/extreme fatigue/headaches/nausea/profuse sweating/severe anxiety but no full panic

Pheochromocytoma: Pheochromocytoma, a tumor of the adrenal medulla and similar tissues elsewhere, is a rare cause of elevated blood pressure and some of the other symptoms you mention. Urine tests for excretory products may be helpful, and if that is positive, a CT scan may be revealing. Pheo is also associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome in some. ...Read more

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Need help, extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, brain fog, frequent urination, sleepyness, anxiety, stress, can't move, did blood work and test came back normal. What could this be??

Need help, extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, brain fog, frequent urination, sleepyness, anxiety, stress, can't move, did blood work and test came back normal. What could this be??

See a neurologist: There are many neurological illnesses that can present with the constellation of symptoms you describe. You may want to consult with a neurologist, who can do tests in addition to bloodwork. ...Read more

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I have fybromyalgia and joint hypermobility syndrome and suffer from extreme fatigue, especially in the mornings. Is there anything I can do to improve this?

I have fybromyalgia and joint hypermobility syndrome and suffer from extreme fatigue, especially in the mornings. Is there anything I can do to improve this?

Fatigue: There are a number of management approaches to chronic fatigue. These little text boxes are not big enough to go through the history so you might consider getting a consult. The optimal treatment depends on the details of your condition. It is often a hard problem to cure but careful and cooperative management should make a big difference. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and panic disorder and ocd cause extreme physical and mental fatigue ?

Can anxiety and panic disorder and ocd cause extreme physical and mental fatigue ?

Fatigue, OCD, Panic: I feel empathy for your extreme physical and mental fatigue At age 19, problems and conflicts with parents, relationships with turmoil and separations, work and finances can cause Anxiety, panic, physical fatigue. OCD can cause mental fatigue. Relax by Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga, and Meditation See a Psychiatrist for diagnosis, to cope with stressors in life, obsessions, Medication ...Read more

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When irunning waking i get extreme tiredness heart racing and shortness of breathing iam thinking like heart attack anxiety can couse extreme tirednes?

When irunning waking i get extreme tiredness heart racing and shortness of breathing iam thinking like heart attack anxiety can couse extreme tirednes?

Very frustrating: Anxiety disorders are often quite varied and can respond to medications and counseling. Sometimes it can take a while to find the best medications. If cardiac symptoms are present they should be checked out, although uncommon at your age. Go over your history and symptoms with your medical provider and if you do not get improvement consider seeing a specialist such as a psychiatrist. Good Luck! ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more


Dr. Rita Corona
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Exhaustion (Definition)

Exhaustion = depletion of energy which can occur ...Read more