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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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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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Can major fatigue and drowsiness still be indicative of severe depression despite lack of sadness emotional distress? What could cause these 2 symp.?

Can major fatigue and drowsiness still be indicative of severe depression despite lack of sadness emotional distress? What could cause these 2 symp.?

There are many, many: causes for fatigue and drowsiness. If one was severely depressed - would anticipate that they would have some changes to mood. Recommend medical workup to determine cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Tiredness headaches mood swings dizziness depression anxiety and inattention. What causes all my symptoms?

Tiredness headaches mood swings dizziness depression anxiety and inattention. What causes all my symptoms?

See below...: All the symptoms u describe are not uncommon with depressive disorders...Although more details are needed, to know for sure... I hope u are in psychotherapy working on the underlying emotional issues. I have seen many a client have their physical symptoms disappear as their depression lifted... Of course, a general physical work up with ur md is a good idea as well... Wishing you well! ...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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Have MG, anxiety, stress etc. bUT can you NOT FEEL ANXIOUS and Still suffer from physical effects? Weakness, fatigue and etc?then heightens my anxiety

Have MG, anxiety, stress etc. bUT can you NOT FEEL ANXIOUS and Still suffer from physical effects? Weakness, fatigue and etc?then heightens my anxiety

Yes: Some people do not feel the emotional side of anxiety and show only physical symptoms. I would suggest you have a physical exam if you have not recently as the symptoms you describe could be from one of many medical problems. ...Read more

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What could be wrong with me I have muscle and joint ache fatigue, memory loss, constipation, and some symptoms depession and occasional brain fog?

What could be wrong with me I have muscle and joint ache fatigue, memory loss, constipation, and some symptoms depession and occasional brain fog?

The nonspecific...: ...Symptoms you describe could be from many things, but depression is the first thing that pops into my mind. In any case, whether this is depression or something else, a visit to your doctor is indicated to investigate. ...Read more

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Anxiety or chronic fatigue syndrome. Had a bad panic attack 3weeks ago. Lately no interest in anything. Lack energy. Feel weak. Headaches.

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Anxiety or chronic fatigue syndrome.  Had a bad panic attack 3weeks ago. Lately no interest in anything. Lack energy. Feel weak. Headaches.

Anxiety?: From the symptoms description you gave, it sounds like you might have both. Please consult your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Feeling tired, loss if appetite and nervousness or anxiety. What can these symptoms be related to?

Feeling tired, loss if appetite  and nervousness or anxiety. What can these symptoms be related to?

Many causes: There are many things that could cause these symptoms. Anxiety or depression could be the cause. You may also be dealing with anemia or thyroid disorder. Please see your doctor for an exam and some blood testing. if they do not find a physical cause for your symptoms they may suggest treating you for anxiety or depression. Seeing a counselor could help as well. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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What can cause these current symptoms, heightened sense of smell, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and mood swings. I had a complete hysterectomy in 2012.

What can cause these current symptoms, heightened sense of smell, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and mood swings. I had a complete hysterectomy in 2012.

Migraine Headaches: Heightened sense of smell may be descriptive for something we call "osmophobia" while the other symptoms are commonly known to be characteristic of migraine headaches: nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and mood swings (irritability). Of course, you never said you had headaches but there is also such a thing called "acephalgic migraine" which is a headache-less migraine....Symptoms of aura only...Maybe? ...Read more

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Severe headaches, nauseous, severe fatigue, loss of appetite. What can these symptoms be from?

Severe headaches, nauseous, severe fatigue, loss of appetite. What can these symptoms be from?

Could be anything: The symptoms you enumerated could be inter-related to or occur by coincidence . Severe head ache and nausea could be signs of migraine . If you do not have history of it , it might be sing of some thing serious and i advise you to see your doc. ...Read more

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For mood disorder, are there any mood stabilizer drugs that don't cause weight gain fatigue or headache ? Already have migraines and fatigue.

For mood disorder, are there any mood stabilizer drugs that don't cause weight gain fatigue or headache ?  Already have migraines and fatigue.

Lamictal: Lamictal usually doesn't but you have to go on it slowly to avoid a rash & if you miss a days dose you have to start over with the dosing--most pts like it however. ...Read more

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Exhaustion or depression- i'm having difficulty with focusing in on things especially lately, and have angry outbursts for no reason?

Exhaustion or depression- i'm having difficulty with focusing in on things especially lately, and have angry outbursts for no reason?

Related.: It sounds as if your are experiencing some of the most common manifestations of depressio. See doctor: medications that are ssris or dull mode cymbalta, (duloxetine) or venalofaxine, seem most appropriate. Only your doctor can decide. All meds take at least two to three weeks to work. ...Read more

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My symptoms are lack of focus, dizziness, fatigue (even with sleep), and headaches. What could this be?

My symptoms are lack of focus, dizziness, fatigue (even with sleep), and headaches. What could this be?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. HBA1C TO SCREEN FOR DIABETES LABS: CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue ...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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Is extreme anxiety normal with hyperthyroidism ? also apathy and a feeling of going crazy

Is extreme anxiety normal with hyperthyroidism ? also apathy and a feeling of going crazy

Quite possible: Hyperthyroidism commonly causes rapid swings in emotional state so anxiety and feeling like you are going crazy may be due to your overactive thyroid. The big question is have you started treatment and for how long. Medical therapy with methimazole should bring down your high thyroid hormone levels in 3-4 weeks and your anxiety should resolve if you take your medication consistently. ...Read more

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Could my varying generalized weakness and fatigue be deconditioning?

Could my varying generalized weakness and fatigue be deconditioning?

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

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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

A condition that affects the muscles and soft tissue of the body, causing widespread ...Read more


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Exhaustion (Definition)

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