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Does Panchakarma Help With Chronic Fatigue
Yes: Panchakarma is a nice holistic tool for helping chronic fatigue.Different patients are helped by different modalities. I advise that patients suffering with it try different modalities or even better combination of them .They have to decide which works best for them and to incorporate in their daily routine-breathing and energy exercise, contact with nature, aromatherapy, music, color therapy, ... ...Read more
Many things!: Exercise. Most chronic fatigue patients are whoefully deconditioned. It makes no difference: chicken or egg. Exercise has been shown to lessen fatigue. Sleep regular hours, but do not over sleep. Finally, your doctor can prescribed low dose Nuvigil or provigil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Find an Expert: Cbt has been shown to help people with cfs. It is important to find a therapist who has experience with cfs. Cbt is a form of psychotherapy that helps you challenge automatic negative thoughts that can produce negative physical symptoms. Giving you tools to help you think, act and communicate differently. Thinking positive thoughts instead, resulting in less symptoms. Mind/body connection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chinese qigong: is not a panacea. i don't think they exist. There is a good deal of research to support many health and psychological benefits of qigong. Check out the National Qigong Association website USA www.nqa.org The gentle movements, breathing, and meditation, in western terms, adjusts biochemistry and attitude, not to mention turning down the fight flight freeze response. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Looking for help with myalgic encephalomyelitis also known as cfs. Ideas to overcome this illness?
Pacing: This condition is also known as chronic fatigue syndrome.. Many treatments have been tried but with mixed success and sometimes worsening of the underlying condition. This includes trials with cbt and get. Please read the excellent review at wikipedia.Com for a good explanation of what pacing is. You also may wish to type the illness into your search engine on your computer and look up the national organizations for this condition. These websites provide up to date information regarding the status of research and treatment. ...Read more
Pain is depressing!: Yes, it can help. How much is hard to say generally. But pain adds to depression, and depression makes pain worse. So helping with depression helps pain often. Since we don't have details on your pain or your depression, that's the best I can say! Citalopram may certainly help both. Try it, and see how it goes and follow other medical advice. Hope this advice, (as well as the Citalopram) helps! ...Read more
Not generally: Unless you are suffering from addison's disease i would not expect it to. You need to have appropriate lab work like acth and cortisol levels at a minimum which would help in diagnosing your condition. These drugs have severe consequences if used improperly. You need to see a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluids: Drinking 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated non alcoholic fluid daily will correct most chronic constipation issues in 2-3 weeks, but you have to continue the regimen from that point on. Sometimes adding a prokinetic like regla, rx from doctor can help with your other 2 medical diagnoses. Check with your GI doctor. ...Read more
Have answered: I have answered this elsewhere but the answer is a very definite yes. There have been numerous studies showing the benefit of cognitive behavioral therapies for a wide variety of chronic conditions including chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. It is unfortunate that these therapies are not used more often. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sexual disorders: This broad phrase makes it difficult to respond, but traditional home remedies seldom work. A combination of education, psychological counseling and communication usuall are effective. If there is a sexual counselor near you, see them. Good luck and good sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Topamax (topiramate) help with chronic serious muscle tightness related to nervous system? Help with anything else Or does it only help w headaches?
What can you recommend for treatment or managing chronic fatigue syndrome for rapid and everyday relief?
Healthy diet, excerc: A complete evaluation is needed to make sure you dont have any underlying cause. Get your vitamin levels checked, specially vit. D, b-1, 2-6-12. Look out got gluten senstivity. Even though you are tired, do 20-30 min exercise 3 x a day . Plenty of water. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Indirectly: Agree with previous comments. There are some with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, or neuropathic-type pain, who respond very well to gabapentin. If such a chronic condition is contributing to one's depressed state or anxiety, and symptoms are alleviated with treatment, depressive symptoms may improve also. But there is no direct biochemical pathway by which gabapentin treats depression or anxiety. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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