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Struggling with the fatigue that goes with fibromyalgia. Any pointers apart from exercising and diet?

Struggling with the fatigue that goes with fibromyalgia. Any pointers apart from exercising and diet?

Workup for fatigue: Since we don't know what mechanism's behind the fatigue in fibromyalgia it's hard to propose a good treatment. The best advice to give would be to make sure your doctor has considered ALL OTHER CAUSES OF FATIGUE of which there is a long list of possibilities. So, a full workup for fatigue should be performed before assuming it's the fibro. Let me know if you'd like a 1-1 consult. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Miller
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Raynaud's Disease (Definition)

It is vascular spasm in the fingers, toes, and can even involves the nose and ears and internal organs the blood vessels of the heart or kidneys in response to cold or stress causing the external elements especially the fingers, toes to turn white. Blue and red can also occur but I like to Emphasize if not white I can not be clear. Others ...Read more


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I have Raynaud's, is there any correlation with Reynaud's and heart palpitations?

I have Raynaud's, is there any correlation with Reynaud's and heart palpitations?

Not directly: Raynaud's does not involve the blood supply to the heart and is more related to the presence of an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Any advice about jogging or running with peripheral artery disease?

Any advice about jogging or running with peripheral artery disease?

Try walking: It may be in your best interest to try walking first to see if you develop any intermittent claudication. Over all walking may be better for you. ...Read more

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Any more risks with having lupus/sjogrens overlap syndrome than having lupus alone? Is it possible with good diet & exercise to be very healthy?

Any more risks with having lupus/sjogrens overlap syndrome than having lupus alone? Is it possible with good diet & exercise to be very healthy?

Yes: Diet, exercise, a good nights sleep are very important with this disease. It is also important to be monitored for kidney disease, to treat the dryness symptoms, and to take meds (plaquenil) to protect your future. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Postural condition- both hands tremble upright with hyperthyroid symptoms. Lying down much less so. BP normal, not diabetic, not hyper. Eating no chg?

Postural condition- both hands tremble upright with hyperthyroid symptoms.  Lying down much less so. BP normal, not diabetic, not hyper. Eating no chg?

Clarification?: Are you hyperthyroid or do you just feel like you have hyperthyroid symptoms? If you haven't been diagnosed by a physician, you should do so. The trembling hands may represent "benign familial tremor" which runs in families and, while annoying, isn't a serious condition. Or, it could be a warning sign of something more serious. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Will tanning help with raynaud's disease?

Will tanning help with raynaud's disease?

No: Tanning the skin is not known to alter raynaud's disease. Symptoms can be triggered by emotional stress and cold temperatures. During tanning, the temperature would be warm, and so would make raynaud's phenomenon less likely to occur at that time. Also, if being tanned makes one happier, there may be less emotional stress to trigger symptoms. ...Read more

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Is running good exercise with people who have mitral valve prolapse?

Is running good exercise with people who have mitral valve prolapse?

I guess it depends: It would be very helpful to know your echocardiogram results, as well as the cause of your mitral valve prolapse's and if you have any mitral valve regurgitation with it. ...Read more

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Could pulmonary hypertension get better with exercise?

Could pulmonary hypertension get better with exercise?

Caution: If you have pulmonary hypertension, you might pass out with exercise. Exercise alone is not likely to improve pulmonary hypertension unless it is due to conditions such as obesity, arterial hypertension, or sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Tips on working and dealing with severe reynaud's?

Tips on working and dealing with severe reynaud's?

Usually needs meds: Severe disease generally requires medications to control symptoms and prevent or treat tissue damage. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between systemic lupus and raynaud's phenomenon? Do people with lupus sometimes have raynaud's as part of the illness?

Is there any connection between systemic lupus and raynaud's phenomenon?  Do people with lupus sometimes have raynaud's as part of the illness?

Not always: Raynaud's phenomenon is an exaggerated vascular response to cold temperature or stress. It is not specific to any disease & can be associated with a long list of conditions. It can also occur without any underlying disease (so-called primary raynaud's). Only a small percentage of patients with lupus tend to have raynaud's phenomenon. ...Read more

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Have lupus & dyautonomia. I exercise & eat healthy. Struggle w/fatigue. Lupus is stable so MD assumed depression. Why? Is depression common with lupus

Have lupus & dyautonomia. I exercise & eat healthy. Struggle w/fatigue. Lupus is stable so MD assumed depression. Why? Is depression common with lupus

Depression: can be a response to any illness, including Lupus. Fatigue can be a symptom of depression. Chicken and egg. Please think holistically. Do what you can to eat well and move to the degree that you and your doc agree is ok. Fill your mind w/uplifting things through podcasts and books and interesting movies. Peace and good health. If depression persists seek support from a mental health pro. ...Read more

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Can people with fibromyalgia exercise?

Can people with fibromyalgia exercise?

Yes: Not only they can but they should. If no other medical problems are present a low impact exercise such as walking is a good start. ...Read more

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Can certain shoes help with leg claudication while exercising?

Can certain shoes help with leg claudication while exercising?

No: If you have true "claudication" (which is muscle cramping from poor circulation), then shoes will not prevent symptoms. Regular exercises will help improve the distance you can walk before pain sets in. ...Read more

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Any tips for weight loss with prinzmetal angina?

Any tips for weight loss with prinzmetal angina?

Weight loss: figure out your ideal BMI analyst your daily caloric intake vs expenditure and drop your intake 200-500 calories per 24 hr and you will lose weight. Prinzmetal angina is a very specific entity-if present get a medical professional who diagnosed it treat it;avoid vasoconstrictors (certain meds;cocaine)Also 30 min of sustained aerobic exercise daily will help eg walking stationary bike swimming ...Read more

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Are there any more risks with having lupus and sjogrens together vs just having one or other?Possible with good diet & exercise to be very healthy?

Are there any more risks with having lupus and sjogrens together vs just having one or other?Possible with good diet & exercise to be very healthy?

One may mean more: "Rheumatic" disorders can overlap and co-exist in same patient! The risks are SEPARATE and "additive" (no"multiplication" of risks) A healthy life ALWAYS helps your general medical situation and may help LIMIT your RISKS! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Raynaud Phenomenon (Definition)

A condition in which some areas of the body feel numb and ...Read more