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3 day migraine. IV drugs in er. No pain 3 days. Pain return 4 2 days with short breath and exhaustion. Do I return 2 er? No relief from OTC on vacatio

3 day migraine. IV drugs in er. No pain 3 days. Pain return 4 2 days with short breath and exhaustion. Do I return 2 er? No relief from OTC on vacatio

Yes ER visit: For IV infusion is warranted. The abortive medication will not help. Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. This condition must be professionally managed. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and prophylactic management to avoid unnecessary future pain, suffering and ER visits. ...Read more

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Fatigue, medication and hypothyroidism, what to do?

Fatigue, medication and hypothyroidism, what to do?

Hypothyroidism: Fatigue goes along with untreated or under-treated hypothyroidism. Medication is prescribed to treat low thyroid function. I recommend Armour Thyroid, Naturethroid, or compounded T3/T4 more often than other medications. I also recommend making sure you have adequate iodine, selenium, and zinc. I also recommend my patients stop gluten. This is the functional medicine approach. ...Read more

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How can I get over tiredness from medication?

How can I get over tiredness from medication?

Stop med: If a medication makes you tired for more than 1-2 weeks then you likely can't 'get over it' and your doctor should try to switch it to another one. Sometimes increasing your exercise and eating healthier will help with fatigue made worse by certain medications ...Read more

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What is the safest over-the-counter medication for pains and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia?

What is the safest over-the-counter medication for pains and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia?

None are safe: In large amounts. Increase the amount of sleep and exercise you get, see your doctor, change your diet to DASH. ...Read more

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I have switched asthma medication to a revlar ellipta and have been experiencing extreme fatigue and tiredness. Is this normal?

I have switched asthma medication to a revlar ellipta and have been experiencing extreme fatigue and tiredness. Is this normal?

Not necessarily: Be sure to call and discuss with your treating doctor as it is important to assure not only the medication is working properly, but your underlying condition is being cared for in the best possible way. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a medication that can help with the chronic fatigue of getting off adderal? I feel like I can't even function and its been almost 2wks!

Is there a medication that can help with the chronic fatigue of getting off adderal? I feel like I can't even function and its been almost 2wks!

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) crash: A "crash" after stopping stimulants like Adderall may happen. I see you're also on xanax (alprazolam) and cyproheptadine, which can cause fatigue and drowsiness too. Discuss with your psychiatrist, as you may need to taper these also. Exercising as much as you can, can stimulate more Dopamine release and perk you up. Also maybe some caffeine. Have you stopped the Adderall for a particular reason? ...Read more

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What is sleeping sickness? How do you contract it& how do you treat it? Could it be medication related or just spring tiredness? I'm sleeping so much!

What is sleeping sickness? How do you contract it& how do you treat it? Could it be medication related or just spring tiredness? I'm sleeping so much!

Sleepiness: Having excessive daytime sleepiness could indicate a sleep disorder. It is recommended you consult a sleep physician who can review your history to determine if that is the case or if it's something else. For example, if you also snore, have dry mouth, morning headaches, and/or periodically choke/gasp throughout the night, you may have sleep apnea. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is good medication for chronic fatigue syndrome cfs?

What is good medication for chronic fatigue syndrome cfs?

Provigil/Nuvigil: These drugs work well for fatigue of any cause. I like Modafinil (provigil) more than nuvigil, which is more potent by a factor of two. And, you need to find the cause for fatigue and attempt to rectify it. Remeber, most people with chronic fatigue are deconditioned because they don't exercise. It is the simplest best medicine for cfs. ...Read more

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What medications are best for fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and depression?

What medications are best for fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and depression?

HMMMM: There is no magic pills for any one of these let alone all three conditions. Your doctor may need to try several different medications, along with Psychotherapy and counseling to help with your issues, and hopefully, through trial and error, and a good relationship with your healing professional, you will be able to find some relief. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Which medication is more known for less fatigue, Zoloft (sertraline) or celexa? (it's for gad)

Which medication is more known for less fatigue, Zoloft (sertraline) or celexa? (it's for gad)

Fatigue from SSRI: It depends on the person. I have had patients complain of some sedation on both, depending on the dose, and also some anxiety from both. All in all, from my experience, I would say Celexa has slight more sedative effect than zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more

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Can you take thyroid medication at night instead of in the morning? I heard it would help with fatigue.

Can you take thyroid medication at night instead of in the morning? I heard it would help with fatigue.

Thyroid: Yes you can take thyroid medication at bed-time. Best taken at least one hour after last food intake. ...Read more

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Is it common for depression medication to cause excess fatigue or does this mean you are overdosing or on the wrong one? .

Is it common for depression medication to cause excess fatigue or does this mean you are overdosing or on the wrong one? .

Don't know: Which antidepressant you take but sedation can be a side effect for some. Talk to your prescribing medical provider about any side effects you are experiencing. ...Read more

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I m on lithium, 900mg as well as other medications. I have been feeling tired and very fatigue. How fast can your thiroid become low?

I m on lithium, 900mg as well as other medications. I have been feeling tired and very fatigue. How fast can your thiroid become low?

Lithium & thyroid: Clinical hypothyroidism may occur within weeks of beginning lithium, but may also not show up for months to years if at all. Goiter happens in 40-50% of patients on long-term lithium. Your doctor will be checking your thyroid functions every 6-12 months, as well as other labs. Please know that depression can also cause fatigue, so fatigue alone is not diagnostic of hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Am on high doses of lamictal (500mg) and effexor (300mg). Fatigue is so bad that I can't get up on time - do I need MORE medication or LESS medication?

Am on high doses of lamictal (500mg) and effexor (300mg). Fatigue is so bad that I can't get up on time - do I need MORE medication or LESS medication?

Go back to doctor: You need to go see your doctor. You were put on these medications for a reason. Are they helping your mood? That is the first issue. Then the fatigue. Is it to much for you? Need to return to doctor to discuss these things ...Read more

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Diagnosed w Chronic Lyme. Been on Doxy 1 wk. Only small improvement. Scared I won't heal fully, still fatigued. This a good sign? Should I have more relief?

Diagnosed w Chronic Lyme. Been on Doxy 1 wk. Only small improvement. Scared I won't heal fully, still fatigued. This a good sign? Should I have more relief?

TheRightDiagnosis???: Well, you've stepped in it. There's all kinds of so-called controversy over the treatment of Lyme disease. In fact, one mega-paged document called "Guidelines" for Lyme that I skimmed basically reached no conclusions. They just shoulda said "There are no Guidelines" But there are intelligent people out there who approach this rationally. The trick is finding one in your area. Google is your friend ...Read more

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What treatment or medications can be used to treat Orthostatic instability in Chromic fatigue syndrome patients??

What treatment or medications can be used to treat Orthostatic instability in Chromic fatigue syndrome patients??

Orthostasis: If you mean orthostatic hypotension, the 2 most common drugs used are florinef (fludrocortisone) and midrodrine. If one has chronic fatigue and orthostatic hypotension, better work them up for a peripheral neuropathy. or cortisol deficiency. ...Read more

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Experiencing tiredness after starting Losartan 25mg, is there any way to get rid of side effect without stopping medication?

Experiencing tiredness after starting Losartan 25mg, is there any way to get rid of side effect without stopping medication?

Here are some...: Reporting what you observed to the prescribing doctor for possible adjusting drug use is the way to go since s/he possesses more individual info about you than anyone online. Clinically, bear with it if possible so to wait out if your tolerance may kick in; otherwise, stop it and seek re-evaluation & counseling for now and adjustment into the future. Best wishes to health. ...Read more

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Since taking 300mg of propylthiouracil, I've experienced tiredness, I sleep all day, I have no energy, could the medication be related to it?

Since taking 300mg of propylthiouracil, I've experienced tiredness, I sleep all day, I have no energy, could the medication be related to it?

Thyroid: Propylthiouracil is specifically designed to slow down your thyroid. To a degree I would expect some of these symptoms on the medication. Talk to the physician who prescribed it, you may need your dose adjusted. ...Read more

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Extreme tiredness, severe headaches, ab. Pain, sinus infec start feb 2. No relief. Lots tested. What else check for. So tired. Can't function.?

Depends: A blood count to check for cancer or inflammation, thyroid studies, infectious mononucleosis test, and a screen for allergies/gluten intolerance may be useful in your case. You mention a c section...Perhaps the age of your baby and the care you provide, or lack of sleep you are experiencing are significant to your troubles. Please follow up with your physician for more answers. ...Read more

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Taking 5mg ritalin (methylphenidate) 2-3 times daily for fatigue. Causing headaches will it stop or is there another stimulant medication I can take?

Taking 5mg ritalin (methylphenidate) 2-3 times daily for fatigue. Causing headaches will it stop or is there another stimulant medication I can take?

Consult your doc: Headaches can be a side effect of stimulant meds, ask your doc about whether this might be reduced if u take it by clock rather than "2-3 x day", or if a slow release form might smooth out the rise and drop in blood levels. If you are missing sleep becaue of the stimulants - this whole approach can backfire - so finding and treating the cause of excess fatigue might be something else to consider. ...Read more

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I have trouble with pain and severe fatigue in when I take any pain medication. Even one pill will do me in for several days. I have hep c w/alt 213?

I have trouble with pain and severe fatigue in when I take any pain medication. Even one pill will do me in for several days. I have hep c w/alt 213?

Pain; hep C: Where is the pain located? Upper right side where the liver is? Many pain meds are metabolized by the liver. If your liver is already compromised by the hcv, that may be the cause of your pain. Ask your doc about pain meds not metabolized by liver. ...Read more

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Medline says get emergency attention for excessive tiredness with protonix, (pantoprazole) what makes it so urgent with this medication? (was experiencing seen by md

Medline says get emergency attention for excessive tiredness with protonix, (pantoprazole) what makes it so urgent with this medication? (was experiencing seen by md

Possible nephritis: I'm not sure but it's known to cause nephritis (serious kidney problems) that may manifest with fatigue. It can also cause magnesium deficiency ; other serious problems. The safety of Protonix (pantoprazole) ; similar drugs taken for prolonged periods hasn't been studied, yet docs prescribe them for years. I feel they should not be used more than a few months. See http://bit. Ly/1b1avqs ; http://bit. Ly/19eb8ea. ...Read more

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Is it really necessary to take any medications to get through menopause? #nqlu I am basically healthy, still have menstrual cycles (which are changing), and feel okay other than fatigue. And, I have no healt insurance so bio-identicals etc are not possibl

Is it really necessary to take any medications to get through menopause? #nqlu I am basically healthy, still have menstrual cycles (which are changing), and feel okay other than fatigue. And, I have no healt insurance so bio-identicals etc are not possibl

Not necessary: It's not required that you take hormones for menopause, but it's the way to minimize the accelerated aging symptoms associated with loss of estrogen, Progesterone and testosterone. There are several supplements that can ease symptoms as well, though the supplements don't address the physical changes which are delayed by hrt. ...Read more

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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 don't 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 more

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Doc can't scribe Ritalin (methylphenidate) for fatigue due to Sarcoidosis anymore. What are some other medication options?

Doc can't scribe Ritalin (methylphenidate) for fatigue due to Sarcoidosis anymore. What are some other medication options?

Fatigue: Methylphenidate has been used for the treatment of fatigue in patients with cancer, 4HIV infection, 5and chronic fatigue syndrome.6In an open-label trial, 7 methylphenidate was reported as useful for fatigue associated with sarcoidosis.

Dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride (d-MPH) is the d-threo-methylphenidate hydrochloride isomer of methylphenidate. It is approximately twice as potent as the racemic formulation and appears to have a longer half-life; hence, it can be administered twice daily ...Read more

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I've had a cold for two weeks and I've recently developed a bad cough. What OTC medication would you recommend for the cough and fatigue? Thanks

I've had a cold for two weeks and I've recently developed a bad cough. What OTC medication would you recommend for the cough and fatigue? Thanks

Cold&cough otc meds: If your cold and cogh is not related to springtime allergy, you can take mucomyst for cough.But if you have nasal symptoms with itcy eyes and sneezing, you can take over the counter Claritin or zyrtec or Allegra with it. ...Read more

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15. Female. (108lbs) 5'7ft Does not take medication. Seems like absence seizures. Spinning sensation. Severe fatigue (over 3 months) Enlarge nodes?

15. Female. (108lbs) 5'7ft Does not take medication. Seems like absence seizures. Spinning sensation. Severe fatigue (over 3 months) Enlarge nodes?

See MD: Symptoms are a concern. See your regular MD. He/she will work up the problem. Perhaps refer to a specialist. ...Read more