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Doctor insights on: How To Beat Chronic Fatigue

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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. Betty Keller
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Chronic Fatigue (Definition)

What is the definition or description of: Chronic fatigue? ANS: The definition is too long for this space. Google national guidelines for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and you will find the specific items needed to define chronic fatigue syndrome. They ...Read more


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Wat is chronic fatigue?

Wat is chronic fatigue?

Just that !: Chronic fatigue syndrome is a rather vague entity , subject to a great deal of discussion and controversy. Some believe it is related to depression and some consider it a possible viral(?Ebstein barr)infection some even deny its existence. It is sometimes helped with antidepressants and psychootherapy. ...Read more

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What can cause chronic fatigue?

What can cause chronic fatigue?

Many causes: There are many causes for fatigue and it's impossible to tell you what you have without asking more questions, examine you or run diagnostic tests. Some common causes of fatigue are: obstructive sleep apnea (this is a very important etiology), sleeping problems, homornal imbalances, electrolyte/mineral deficiencies, infections or past viral infections, kidney/liver troubles, stress, depression... ...Read more

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Chronic fatigue: how to beat it?

Setting goals: An important aspect for managing cfs on a daily basis, includes setting reasonable goals and making a positive effort to achieve them. Having a good fried as a coach, goes a long way to help you achieve these goals. ...Read more

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What works best for chronic fatigue?

What works best for chronic fatigue?

Variable: There are many different causes and reasons for chronic fatigue ranging from hypothyroidism to anemia to cardiac disease or emotional conditions. Therefore, there is no set answer to this question. The cause of the fatigue needs to be investigated with your physician. ...Read more

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How to best manage chronic fatigue ?

CFS: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating disorder characterized by extreme fatigue or tiredness that doesn't go away with rest, and can't be explained by an underlying medical condition. http://www.familydoctor.co.nz/categories/personal-and-social-issues/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-a-patients-guide/ ...Read more

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Are there solutions to chronic fatigue?

Depends on cause: Fatigue is a symptom of dozens of medical and psychological conditions. It is recommended to consult your pcp to discern the cause of your chronic fatigue. A proper history, examination, and ancillary lab tests can help determine the factors responsible. Then treatment strategies can be employed. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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My uncle has got a very chronic fatigue.

My uncle has got a very chronic fatigue.

Need more info: Fatigue is very common and has many, many causes. Given that your uncle has heart disease and diabetes he should probably get checked out though. ...Read more

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Does panchakarma help with chronic fatigue?

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

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How can I tell if I have chronic fatigue syndome?

Research symptoms: Go to cfids.Org and look up the symptoms. The national institutes of health has defined specific symptoms that can lead to the diagnosis. There are not any blood test for this condition. ...Read more

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Could low levels of vita d contribute to chronic fatigue?

Yep.: Vit d deficiency --> fatigue, joint pain &/or swelling, muscle pain, cramping, &/or weakness, chronic pain, uncontrolled weight gain, high blood pressure, restless sleep, poor concentration & memory, headaches, bowel & bladder problems. If you have chronic fatigue, get your vit d checked, along with a full profile. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Chronic fatigue?

What is the definition or description of: Chronic fatigue?

Chronic Fatigue synd: What is the definition or description of: Chronic fatigue? ANS: The definition is too long for this space. Google national guidelines for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and you will find the specific items needed to define chronic fatigue syndrome. They have recently been revised. ...Read more

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Chronic fatigue and BP is 107 over 55... is this considered low? I'm a 27 year old female.

Chronic fatigue and BP is 107 over 55... is this considered low? I'm a 27 year old female.

Normal: That is a normal blood pressure with the 55 being on the low end though. Definitely worth being seen though if you're always feeling tired. ...Read more

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How would you characterise or diagnose chronic fatigue? What signs are there (besides fatigue, of course)? How should one treat this syndrome?

Complicated: Unfortunately, your questions are beyond the scope of what can be written here. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex diagnosis with many associated symptoms and signs and is difficult to diagnose. You might want to start by reading this : http://www.Cdc.Gov/cfs/diagnosis/index.Html. ...Read more

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I heard "pacing" techniques can help people with chronic fatigue , can you please advice me what pacing means and what r the techniques pls, thanks?

Arrhythmias: Pacing is indicated for cardiac arrhythmias that cause very fast oe very slow rates and are often associated with fatigue. A cardiology evaluation and holter monitoring testing can help determine if the fatigue is related to a cardiac arrhythmia that pacing would help. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 23yo and experiencing chronic fatigue. My current MON% is 13, other results OK. It was >14, 6 mths ago and ~13, 12 mths ago. Is that normal?

Labs differ: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, and there is a huge variability on percent of monocytes. That does seem a bit lowish. Much of chronic fatigue is from non-infectious causes that don't change the WBC/monocyte counts. The classic viral causes would Vastly INCREASE the monocyte count.. ...Read more

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What causes chronic fatigue and nausea?

What causes chronic fatigue and nausea?

Chronic fatigue: There are many causes for chronic fatigue. Best if you see your trusted family physician for examination and tests to determine the cause and give you proper treatment. ...Read more

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Whats the treatment for chronic fatigue?

Whats the treatment for chronic fatigue?

Need diagnosis first: To assess chronic fatigue, get blood for CBC and diff, t4, tsh, blood glucose (fasting), complete metabolic profile, eb virus (mono) title. With those tests in hand, may be able to pin point the causes of fatigue. Cjglueck md. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

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