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How To Beat Chronic Fatigue
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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