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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 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Needs evaluation: Very diverse reason, needs medical attention.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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