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Does fibromyalgia include having anxiety and extreme fatigue?

Does fibromyalgia include having anxiety and extreme fatigue?

Yes: #fibromyalgia symptoms include anxiety ; fatigue. Some young fm females have transient panic attacks (racing heart, shortness breath ; feeling of doom). In these, oft a systolic heart murmur can be heard. In two that had echocardiograms, mitral valve prolapse discovered. Those with murmurs oft have benign joint hypermobility syndrome (per brighton criteria); i suspect inherited collagen disorder. ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Can being peri-menopausal cause extreme fatigue?

Can being peri-menopausal cause extreme fatigue?

Maybe: The peri-menopausal period can cause a lot of changes. Notably, the introduction of hot flashes. Hot flashes that occur at night often disrupt sleep. It is this disruption in sleep that contributes to fatigue in the day, as well as mood swings. However, other conditions, like thyroid problems, or diabetes can also cause fatigue. I recommend you see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Hot flashes, sweating, weight gain, insomnia, fatique, no libido, vaginal dryness, anxiety, irritability, gas and blothing. Lab tests normal.

Hot flashes, sweating, weight gain, insomnia, fatique, no libido, vaginal dryness, anxiety, irritability, gas and blothing. Lab tests normal.

Medication effects?: When you say lab tests normal; WHICH lab tests were done? In men Effexor (venlafaxine) & medications like Effexor (venlafaxine) can trash libido & erectile function. I've seen similar problems in women though they tend not to recognize it as often...wonder why..maybe men just see it another moody day? Can cause other symptoms as well. Anyways, you may consider that angle. Try to avoid MORE medications if possible. CBT? ...Read more

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Can menopause cause constipation and insomnia?

Can menopause cause constipation and insomnia?

Menopause: Both can be accompanying symptoms of other psychological/physiological symptoms seen commonly in menopause, such as depression/anxiety, irritability, pain, mood changes & poor quality sleep. ...Read more

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Can adrenal fatigue cause low grade fever? Are progesterone and estrogen levels related to adrenalin and cortisol?

Can adrenal fatigue cause low grade fever? Are progesterone and estrogen levels related to adrenalin and cortisol?

Dubious diagnosis: "adrenal fatigue" is a pop diagnosis, not an evidence-based one. Since true addison[s isn't a febrile illness, this isn't either. I've wondered if the "subclinical addison's" claims might have something to them, but would urge you not to self-diagnose. The danger of self-diagnosis / treatment is missing another real emotional, situational or physical problem. Your doctor should work your temp up. ...Read more

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Dizziness tiredness headache, and cold and hot flashes are symptoms of what!?

Dizziness tiredness headache, and cold and hot flashes are symptoms of what!?

Depends on your sex: If you are female, it could be onset of menopause. If you are male, see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Are fatigue dizziness or lightheadness symptoms of menapause?

Possible, but...: Possibly, but more likely due to other problems, especially at you age. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How to be treated for extreme fatigue and hot flashes?

How to be treated for extreme fatigue and hot flashes?

See your: doctor and determine the cause and appropriate treatment. Hot flashes may be an indication of menopause. ...Read more

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Extreme cramps, flatulence, tiredness. Are these perimenopausal symptoms?

Extreme cramps, flatulence, tiredness. Are these perimenopausal symptoms?

It's possible: I'd recommend you following up with your primary care dr & gyn for possible uterine, intestinal and thyroid conditions. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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I have nausea (for 5mths), shakiness, weakness, muscle cramps, exhaustion, night sweats, hot flashes. Wbc and lymphocytes are elevated.

I have nausea (for 5mths), shakiness, weakness, muscle cramps, exhaustion, night sweats, hot flashes.  Wbc and lymphocytes are elevated.

Many possibilities: As an endocrinologist, one possibility is adrenal failure (low cortisol), but there are many other possibilities. Recommend working with your doctor to figure this out. ...Read more

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Fatigue, shortness of breath, profuse sweating, nausea... depression, psoriasis, arthritis, fibromyalgia...41, female... Want to sleep all day and nig?

Fatigue, shortness of breath, profuse sweating, nausea... depression, psoriasis, arthritis, fibromyalgia...41, female... Want to sleep all day and nig?

DEPRESSION: Your description is one of classic depression. Your alcohol use contributes. Your tobacco use is self-destructive and and another symptom of depression. You will be unlikely to "lift yourself up by your own bootstraps". You need professional help. Seek counseling, whether that's psychological, psychiatric, clergy, spiritual, in a group or individually. Please get help. Do it today. The time is now ...Read more

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Does menopause symptoms cause fatigue?

Does menopause symptoms cause fatigue?

Yes: In menopause the ovaries are no longer producing both estrogen (estradiol) and progesterone, which are potent female hormones. Every cell in a woman's body has estrogen and Progesterone receptors, not just the reproductive system, so the entire body suffers once in the body is in menopause. Fatigue is a common symptom that can be remedied with bioidentical hormones. ...Read more

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Can very low vitamin d cause extreme fatigue and dizziness?

Can very low vitamin d cause extreme fatigue and dizziness?

Unlikely: Low vitamin D can cause some symptoms like pretty mild depression some general achiness. A severely severely low vitamin D could cause more severe symptoms.The group of symptoms presented are most likely something else recommend face-to-face visit with internal medicine doctor with lab work to evaluate this ...Read more

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What are common causes of extreme fatigue, body aching and fluid retention besides pms?

What are common causes of extreme fatigue, body aching and fluid retention besides pms?

Fatigue: Things to rule out are heart or blood vessels, kidneys, blood such as anemia, electrolyte imbalance, or effect of medications. Your primary care doctor is your best one to consult. ...Read more