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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Treatment For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Is there any way to get treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Is there any way to get treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Controversial: Some docs think that cfs does not exist. Others say it exists but we can prove you have it. No test proves you have it. Just about all adult humans will test positive for epstein barr virus, so that is not proof either. No great treatments exist as far as medications are concerned. Diet, exercise and stress reduction are remarkably effective when you do all three.

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What is the best treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome? I have seen many physicians and having difficulty getting the right support!

Rx: Certain medications may help. I would search the internet for physicians in your area that specialize in chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs). Cfs is a designation given to chronic fatigue of unknown etiology. It is neither an autoimmune nor a rheumatologic condition. However, routine causes of fatigue must be ruled out first (anemia, hypothyroidism, etc.).

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What are the best resources available for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Is there a listing of doctors that specialize in CFS treatment?

What are the best resources available for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Is there a listing of doctors that specialize in CFS treatment?

Yes: There is the chronic fatigue Society of America which has a website that you can look up. I also found the following link which I did not know about called the chronic fatigue and immune deficiency syndrome Association of America which is a Wikipedia entry: http://en. M.wikipedia. Org/wiki/Chronic_Fatigue_Immune_Dysfunction_Syndrome_Association_of_America

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What is it like to have chronic fatigue syndrome? Is there treatment?

What is it like to have chronic fatigue syndrome? Is there treatment?

Chronic fatigue: If you are asking that question you likely have that condition. There are many causes and complications. Without waiting too long make an appointment to see your doctor and find out what is going on. It may take some time to decide what is happening and how to treat it - all the more reason to go soon.

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What is it like to have chronic fatigue syndrome? Is there treatment?

Chronic fatigue: If you have chronic fatigue syndrome you must know what it feels like. The treatment should be based on your physical exam and lab tests. You might also need to see a Physiologist if your doctor's visit does not find a cause for your symptoms.

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What can you recommend for treatment or managing chronic fatigue syndrome for rapid and everyday relief?

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.

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My doctor diagnosed me with chronic fatigue syndrome. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

Some help: This condition is often associated with depression, which if treated adequately can help the fatigue symptoms. Also, in some cases, medications such as those for attention deficit disorders may help. Gentle, daily exercise is important. Consult your doc. Good luck.

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Possible chronic fatigue syndrome and noticeable REM rebound on sleep apnea treatment. Will taking antidepressants aggravate symptoms of both?

Possible chronic fatigue syndrome and noticeable REM rebound on sleep apnea treatment. Will taking antidepressants aggravate symptoms of both?

REM Rebound: Rem rebound is common when treatment for sleep apnea is started. Antidepressants will sometimes decrease rem sleep. They will not worsen rem rebound. They may indeed be helpful in chronic fatigue. It is also possible that your chronic fatigue may improve with sleep apnea treatment. A lot depends upon whether your fatigue is physical tiredness or sleepiness. Best wishes to you and I hope you feel better soon.

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Are there any treatments are medications that can at least help patients with Chronic fatigue syndrome?

Are there any treatments are medications that can at least help patients with Chronic fatigue syndrome?

Yes: Those are several meds that can provide reasonable benefit you also should have a sleep study done to see if sleep issues can be the cause of the fatigue. See a rheumatologist for all of these issues.

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Treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Treat the DISEASE: Chronic fatigue syndrome is exactly that -- a syndrome. There is a specific disease behind every syndrome. Treat the disease.

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Is there a cure for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Is there a cure for chronic fatigue syndrome?

No: However, there are meds which can be very effective. I strongly urge a sleep study to make sure that sleep issues are not the cause of the fatigue.

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Is there a cure for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Is there a cure for chronic fatigue syndrome?

FATIGUE EVAL: CFS IS A DX OF EXCLUSION You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach. Com gutbliss. Com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science. Com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary. LASTLY EBV&CMV TITERS TX VALTRX/FAMVIR can help Pts with VERY HIGH TOTERS

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Explain the condition called chronic fatigue syndrome (c.F.S.).?

Explain the condition called chronic fatigue syndrome (c.F.S.).?

Still a mystery: Chronic fatigue syndrome refers to severe, continued tiredness that is not relieved by rest and is not directly caused by other medical conditions. As part of the definition of cfs other conditions known to cause fatigue are not present. The cause of cfs is still a mystery but there is often evidence of immune dysfunction and many theorize it is caused by viruses. Please see my comments for more:.

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I suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome. Doctor says no meds to help. Insurance won't approve provigil. Suggestions on other meds?

I suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome. Doctor says no meds to help. Insurance won't approve provigil. Suggestions on other meds?

Integrative Medicine: You may benefit from working with an integrative or holistic medicine physician, who may be more familiar with existing treatments for chronic fatigue than your physician seems to be. Not all treatments are "drugs, " as nutrition and other lifestyle changes can be very helpful also. You can find such experienced physicians by searching: http://www. Abihm. Org/.

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I suffer with chronic fatigue syndrome and I have been taking a vitamin drink to build my energy up, this isn't working anymore. What else can I have?

I suffer with chronic fatigue syndrome and I have been taking a vitamin drink to build my energy up, this isn't working anymore. What else can I have?

Lifestyle change: Ii would not focus solely on medications to manage your condition. Chronic fatigue can be quiet disturbing to your quality of life and requires dedication on your part to treat. I would suggest making changes to your lifestyle and making changes such as sleep habits, diet, and exercise to help battle what your feeling.

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How can I deal with chronic fatigue syndrome?

How can I deal with chronic fatigue syndrome?

Many things!: Exercise. Most chronic fatigue patients are whoefully deconditioned. It makes no difference: chicken or egg. Exercise has been shown to lessen fatigue. Sleep regular hours, but do not over sleep. Finally, your doctor can prescribed low dose Nuvigil or provigil.

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Who can tell I have chronic fatigue syndrome?

Who can tell I have chronic fatigue syndrome?

Family doctor: If you have fatigue and mental slowness which do not seem to go away (and there are many other symptoms possible) you should see your family doctor to sort this out. He will rule out other conditions like hypothyroid which can mimic this condition which is a diagnosis of exclusion since there are no positive laboratory tests.

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What tests can diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome?

None: There are no tests to diagnosis cfs but there are tests that can diagnose other diseases that can mimic the symptoms of cfs. Have a doctor evaluate your symptoms.

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