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Remedies For Fatigue From Exertion
Over sleepy: There are many metabolic imbalances that can lead to excessive sleepiness (hypersomnolence) to name a few : hypothyroidism excessive parasympathetic nervous system tone excessive alkalinity high cortisol levels improper sleep - wake cycles - going to bed too late there are many other imbalances that can lead to fatigue and hypersomnolence. You should see a doctor who is well versed in this. ...Read more
Can you have shortness of breath and dizziness from excessive coughing due to allergies w/ diagosis of costochondritis?
Possible: That is possible. Should symptoms persist see your doctor for a more complete history and exam. ...Read more
Seek Healthcare Eval: Although you may think you have heartburn at 46 years old you start to be at higher risk of coronary artery disease. "Heart burn" is not infrequently misdiagnosed when in reality it is a heart attack or angina (heart pain). Don't take a chance, see a healthcare provider for evaluation. ...Read more
Talk with your doc: Please let your gynecologist know about your symptoms. You don't say what specific procedure you had done, or why it was done -- but if the doctor also removed ovaries you could be estrogen deficient. Your doctor can review what's happening and help with these symptoms. ...Read more
TAH/BSO: Hot flashes are usually worst during the time immediately following surgical removal of ovaries. Traditionally estrogen replacement after tah/bso, sometimes in high doses for a short time, is very helpful. My best suggestion is talk with your surgeon about recommendations to get you help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can ANYONE make ANY sense of all these symptoms?Mainly constant/severe fatigue/pain,visual/mental haze upon mild exertion taking days to weeks to recover from,constantly feeling dehydrated,muscle/joint pain constant,etc PLEASE HELP symptoms over10yrs
See your doctor : Antivert (meclizine) is often prescribed. Sometimes a low dose of a benzodiazepine such as Valium 2.5mg is used. However, Valium can be habit forming and can cause memory problems. Talk to your doctor and make sure the diagnosis is accurate. Sometimes a referral to ENT or Neurology is needed for diagnostic clarification. Unfortunately, chronic vertigo can be difficult to treat. It can be due to a virus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physical symptoms of chronic anxiety please. Not acute but chronic anxiety/worry- chronic as in ...Extreme anxiety for past 5 months?
CBT: Dear kangroo. Strongly encourage you to consider cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) with a good pyschologist. Psychotropic medications are sometimes indicated. Other excellent adjuncts include yoga, acupuncture, increased exercise, decreased caffiene intake & decreased or no alcohol intake. Get help now - anxiety is a treatable condition. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having several symptoms & doctor can't figure it out. Shortness of breath, restless sleep, light headed, migraines, extreme fatigue. Any ideas? Help.
Yes: First you need a complete evaluation to rule out underlying causes of fatigue. This requires a comprehensive history physical and appropriate tests. If you are diagnosed with cfs, find a doctor who has experience and success in treating it. A holistic approach including addressing both physical, and psychological symptoms works best.. You may need a team of doctors to help you recover. ...Read more
What are the extraintestinal symptoms of IBS-C? Can patients experience fatigue, poor sleep, headaches, back pain, and heart palpitations?
Limited to bowel: Technically speaking, IBS-C (constipation predominant) shd only affect the bowels. IBS isn't a systemic disease like IBD (inflammatory bowel disease - Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis). That being said, IBS can certainly cause anxiety / panic disorder (it has a way of affecting the mind, sleep, & there4 personality), which can then explain the symptoms u describe. TTYD & perhaps a counselor regarding ...Read more
Have severe chronic anxiety, have a common cold and today had rapid pulse, went ER,ECG normal, no pain or other symptoms. Is anxiety cause ?
Most likely: With your history of anxiety, yes, it is the most likely cause of rapid heart beats. Anxiety releases chemicals that will speed heart, increase blood pressure, and make you miserable. Learn now to,handle,this internally by working with a psychologist NOW to avoid a life dependent on pills or alcohol or worse, to manage your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain from wrong sleeping positions, and also any simple pain relieving remedies to discontinue these body aches?
Yes: Body aches, by themselves, can cause sleep problems. Poor sleep is usually due to being aroused from sleep and this is often due to pain from some area of the body. An over the counter pain medication such as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) taken one hour before retiring can help alleviate aches while sleeping. A sleep study can provide more data-see your doctor for more info. ...Read more
Neurologist: It isn't normal for a 47 year old female to be off balance for over a year. The term dizziness is not specific. Is it vertigo (spinning) or loss of balance? If the off feeling is unsteadiness, i would recommend a neurologist. However, unsteadiness is non-specific and could be due to a number of medical problems such as thyroid disease, hypotension, low blood sugar. Also see your internist. ...Read more
Yes but . . .: There are no "natural" treatments for chronic fatigue so what you might have been given is very likely to be safe as most are placebos with no clinical trials or documentation to indicate efficacy. So you will be given potions with few or no side effects, but probably no primary effect except placebo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I treat the following symptoms? Weakness, shortness of breath, nausea, chest tightness, exhaustion, exercise intolerance, cough, and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea?
There is not way: to answer this in 400 characters or less. Have you had a comprehensive medical evaluation to determine the diagnosis? That is essential. Take care. ...Read more
Could prescribed meds w steroids for persistent cough from bronchitis and walking pneumonia cause dysfunction of parathyroid or hyperparathyroidism?
Hyperparathyroidism: Primary hyperparathyroidism results from overproduction of parathormone. There is oversecretion of PTH due to adenoma, hyperplasia or, rarely, carcinoma of the parathyroid glands. Secondary disease is seldom if ever due to corticosteroids. The answer is basically no. ...Read more
Suffering from chronic dizziness, heavy head, face swelling when subjected to cold air or cold drink, doctors mentioned no sinus infection observed?
See an ENT doctor: And possibly a neurologist. There has to be a reason for these symptoms and this should be diagnosed effectively by experts in this area. ...Read more
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