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Any "cures" for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Any "cures" for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Get evaluated: First get a good evaluation to rule out underlying causes for your fatigue. A complete history and physical along with appropriate tests, including cbc, chem, thyroid tests including thyroid antibodies, cpk, rf, ana, parvo, ebv, and lyme. Depending on your history and risk factors additional studies may be ordered. Treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies that reduce chronic fatigue associated with chronic fatigue syndrome?

Are there any natural remedies that reduce chronic fatigue associated with chronic fatigue syndrome?

Researchers have evaluated a variety of natural products for effectiveness against chronic fatigue syndrome: Most results have been disappointing. A few remedies — such as magnesium injected into the muscles for people with low red blood cell magnesium, a combination of fish oil and evening primrose oil, melatonin, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide hydrate (NADH), coenzyme Q10, propionyl-L-carnitine, and D-ribose — have shown encouraging results in preliminary studies. However, many of these promising early results weren't confirmed by follow-up studies, or the original studies were too small to be conclusive. At this time, there's little evidence to recommend any specific natural remedy as a treatment for chronic fatigue. Dealing with a condition such as chronic fatigue syndrome can be challenging. There's a lot of hype about various treatments and "natural" approaches. As with any dietary supplement, talk to your doctor before adding something new to your care program. Some herbal products can interact with prescription medicines or have other side effects. ...Read more

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What's the cure for chronic hyperventilation syndrome?

What's the cure for chronic hyperventilation syndrome?

Abdominal breathing.: Instructing patients to breathe abdominally, using the diaphragm more than the chest wall, often leads to improvement in subjective dyspnea and corrects many of the associated symptoms. Diaphragmatic breathing slows the respiratory rate, gives patients a distracting maneuver to perform and provides patients with a sense of self-control during episodes of hyperventilation. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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I have thyroid illness TSH is 4.5, debilitating symptoms of menopause. severe anxiety illness. losing weight and tired.reoccuring infections. ?

I have thyroid illness   TSH is 4.5, debilitating symptoms of menopause.  severe anxiety illness. losing weight and tired.reoccuring infections. ?

Adjust thyroid and +: B"sd based on your TSH your thyroid status is a little low, so you should need some adjustment of your thyroid medication or make sure you are not missing doses as only a few missed pill per month can make a difference from great TSH ~ 1 to your value. Menopausal sx's and others need attention. Available to discuss details. ...Read more

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I've been dealing with many untreated side effects of hyperthyroidism due to no medical care.how can I manage it?

I've been dealing with many untreated side effects of hyperthyroidism due to no medical care.how can I manage it?

Not on your own!: You need medicine, so you don't get really sick! Go to a local community health center, where fees are based on your ability to pay. ...Read more

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41 yo man w/familial Achase Def. Achase Inh meds make no sense as Tx or DO THEY? Could EXCESS Ach in system paradoxically improve Sx of Ach excess?

41 yo man w/familial Achase Def. Achase Inh meds make no sense as Tx or DO THEY? Could EXCESS Ach in system paradoxically improve Sx of Ach excess?

You're right, if he : has Endplate AChE Deficiency, CMS 5, an AR disorder from a mutant COLQ gene on Chr. 3p25.1. From www.omim.org/entry/603034, "patients had absence of AChE from the NMJ, which explained the lack of clinical benefit from AChE inhibitors." The ACHE gene on Chr. 7q22.1's hyper-reactivity to AChE Inhibitors is on omim.org/entry/100740. Or, on OMIM. org, search AChE Deficiency & AChE Excess. ...Read more

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Women: chronic fatigue. Why is there a special name for cfs symptoms?

Women: chronic fatigue. Why is there a special name for cfs symptoms?

CFS: While holistic methods are often employed., the results are unpredictable since we are unsure of the cause of cfs. Many cases are improperly diagnosed to begin with. In my practice only 10% of individuals who think they have it actually do. Check out http://www.Cfids.Org/ to get different ideas of research in the field. ...Read more

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Suffering from exhaustion & fatigue due to my Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. Sleep specialist can't help, iron tabs don't work. Advice?

Suffering from exhaustion & fatigue due to my Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. Sleep specialist can't help, iron tabs don't work. Advice?

Postural orthostasis: A cardiologist needs to start managing you and in the interim, you should keep yourself well hydrated, perhaps take salt tablets and be careful when you stand up. Always sit for a minute when you awaken in the morning as opposed to jumping out of bed. ...Read more

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What are some potential causes of chronic fatigue? I've been tested for anaemia, thyroid disorders, mononucleosis and haemochromatosis, but no answer.

More Leaves to Turn: Fatigue unfortunately carries a significant amount of possible causes. It sounds as if your doctors are going through the process of eliminating some of the likely players. In the small space we have here, if the above mentioned work-ups were negative....I would take a close look at your bmi or body mass index. Food choices can make a big difference in how you feel hr to hr during the day. ...Read more

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What diseases r associated with lupus anticoagulant. Suffer from debilitating fatigue. ?

What diseases r associated with lupus anticoagulant. Suffer from debilitating fatigue. ?

Miscarriages et al: The "lupus anticoagulant" (LA) may be associated with recurrent miscarriages , blood clots and/or an increased propensity for migraines. LA May occur in people with autoimmune disorders (such as Lupus) or infections (such as HIV) or certain medications (such as certain heart meds) or it may be present by itself. See your MD if you have any of these symptoms/conditions. ...Read more

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? Lymphoma but no enlarged lumps or bumps. Weight loss, night sweats, anaemia, chronic low back/hip pain present. T.b ruled out. Still? Lymphoma?

? Lymphoma but no enlarged lumps or bumps. Weight loss,  night sweats, anaemia, chronic low back/hip pain present. T.b ruled out. Still? Lymphoma?

Lymphoma?: The symptoms you report are important and you need to have something done about it. You can go back to your doctor for further evaluation or make an appointment with another doctor for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Can the vinegar cure tiredness or fatigue?

Etiology: First step is to find the etiology or cause of your tiredness or fatigue. Is it emotional, mental, or physical? Vinegar will not "cure" these problems without first finding the source. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Symptoms: chronic bloat, fatigue, panic attacks, constipation, inactivity and weight loss. My life revolves around the bathroom. Please help me. ?

Symptoms: chronic bloat, fatigue, panic attacks, constipation, inactivity and weight loss. My life revolves around the bathroom. Please help me. ?

Lots of symptoms....: Hard to give you an answer without exam and possible testing. The weight loss and panic attacks may be related and, in fact, all of this could be related to anxiety/depression and stress. However, please make an appointment with a doctor so these important issues can be resolved. ...Read more

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Chronic fatigue, ruled out: anemia, thyroid problems. What else?

Chronic fatigue, ruled out: anemia, thyroid problems. What else?

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes of chronic fatigue- chronic infections (bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic), nutrient deficiencies, toxic exposures, thyroid ; other hormonal problems, sleep disorders, heart disease, cancer, stress, food allergies, depression etc. A "normal" TSH doesn't rule out thyroid problems- check thyroid antibodies ; free t3- see http://bit.Ly/1cjnybx a holistic doc can evaluate. ...Read more

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What causes extreme sleep loss from celiac disease?

What causes extreme sleep loss from celiac disease?

Depends: Hard to tell, but many neurotransmitters are in the gut, and if celiac messes up your gut, it may possibly cause imbalances that may affect sleep. ...Read more