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What can I do to treat the pain of fibromyalgia but not be sleepy all the time?

What can I do to treat the pain of fibromyalgia but not be sleepy all the time?

Lots: The best treatment is regular sleep, routine exercise, and proper diet. Many who suffer from fibromyalgia pain have chronic persistent hyper-alertness with over stulation of the sympathtics. I routinely suggest mindfulness or meditation as part of the treatment. The right exercise that promotes proper breathing and mindfulness can be an excellent routine-qigong, tai chi or gentle yoga are great! ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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I'm swelling so bad in my legs that u can press on it and stays.sleepy all the time hard time urinating. I have RA lupus fibromyalgia. Is it kidny?

I'm swelling so bad in my legs that u can press on it and stays.sleepy all the time hard time urinating.  I have RA lupus fibromyalgia.  Is it kidny?

See Dr ASAP!: With those serious conditions and this extreme new symptom, it is very important that you see your doctor ASAP. Of course there's a chance of something involving kidney function, but the important thing is finding a corrective therapy. Don't wait - ask for an urgent appointment or go to urgent care or an ER. Systemic toxins are not good. Nip it in the bud. ...Read more

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I have palmar erythema & fibromyalgia. Why am i always tired & sleepy? Dr says it could be the morphine. I just don't think they know what else to say

I have palmar erythema & fibromyalgia. Why am i always tired & sleepy? Dr says it could be the morphine. I just don't think they know what else to say

Palmar: Erythema is not directly associated to fm. Morphine is not a good treatment for fm. Both the drug and fm can make you fatigued. Deep sleep is important.. Full evaluation may explain redness, which could be associated to other illnesses. ...Read more

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Advised either depressed or its "the fibromyalgia."im extremely tired, sleepy, have palmar erythema & lower back pain. No diagnosis given to date?

Differences: Depression diagnosis requires either depressed mood or no interest plus weight change, sleep disturbance, fatigue, worthlessness, poor concentration and thoughts of death. These symptoms are persistent. Fibromyalgia requires a history of 3 months duration of widespread musculoskeletal pain and excessive tenderness in at least 11 of 18 anatomical sites. Note: no pain with depression. ...Read more

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What could be the reason that I am sleepy all the time?

What could be the reason that I am sleepy all the time?

Sleep disorder: You most likely are not sleeping well at night, and could possess sleep apnea, or possible paroxysmal limb movements in sleep. Perhaps you have narcolepsy, or depression. Would make sure that you are not suffering anemia or thyroid issues. See a sleep specialist and get testing, which might include an overnight sleep study. ...Read more

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Why am very sleepy all the time and even when taking multiple naps?

Why am very sleepy all the time and even when taking multiple naps?

A problem: Sleep apnea results in inadequate restful sleep. A sleep study may be necessary , see your health care provider. ...Read more

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I m 3rd yr medical student. And studies are really hard. I get sleepy all the time. Any recommended medicine to increase attention span n performanc?

I m 3rd yr medical student. And studies are really hard. I get sleepy all the time. Any recommended medicine to increase attention span n performanc?

No: Medication may keep you up longer to study but it will not help with retention of information, comprehension, and attention span. You need to follow a strict schedule of studying and sleeping at least 6-7 hours per day (8 better). Take breaks every 2-3 hours for about 15 min where you do something physical and don't think about school at all. No phone, texting, email. ...Read more

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I am 22 years old and I am a medical student I feel sleepy all the time and can't study properly is there any medicine to activate mind & boost memory?

Yes: There are medicines that can help with that. However, before jumping to chemicals you are highly advised to look for the cause of such daytime sleepiness. Not enough sleep at night? Obesity/sleep apnea? Lack of regular exercise? Thyroid problems? Depression? As you can see, there are many possibilities. Would suggest you see a doctor for more evaluation. ...Read more

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Any ideas on why i'm so sleepy all the time? Could my melatonin levels be too high?

Sleepiness: Having excessive daytime sleepiness could indicate a sleep disorder. It is recommended you consult a sleep medicine specialist who can review your history to determine if that is the case. For example, if you also snore, have dry mouth, morning headaches, and periodically stop breathing throughout the night with gasping episodes, you may have sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Have I got depression if I am grumpy and sleepy all the time?

Have I got depression if I am grumpy and sleepy all the time?

DEPRESSION: Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression means to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, ...Read more


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