How do you talk to your dr about it without them thinking you just want more drugs. I'm on all these meds and they honestly don't make me feel any better. I just want t enjoy days with my kids without them saying you use to not say your to tired to keep going. Caffine has never worked for me expressos, coffee, soda makes me relax not give energy. Chane of diet meds any suggestions? Jaime
Medical treatment of fatigue depends on the treatment of its underlying cause(s). Fortunately, many causes of fatigue may be treated with medications. Iron supplements for anemia, medications and machines to help sleep apnea, medications to control blood sugar, medications to regulate thyroid function, antibiotics to treat infection, vitamins, and/or recommendations for dietary changes and a sensible exercise program.
Fatigue prevention (both physical and mental) is possible in many people. Prevention of the underlying cause in almost every situation will prevent the symptom of fatigue.
Manage stress and practice relaxation techniques. Get exercise, but begin slowly and check with your doc before beginning any exercise program. Find a good time to exercise and develop a habit of exercise. Check your medications with a doc/pharmacists to see if some medications could be responsible for fatigue. Improve your diet and eat a good breakfast (whole grain cereal, fruit, milk). Add more fruits and vegetables. Stop any excessive caffeine consumption. Stop smoking (if you smoke). Have sex with your spouse or partner. Get enough sleep and have a good and consistent sleep routine (sleep hygiene). Go to bed at the same time every night. Avoid coffee, tea, or caffeinated drinks after 6 pm. Do not drink alcohol after dinner, and decrease the total amount of alcohol consumed .(Alcohol interferes with sleep patterns.)
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Hope you get well, hail & hearty soon, take care, best wishes!
Hi Jaime. No magic formula I'm afraid. Its a battle, the fatique. Several friends of the site who know me better than the group in general, know that I like you, be the medications different, fight almost daily feeling tired, rundown and so on. I drink alot of coffee. And without that, I'd be in a fix. Sometimes, and this varies from drug to drug, and doctors know and prescribe this as aid to to fight fatique, they lessen the dose. and more often than not, it really helps. Less is often good. Thats about the best I can come up with and I know its not much but, what the heck, its something. Something is better than nothing :-0)
Please just be honest with the doctor. You don't have to suggest any medicines, let the doctor come up with the answers, you just need to present the problem. Not sure what other meds you are taking so am reluctant to mention any meds used for fatigue, but there are numerous so don't be defeated, just ask for the help. Want the best for you!!
Hi Jaime! First and foremost, hope you and your FAM is well. As for your question. I recommend doing anything PHYSICAL. A nice walk around your block 2-4 times do wonders. Taking KLONOPIN and XANAX (for me) or any other medication tends to make you feel Tired, SLOW, SLUGGISH. Or just in the mood to NOT do anything. And, though it is beneficia with depression and anxiety. It can also be counterproductive. My opinion, You Have To Fight It. Anything PHYSICAL helps. I don't have kids, but I have a niece. And when I'm around her, I put her on my back and take go running around the block! Maybe that's a little much, but you get BOTH an exercise, And spend time with the kids! Remember ANYTHING Physical you do is an exercise, burns calories, and helps the Blood Flow in your body. Stay ACTIVE... continue being a LOVING MOMMY, and WIFE!
I would say I feel tired and run down all the time. I'd say I feel like I can go back to sleep throughout the day. I feel like I can even fall asleep just sitting there. At this point he will probably ask Do you fall asleep sitting there? Say No, I just feel like I can. Say, I can wake up from a good night's sleep and within 2 hours I feel like I want a nap. Say, I have to push myself just to take care of the kids. Say, it's terrible.
This should convey fatigue. I assume you want Provigil or Nuvigil. I have not yet had to take Nuvigil. But the ironic thing about Provigil is it seems to work best after I get 400 mg or more into me. And to take that much takes almost 24 hours. However, since I have to stay awake all night a few times a week it helps. I also noticed it works best when taken everyday. At least 100 mg a day. After one week you should feel less fatigued. But I am now thinking Provigil daily, like that, was causing me to walk in my sleep which then made me fall in my sleep and get hurt. So since I only have coverage for 30 a month I am no longer taking them on the days I don't absoultly need them.
Have you tried the 5 Hour Energy Drink, or Red Bull? They both work, but I prefer the 5 Hour Energy Drink. The commercial is true, there is no crash when it wears off. You don't feel it wearing off and it comes on very slowly. You feel like you just woke up more. Both of those are loaded with B Vitamins and caffeine. I find what works best for me is 100 mg of Provigil and 1/2 bottle of Energy drink. I do that shortly after getting up and then 4 - 6 hours later. I do it slowly because I have to be awake all night. You probably don't so maybe you should drink the whole thing at once. You can have up to 2 in a 24 hour period, but separate them by at least 6 hours. Provigil and Nuvigil are expensive, so if you don't have coverage for them this idea may never materialize.
Another problem is Provigil (and maybe Nuvigil too) are only approved for Sleep Apnea, Narcolepsy, or Shift Work Disorder. When I was started on them in 2004 they must have also been approved for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome because that was the dx the doc gave me. I have always had a problem with fatigue. But in 2004 I think the bigger problem was the 24 mg a day of Sub my 1st Sub doc had me on. Eventually Sub turned around on me. Where it once made me tired it then started to make me awake. It used to be that if I took more than 6 mg in a day I would not sleep that night. I also couldn't take any Sub after 6 PM. But that was before I was taken off Sub for 1 year. Now it works differently. When you get right down to it, I hate drugs. I hate them because I need them, and I wish I didn't.
Good Luck with your Doc.
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I have a lot of fatigue too. My illnesses caused that. I also have sleep apnea and fibro. Have you ever had a sleep study done? Not only to check for sleep apnea but also to make sure you are getting down to the delta level of sleep. It's at this level that your body regenerates the hormones to fight pain signals and repair the body.
Just a thought.
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