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Has Anyone Ever Been Prescribed A Stimulant Medication For Fatigue?

Has Anyone Ever Been Prescribed A Stimulant Medication For Fatigue?

I have fibro but my primary care also said sounds like I also could have chronic fatigue syndrome . I lived for over 12
years with debilitating fatigue. Since my diagnosis of fibro I was given flexeril at night for sleep. I felt better with it but not 100% energy, and now its just back to being exhausted 24-7.. Wondered if anyone's has ever been prescribed a stimulant to help with the fatigue?? For me the fatigue is the worst symptom, I do have… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

A stimulant will give a false type of energy, in the end making ur condition worse. To feel less fatigue we need to sleep....not any sleep, but restorative sleep...we must go into the deep sleep cycle and also the lighter sleep in which we dream. With ur dr. focus on treating ur sleep. Maybe u need a higher dose of sleep med, or maybe u r just plain over doing it.....maybe u need a different sleep medicine. Trazadone works well for restorative sleep and others do too. If u r feeling fatigue 24/7, it will take a long time even if u r sleeping well to gradually feel better, so don't expect a quick fix, but a slow gradual improvement. Even starting a new sleep med needs to be slow. However in the long run it will really pay off!

posted about 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

my pcp gave me ritalin to get me thru my work day. havent had any since i quit work and thats about 2 months now. it did help and i had to go for an office visit every 3 months to get a new rx

posted about 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I take Wellbutrin... It's not a stimulant per say, however it does help with getting me up and moving. It's an anti depressant. I paid it with cymbalta and it seems to help me. I still have days where I can't seem to get myself moving though, I think sometimes it's mind over matter. It's so easy to become a victim to Fibro 😑 I don't think there really is a magic drug . Wish there was .

edited, originally posted about 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

My Dr. has me take iron, vit D, and vit B's. It really helps with my fatigue.

posted about 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I am concerned about anything that gives us "false energy". We are supposed to pace ourselves and listen to our bodies in order to prevent or reduce flares. In fact, I was taking Wellbutrin for the 3 years leading up to my diagnosis and have wondered if that contributed In any way since it is a stimulant.

posted about 5 years ago
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