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Help With Fatigue

Help With Fatigue

I was wondering what others have done to deal with the severe fatigue. I've talked to my doctor and he told me there was nothing I could do, but I refuse to think I have to go through life feeling like a zombie.

over 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

I suffer from severe fatigue too. I'm 65 and for last few months haven't even done my stationary bike because of it. I still will do my housework and sometimes that's all I can do. I try to go to at least one store and walk around and do some shopping . Don't just sit or lay down all day, get out if you can. There are some days that I just want to lay down. Rest and don't feel guilty about it. Rest when you have to.

over 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

I've had fibromyalgia for almost four years now, I'm 48 and work a full-time job, I suffer from the fatigue as well. My FNP prescribed me Phentermine to help give me energy and lose weight, I only lost 6 lbs in 4 months but gave me a boost of the energy I needed to be able to work. I took it for 4 months and I decided to try Wellbutrin since Phentermine isn't for long term use. I haven't been on it a week yet but it seems to be helpful.

over 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

My doctor suggested D-ribose and said I would probably need double the recommended dose. I'm waiting for it to come in the mail.

over 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

I have been told that the fatigue is caused by the autonomic nervous system not working, that the parasympathetic system is stuck in the relax. I have been helped by meditation, something I didn't think I could or would do. If I am having a bad day, I will probably meditate a couple of times. Hope this helps.

over 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

I suffer this also im lucky if i get 2 to 3 hrs sleep evryday feel really fatigued as my body cant manage to fumction properly and with fibro fog also not good at all i have to keep post its evrywhere to remind me im on alot of meds and some high dosages seem to have slump phases then become alert again this is continual cycle.my gp wont prescribe me sleepi g tablets .i have tried kalms sleep aid milky drinks before bed listening to relaxing music non much help me ... so if anyone has any suggestions other than what i have tried .. really appreciate it.

over 5 years ago

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