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Posted by: Minkie | 2010-08-30

Extreme Fatigue

I am a 22 year old female. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about 4 years ago and have been on ethipramine 10mg ever since. For a while now I have been experiencing extreme fatigue even though I sleep 8 or more hours every night and sometimes during the day. When I wake up I don''t feel refreshed. This is having a really bad effect on my studies seeing as I can''t concentrate. When I am this tired I usually get a headache. I wasn''t always this tired. I also have been sick for most of the time since mid july and only recently my symptoms started to dissapear after my 3rd round of anti-biotics. A doctor sugested that a poor diet can be the cause, but I have maintained the same diet for a few years and never has it been this bad. Can it be that my FMS is getting worse or can something else be to blame?

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Hallo Minkie
You may have an underlying Ebstein Barr or Coxackie virus infection - can be checked with blood tests. Check your iron levels and thyroid function too while you are drawing blood.
It may also be worth your while to see a rheumatologist to evaluate your fibromialgia again.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010-08-30

Hallo Minkie
You may have an underlying Ebstein Barr or Coxackie virus infection - can be checked with blood tests. Check your iron levels and thyroid function too while you are drawing blood.
It may also be worth your while to see a rheumatologist to evaluate your fibromialgia again.
Dr Bets

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