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How To Fix Fatigue

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The Bottom Line Fatigue is a very common condition for people with HIV. Untreated fatigue can make HIV disease progress faster. It can be very difficult to figure out the cause of fatigue. Several different factors can cause the same symptoms. Blood tests can identify some causes but not others. The more information you can give your health care provider, the easier it will be to determine what is causing your fatigue and how to treat it.
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Parotid gland there a fix?

I was diagnosed with salivary gland disease when I went to my dentist....She said just drink lots of fluids but it doesnt really help. Ive noticed Im always tired and dont wake up refreshed like most people. I go to the gym and treadmill but feel...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
It is very difficult for me to have a clear picture about your problem since your email was really scattered in your description of the problem. If you have inflammation of the parotids, you may want to read this: <a... Read more »

Chronic fatigue and HIV (CAUSES OF HIV-ASSOCIATED FATIGUE, 2010) (PROVIGIL, 2010)

I tested poz Jan. 97 and have been and remain "HIV+ asyptomatic". However, as time has progressed, as I've aged (I'm 46 years old now), and as I've had to add medications to my HIV meds for HIV and HIV medication side...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi J in NYC,HIV-associated fatigue is extremely common. That's why we have an entire expert forum devoted to the topic! The cause of HIV-associated fatigue often turns out to be multifactorial. That means there are several contributing... Read more »

fatigue after meds

Hi Dr. YoungI just started treatment 6 weeks ago and feel fatigue. I had labs done after 5 weeks and they reveal wbc at 3.9, rbc at 4.06, hemoglobin at 13.6, hemocrit at 39.6 (all low). Lymphs were at 56 (high) and segs at 66 (low). Although my...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.I have some difficulty in sorting out the many possible reasons for fatigue in your short description, but I'd comment that your anemia (low HCT) is probably not low enough to cause symptomatic fatigue, typically. A... Read more »

Fighting Fatigue and Anger

What should I do ....I find myself quick to anger and I'm tired of being tired all the time...I can't walk my dogs like I used to and well..I argue alot with my other half ...My testosterone is a little low my doctore says ...he doesnt...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
That you are irritable is obvious. That losing your energy and interest in sex can certainly be greatly contributing to your irritibility is also obvious. I suggest that you really push your doctor about trying to find out what may be going on... Read more »
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Posted by planonstaying, 7 Replies
i was recently diagnosed and am still waiting for bloodwork I got the test because of fatigue issues i have been having. most other stuff had been eliminated and I knew I was at risk=/

I am going to ask the specialist about fmla when i see her. I... Read more »

In a bit of a fix...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi there,

I posted a couple of weeks back about my drunken unprotected sex with a guy I had a one night stand with at Christmas who I later found out had been VERY promiscuous whilst travelling a couple of years back..
Anyway, had test after 4 weeks... Read more »

fatigue ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
When people refer to fatigue as an ARS, is it a fatigue to the point where someone does not have any strength to carry out activities and a general feeling of weekness to the point of exhaustion or would a general feeling of always being sleepy with... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have had recurrent extreme fatigue for the past 21 years. I have neither anemia nor parasites, eat and sleep well, not feeling depressed nor stressed out, taking vitamins. What could be causing this, and what possible recourses to diagnosis or... Read more »