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Ways To Treat Fatigue

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Fatigue

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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Side Effect: Fatigue, Fatigue, and more Fatigue

Ive read through the archives and Ive had some workups for potential causes of fatigue (no anemia, no hypogonadism) and remain wiped out. Im 51 years old, female and have been positive since 1988 (yup, eighty-eight). I waited through the horror of...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I would have a few remarks to make. First, it is clear to me that you are telling the truth about the symptoms that you have. The possible causes of fatigue are too numerous to list here, except to say that, in this day and age, it is unlikely... 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 »

Success treating fatigue

Dear Sir,I have receievd great relief with dextroamphetamine sulphate. It does not affect appetite or sleep, and helps even my mood out. In fact, it helps appetite! I've gained weight on it. It's been a lifesaver, with no bad side effects....
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloDextroamphetamine sulphate is a central nervous system stimulant, which was widely used in the 1960's as a diet pill and has the potential for abuse and addiction (it's "speed"). Stimulants can be useful in treating those... Read more »

Fatigue and low energy getting in the way.

I am working full time and have recently heard that my employer is not happy with my performance. I participate in a medical study back east that has made it necessary to take a fair amount of time off on top of the fact that I am always very tired...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
You need to discuss this with your doctor. It will be up to him/her to provide the necessary medical documentation to your disability carrier to demonstrate that you are disabled. Review the terms of your disability coverage carefully and discuss... Read more »
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My doctor is refusing to treat my HIV until I sign

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