Archive for the ‘Chronic Fatigue Treatments’ Category

Is the food you’re eating stealing minerals from your body?

Monday, May 24th, 2010

There are food that you can eat or drink that can steal minerals from your body as a result your body will have a hard time recovering from it.  An example of this is drinking coffee.  Aside from being a stimulant that can tax your adrenals (which is a possible cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) it also steals your iron from you body.  Losing additional iron through drinking coffee can have effects on your chronic fatigue symptoms because the iron lost affects the amount of oxygen your body can move via your blood cells.  Less oxygen means more tired you are because your cells are staving from having lower levels of oxygen then they need.

Coffee isn’t the only food or drink that cause this to happen.  All of the B vitamins are needed as well for energy production.   Without them your body isn’t going to have the energy available to function properly.  Coffee and tea along with diuretics can cause a reduction in B vitamins in the body.

When dealing with chronic fatigue symptoms and chronic fatigue syndrome that you should re-evaluate your diet and what you eat and drink on a daily basis.

Changing your diet can often improve your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome symptoms

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

If you wake up tired every night you may be suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  The cure could be as simple as changing your diet and eating better foods.  There are people who sleep 8+ hours a night, night after night and still feel tired.  The tired that keeps them from having energy past 2 pm in the afternoon.

There are studies that have been done that say that nearly 20% of America has fatigue symptoms that interfere with their daily lives.   The primary reasons that can cause this is every between eating a poor diet, to drinking too much caffeine, inactivity / lack of exercise and excessive stress in ones daily life.

Cutting out the caffeine in ones diet, over time, can help the fatigue by allowing your body to recover from being over stimulated on a daily basis.  Exercise can help speed up the metabolism to heal and recover.

Diet; can have a large part to play in fatigue from everything from being anemic to having low energy.

Those that are anemic and suffering from low iron have less red blood cells to move oxygen around the body.  When the body has less oxygen then it feels tired and doesn’t have the energy.  Some people also have deficiencies in B12 a common ingredient in energy drinks (which is why they give you energy).

Adding more green leafy vegetables and live foods that contain iron and b12 could help improve ones fatigue.  The old addage, you are what you eat, is very true.

Does anyone have any advice for someone with chronic fatigue?

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Some good advice is to make sure you have friends and people you can talk to about this.  Not everyone really understands how tired you can really be.

If you are open to taking medications, talk to your doctor about Chronic Fatigue, and what options are open to you.  Your doctor may think you have depression or one of another things.

Make sure you change your diet, to eat more live foods, less processed foods.  If you have a juicer, make sure you are drinking plenty of carrot juice and carrot/cucumber/beet juice.

You need to take care of your self.  If you are tired, sleep as much as you need to.  Even if it is 12 hours a day on some days.  Exercise as much as you can, but don’t over do it.

Try and stay away from stimulants and caffeine.  they aren’t good for you in the long run.  Those won’t help your heal from Chronic Fatigue.


What prescription medication is given to patients who have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

There can be several drugs that someone can receive to help treat chronic fatigue syndrome.  These drugs don’t treat the actual problem but the symptoms of the chronic fatigue.

The most common drugs that are prescribed are those for lack of energy and depression.   These are the two most common problems that people with chronic fatigue syndrome experince.

Antiviral drugs such as Acyclovir can be used to treat yeast infections. Depression can be treated with antidepressants and SSRIs.   Anxiety medication can be used to treat anxiety symptoms with such drugs like Paxil and Celexia.  Then there are drugs to reduce pain, discomfort and fever.  Most of these drugs and medications are used to treat symptoms of chronic fatigue.  As there is no direct cure for Chronic Fatigue yet.

When taking medications for chronic fatigue, it is to be remembered that some drugs can cause symptoms worse then the symptoms the drugs were used to treat.

It is good for people with Chronic Fatigue to keep up a social life and some mild exercise.  Both the social activities and the exercise is good for the patient on many levels, mental and physical.


Has Strattera been successfully used for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Strattera has been used to help with the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  It helps to lift some of the brain fog that you can experience during the day.  Similar to ADHD drugs, it can stay in your system for up to 15 days after you take it.  Strattera works by help keeping the chemicals in check that cause hyperactivity and impulsive functions.

As with any drug, check with your doctor before using strattera for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.