Tired all the time and don't know why!?
I am tired all the time and don't know why. Any suggestions on what to try for energy?
Asked by Henry Knowiton 2 years ago.
Lethargy is a medical condition characterized by drowsiness, slowness, general indifference, or tiredness. The condition may also be called malaise, fatigue, or listlessness. While lethargy may be a response to stress or overexertion, it can also be a symptom of many serious illnesses and problems. Some lifestyle and dietary choices can lead to lethargy. These include failing to drink enough fluids and eating heavy foods such as whole milk ice cream and red meat. Staying in bed for too long and failure to get up and move around can make a person feel lethargic as well. Conversely, drinking water regularly, eating healthy, and exercising can battle feelings of lethargy. Certain medications have been known to cause lethargy as a side effect. Some of these include calcium gluconate, Crystodigin, Digitaline, digitoxin, and Kalcinate. In addition, combinations of certain medications can cause lethargy. Typical drug interactions that can lead to lethargy include Lanoxin and Cardioquin, Lanoxin and Quinaglute, Lanoxin and Quinidex, and Trizivir and acyclovir. This list is not exhaustive. Therefore, a person taking medication should consult with his or her doctor to determine whether lethargy is a possible side effect. A variety of diseases and disorders are also associated with lethargy. Acute and chronic kidney failure, jaundice, and hepatitis can all cause lethargy. Thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism and autoimmune thyroid diseases, are also associated with lethargy. Even psychological disorders can cause a person to experience lethargy. Bipolar disorder, depression and other depressive disorders, and dysthymia can each be responsible for lethargy. Similarly, life changes such as menopause, as well as shock, can cause one to feel lethargic. Common illnesses, such as constipation, can also lead to lethargy. Numerous other serious diseases, such as Addison’s disease, Chagas disease, meningitis, and opsoclonus myoclonus are associated with symptoms of lethargy. Additional disorders and diseases that may cause lethargy include bronchiolitis, gastritis, enterocolitis, discitis, and myxedema. Since the diseases and disorders associated with lethargy are so varied, it is important to take it seriously when the symptom presents itself. Although it may be caused by something simple, such as constipation or simple lack of sleep, lethargy can also be a sign of a potentially fatal illness. Answered by Keiko Legoff 2 years ago.
Even if you are the slightest bit anemic (the iron deficient type) it can have a big impact on your energy level... I know, I've been there. I recommend making an appointment with your physician and have a simple blood test done on your blood. If it turns out that you are in fact anemic, an iron supplement will correct the problem quickly and easily. It's actually quite common for females to be iron deficiency related anemic, due to their menses cycles every month. Answered by Deane Ashurst 2 years ago.
it is important to stay hydrated, lack of hydration can make you tired and give you headaches, make sure to drink water, lots of water, and if you drink a lot of coffee or caffeinated drinks you need to intake more water, it dries you out or maybe ur anemic as someone else suggested Answered by William Bertley 2 years ago.
maybe you should check your iron intake. i read somehwre that lack of iron causes laziness and tiredness Answered by Magaly Claflin 2 years ago.
Thank you for all the answers so far!I see a psychiatrist who prescribes my meds. I've been on this combo for several years. Because I have such poor quality sleep, when I do sleep, the Provigil is taken in the morning to help me keep going.Strattera is used (by me) originally for ADD to help quiet racing...
Asked by Marianne Kendrew 2 years ago.
I suffer from anxiety and take meds for it (Lexapro, Stratter, Provigil) but my sleep schedule has been incredibly out of whack... I rarely ever have noticeable anxiety until it's time to go to bed. I've been this way since a child and I'm almost 34! The bad habit I've developed because of it is- I don't go to sleep until exhaustion overtakes me. I'm almost used to living like that. What I can't stand, though is: I "cannot" breathe!!! I constantly feel like I must yawn to get a good lungful of air. I *know* I'm breathing fine (I've never passed out because of it lol), so what gives? When I was a kid I was curios how long I could breathe the same air in a paper bag lol- that is how I feel now: like I'm getting air, but it's no good. Other than doing the impossible and actually sleeping like a normal person, does anyone know what I could do to help me feel like I'm breathing alright? Thanks! Answered by Avery Defonce 2 years ago.
Thank you for all the answers so far! I see a psychiatrist who prescribes my meds. I've been on this combo for several years. Because I have such poor quality sleep, when I do sleep, the Provigil is taken in the morning to help me keep going. Strattera is used (by me) originally for ADD to help quiet racing thoughts, but over the years I've noticed a huge improvement toward my anxiety symptoms and my pdoc said in a small subset of people the med helps lower anxiety as does Provigil. My sleep problems are getting worse though, as is my breathing. Even my general practicioner/OBGYN writes my breathing problems off as anxiety (well, 5 + years ago she did lol and I've not been back) and I've missed my pdoc app. for the past 2 months and life has been been stressful. I HATE seeing a doctor and having my complaints written off as anxiety, so I'd rather not bother, but I have other things I need to see a doc for so I need to get off my butt and go back. Thanks again!! Answered by Cassey Leite 2 years ago.
Well for one, Provigil is used to prevent sleepiness sooo one thing that may help is to see about lowering the dosage. On the other hand, here is some info on Stattera.... Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop taking Strattera and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as: chest pain, shortness of breath, fast or uneven heartbeats; feeling light-headed or fainting; unusual thoughts or behavior, aggression, hallucinations (seeing things that are not there); increased blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, trouble concentrating, chest pain, numbness, seizure); or urinating less than usual or not at all. Less serious side effects may include: feeling irritable; feeling dizzy or drowsy; nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, constipation; cough, dry mouth; skin rash or itching; sleep problems (insomnia); increased menstrual cramps; or impotence, loss of interest in sex, or trouble having an orgasm. Before taking atomoxetine(Strattera), tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs: albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin); amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone); bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban); celecoxib (Celebrex); cimetidine (Tagamet); doxorubicin (Adriamycin); methadone (Dolophine, Methadose); metoclopramide (Reglan); quinidine (Cardioquin, Quinaglute, Quinidex); ritonavir (Norvir); ranitidine (Zantac); terbinafine (Lamisil); antidepressants such as citalopram (Celexa), clomipramine (Anafranil); escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft); or antihistamines or sleep medicine such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl, Unisom, and others) or chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton and others). With this in mind, you may want to talk to you Dr. I never heard of Strattera being used for anxiety. I do know that it is a SNRI and is usually prescibed for short term use (in adults 10 wks). Lexapro however is a SSRI used for depression and anxiety. In my own personal experience, Lexapro actually increased my panic attacks to the point of SI and hypervent. & passing out. :( The breathing issue really sounds like you're hyperventing (or at least on the brink of it) which is a symptom of an anxiety attack and just makes it worse. In the mean time, try slow "square breathing" into a thin, cold, wet washcloth until you can get in to see your Dr. For me, it took changing to Zoloft and adding Klonopin .5mg b.i.d. to finally ease the panic and depression. Agape Sister. I hope all goes well. Answered by Lindsay Santmyer 2 years ago.
Sleeping in an inclined position will allow you to breathe much easier. You can do this by propping lots of pillows under your head and upper body. Making love before bedtime will release certain hormones which will induce you to fall asleep afterwards. If you don't have a partner right now, masturbation can achieve the same results. Judging from your description, it appears that you are not a physically active person. So it is time to get your body moving. Aerobic exercise can reduce the symptoms of anxiety disorder. Doing pushups can help expand your ribcage and strengthen your breathing muscles. Answered by Gary Rekemeyer 2 years ago.
I'm not a doctor, or even in the medical field, but you seem very tormented. I've seen people that have trouble breathing, and for the most part they look almost gray from the lack of oxygen. Growing up we played hard, sand lot football, baseball, basketball, all kinds of games. One of the hazards was getting the breath knocked out of you. When it happens, it is terrifying, you can't breath. But after the 30 th or so times of that happening you learn to relax, knowing that you lungs will re inflate and you will be able to breath again. So I know your pain. Also I suffer from Acid Reflux, and occasionally, I'll have an episode while I'm sleeping, and inhale that mess into my lungs. I wake up coughing, and about 20 seconds into that I'll go into a athasma attack, and then I can't get any air in but this little stream that I cough right back out. Again, I have to relax and not panic, otherwise it just gets worse. You have to do some convincing of yourself that you're ok, you color is good. Also exercising an hour before bedtime would be good. Get your heart rate up and breathe some big air. Get a good hot shower and then go to bed. Sleeping is easy, I had a high school psych. teacher who sold me on the low down on this. The key is to relax your face, concentrate on relaxing it. Next it spreads to your neck, and shoulders, arms, torso, hips, thighs, knees,calves, ankles, and finally you feet and hands. Usually I am asleep 30 seconds after my head hits the pillow. Taking medication on a regular bases, to me, is a psychological defeat, especially for anxiety. The pharmaceutical companies are trying to make hypochondriacs out of all of us. I won't take an aspirin, unless, I really really need it, that way when I do take one, it works really really well. I do enjoy lots of dopamine, the body's natural drug. Sex is a big resource for that, especially gut wrenching orgasms, and lots of them 4 or 5 times a week. Sex is fun, its good exercise, and it feels good. Loose the religious inhibitions about it, which was just a mechanism to control everyone, and start enjoying life. Alright, I've said enough. Answered by Yolande Romane 2 years ago.
This happened with me in my 1st pregnancy. My daughter was huge and I carried high and my lungs had no room and I was always out of breath. I never had to go get oxygen or anything like that. Answered by Cheree Egel 2 years ago.
Have you been referred to a heart lung specialist? It may not be all anxiety, but a combination of things. Ask your MD for a referal to a good Cardio Pulmonary doctor. They can run tests. I wish you the best Answered by Danette Konishi 2 years ago.
Avelox and magnesium,aluminum?
im taking avelox antibiotic for my thorat bacterial infection....i brought guava juice today but i think it contains magnesium or aluminum....how long after taking avelox can i drink the guava juice????
Asked by Valentin Maultasch 2 years ago.
It's difficult question, but i am trying to answer... Should avoid while taking Avelox: Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Avelox may make your skin more sensitive to sunburn. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen if you must be out in the sun while using Avelox. Call your doctor if you have severe burning, redness, itching, rash, or swelling after being in the sun. Avelox can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. If this happens, avoid driving or doing anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Important information about Avelox: Take this medication for as many days as it has been prescribed for you even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may start to improve before the infection is completely treated. Avelox will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu. Do not use Avelox without first talking to your doctor if you or any member of your family have a heart condition known as long QT syndrome. Also, do not use Avelox if you are also using a heart rhythm medicine such as quinidine (Cardioquin, Quinidex, Quinaglute), procainamide (Pronestyl, Procan SR), amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), sotalol (Betapace), and others. Certain other drugs can make Avelox less effective when taken at the same time. The following medicines should be taken at least 4 hours after or 8 hours before you take Avelox: antacids that contain magnesium, calcium, or aluminum (such as Tums, Rolaids, Maalox); the ulcer medicine sucralfate (Carafate); vitamin or mineral supplements that contain iron or zinc; didanosine chewable/buffered tablets or pediatric powder for oral solution (ddI, Videx, Videx Pediatric, and others). Avelox may make your skin more sensitive to sunburn. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight or tanning beds, and wear protective clothing and sunscreen when you are outdoors. Call your doctor if you have severe burning, redness, itching, rash, or swelling after being in the sun. Answered by Hal Doerr 2 years ago.
Is Zyrtec safe with grapefruit?
Asked by Bernadine Mantilla 2 years ago.
yes its safe in case youre interested: (disregard the numbers.. they were my own notes) Medications that should be avoided with grapefruit amiodarone (Cordarone)8 astemizole (Hismanal)5,9 atorvastatin (Lipitor) budesonide (Entocort)8 buspirone (BuSpar) cerivastatin (Baycol)5,9 cilostazol (Pletal)5 cisapride (Propulsid, Prepulsid)9 colchicine 5 eletriptan (Relpax)5 etoposide (Vepesid)8,10 halofantrine (Halfan) indinavir (Crixivan)10 lovastatin (Mevacor) mifepristone (Mifeprex)5 pimozide (Orap)5 sildenafil (Viagra) simvastatin (Zocor) sirolimus (Rapamune)5 terfenadine (Seldane)1,9 ziprasidone (Geodon)5 Use with grapefruit with caution albendazole (Albenza) carbamazepine (Tegretol)3 clomipramine (Anafranil)8 cyclosporine (Neoral)2,3,8 dextromethorphan diazepam (Valium)8 dofetilide (Tikosyn)5 erythromycin (E-mycin) felodipine (Renedil, Plendil) fexofenadine (Allegra)10 gefitinib (Iressa) imatinib mesylate (Gleevec/Glivec) itraconazole (Sporanox)10 losartan (Cozaar) methadone5 methylprednisolone (Medrol)8,9 midazolam (Versed)9 montelukast (Singulair)5 nicardipine (Cardene)8 nifedipine (Procardia) nimodipine (Nimotop) nisoldipine (Sular) pranidipine quetiapine (Seroquel)5 quinidine (Ouinaglute, Quinidex)8 quinine saquinavir (Invirase)2 sertraline (Zoloft) tacrolimus (FK-506, Prograf)2,3,8 tamoxifen (Nolvadex)5 tamsulosin (Flomax)5 tolterodine (Detrol)5 triazolam (Halcion) Medications with no significant interaction with grapefruit Drugs in this section have all been studied with Grapefruit, and found to have minimal/negligible interaction alprazolam (Xanax)4 amlodipine (Norvasc)4 amprenavir (Agenerase)4,10 caffeine4 carvedilol (Coreg)4 clarithromycin (Biaxin) clozapine (Clozaril)4 digoxin (Lanoxin) diltiazem (Cardizem)4 17-B estradiol4 ethinyl estradiol 4,8 haloperidol (Haldol) omeprazole (Losec, Prilosec)4 phenytoin (Dilantin) prednisone (Deltasone) scopolamine (Hyoscine)4 theophylline (Theo-Dur, Uniphyl) verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, Verelan) Medications considered safe for use with grapefruit cetirizine (Zyrtec, Reactine)6 desloratadine (Aerius, Clarinex)7 fluvastatin (Lescol)7 loratadine (Claritin)6 pravastatin (Pravachol)7 rosuvastatin (Crestor)7 Answered by Angelica Mardesich 2 years ago.
Cozaar And Grapefruit Answered by Harriette Pusser 2 years ago.
Thanks for the answers! Answered by Darrel Uyematsu 2 years ago.
Has anybody been on or know someone who's been on nortriptyline?
I was just put on it today, but i've never heard of it so i'm alittle concerned. please tell me about your expriences with it.
Asked by Kemberly Ryll 2 years ago.
GENERIC NAME: nortriptyline BRAND NAME: Pamelor, Aventyl DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Nortriptyline is an antidepressant medication of the tricyclic class. Medications in this class are often referred to as tricyclic antidepressants, or TCAs. Depression is an all-pervasive sense of sadness and gloom. In some patients with depression, abnormal levels of brain neurotransmitters (chemicals that the nerve cells use to communicate with each other) may be responsible for the depression. Nortriptyline elevates the mood ("anti-depresses") by raising the level of neurotransmitters in brain tissue. PRESCRIPTION: yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: yes PREPARATIONS: Capsules: 10mg, 25mg, 50mg, 75mg. STORAGE: Nortriptyline should be stored below 86°F (30°C) in a tight, light resistant container. PRESCRIBED FOR: Nortriptyline is used to elevate the mood of patients with depression. Nortriptyline is also a sedative and is useful in depressed patients with insomnia, restlessness, and nervousness. It also has been found to be helpful for treating chronic pain and the pain of neuralgia. DOSING: The dose of nortriptyline is tailored to the patient's needs. Sometimes, physicians will start with relatively low doses, such as 25mg, given three times a day, to reduce the risk of excessive sedation early in the course of therapy; doses then will be increased slowly upwards. It may take several weeks after starting to take nortriptyline until the full effects of a dose to be seen. Other physicians prefer to give nortriptyline once daily, in which case it is generally given at bedtime to take advantage of its sedating properties. Elderly persons and patients with advanced liver disease may need lower doses. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Nortriptyline exaggerates the effects of other medications and drugs that slow the brain's processes, such as alcohol, barbiturates, benzodiazepines (e.g. lorazepam, Ativan), and narcotics. Reserpine, given to patients taking TCAs, can have a stimulatory effect. Nortriptyline and other TCAs should not be used with monoamine oxidase inhibiting drugs, for example, isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine (Parnate), and procarbazine (Matulane). High fever, convulsions and even death can occur when these drugs are used together. Cimetidine (Tagamet) can increase nortriptyline blood levels and possibly cause side effects. Other drugs which share this effect include propafenone (Rythmol), flecainide (Tonocard), quinidine (Quinidex, Quinaglute), and fluoxetine (Prozac). PREGNANCY: There is very little information about the effects on the fetus of nortriptyline given to pregnant women. Physicians may elect to use it if its benefits are deemed to outweigh potential risks. NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known if nortriptyline is secreted in breast milk. SIDE EFFECTS: The most commonly encountered side effects associated with nortriptyline include fast heart rate, blurred vision, urinary retention, dry mouth, constipation, weight gain or loss, and low blood pressure on standing. Rash, hives, seizures, and hepatitis are rare side effects. Nortriptyline also can cause elevated pressure in the eyes of some patients with glaucoma. Overdose with nortriptyline can cause life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms or seizures Answered by Althea Buglione 2 years ago.
That's a bit sad that you have been given drugs instead of being given counselling to overcome it yourself. Get a book by Dr Claire Weekes as her books are like a bible for people with anxiety. Answered by Cassaundra Reando 2 years ago.
Hey all u need to do is go to yahoo health and type in the name of that drug, i just did it, it tells evvverrry thing about it side affects and what it is used for also how long its been out Answered by Nguyet Ohlmacher 2 years ago.
I take Paxil...what is the worst that can happen if I also take Phentermine?
I take the Paxil at night before going to bed. Can I take the Phentermine in the morning and not have any side effects?
Asked by Cory Simoson 2 years ago.
Many drugs can interact with Paxil. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using: -a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin); -cimetidine (Tagamet); -fosamprenavir (Lexiva); -linezolid (Zyvox); -ritonavir (Norvir); -St. Johnat's wort; -tamoxifen (Nolvadex, Soltamox); -theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Uniphyl); -tramadol (Ultram); -tryptophan (also called L-tryptophan); -heart medication such as digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin), flecainide (Tambocor), quinidine (QuinaGlute, Quinidex, Quin-Release), risperidone (Risperdal), or propafenone (Rhythmol); -any other antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil), citalopram (Celexa), desipramine (Norpramin), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), imipramine (Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), or sertraline (Zoloft); -medicine to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Permitil, Prolixin), haloperidol (Haldol), lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith), or perphenazine (Trilafon); or almotriptan (Axert), frovatriptan (Frova), sumatriptan (Imitrex), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), or zolmitriptan (Zomig). This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with Paxil. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Answered by Roseanne Capehart 2 years ago.
The best: My mother and I were looking through boxes of old pictures, and we found the most hilarious picture of two of my brothers, when they were around 2 and 3, playing in a wadding pool, then stripping off their swim trunks and running around the lawn buck naked. It will probably be the funniest thing people at the Super Bowl party see tomorrow... The worst: I had a tennis lesson and a vocal lesson at 10 and 11 o'clock, respectively, and got really hungry between them. I only had time between them to stop at a Burger King, so I decided to get a regular hamburger, nothing on it, which is reasonably healthy, considering it came from a fast food joint. I told the woman no ketchup or pickles on it, so when I ate it in the car, I thought I wouldn't need the wrapper under it to catch drips, seeing how it's also not greasy because the patty is flame-broiled. Turns out, they put everything I didn't want on it, so a boiling hot, ketchup covered pickle instantly fell out on the first bite, and got all over my jacket, pants, and a little bit of the car. Answered by Susan Bluitt 2 years ago.
Some medicines may interact with phentermine, such as the following: Dexfenfluramine, fenfluramine, furazolidone, or MAOIs (eg, phenelzine) because the risk of serious side effects, such as increasing headache, high blood pressure, slow heart rate, elevated temperature, or possibly fatal lung problems, may be increased Serotonin specific reuptake inhibitors (citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft)) because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Phentermine Guanadrel(Hylorel) or guanethidine(Ismelin) because their effectiveness may be decreased by phentermine Antacids: Antacids may decrease the excretion of phentermine.  Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (acetazolamide, dichlorphenamide, methazolamide): Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors may decrease the excretion of phentermine. Answered by Natasha Bustos 2 years ago.
this is a question for your doctor not a bunch of weirdos on the internet Answered by Elva Lamorgese 2 years ago.
what is the worst that can happen? a chemical interaction betweent the two that KILLS you. It has been known to happen. Answered by Cammy Poydras 2 years ago.
That's a question for your doctor! Answered by Jeana Schuck 2 years ago.