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Re: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Posted by Scott L. Schofield on March 23, 2000, at 9:00:41

In reply to Re: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? to Anthony, posted by Ginny on March 23, 2000, at 7:29:37

> > Does anyone know anything about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? I went to my eye Doctor the other day and I was telling her about how I've switched medications so much over the past year or so ( I am now on Topomax) and she said I could very possibly have chronic fatigue syndrome. Does anyone know anything? I've been taking the topomax for about 3 1/2 weeks now for migraines and it doesn't seem to be helping. I am still having to take Imitrex and BC powders. I still don't really feel like myself yet. The other day I started crying for no reason. A side effect of topomax? I've had nose bleeds. They have gone away now though. I'm having trouble thinking clearly in the mornings. I just don't think it's helping me. But I still have a week or so left on my prescription to go so I'm going to finish it so I can at least say I did try. But, I really wanted to know about this chronic fatigue syndrome and if anyone has had any experiences with it? If so, I'm curious. Thanks. Ginny

Have you had a history of mental illness? What are the symptoms that are suspected to be the result of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)?

Neurontin (gabapentin) is often used for chronic pain syndromes and migraines. I just met someone for whom it has worked well to treat her migraines. She says she has also seen an improvement in her SAD-type depressive disorder. Neurontin is one of the newer anti-convulsants that is often used to treat various psychiatric illnesses. Both Topiramate and Neurontin often fill the same roll as a mood-stabilizer or adjunct to other medications.




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