What's some popular relievers for cfs?? I know everyone's different, but what's the most popular?

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   Posted 5/2/2011 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   

What are some popular rx's for cfs?? 

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   Posted 5/2/2011 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Blondie37,  I have read your posts on the Fibromyalgia forum, I often go there to read posts & see how everyone is doing. 
My Rhuemy gave me Provigil for my CFS but I had some real bad side affects so was unable to stay on it.  I have heard that it works well for others & I hope, if you decide to try it, that it will work for you.  My Dr is focusing on my sleep issues & as long as I get good sleep I can function somewhat.  I use Tizanadine (a muscle relaxant) to help me go to sleep & Trazadone to stay asleep.  I have almost lost the ability to go to sleep on my own & will have insomnia for days at a time without some help.  I use Ibuprofen 600 for pain & citalipram 40mg for depression.  I deal with the fatigue & fog on a daily basis & I just received Social Security Disability this last month, this has relieved my stress somewhat & that has helped.  I hope you find the relief you are looking for.
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   Posted 5/17/2011 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Adderall works real good which is a blend of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine or Dexedrine which is just dextroamphetamine. Dexedrine Spansules are capsules which i thick have 12 hours of time-released beads. also adderall XR is a 8-12 hour timed release capsule. Provigil basically substitutes these two meds. i believe they are very safe especially because low doses work without a tolerance. Wellbutrin SR or XL is a stimulant as strong as Provigil i think. DL-Phenylalanine and N-acetyl-L-Tyrosine are amino-acids that are pre-qursors to adrenaline and dopamine. sample different treatments, you have much to choose from and don't be scared to ask your MD about any treatment.
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   Posted 6/2/2011 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Provigil worked great for me, but at $300 for 7 pills that my insurance won't cover I was put on Ritalyn, now that isn't available due to FDA regs so I am on Adderall 20 mg 3 x daily.  Waiting for Ritalyn to be available again because Adderall raises my blood pressure.
I have CFS, Fibromyalgia and SLE.

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   Posted 7/4/2011 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I wonder if you've come across 'the chrysalis effect' This is a wonderful resource to aid recovery. I have been using it myself and am very happy with it, I am also well on the road to recovery.


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