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Singingsupernurse
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   Posted 11/10/2012 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
sad  Please help!
I have had RR MS Since 1998. I have always had some amount of fatigue, and was on Provigil until the insurance won't cover it. I am also on Ritalin for fatigue and cognitive stuff. I also have Crohns disease. Problem is, I can't seem to do anything for the past 2 weeks. I am tired and lazy all the time. Anyone else experience this? What did you do for it?
Thank you so much!
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Gretchen1
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   Posted 11/10/2012 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Fatigue is such a hard one. For me, I force myself outside for exercise. Walking and easy hiking is my exercise of choice. Also, I watch my diet. I try to eat high B complex foods. Spinach, kale, beets, carrots and other fruits and veggies. I eat no grains at all and I avoid most dairy. Your crohn's may complicate your food choices. Good luck.

Singingsupernurse
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   Posted 11/10/2012 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Gretchen. Since I stopped working two weeks ago, I might wash dishes or do a load of laundry but that's it. Even that is a struggle, much less a walk. I feel like a lazy,worthless, slug.
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Gretchen1
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   Posted 11/22/2012 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
There are a couple of medications that treat fatigue. Provigil and nuvigil are popular with MSers. Also, many people find relief with psycho-stimulants such as Ritalin or Adderall. Talk to your neurologist about possible ways to treat your fatigue.
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Singingsupernurse
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   Posted 11/22/2012 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Gretchen- I used to take both provigil and Ritalin( no more provigil-too expensive even with insurance) and the fatigue can still be overwhelming. Shaking in my boots, have to start my new job and am having problems with ambulation( I am a nurse now working 11-7 with no sleep
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Keckaroo
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   Posted 12/2/2012 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Quick question, does Adderall help with fatigue? I too have had issues the past couple of weeks, extremely tired, like I cannot stay awake, even to ensure my kids are in bed. Luckily, they are 8 and 12 and fairly self sufficient, but I really enjoy tucking them in. I have been taking provigil, but the affects seem to have worn off, or more or less, I have become used to the medication. Any input would be appreciated. :)

Singingsupernurse
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   Posted 12/2/2012 11:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Some medications work better than others, I think using Adderol for fatigue maybe contrainicated-it is prescribed only for ADD/ADHD. You would have to speak to your Doc about it,see if they can use it for fatigue. I have cognitive difficulties as well
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Gretchen1
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   Posted 12/3/2012 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Adderall is very similar to Ritalin. Many MSers use Adderall for physical and cognitive fatigue. I used it for a while. I've since changed to diet and exercise as a way to treat my fatigue. That works for me now.

Singingsupernurse
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   Posted 12/3/2012 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Gretchen, didn't know that. Sometimes perscribers won't prescribe drugs for their off label use. Good to know that they will.
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Keckaroo
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   Posted 12/7/2012 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the input. I will discuss the change of meds at my next nuero appointment. I do work out and try and eat right too, but it has been even more difficult recently. Seems I have reached a stage I didn't want to, that being PP, rather than RR. It's a day by day venture though, so I remain exhausted, determined and hopeful. smilewinkgrin Not much else I can do.
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