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Chronic fatigue relief requires that the cause of the chronic fatigue first be identified. Once your doctor is able to identify the cause of the chronic fatigue, he or she will be able to recommend treatment. Certain medications can exaggerate symptoms of fatigue, and in some cases chronic pain can lead to sleep disturbances that may result in chronic fatigue. Some people may find chronic fatigue relief by doing things such as going to bed and waking up at the same times each day, avoiding caffeine later in the day, and exercising regularly at least three hours before bedtime.

Chronic Fatigue Relief: An Overview

Treatment for chronic fatigue will depend on a number of factors. Chronic fatigue relief will begin by identifying the chronic fatigue cause (see Chronic Fatigue Causes). Once your doctor is able to identify the cause, he or she will be able to recommend treatment for chronic fatigue relief.

Chronic Fatigue Relief: Talking With Your Doctor

If you think that you may be struggling with chronic fatigue, it is important to discuss your symptoms with your doctor.
When discussing chronic fatigue, it is also important to tell your doctor about any medications you are taking, including dietary supplements, alternative treatments, and complementary treatments, because some medications can exaggerate symptoms of fatigue. For example, stimulants (such as caffeine) as well as corticosteroids may cause sleep disturbances. Your doctor can provide guidance on what medications and interventions may restore your sleep, as well as advice on medications to avoid as part of chronic fatigue relief.
It is also important to discuss chronic pain symptoms with your doctor because chronic pain often leads to sleep difficulties, which in turn leads to chronic fatigue. Your doctor may order laboratory tests to determine what organ(s) may be involved in causing chronic fatigue. Maintaining a healthy weight and participating in regular exercise may also help provide relief of chronic fatigue.
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