I, like many others, suffer from severe fatigue. It can be totally debilitating and I hate it. My neuro prescribed Provigil (AC, I know your hubby swears by it) and I tried it a few times. All it did was make me dizzy and vomit - so badly that my L'Hermittes set off a temporary but total paralysis in my rt arm (have to have your head bent forward to puke!) and this ended with a horrible spasm and curling, claw-like hand and arm.
This has happened before when I move my head 'violently', but is very scary as I don't know if movement will return as it is happening...
Anyway, my neuro says the only other thing he can give me for fatigue (he's not really sympathetic) is Ritalin and I am a bit nervous to try it. Has anyone else tried it? How does it affect you?
Next question - at my last appointment my neuro pointed out that I had gained some weight and that I had to lose it! When I graduated high school I was 125lbs and 5'7" (fairly normal, not really skinny) , I am now 43 years old and weigh 145lbs - not good I know, but it is fairly recent weight gain and has me a bit flustered as I have never tried to 'diet' before.
He then proceeded to tell me that my Lyrica, Baclofen, and Amitriptyline all make me gain weight by increasing appetite - but he gave me no help as to how to lose it? Should I stop the meds? Is there a 'safe' tab out there to help decrease appetite? I already exercise - I do dance class once a week (not as athletic as it sounds - it is one-on-one slow step by step combinations to help memory and concentration as much as physical strenght and flexibility), pilates once a week and swimming 3 times a week - can't do more, but still I get fatter! Help. Please?