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    Week #3 Tip for fatigue
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    Scott Zashin, MD posted:
    Are you depressed? In addition to fatigue, other symptoms include but are not limited to lack of enjoyment of activities, isolation, sleep issues and irritablility.

    Many patients with chronic conditions such as RA develop depression. Sometimes this is temporary and sometimes it may last a while and require therapy with a mental health professional or medications. Treating this condtion with therapy or medications may help fatigue. Some antidepressants which may have a slight edge in helping fatigue include wellbutrin and prozac. There may be better antidepressants for you so check with your physician or a psychiatrist if you feel you might have depression to determine what type of treatment would be indicated.
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