Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by smadavid, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. smadavid

    smadavid New Member

    I notice significant improvement in my chronic fatigue symptoms when I take an antihistamine such as Cetirizine (Zyrtec). I'm less sleepy, more relaxed, cognition is improved (not faster - just clearer and requiring less effort), mood is improved, etc. I'd be curious is anyone else has had similar experiences, and I'm wondering if this might be a clue as to the underlying cause of my fatigue.

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  2. Rafiki

    Rafiki New Member

    I suspect some, but not all, antihistamines help me, too.

  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    I've been taking OTC antihistamines for decades. Haven't experienced any
    beneficial side effects. They do make me urinate more often.

    I do feel a little better w/ grapeseed extract and Holy Basil which I've been
    taking for the past several months.

    Good luck

  4. smadavid

    smadavid New Member

    Thanks everyone for your input!

    Jamin, I'm going to give Grapeseed Extract a try and see whether it makes a difference for me.