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chronic fatigue syndrome

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Provigil and Nuvigil: These drugs help symptomatically, but studies have shown that people with cfs are relatively deconditioned. If this is applicable to you, you will be ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not easy: This condition, perhaps as a sequel to a viral illness, causes tiredness, muscle aching, joint pain and mental fatigue. More common in women, it can ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience Rheumatology
Get evaluated: First get a good evaluation to rule out underlying causes for your fatigue. A complete history and physical along with appropriate tests, including cb ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
By symptoms: There is no diagnostic test. Tests, including a sleep study, are done to eliminate other causes of fatigue.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No tests.: Tests are only run to see if another condition which is treatable is causing your fatigue. There is no test for cfs.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Many things!: Exercise. Most chronic fatigue patients are whoefully deconditioned. It makes no difference: chicken or egg. Exercise has been shown to lessen fatig ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Many tests: You need to be evaluated for sleep pattern disruptions, metabolic abnormalities, immune system dysfunctions, inadequate nutrition, chronic infections, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Hands
66 years experience Endocrinology
As long as you allow: Cfs results following the 6w mono syndrome where your body becomes deconditioned. Once resolved, you need to get back to your usual activities or you ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Many things: This is multifactorial and requires a csi like approach for diagnosis and treatment. Treatment should focus on adequate sleep patterns, hormone balan ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
12 years experience Sleep Medicine
See below: Chronic fatigue syndrome can be brought on by multiple causes. The cdc has a nice page on it: http://www.Cdc.Gov/cfs/causes/index.Html. Hope that help ... Read More
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