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A 44-year-old female asked:

What are the main symptoms of cfs? i'm tired all the time & awake for a few hours then exhausted again.

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
Fatigue: Ismyhe main symptom but it should not be associated to a medical condition like hypothyroidism, anemia, a choric infection, etc.
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Dr. Paul Carter
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31 years experience
Consider Sleep Apnea: Your symptoms may be due to a number of medical conditions, but obstructive sleep apnea should also be strongly considered. A sleep study would be needed to evaluate for this properly. This would be at the top of my list if you have already had a workup for other causes of fatigue or daytime sleepiness.
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu commented
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
If the usual medical conditions (metabolic issue, anemia etc have already been excluded), consider depression as well. I do agree that sleep apnea should be considered but it is just one of the many potential causes.
Nov 16, 2013

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