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A 28-year-old female asked:

What are the symptoms of cfs and how is it treated?gp said no meds for it and should be able to sleep easy but i can't and sleep doesn't help me

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: The symptom is exactly what the term suggests, major chronic fatigue, There are effective meds for this problem and you may want to see a rheumatologist. I would also urge that you have a sleep study.
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Dr. Natalie Sieb
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Chronic fatigue : It's thought as a disorder characterized mainly by extreme fatigue that cannot be attributed to any other disease.It can worsen with activity, and may not get better even with rest. You may also have loss of concentration or memory, unexplained muscle pain, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat, new headache, and joint pain. Antidepressants, sleep aids, PT,counseling, and reducing stress can help
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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I disagree. A true chronic fatifue syndrome has none of those other issues. If one has them there is likely another diagnosis present.
May 17, 2014
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
May 17, 2014
Last updated May 17, 2014

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