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What is chronic fatigue syndrome? what causes it, what are the symptoms, and how can it be treated?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: CFS is chronic fatigue without an identifiable cause. By definition, the cause is unknown. Several meds can help. One should also have a sleep study to rule out sleep abnormalities as a cause of the fatigue.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

My wife thinks she has chronic fatigue syndrome. What would the symptoms be?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Chronic fatigue: Chronic fatigue. Pain should not be a major issue. If it is, consider fibromyalgia.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What are the main symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome that people have?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 33 years experience
FATIGUE # 1: Not to sound condescending but disabling fatigue certainly is the main symptom. Low grade fevers, muscle and joint pain are also extremely common. Some patients will descibe sore throats and possibly swollen lymph nodes. Flu like complaints are also common.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Besides extreme fatigue, does chronic fatigue syndrome have other symptoms?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Depression: Some people develop depression as well.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Many!: We always should look for an underlying cause. It may not be found, but an appreciable number of patient i see, a cause can be found. The causes are very large in number!
A 48-year-old member asked:

Could chronic fatigue syndrome be caused by?

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Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Sleep Medicine 13 years experience
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 helps answer your question!

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