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A 46-year-old member asked:

what do you recommend for someone with chronic fatigue syndrome?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Evaluate and treat: First of all, you need a medical evaluation and lab work to look for underlying causes of fatigue. The workup often includes a sleep study if nothing is found, there are medications which can often produce good benefit.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

Does chronic fatigue syndrome get worse over time?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Chronic fatigue: Chronic fatigue can become worse over time but can also be related to age related changes from hormonal decline, vitamin deficiencies or reduction in level or time as well as from the increased degenerative changes in your body. The best strategy is to always eat well, get your hormone levels checked since they can help and take your vitamins.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

How can you help someone with chronic fatigue syndrome?

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Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 35 years experience
Evaluation: First someone with fatigue should get a complete evaluation to rule out causes for their fatigue. Including tests for anemia, thyroid, infections and autoimmune. An integrative approach addressing lifestyle, diet, exercise and stress. A whole food antinflammatory diet, exercise and stress reducing techinigues are a good place to start. Supplements and medications may also be indicated.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is there something that you can take for chronic fatigue syndrome?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Nutrition: A proper regime inspite of your condition will help to reduce the symptoms. It will not happen overnight, but sure you will over come if you maintain diet, exercise and positive thinking in your daily life.
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A 27-year-old member asked:

What are the main differences between chronic fatigue syndrome and polymyalgia rhumatica?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 19 years experience
Shoulder & hip pain: Polymyalgia rheumatica is characterized by hip and shoulder pain/stiffness associated with high inflammatory markers in the blood (sedimentation rate and c-reactive protein). It only occurs in people 50 and older and resolves with steroid treatment within a day or 2. Fibromyalgia is all-over pain that can occur at any age and is not inflammatory. It does not respond to steroids.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is anyone out there treating someone with cfs-chronic fatigue syndrome?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: I've treated countless patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. There are many possible reasons to have chronic fatigue. It's typically a combination a low thyroid and/or adrenal function that isn't showing up on blood tests. It's a 'functional' problem with the hormone system. In addition, we treat with vitamins, immune support, detoxification, dietary changes, and test for food sensitivities.

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