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A 18-year-old female asked:

how would you characterise or diagnose chronic fatigue? what signs are there (besides fatigue, of course)? how should one treat this syndrome?

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Dr. Tania Dempsey
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Complicated: Unfortunately, your questions are beyond the scope of what can be written here. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex diagnosis with many associated symptoms and signs and is difficult to diagnose. You might want to start by reading this : http://www.Cdc.Gov/cfs/diagnosis/index.Html.

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How can I tell if I have chronic fatigue syndome?

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Could low levels of vita d contribute to chronic fatigue?

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A 48-year-old female asked:

Wat is chronic fatigue?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
Just that !: Chronic fatigue syndrome is a rather vague entity , subject to a great deal of discussion and controversy. Some believe it is related to depression and some consider it a possible viral(?Ebstein barr)infection some even deny its existence. It is sometimes helped with antidepressants and psychootherapy.

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