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Treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Treat the DISEASE: Chronic fatigue syndrome is exactly that -- a syndrome. There is a specific disease behind every syndrome. Treat the disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Stewart
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Biofeedback (Definition)

Simply feedback of information to you about your own internal biological activity. You then use that information to learn self regulation. You can't learn a skill without feedback of your performance. Biofeedback gives you information of functions you're usually unaware of -- muscle activity, breathing, heart rate, sweating, skin temperature, brain waves, etc. -- allowing ...Read more


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Can chronic fatigue syndrome cause fasciculations on emg?

Can chronic fatigue syndrome cause fasciculations on emg?

Chronic fatigue: Is daytime hypoarousal outside of another diagnosis. It may be associated with a low pain threshold or you may have a mood or anxiety disorder. Fasciculations on EMG fasculations, or muscle spasms, is seperate from chronic fatigue syndrome, but chronic fatigue can be a part of other problems, some of which you likely got the EMG for. Do you have pain?, sleep well? Grind your teeth at night? ...Read more

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Can cognitive behavioral therapy help chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia?

Can cognitive behavioral therapy help chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia?

Have answered: I have answered this elsewhere but the answer is a very definite yes. There have been numerous studies showing the benefit of cognitive behavioral therapies for a wide variety of chronic conditions including chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. It is unfortunate that these therapies are not used more often. ...Read more

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Are Lyme disease and chronic fatigue syndrome related?

Are Lyme disease and chronic fatigue syndrome related?

Similar symptoms: Lyme disease and chronic fatigue syndrome can have very similar symptoms. By definition, if one has chronic fatigue syndrome other causes of fatigue like lyme disease have been ruled out, so if one has lyme disease, by definition they do no have cfs. However, it is likely that many people who have been diagnosed with cfs actually have undiagnosed lyme disease. See comment for more:. ...Read more

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What causes fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome?

What causes fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome?

No one thing: Hi. We do not know what causes either condition, so right now, your guess is as good as mine (or anyone else's). My belief is it's a constellation of causes, not any one thing. ...Read more

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Any "cures" for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Any "cures" for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Get evaluated: First get a good evaluation to rule out underlying causes for your fatigue. A complete history and physical along with appropriate tests, including cbc, chem, thyroid tests including thyroid antibodies, cpk, rf, ana, parvo, ebv, and lyme. Depending on your history and risk factors additional studies may be ordered. Treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Any help with chronic fatigue syndrome!?

Provigil and Nuvigil: These drugs help symptomatically, but studies have shown that people with cfs are relatively deconditioned. If this is applicable to you, you will be more fatigued during any exertional activity. Excercise is the best medicine. ...Read more

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Are chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia related autoimmune diseases?

Are chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia related autoimmune diseases?

Neither are autoimmu: Neither are autoimmune. While some autimmune diseases (ie., sjorgren's) can cause fatigue, they are not cfs. No evidence that autoimmunity has a role in either! ...Read more

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Chronic fatigue syndrome--same as ebv?

Chronic fatigue syndrome--same as ebv?

Chronic fatigue: Although some people with cfs have have some antibodies suggesting recent ebv infection, most do not. There are probably multiple triggers for cfs. ...Read more

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Which tests determine chronic fatigue syndrome?

Which tests determine chronic fatigue syndrome?

None: Testing and a sleep study will rule out other causes of fatigue but there are no test that confirm this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Would rsd/crps cause chronic fatigue?

Would rsd/crps cause chronic fatigue?

Association: Admittedly, i'm not an expert in chronic fatigue syndrome. I think chronic fatigue is a common comorbidity or associated syndrome of complex regional pain syndrome (reflex sympathetic dystrophy, causalgia), rather than a cause. Sympathetic involvement may be the common link; hopefully an expert in both conditions could contribute more. ...Read more

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Are chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia autoimmune both diseases?

Are chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia autoimmune both diseases?

Autoimmune disease: Neither disease is of the autoimmune variety. They tend to be diagnosed based on specific findings and very general symptoms. ...Read more

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Does panchakarma help with chronic fatigue?

Does panchakarma help with chronic fatigue?

Yes: Panchakarma is a nice holistic tool for helping chronic fatigue.Different patients are helped by different modalities. I advise that patients suffering with it try different modalities or even better combination of them .They have to decide which works best for them and to incorporate in their daily routine-breathing and energy exercise, contact with nature, aromatherapy, music, color therapy, ... ...Read more

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Why does diagnosis of sleep apnea exclude diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Especially in cases where CPAP fails to remit daytime sleepiness and lassitude,

Why does diagnosis  of sleep apnea exclude diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Especially  in cases where CPAP fails to remit daytime sleepiness and lassitude,

It doesn't but: Since sleep apnea alone is associated with fatigue, one needs to make sure that this is treated adequately. However, having one condition does not preclude one from having another. ...Read more

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How is chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosed?

How is chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosed?

By symptoms: There is no diagnostic test. Tests, including a sleep study, are done to eliminate other causes of fatigue. ...Read more

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Is mbsr training recommended for patients suffering clinical depression, mild chronic depression, or high levels of stress and anxiety?

Is mbsr training recommended for patients suffering clinical depression, mild chronic depression, or high levels of stress and anxiety?

Not everyone: I recommend mbsr training to many of my patients. Recommendations are very individual, since severely depressed people may not be able to attend well to the process, or silent meditation may result in losing one's self in self-deprecating/negative thinking. Moderate depression is quite different though -- there is even mindfulness-based cbt for depression. Mbsr can be very helpful in anxiety! ...Read more

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Does acupuncture treat chronic fatigue?

Does acupuncture treat chronic fatigue?

It can help: Acupuncture can help with fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, improve mood and increase an overall sense of well being. It can also treat headaches, joint pain, muscle pain . All these symptoms can be associated with cfs. ...Read more

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Dr. Betty Keller
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Chronic Fatigue (Definition)

What is the definition or description of: Chronic fatigue? ANS: The definition is too long for this space. Google national guidelines for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and you will find the specific items needed to define chronic fatigue syndrome. They ...Read more


Dr. John Leander Po
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Definition)

A condition in which a person experiences severe fatigue that lasts longer than six months for which no underlying cause can be found, and which limits strenuous ...Read more