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Dr. John Leander Po
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Overview)

It is longstanding severe fatigue for which no underlying cause has been found.


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What is the definition or description of: chronic fatigue syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: chronic fatigue syndrome?

See details: It is longstanding severe fatigue for which no underlying cause has been found. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
294 doctors shared insights

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Overview)

It is longstanding severe fatigue for which no underlying cause has been found.


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How long does chronic fatigue syndrome normally last?

Indefinitely: Unless a medical evaluation and lab work reveal an underlying cause that can be treated and corrected, it usually lasts indefinitely. ...Read more

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Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS) (Tip)

Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS)

Living with chronic fatigue can seem tough initially, until the body becomes stronger. ...See more

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Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS) (Checklist)

Don't overdo it when you have more energy than usual
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Try slow and steady movement like qigong, tai chi, or yoga
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Consider a natural alternative to meds like dipsacus
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Is headache a common symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Is headache a common symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Yes: There is a fair amount of overlap between chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and chronic daily headache syndromes. Patients with of them commonly report headaches and difficulty falling asleep. ...Read more

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

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

Multi system: This condition, perhaps as a sequel to a viral illness, causes tiredness, muscle aching, joint pain and mental fatigue. More common in women, it can affect all age groups, responds poorly to medication, and in extreme cases leaves the patient mostly bedridden. There is no laboratory testing that makes the diagnosis. There are strong psychological underpinnings. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS) (Tip)

Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS)

Chronic fatigue is treatable and manageable with the right support systems in place. ...See more

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Overcoming Fatigue (Checklist)

Get a full night's sleep (7-8 hours)
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See your doctor to investigate any medical causes
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Set a regular bedtime
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Set a regular wake time
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Is deep sighing and deep breathing signs of chronic fatigue syndrome...Or perhaps boredom?

Chronic fatigue: Are you depressed? What other symptoms do you have? Sounds like you might want to chat with a clinical psychologist. These are not usually associated with cfs. ...Read more

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What lab work should be done before a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome is given? Lupus, Lyme disease, heptatitis, anything else?

What lab work should be done before a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome is given? Lupus, Lyme disease, heptatitis, anything else?

Varied: There are many different reasons for a person to suffer from fatigue: anemia, hypothyroidism, and many of the autoimmubne diseases. It is generally a diagnosis of exclusion. So lab work should include routine studies such as blood counts, liver and renal function and thyroid function studies. Only if all of these are normal would i pursue further studies. ...Read more

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Dr. Betty Keller
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Chronic Fatigue (Definition)

Chronic fatigue is a persistent feeling of tiredness and being "worn down" over ...Read more


Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more