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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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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Lyrica (Definition)

Pregabalin is indicated to treat diabetic nerve pain, fibromyalgia, complex partial seizures, spinal cord injury pain, but also is used to treat trigeminal neuralgia and post-herpetic neuralgia. Psychiatric problems may also be handled with this medicine. Has no significant drug-drug interactions, but may cause drowsiness, dizziness, weight ...Read more


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How can you help someone with chronic fatigue syndrome?

How can you help someone with chronic fatigue syndrome?

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. ...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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My girlfriend has chronic fatigue syndrome. How long does chronic mean it will last?

Indefinite: The chronic in this diagnosis means many years. No one knows for sure and therapy is rather ineffective so patients with this condition have to put up with it for what seems like a lifetime. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have chronic fatigue syndrome?

CDC guideline: Chronic fatigue syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. There is no blood test, brain scan, or other lab test to conclusively tell you that you have cfs. Follow the link below for the step by step approach to diagnosing chronic fatigue syndrome according to the cdc (centers for disease control and prevention). ...Read more

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What is good medication for chronic fatigue syndrome cfs?

What is good medication for chronic fatigue syndrome cfs?

Provigil/Nuvigil: These drugs work well for fatigue of any cause. I like Modafinil (provigil) more than nuvigil, which is more potent by a factor of two. And, you need to find the cause for fatigue and attempt to rectify it. Remeber, most people with chronic fatigue are deconditioned because they don't exercise. It is the simplest best medicine for cfs. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get chronic fatigue syndrome, or is it unusual?

Uncommon: Depending upon the study, the incidence in adults varies from1 per 1000 to up to 20 per 1000. The data is clouded a little by the fact that it is -chronic- and so some people probably get counted more often and since the symptoms vary significantly, some who meet the criteria do not get counted as they dismiss their symptoms. ...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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What are the trestments of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Identify cause!: Poor sleep, depression, chronic viral illness, autoimmune diseases, anemia, all can cause this. The medication i favour for symptomatic relief is Provigil or nuvigil. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help my chronic fatigue syndrome?

Yes: You have several options and these options are dependent on whether one can find an underlying cause for the fatigue. If your fatigue is associated with major sleep problems, then a sleep study may be very helpful as one of the first steps. ...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. John Leander Po
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Definition)

It is longstanding severe fatigue for which no underlying ...Read more