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Any help with chronic fatigue syndrome!?

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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Dr. John Leander Po
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Definition)

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized by severe fatigue lasting longer than six months for which no underlying cause has been found. Chronic fatigue gets worse with strenuous physical or mental activity. Rest does not seem to ...Read more


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How can you treat chronic fatigue syndrome?

How can you treat chronic fatigue syndrome?

Many things!: Exercise. Most chronic fatigue patients are whoefully deconditioned. It makes no difference: chicken or egg. Exercise has been shown to lessen fatigue. Sleep regular hours, but do not over sleep. Finally, your doctor can prescribed low dose Nuvigil or provigil. ...Read more

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Could chronic fatigue syndrome be caused by?

Could chronic fatigue syndrome be caused by?

See below: Chronic fatigue syndrome can be brought on by multiple causes. The cdc has a nice page on it: http://www.Cdc.Gov/cfs/causes/index.Html. Hope that helps answer your question! ...Read more

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How can you diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome?

See details: It is a diagnosis of exclusion. There are no specific tests for cfs. Tests are done to eliminate other causes of fatigue. ...Read more

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How does a person get chronic fatigue syndrome?

How does a person get chronic fatigue syndrome?

See details: The cause of cfs is unknown. It is a diagnosis of exclusion after all other medical causes of fatigue have been eliminated. If you have sleep issues, you may want to consider a sleep study. Have you had a workup to eliminate all other causes of fatigue? If not, do so. ...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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Do we know what causes chronic fatigue syndrome?

Do we know what causes chronic fatigue syndrome?

Chronic fatigue: Scientists don't know exactly what causes chronic fatigue syndrome. It may be a combination of factors that affect people who were born with a predisposition for the disorder. Some of the factors that have been studied include: viral infections, immune system problems and hormonal imbalances. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have chronic fatigue syndrome?

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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Can I have chronic fatigue syndrome, how can I know?

See details: Chronic fatigue can have many causes. You know by having the fatigue thoroughly evaluated to see if there is an underlying cause. ...Read more

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