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Does Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Get Worse Over Time
Many tests: You need to be evaluated for sleep pattern disruptions, metabolic abnormalities, immune system dysfunctions, inadequate nutrition, chronic infections, insufficient hormone levels, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, psychological issues and many more. It's difficult to evaluate and treat. There are many things that can help. ...Read more
Consider meds: By making sure there are no other underlying causes and then considering meds which can significantly reduce the fatigue. ...Read more
Is it possible for a man to chronic fatigue syndrome? I do have sleep apnea and struggle with my cpap machine, but fatigue seems to be getting worse.
Chronic Fatigue: Sydrome (CFS) is a complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that can't be explained by any underlying medical condition and to date has no known specific cause. Sleep apnea and any chronic condition including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and depression can all cause fatigue. Please discuss with your doctor. Refer to http://www.cdc.gov/cfs, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002224/ ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Just had dinner with friends. They said a classmate just got diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. I didn't know what to say. Why would someone get that?
Just commiserate: This is a mysterious condition in which seemingly normal persons develop severe fatigue. It is often overdiagnosed, and sometimes may actually be a manifestation of depression or other illnesses. There is some suggestion that human herpesvirus 6 may cause this, but unfortunately there is no known effective therapy at present. There also very few ways to prove the diagnosis. ...Read more
Please help, what can I do to get my spouse to understand about my fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome?
Controversial: Some docs think that cfs does not exist. Others say it exists but we can prove you have it. No test proves you have it. Just about all adult humans will test positive for epstein barr virus, so that is not proof either. No great treatments exist as far as medications are concerned. Diet, exercise and stress reduction are remarkably effective when you do all three. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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