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Has anyone ever recovered from chronic fatigue syndrome like cher?

Has anyone ever recovered from chronic fatigue syndrome like cher?

Yes: As a physician who treats a number of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs), i can tell you that yes, some patients do recover. However, it is a process and typically doesn't happen overnight. The most important step in recovery is determining what is causing or worsening your symptoms. There are a large number of causes, and you should see a physician who specializes in cfs for evaluation. ...Read more

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


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Does anyone ever recover from chronic fatigue syndrome?

Does anyone ever recover from chronic fatigue syndrome?

Some yes, some no: This is a tough question to answer with confidence because the medical community still doesn't fully understand this syndrome. It can have many different causes, some of which are curable and others, not. Depending on the cause, if diagnosed, one can recover from cfs. Regardless, it is a long, slow process that can be measured in months if not years- akin to a marathon, not a a 100 yard sprint. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about recovering from chronic fatigue syndrome?

Can you tell me about recovering from chronic fatigue syndrome?

See details: Often there is no recovery but there can be effective treatments that control the symptoms. ...Read more

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Does anyone ever recover from chronic fatigue syndrome and be normal again?

Yes: Some can. It depends on the individual. There is no definite known cause and thus no specific treatment . Some people retain chronic symptoms, while others improve over a period of time. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called chronic fatigue syndrome (c.F.S.).?

Explain the condition called chronic fatigue syndrome (c.F.S.).?

Still a mystery: Chronic fatigue syndrome refers to severe, continued tiredness that is not relieved by rest and is not directly caused by other medical conditions. As part of the definition of cfs other conditions known to cause fatigue are not present. The cause of cfs is still a mystery but there is often evidence of immune dysfunction and many theorize it is caused by viruses. Please see my comments for more:. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have chronic fatigue syndrome?

What does it feel like to have chronic fatigue syndrome?

Lots of symptoms: Symptoms can vary from person to person and the list is so long i would exceed the maximum reply size this site allows, but the "big ones" are constant tiredness not explained by exertion or lack of sleep, muscle and joint pains, new or changed type of headaches, foggy thinking, and many others. There are several similar syndromes, so you need a doctor to confirm which one causes your issue. ...Read more

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What would it feel like to have chronic fatigue syndrome?

What would it feel like to have chronic fatigue syndrome?

See below: Medically unexplaned fatigue for over 6 months not relieved by rest and interfering with normal activities plus 4 or more of the following:
impared memory/concentration
sore throat
tender neck or axillary lymph nodes
muscle pain
multijoint pain
new headaches
unrefreshing sleep
postexertion malaise. ...Read more

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Heard long ago cher got chronic fatigue syndrome. Looks active. Who knows if she still has it?

Chronic fatigue!: Fatigue is difficult dx. It could be sleep, mental or physical stress. Inflammation in the body causes fatigue, as do most types of autoimmune problems. Chronic mono, characterized by the presence of early antigen, long after the original illness can cause fatigue. Any chronic viral illness, hep b, hep c, hiv, can cause fatigue. But one common, and overlooked problem is being out of shape! ...Read more

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What is it like to have chronic fatigue syndrome? Is there treatment?

What is it like to have chronic fatigue syndrome? Is there treatment?

Chronic fatigue: If you are asking that question you likely have that condition. There are many causes and complications. Without waiting too long make an appointment to see your doctor and find out what is going on. It may take some time to decide what is happening and how to treat it - all the more reason to go soon. ...Read more

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What is it like to have chronic fatigue syndrome? Is there treatment?

Chronic fatigue: If you have chronic fatigue syndrome you must know what it feels like. The treatment should be based on your physical exam and lab tests. You might also need to see a Physiologist if your doctor's visit does not find a cause for your 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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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?

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?

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?

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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How do I know if i developed chronic fatigue syndrome?

How do I know if i developed chronic fatigue syndrome?

See rheumatologist: See rheumatologist who has experience with fibromyalgia. This may not be fibromyalgia, but the possibility of that treatable cause and other causes of fatigue should be assessed. ...Read more

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Which symptoms consistant with chronic fatigue syndrome?

Which symptoms consistant with chronic fatigue syndrome?

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

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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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How do you know if you have the chronic fatigue syndrome?

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

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Is there any pain involved with chronic fatigue syndrome?

It is common, but: It is not a part of the syndrome, and its presence might cause other diagnoses to be considered first. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is chronic fatigue syndrome my own fault?

Of course not: CFS is simply one of many diseases for which no cause has been established. If all medical causes have been eliminated, consider having a sleep study done. None of this is related to some self-induced punishment. ...Read more

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What should I do if I suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome?

What should I do if I suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome?

Be proactive!!!!: Being proactive goes a long way to prevent your condition from becoming worse. Strategies include: 1. Maintaining a schedule/ structure to your day 2.Get 8 hrs of sleep (avoid under or oversleeping 3.Get your lab results and patient documents in order (help your specialist piece clues together) 4.Exercise the best you can. 5. Build a network of friends that you can trust but can still critique. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Definition)

Severe fatigue lasting longer than six months for which no underlying cause has been found. Chronic fatigue gets worse with strenuous ...Read more