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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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:.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Please explain chronic fatigue syndrome?

Please explain chronic fatigue syndrome?

Interfers- activity: Chronic fatigue syndrome or cfs is essentially is too much fatigue to function in your daily life. The fatigue interfers with your activities and stops you from doing them. It is defined as a "debilitating and complex disorder characterized by profound fatigue that is not improved by bed rest and that may be worsened by physical or mental activity." - reference cdc website cdc/gov/cfs.

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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.

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How is chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosed?

How is chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosed?

By symptoms: There is no diagnostic test. Tests, including a sleep study, are done to eliminate other causes of fatigue.

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What are tests of chronic fatigue syndrome?

No tests.: Tests are only run to see if another condition which is treatable is causing your fatigue. There is no test for cfs.

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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.

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What tests detect chronic fatigue syndrome?

What tests detect 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.

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How long can chronic fatigue syndrome last?

How long can chronic fatigue syndrome last?

As long as you allow: Cfs results following the 6w mono syndrome where your body becomes deconditioned. Once resolved, you need to get back to your usual activities or you will stay weak. There is no illness, you are deconditioned. Get moving, improve your diet, you will get better much faster.

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