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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Family doctor: If you have fatigue and mental slowness which do not seem to go away (and there are many other symptoms possible) you should see your family doctor to sort this out. He will rule out other conditions like hypothyroid which can mimic this condition which is a diagnosis of exclusion since there are no positive laboratory tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe fatigue > 6 m: Cfs is profound fatigue with constellations of other symptoms for 6 months or more. Medical workup is generally negative. Other symptoms may be post exertion malaise after adequate rest, unrefreshing sleep, memory changes, muscle ache, joint symptoms, new onset headache, tender lymphnodes. Sometimes cfs is associated with fibromyalgia. Get medical help as needed. ...Read more
See details: Often there is no recovery but there can be effective treatments that control the symptoms. ...Read more
See details: Cfs is major, constant fatigue for which no underlying cause was found. ...Read more
Could you tell me what are my chances of recovering from chronic fatigue syndrome after ten years?
Poor: It is a chronic condition just as its name implies. Spontaneous resolution is rare. ...Read more
Main symptom: Although they have lots of common symptoms, but main symptom in fibromyalgia is the widespread pain while in chronic fatigue syndrome, main concern is the extreme fatigue even with minimal activity. Some people may have both which makes the diagnosis and management harder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fatigue: It could be real or imaginary. First see your doctor who will take your history, examine you, and order labs. It is also likely that your doctor would refer you to a psychologist for advice and care. ...Read more
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