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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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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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Who can tell I have chronic fatigue syndrome?

Who can tell I have chronic fatigue syndrome?

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 more

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How to tell if I am suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome?

How to tell if I am suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome?

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

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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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Can you tell me the difference between fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome?

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 more

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What can you tell me about chronic fatigue syndrome - real physical illness or imaginary?

What can you tell me about chronic fatigue syndrome - real physical illness or imaginary?

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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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 to determine if I have chronic fatigue syndrome?

How to determine if I have chronic fatigue syndrome?

See details: When you have severe unremitting fatigue and all other underlying causes have been ruled out. ...Read more

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I have chronic fatigue syndrome relapse, what do you suggest?

Cope with CFS: I suggest that you listen to your body. The best way to cope with a relapse is to rest, eat well, and practice stress management. Try to give yourself short breaks throughout the day and lean on others for extra support if you can. Return to your normal level of activities gradually. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have chronic fatigue syndrome or something else, what do you suggest?

I have chronic fatigue syndrome or something else, what do you suggest?

See below: If you are concerned you have chronic fatigue, it is recommended you consult your pcp or neurologist. Fatigue is a symptom of dozens of medical and psychological conditions. A proper history, examination, and ancillary lab tests can help determine the factors responsible. ...Read more

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I think I have chronic fatigue syndrome. How would i find out if that is my symptom?

See details: Fatigue is your symptom when you have cfs. However, you need to rule out other causes of fatigue so have a doctor evaluated the situation. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how do I know if I have chronic fatigue syndrome and what are the symptoms?

See details: Only if you have severe unremitting fatigue and all other causes of fatigue have been ruled out. ...Read more

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My Dr thinks I have chronic fatigue syndrome. Have tried many antidepressants, exercise, accupuncture etc. but nothing works. Is this actually CFS?

My Dr thinks I have chronic fatigue syndrome. Have tried many antidepressants, exercise, accupuncture etc. but nothing works. Is this actually CFS?

Reasons for Fatigue: There are many reasons for fatigue. Chronic fatigue syndrome is one and it is difficult to diagnose. Approx. 80 % of our health issues are lifestyle related. Think about your lifestyle and see if it needs to be adjusted, e.g., sleep, diet, exercise, relationships, etc. Check with your doc. He or she can do an exam and some blood work to help clarify things. Dipsacus is natural product for CFS ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia but i want to train to be a doctor?

Setting goals: An important aspect for managing CFS and FM while training to be a doctor, includes setting reasonable goals and making a positive effort to achieve them. Having a good friend as a coach, goes a long way to help you achieve these goals. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Definition)

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