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Is arthralgia a common symptom of chronic fatigue?

Is arthralgia a common symptom of chronic fatigue?

Yes: The diagnosis of cfs is unexplained persistent fatigue for 6 months with at least four of the following symptoms. Loss of memory/concentration, sore throat, lymph nodes, unexplained muscle pain, arthralgia, headache, unrefreshed sleep, extreme exhaustion lasting 24 hours after exercise. ...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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What about a low sed rate? Lots of chronic fatigue, high hemoglobin and hemacrit, confusion, memory loss and now stiff body and joint pain.

What about a low sed rate? Lots of chronic fatigue, high hemoglobin and hemacrit,  confusion,  memory loss and now stiff body and joint pain.

Not a problem : There is no disease associated with a low ESR. An elevated ESR is a nonspecific indicator of inflammation. There are many possible of a high ESR--infection, malignancy, or autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Can autonomic dysfunction cause fatigue/lack of energy and muscle/bone/joint pain along with other more common symptoms?

Can autonomic dysfunction cause fatigue/lack of energy and muscle/bone/joint pain along with other more common symptoms?

Fibromyalgia?: Teenagers w. global pain, back pain, myalgias, chronic fatigue & "autonomic dysfunction" needs medical workup. If no specific findings, then fibromyalgia joins differential diagnosis. An on-line test, via Beighton Criteria, discerns whether Hypermobility Syndrome is complicitous. Osteopaths are commonly more attuned to these diagnostic concerns; Rheumatologists often ignorant about Hypermobility. ...Read more

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Symptoms dizziness, headache, fatigue rbc5.3 hgb15.7 hct48.3 Also joint pain and low BP 94/60?

Symptoms dizziness, headache, fatigue   rbc5.3 hgb15.7 hct48.3
Also joint pain and low BP 94/60?

Primary care: please see your primary care physician, the data you provide are too broad to answer meaningfully ...Read more

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What would cause muscle weakness, joint pain, and fatigue as your only symptoms?

What would cause muscle weakness, joint pain, and fatigue as your only symptoms?

Many possibilities: The symptoms you present are not specific they may represent metabolic problems like thyroid or parathyroid disease, true arthritis, muscle disease and many other possibilities. If symptoms persist further evaluation needs be done see your physician. ...Read more

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Can stress increase lupus/sjogrens symptoms like fatigue and joint pain?

Can stress increase lupus/sjogrens symptoms like fatigue and joint pain?

Yes: Stress causes the body to release cortisone compounds and adrenaline compounds. When the stress stops your body feels a drop in these like steroid withdrawal, thus the increase in symptoms. There are other hormonal mechanisms in place as well. ...Read more

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Would appreciate some expert advice, for 6 years i've had various symptoms of fatigue, muscle and joint pain, swelling of?

Would appreciate some expert advice, for 6 years i've had various symptoms of fatigue, muscle and joint pain, swelling of?

See your doctor: If your symptoms have indeed been going on 6 years, i would recommend have a complete evaluation by your doctor. Going by just your described symptoms it can be a number of diseases, or it could be nothing. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
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Joint Aches (Definition)

Discomfort emanating from the connection between two bones ...Read more