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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

Dr. John Leander Po
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Definition)

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized by severe fatigue lasting longer than six months for which no underlying cause has been found. Chronic fatigue gets worse with strenuous physical or mental activity. Rest does not seem to ...Read more


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My doctor diagnosed me with chronic fatigue syndrome. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

My doctor diagnosed me with chronic fatigue syndrome. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

Some help: This condition is often associated with depression, which if treated adequately can help the fatigue symptoms. Also, in some cases, medications such as those for attention deficit disorders may help. Gentle, daily exercise is important. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia. Seek doctor with extensive interest, knowledge and experience. Thanks?

I have Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia. Seek doctor with extensive interest, knowledge and experience. Thanks?

Many issues: Based on what you wrote it is likely you will need more than one specialist. Start with your own doctor who will review your medical history, examine you, order labs, and then make future management decisions including referral. ...Read more

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What doctors can help me with my chronic fatigue syndrome?

Depends: There are number of options for chronic fatigue syndrome but the important thing is to rule out organic causes for your symptoms. There are some physicians who have more experience on cfs but treatment modalities vary quite a bit from allopathic to alternative medicine. It's up to you and your physician to find the best treatment plan for yourself to manage the symptoms and recover from cfs. ...Read more

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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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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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