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Me Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See details: Cfs is major, constant fatigue for which no underlying cause was found. ...Read more
See details: Often there is no recovery but there can be effective treatments that control the symptoms. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Evaluation: First someone with fatigue should get a complete evaluation to rule out causes for their fatigue. Including tests for anemia, thyroid, infections and autoimmune. An integrative approach addressing lifestyle, diet, exercise and stress. A whole food antinflammatory diet, exercise and stress reducing techinigues are a good place to start. Supplements and medications may also be indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multi system: This condition, perhaps as a sequel to a viral illness, causes tiredness, muscle aching, joint pain and mental fatigue. More common in women, it can affect all age groups, responds poorly to medication, and in extreme cases leaves the patient mostly bedridden. There is no laboratory testing that makes the diagnosis. There are strong psychological underpinnings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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