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What causes past mono/chronic fatigue syndrome?

What causes past mono/chronic fatigue syndrome?

Chronic Fatigue: Given that extensive labs, imaging, and all medical causes have been ruled out, you may want to try stimulants if you dont have a history of addictions. I have seen Provigil work well but again this would off label use, consult an expert. ...Read more

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Chronic Fatigue (Definition)

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In the past i've had chicken pox & mono which both have the epstein barr virus what are the chances of having chronic fatigue syndrome?

In the past i've had chicken pox & mono which both have the epstein barr virus what are the chances of having chronic fatigue syndrome?

Same as anyone: Almost everyone has ebv infection at some point in their lives. And chicken pox is caused by varicella virus, not ebv. So just because you have had both of these infections does not make you any more likely than anyone else in the general population to develop cfs. More likely you would have other predispositions to the illness. But the answer to your question is your risk is same as all people. ...Read more

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How long can chronic fatigue syndrome last?

How long can chronic fatigue syndrome last?

As long as you allow: Cfs results following the 6w mono syndrome where your body becomes deconditioned. Once resolved, you need to get back to your usual activities or you will stay weak. There is no illness, you are deconditioned. Get moving, improve your diet, you will get better much faster. ...Read more

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Is having chronic fatigue syndrome the same as being a hypochodriac?

Sometimes: There are certainly people with chronic fatigue who are either hypochondriacs or depressed. But there are also people who have a true chronic fatigue syndrome that isn't psychological. We don't understand it very well, but it sometimes occurs after a viral infection. ...Read more

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Heard long ago cher got chronic fatigue syndrome. Looks active. Who knows if she still has it?

Heard long ago cher got chronic fatigue syndrome. Looks active. Who knows if she still has it?

Chronic fatigue!: Fatigue is difficult dx. It could be sleep, mental or physical stress. Inflammation in the body causes fatigue, as do most types of autoimmune problems. Chronic mono, characterized by the presence of early antigen, long after the original illness can cause fatigue. Any chronic viral illness, hep b, hep c, hiv, can cause fatigue. But one common, and overlooked problem is being out of shape! ...Read more

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I had an EBV blood test done to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome, it can back positive at >8.0. Does that mean I am contagious? Really worried

I had an EBV blood test done to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome, it can back positive at >8.0. Does that mean I am contagious? Really worried

No: What you talking about probably igg level , this stay positive after infection. You may have past infection . You should see infectious disease physician. May need ebv pcr ...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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How can you help someone with chronic fatigue syndrome?

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 more

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What are the main symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome that people have?

What are the main symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome that people have?

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 more

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My girlfriend has chronic fatigue syndrome. How long does chronic mean it will last?

Indefinite: The chronic in this diagnosis means many years. No one knows for sure and therapy is rather ineffective so patients with this condition have to put up with it for what seems like a lifetime. ...Read more

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