What is chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs) all about?

Many things. This is multifactorial and requires a csi like approach for diagnosis and treatment. Treatment should focus on adequate sleep patterns, hormone balance, treatment of chronic infections, rethinking nutrition and excercise.
Fatigue interferes . The fatigue is so bad that one has problems functioning in their usual lifestyle. There's a lot of debate about ideology and what causes this, and this is something you can discuss with your physician and have an evaluation.
Multifactorial. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. These factors impair the patient's ability to produce energy and they end up chronically fatigued. Poor diet, suboptimal sleep, food and other allergies contribute.

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What is good medication for chronic fatigue syndrome cfs?

Provigil/Nuvigil. These drugs work well for fatigue of any cause. I like Modafinil (provigil) more than nuvigil, which is more potent by a factor of two. And, you need to find the cause for fatigue and attempt to rectify it. Remeber, most people with chronic fatigue are deconditioned because they don't exercise. It is the simplest best medicine for cfs. Read more...
Find & Rx cause. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. These factors impair the patient's ability to produce energy and they end up chronically fatigued. There are numerous internal & external stressors that can contribute to this syndrome. Find & rx. Read more...

I wanted to know is chronic fatigue syndrome my own fault?

Of course not. CFS is simply one of many diseases for which no cause has been established. If all medical causes have been eliminated, consider having a sleep study done. None of this is related to some self-induced punishment. Read more...

What is chronic fatigue syndrome? What causes it, what are the symptoms, and how can it be treated?

See details. CFS is chronic fatigue without an identifiable cause. By definition, the cause is unknown. Several meds can help. One should also have a sleep study to rule out sleep abnormalities as a cause of the fatigue. Read more...

How dangerous is chronic fatigue syndrome? Is it to be expected with parkinsons? How dangerious is chronic fatique syndrome with parkinsons?

PD causes fatigue. An exceedingly common symptom of parkinson's disease is daytime fatigue, somnolence, napping, and nodding off during quiet activity. This comes from pd itself, not comorbid chronic fatigue syndrome. It can be alleviated with meds, routine exercise, diet, and good sleep hygeine. Talk with your neurologist about managing your parkinson's-related fatigue. Read more...

Is chronic fatigue syndrome be classified as a disability if it causes problems with a job?

Possibly. It is very difficult to get disability based on this diagnosis because of the absence of objective findings on exam and confirmatory diagnostic tests. Read more...

How is chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosed? How does it differ from epstein-barre syndrome/disease? How do they differ from myofacial pain?

Clinical Diagnosis. It is a diagnosis of elimination. You eliminate other diagnosis with similar symptoms and then come up with the diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome. There are different criterias to make the dagnosis though. It is considered similar to infectious mononucleosis caused by epstein barre virus diagnosed by monospot test. Myofacial pain could be one of the clinical manifestations of cfs. Read more...
Standard Criteria. Cfs is diagnosed using 8 general symptom questions (dyscognition, sore throat, swollen glands, muscle pain, joint pain, headaches, poor sleep, tired after activity) and 4 fatigue questions (not relieved by rest, not due to activity, impairment, worse with mild exercise). Ebv can start cfs but there is no persistent ebv. Myofascial pain is widespread pain that can be with or without fatigue. Read more...