Sure. Sure, but it is challenging to substantiate.
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.
By symptoms. There is no diagnostic test. Tests, including a sleep study, are done to eliminate other causes of fatigue.
No tests. Tests are only run to see if another condition which is treatable is causing your fatigue. There is no test for cfs.
Many things! Exercise. Most chronic fatigue patients are whoefully deconditioned. It makes no difference: chicken or egg. Exercise has been shown to lessen fatigue. Sleep regular hours, but do not over sleep. Finally, your doctor can prescribed low dose Nuvigil or provigil.
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.
Many tests. You need to be evaluated for sleep pattern disruptions, metabolic abnormalities, immune system dysfunctions, inadequate nutrition, chronic infections, insufficient hormone levels, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, psychological issues and many more. It's difficult to evaluate and treat. There are many things that can help.