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How can I deal with chronic fatigue syndrome?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many things!

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.

In brief: Many things!

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.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Nisha Manek
I agree with Dr. Namey. One exercise option that can work wonders is Tai Chi. Explore the Tai Chi program from Arthritis Foundation. Tai Chi was found to be very effective in helping patients with Fibromyalgia - Wang C et al. NEJM 2010. All the best!
Dr. Nisha Manek
I should have added that Fibromyalgia has a significant Fatigue component, hence research findings for Fibromyalgia may be extrapolated to CFS.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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