Can being clinically depressed lead to chronic fatigue syndrome?

Fatigue and sadness. Yes both chronic fatigue and depression can be a viscious cycle. To improve your health, consider a more holistic approach that can review other causes of fatigue such as hormonal imbalance, vitamin deficiencis, nutritional intolerances, adrenal fatigue. An alternative medicine physician may help better due to their non pill approach and emphasis on lifestyle.

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Is there any pathology to what causes chronic fatigue syndrome if standard blood test show normal? Has anyone had any positive clinical experience?

Cause unknown. A cause for the clinical syndrome of chronic fatigue has not been established, despite multiple investigations. Treating the manifestations of the syndrome is often helpful, and many are helped by treatment for depression. Read more...
Chronic Fatigue. Syndrome is a collectioon of signs & symptoms that can be caused by a number of different issues, such as: adrenal/thryoid imbalances, infections with viruses, lyme, mycoplasma and others, and several more. The DX of chronic fatigue syndrome is usually made after ruling out all the other possibilities. Read more...
Pain & sleep. 39 yo male w. "CFS" absent pathological findings queries cause. IMO, fibromyalgia & CFS indistinguishable. Males w. chronic fatigue & malaise oft have underlying chronic musculoskeletal pain disorder causing restless & non-restorative sleep, which leads to daytime fatigue, malaise, & cloudy mental process. REM sleep disorders have been shown in these patients. Osteopathic consultation advised. Read more...

How can you treat chronic fatigue syndrome?

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. 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...

Could chronic fatigue syndrome be caused by?

See below. Chronic fatigue syndrome can be brought on by multiple causes. The cdc has a nice page on it: http://www.Cdc.Gov/cfs/causes/index.Html. Hope that helps answer your question! Read more...

How can you diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome?

See details. It is a diagnosis of exclusion. There are no specific tests for cfs. Tests are done to eliminate other causes of fatigue. Read more...

How does a person get chronic fatigue syndrome?

See details. The cause of cfs is unknown. It is a diagnosis of exclusion after all other medical causes of fatigue have been eliminated. If you have sleep issues, you may want to consider a sleep study. Have you had a workup to eliminate all other causes of fatigue? If not, do so. Read more...