My doctor diagnosed me with chronic fatigue syndrome. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

Some help. This condition is often associated with depression, which if treated adequately can help the fatigue symptoms. Also, in some cases, medications such as those for attention deficit disorders may help. Gentle, daily exercise is important. Consult your doc. Good luck.
Rest. Chronic fatigue syndrome is an illness we do not know a great deal about. Diagnosing it correctly may be difficult and means excluding other causes of fatigue. There are no known effective remedies.

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What are the best resources available for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Is there a listing of doctors that specialize in CFS treatment?

Yes. There is the chronic fatigue Society of America which has a website that you can look up. I also found the following link which I did not know about called the chronic fatigue and immune deficiency syndrome Association of America which is a Wikipedia entry: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_Fatigue_Immune_Dysfunction_Syndrome_Association_of_America . Read more...

What is the best treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome? I have seen many physicians and having difficulty getting the right support!

Reduce stress. In the fast-paced world we live in, the brain has difficulty slowing down. The best things to do are to reduce the time spent online, talk brisk walks, get away from the stress of work, and get a better night's sleep. Read more...
See details. There are several meds that can often provide reasonable benefit. A rheumatologist can help you. Read more...
Rx. Certain medications may help. I would search the internet for physicians in your area that specialize in chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs). Cfs is a designation given to chronic fatigue of unknown etiology. It is neither an autoimmune nor a rheumatologic condition. However, routine causes of fatigue must be ruled out first (anemia, hypothyroidism, etc.). Read more...

Are doctors in the us allowed to formally diagnose someone with myalgic encephalomyelitis, or do they have to use the diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Yes. While most mds use the diagnosis "chronic fatigue syndrome, " there are many authorities who feel that myalgic enchephlomyelitis is a more accurate term for many of those with chronic fatigue. Doctors are totally allowed to use that diagnosis for those who qualify- the icd-9 code is 323.9. See http://www.Name-us.Org/defintionspages/definitionsarticles/2011%20consensus%20criteria.Pdf. Read more...
Diagnostic criteria. The term cfs is more commonin the us. As far as i know there may be no icd9 code for myalgic encephalitis but most physicans use the term cfs and no me. There are many aspects of cfs and all are not known. The term me was developed ex-us. Concerns are encephalitis is an inflmmatory condition of the CNS and no inflammation has been found in the brain.More research may clarify these issues. Read more...

What can you recommend for treatment or managing chronic fatigue syndrome for rapid and everyday relief?

Healthy diet, excerc. A complete evaluation is needed to make sure you dont have any underlying cause. Get your vitamin levels checked, specially vit. D, b-1, 2-6-12. Look out got gluten senstivity. Even though you are tired, do 20-30 min exercise 3 x a day . Plenty of water. Read more...
Restore sleep. It is critical to restore stage IV sleep. To do so, eliminate narcotics. They prevent stage IV sleep. Read more...
Setting goals. An important aspect for managing cfs on a daily basis, includes setting reasonable goals and making a positive effort to achieve them. Having a good fried as a coach, goes a long way to help you achieve these goals. Read more...

Is there any way to get treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Controversial. Some docs think that cfs does not exist. Others say it exists but we can prove you have it. No test proves you have it. Just about all adult humans will test positive for epstein barr virus, so that is not proof either. No great treatments exist as far as medications are concerned. Diet, exercise and stress reduction are remarkably effective when you do all three. 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...

What is it like to have chronic fatigue syndrome? Is there treatment?

Chronic fatigue. If you are asking that question you likely have that condition. There are many causes and complications. Without waiting too long make an appointment to see your doctor and find out what is going on. It may take some time to decide what is happening and how to treat it - all the more reason to go soon. Read more...

What is it like to have chronic fatigue syndrome? Is there treatment?

Chronic fatigue. If you have chronic fatigue syndrome you must know what it feels like. The treatment should be based on your physical exam and lab tests. You might also need to see a Physiologist if your doctor's visit does not find a cause for your symptoms. Read more...

Possible chronic fatigue syndrome and noticeable REM rebound on sleep apnea treatment. Will taking antidepressants aggravate symptoms of both?

REM Rebound. Rem rebound is common when treatment for sleep apnea is started. Antidepressants will sometimes decrease rem sleep. They will not worsen rem rebound. They may indeed be helpful in chronic fatigue. It is also possible that your chronic fatigue may improve with sleep apnea treatment. A lot depends upon whether your fatigue is physical tiredness or sleepiness. Best wishes to you and i hope you feel better soon. Read more...