Who can tell I have chronic fatigue syndrome?

Family doctor. If you have fatigue and mental slowness which do not seem to go away (and there are many other symptoms possible) you should see your family doctor to sort this out. He will rule out other conditions like hypothyroid which can mimic this condition which is a diagnosis of exclusion since there are no positive laboratory tests.
Anyone you decide. I believe you are asking who u can tell regarding physicians? As a rheumatologist, we get patients with that diagnosis from referring physicians that have nothing else to label the patient. I understand your reluctance since some physicians do not believe it exsists and i hope you can find one who is willing to listen. Unfortunately family can be worse since they just assume you r lazy . Good luck.

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How do I tell if I have chronic fatigue syndrome?

CDC guideline. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. There is no blood test, brain scan, or other lab test to conclusively tell you that you have cfs. Follow the link below for the step by step approach to diagnosing chronic fatigue syndrome according to the cdc (centers for disease control and prevention). Read more...
Too tired to do. Cfs (chronic fatigue syndrome) is a condition that one is so tired they can not do their normal daily actviities. This defintiion is said to be present for at least 6 months. This can resolve with time or can persist. The causes are not clear and there are various possibilities. There is no clear therapy but remaining active and exercising (some say they can't) are important steps. Read more...

How to tell if I am suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome?

Severe fatigue > 6 m. Cfs is profound fatigue with constellations of other symptoms for 6 months or more. Medical workup is generally negative. Other symptoms may be post exertion malaise after adequate rest, unrefreshing sleep, memory changes, muscle ache, joint symptoms, new onset headache, tender lymphnodes. Sometimes cfs is associated with fibromyalgia. Get medical help as needed. Read more...

Can you tell me the difference between fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome?

Main symptom. Although they have lots of common symptoms, but main symptom in fibromyalgia is the widespread pain while in chronic fatigue syndrome, main concern is the extreme fatigue even with minimal activity. Some people may have both which makes the diagnosis and management harder. Read more...

What can you tell me about chronic fatigue syndrome - real physical illness or imaginary?

Fatigue. It could be real or imaginary. First see your doctor who will take your history, examine you, and order labs. It is also likely that your doctor would refer you to a psychologist for advice and care. Read more...

Can I have chronic fatigue syndrome, how can I know?

See details. Chronic fatigue can have many causes. You know by having the fatigue thoroughly evaluated to see if there is an underlying cause. Read more...