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    1. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - What Happens

      In some cases, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) develops after an illness such as mononucleosis (mono) or flu, or after a period of unusual stress. But it may also develop without warning, even if you have not been sick.

    2. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

      Cognitive - behavioral therapy is good news for people who have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Studies show that this type of therapy can help you feel better and improve your quality of life.1, 2 What is cognitive - behavioral therapy? Why is this therapy helpful? How does the therapy work? Where to go from hereReturn to topic:Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. ...

    3. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Health Tools

      This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding chronic fatigue syndrome.

    4. Chronic Fatigue: Antidepressants - Topic Overview

      Antidepressants do not cure CFS. They may relieve symptoms such as fatigue,sleep problems,difficulty concentrating,and pain. But they will not affect the course of the illness or the speed of recovery. Antidepressants that are commonly used to treat chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) include: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs),such as fluoxetine (for example,Prozac),paroxetine ...

    5. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Using Graded Exercise to Get More Energy

      You may be thinking, "How can I exercise when I'm so tired I can barely get through the day?" You can do it, as long as you start out very slowly and are careful not to overexert yourself. Most important, it will make you feel better.Studies show that light aerobic exercise, such as walking, helps people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) feel more energetic and less tired.1 Maybe you have ...

    6. Chronic Fatigue: Antidepressants - Topic Overview

      People who have chronic health problems,such as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS),often benefit from support groups. These groups can be a good source of information and tips for managing your illness and a chance to share your frustrations and problems with others who are in a similar situation. Ask your doctor or contact a local hospital for the location of a support group near you. Think ...

    7. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Treatment Overview

      Treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) focuses on making you feel better so that you can resume a normal life. Simple measures you can take at home-such as improving your sleep habits and getting gentle exercise - are important parts of treatment.

    8. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Medications

      Medications do not cure chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS); they only help relieve symptoms. They may not greatly speed up your return to full activity, but when they are used properly they can help you feel better. Medication Choices: Pain relievers and anti

    9. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Prevention

      Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) can be neither prevented nor cured. Home treatment and, when appropriate, certain medications can help control or reduce symptoms.

    10. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - When To Call a Doctor

      It's important to talk to your doctor about any symptoms you may have of chronic fatigue syndrome. Early detection of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and early treatment of its symptoms can result in a quicker recovery.

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