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    Medical Reference Related to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    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 - Health Tools

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

    3. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Other Treatment

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    4. 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.

    5. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - What Increases Your Risk

      Although people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are generally 25 to 45 years of age and 6 of 10 of them are women, there is no evidence to show what increases a person's risk for developing CFS.

    6. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Symptoms

      The main symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a devastating tiredness or exhaustion that has lasted at least 6 months and does not improve much with rest. This fatigue also is so severe that it interferes with your daily activities.

    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: 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 ...

    10. 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 ...

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