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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Health Center

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  1. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Topic Overview

    What is chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)? Chronic fatigue syndrome causes such devastating tiredness or fatigue that you can't perform all of the normal, daily activities you used to.

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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.

  4. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Other Treatment

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  5. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Home Treatment

    Home treatment is the most important part of treating chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). If you have CFS, you can take steps to control and sometimes relieve your symptoms: Adjust your schedule to take advantage of times when you feel more energetic and less

  6. 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.

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Exams and Tests

    Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is hard to diagnose. Fatigue is an extremely common problem, and it can have many other causes. CFS can be diagnosed only by ruling out other conditions. First, your doctor will take your medical history and do a physical ex

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