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    1. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Other Treatment

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    2. Chronic Fatigue: Antidepressants - Topic Overview

      You may find it helpful to change your schedule to take advantage of times when you have more energy and feel less tired. Keep a diary for a week or so,and record the times of day when you have energy and when you are tired. If there is a pattern to how your energy levels change during the day,try to plan your work,school,or other activities around that pattern. If there are certain times ...

    3. 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

    4. 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.

    5. 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 ...

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

    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: 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. ...

    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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