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  1. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complex disorder characterized by profound fatigue and other related symptoms. Standards for the diagnosis of CFS have been defined by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These include excessive fatigue that does not respond to bed rest,combined with four or more of the following symptoms: substantial impairment in short-term ...

  2. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Other Treatment

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  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 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Chronic Fatigue: Changing Your Schedule - 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 ...

  9. 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

  10. 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.

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