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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 - 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 ...

  5. Chronic Fatigue: Getting Support - 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 ...

  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 - 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.

  8. 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. ...

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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