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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Health Center

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 ...

  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 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 - Other Treatment

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  7. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Cause

    Learn about chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and what causes it.

  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 - 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

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