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  1. 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.

  2. 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 ...

  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 - 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.

  5. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding chronic fatigue syndrome.

  6. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Other Treatment

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  7. 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

  8. 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.

  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 ...

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