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What are symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome?

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People with the condition have four or more of these issues:

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Not feeling rested or refreshed after sleep
  • Trouble with concentration or memory
  • Muscle pain and soreness
  • Joint pain without redness or swelling
  • An unusual headache
  • Tender lymph nodes in the neck or armpit
  • Sore throat that won’t go away or keeps coming back

SOURCES:

CDC: “Chronic fatigue syndrome.”

National Health Service (UK): “Chronic fatigue syndrome.”

Office on Women’s Health: “Chronic fatigue syndrome.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on August 12, 2016

SOURCES:

CDC: “Chronic fatigue syndrome.”

National Health Service (UK): “Chronic fatigue syndrome.”

Office on Women’s Health: “Chronic fatigue syndrome.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on August 12, 2016

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