Also called: CFS

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disorder that causes extreme fatigue. This fatigue is not the kind of tired feeling that goes away after you rest. Instead, it lasts a long time and limits your ability to do ordinary daily activities. Symptoms of CFS include fatigue for 6 months or more and experiencing other problems such as muscle pain, memory problems, headaches, pain in multiple joints, sleep problems, sore throat and tender lymph nodes. Since other illnesses can cause similar symptoms, CFS is hard to diagnose. No one knows what causes CFS. It is most common in women in their 40s and 50s, but anyone can have it. It can last for years. There is no cure for CFS, so the goal of treatment is to improve symptoms. Medicines may treat pain, sleep disorders and other problems.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Discussions

  1. link Monthly Spells
    Is it Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Menopause?
    Help!! I have wide spread pain that feels like I have the FLU at least once a month like a period and last between 3-6 days, sometimes more debilitati - 90% more...
    Monthly Spells- over a year ago - in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  2. link Fantasia
    Phentermine HELPS my Chronic Fatigue Symptoms~!!!
    Sorry for the double post, but my other one was a reply and I wasn't sure it would show up. I also added some more important information in this post: - 98% more...
    Fantasia- over a year ago - in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  3. link Fantasia
    Phentermine HELPS Chronic Fatigue Symptoms!
    Your story reads SOOO much like mine! I have chronic fatigue, am on my 6th doctor. Nobody has been able to help. All my blood tests (for everything un - 95% more...
    Fantasia- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  4. link Msgulfgirl
    Every muscle in my body aches,
    Because I sleep so much, my back and ribs get so sore. Also, I feel like my muscles are weakening. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired. Does th - 95% more...
    Msgulfgirl- over a year ago - 32 Replies - in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  5. link 53blueeyes
    Slept for 14 hours and still tired
    This does not happen all the time, but every once in awhile I can sleep at night, get up and am so tired I have to go back to bed. My extremities feel - 78% more...
    53blueeyes- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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