Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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This syndrome refers to continued tiredness not relieved by rest or caused directly by a medical condition. The causes are unknown, but some theories say that it may be due to Epstein-Barr virus and inflammation in the nervous system, genetics, stress or previous illness. Some of the symptoms are confusion, extreme tiredness, forgetfulness, irritability, not feeling refreshed after a proper sleep. 

Any helpful information for those who have this syndrome?

Hey this sounds just like me. I am always tired and have no energy. I wake up tired everyday. I have learned to live life with this problem tho. I used to get so depressed.

Stress can be the culprit for a variety of immune system irregularities, including tiredness and health conditions, such as inflammation. Finding a way to reduce stress and streamline one's daily activities can increase energy and reduce symptoms of fatigue.

I'm a bit of a medical mystery, and although I have been told that I have fibromyalgia I don't think that's all I have. I'm constantly tired.

I got hit with like 20 years ago and I deal with its after affects for years and I push through the pain and frustrating

I never wake up feeling refreshed, I stay tired all the time, and I definitely have a lot of forgetfulness and irritability. Been like that for years now, I wonder if I have this too.

Hmm. I wonder about this. I suffer from chronic pain and fatigue everyday. I can sleep how you are supposed to and eat right and all that doesn't matter what I do . I wake up feeling like I have moved a 4 bd rm house all by myself EVERYDAY! My doctors have found the source of the pain pretty much but can't find my fatigue. I have been tested for numerous things but never this. I will be asking next time.!

also known as ME is a serious condition that can cause long-term illness and disability, but many people – particularly children and young people – improve over time


Does anyone have any information on this syndrome? or does anyone suffer from it? I would like to know more about it as I think I might have it.

Best to see a doctor in case some of your symptoms are different. A friend of mine had it for years, It seems if you ever had chicken pox you could get this later in life. The friend recovered but still has some heath issues, but she slept most of her day away for years.

I think I may have this, as I am constantly tired and have achy body pains. I have had all blood tests and they have come back inconclusive. Therefore are there any way of diagnosing this

A key to overcoming this disease or similar afflictions, or to at least co-exist with it in a manageable way is to improve the bodies function as it relates to removing toxins, and to have a clean environment to live and sleep. However I think this is easier said than done.

I think everyone naturally wants a quick and easy solution to any medical condition they may have, but with a lot of conditions like CFS there often are no easy or definitive answers. Dealing with the condition is more about perseverance and lifestyle changes than whizbang medicine or any other direct medical intervention. Like you said, it's all easier said than done.

I think CFS and fibro are closely related. I think they are symptoms of the same general problem. The human body is overwhelmed by negativity, which can come from a certain thing or a number of things in the environment (chemicals, foods, dirty air, electromagnetic sensitivity, bad emotions from self or others).

My mother suffered from CFS and fibromyalgia most of her life, and when I got into my 20's I started having the same issues. I worked as a massage therapist in my 20's and treated many people of this condition. For me I just tried to ignore my condition and called it exhaustion and body aches. I would talk to my mom about it on the phone and cry I was suffering so much. I could manage most days (even with extreme difficulty), but sometimes every year or so, I would just get so bogged down by it, I would be in bed for a week or two, sometimes even having to crawl on all fours to the bathroom.

wow,never heard of this before but describes me to a T since I had my cancer. I get so confused at times I cant even think of the names of common every day items,and I can sleep 12 hours and still feel like I haven't slept in years. I forget wear I put things and what I was doing after just a few minutes and I have been so moody I am constantly snapping at my poor husband over petty things. how do you correct this problem?

Dear Kim, find a pain management doctor. They're more equipped to diagnose Fibromyalgia.

I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and although it isn't life threatening; it's definitely life challenging. The pain for me is excruiating

How do you get this diagnosis, because it describes me to a T! Although, doctors always blame it on something else, like having little kids etc. Maybe I should get a second opinion, but I guess what would be the point unless there is some way to treat it.

It's so discouraging when doctor blame it on kids. I had a problem with extreme fatigue a few years back, and my doctor kept saying it was because of the kids. But, I tried to explain that this is beyond normal tired - I couldn't tell if I was awake or asleep half the time. It was awful.

I think I have this too. I'm always tired! I even take my multivitamins, try to exercise and eat right, still tired.

i swear i have this no matter how much i sleep im always tired and wanting to go back to sleep

I use to think that I had CFS, but now it seems more as if it's Fibromyalgia

I'm usually tired quite often too. I'm not sure why but part of the reason may be that I do not sleep well, however because of that I try to sleep an hour or two extra.
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