How to Beat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

by Helene Malmsio

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disease that causes a person to become so fatigued that normal daily function is impaired.

The tiredness that is experienced is so severe that mental and physical activity or movement make this condition worse, and rest usually doesn’t diminish the fatigue.

This disease is a difficult one to diagnose and treat because symptoms are sometimes very general, which may lead to confusion when trying to find a correct diagnosis.

The major symptom used for diagnosis is chronic fatigue that has lasted longer than six months.

People with chronic fatigue may experience the following symptoms:

• Headache
• Sore throat
• Pain or tenderness in neck and armpits
• Unexplained muscle soreness
• Joint pain
• Difficulty with concentration
• Trouble sleeping
• Extreme exhaustion after exercise that lasts for more than 24 hours

Unfortunately, the causes of CFS aren’t well understood.

The immune system may not be functioning well, or viruses may play a part.

So how is this disease treated when there are so many unknowns?

First, consult with your doctor. If you’re experiencing a combination of the symptoms listed above, and have been for awhile, you need to get a proper diagnosis and begin a treatment plan.

So far, there is no known cure for CFS, and the medications used are generally for treating symptoms such as sleep problems, and muscle aches.

If you’re experiencing depression or anxiety, you may be prescribed an anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medication as well.

Even though there is no cure, most symptoms improve with time.

In the meantime, there are some effective self-treatments you can use.

You can help yourself by keeping track of times of the day when you have the most energy and planning for activity during those times.

Try to keep some activity and exercise in your life, even if it isn’t as much as you would like.

You can also find a chronic fatigue syndrome support group in your area.

And make sure you ask your friends and family for support while you’re finding ways to recover your lost energy.

If memory and concentration are problems, become a note and list writer so you don’t forget important tasks and appointments.

CFS is not well understood, hard to diagnose, and impossible to cure easily at this time.

However, with the help of your doctor, you can find ways to deal with the symptoms while time takes its course in improving them.

Be sure to find support in the form of family, friends and a support group, and give your body the time it needs to ease the symptoms.

Learn more about CFS causes, symptoms and natural fatigue remedies when you read the rest of our information here about: How to treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CFS.


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