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What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Chronic fatigue Syndrome is a disorder which is very debilitating to a person. There is no explanation to this syndrome and there is no underlying medical condition to explain why these people have long lasting and severe fatigue. It is characterized by extreme tiredness which doesn’t go away with adequate rest. Fatigue can get worsen with physical or even mental activity. But resting afterwards does not resolve the tiredness.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is also known as SEID (Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease) or ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis).
Chronic Fatigue syndrome may be triggered by many factors; however the exact cause is unknown. There are many theories by experts trying to explain the causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, out of which probable causes are viral infections, psychological stress etc. No underlying medical condition can explain this syndrome.
There is no single investigation to diagnose Chronic Fatigue syndrome. Several investigations are carried out to exclude other medical conditions which give out similar symptoms. So diagnosis is confirmed by ruling out. As there is no cure, treatment is mainly aimed at symptom relief.
What are the potential triggers for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Although there is no proper cause identified, experts believe that certain things can act as potential triggers to develop symptoms. They are;
Some factors are considered as a risk for developing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
What are the symptoms and signs of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Chronic Fatigue syndrome has several signs and symptoms such as,
What can be the possible complications of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
When you have extreme fatigue which is long lasting, it may be quite distressing and debilitating.
When should you seek help from your doctor?
How do you diagnose Chronic fatigue Syndrome?
Diagnosis is made by ruling out conditions which gives similar symptoms. There is no single test to confirm it.
Doing certain laboratory tests to exclude these conditions can help to make a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. However there can be a delay of starting treatment because investigations may take some time to complete.
How do you manage patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Unfortunately Chronic fatigue Syndrome cannot be cured. Treatment should focus on relieving symptoms.
Pain relief can be achieved with variety of pain medications such as Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Ibuprofen (Advil), Tramadol depending on the severity of your pain.
Treatment of depression with anti-depressants relieves pain as well as fatigue and improves sleep. As patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are usually depressed, starting a low dose anti-depressant early can control symptoms better.
Getting help from a physiotherapist helps to assess what level of exercises are ideal for you. You should gradually do stretching exercises and work on improving your range of motion. First start with few minutes per day and gradually increase the duration of exercise. With the help of your physiotherapist you can also increase the intensity of exercise with time. This can gradually reduce your hypersensitivity to exercise.
Understand your limitations, concentrate on what you can do and gradually improve on other activities. Take control of your self will improve your self-esteem.
Regular counseling sessions and emotional support will help you cope with symptoms better.
When you meet up with people who face similar challenges, knowing their stories and how they cope will help you to cope better. However if talking about your problems with others worsens your stress, this option is not for you.