Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

ME/CFS

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also known chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS) is a very difficult condition for patients which causes many symptoms including extreme fatigue.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  is a debilitating medical disorder generally defined by persistent fatigue.  It is characterized by a group of  symptoms lasting  a minimum of six months, not due to ongoing exertion, not relieved by rest, nor caused by other medical conditions.

Although classified by the World Health Organization under Diseases of the nervous system,  the cause of CFS is unknown. There is no diagnostic laboratory test, but research is being done and they are learning more about what may cause ME/CFS.

Recently a study showed indications of metabolic alterations in ME/CFS,. It showed a  demonstration of the metabolomic deficiencies that characterize the disease. They define a clear metabolic ‘signature’ that accurately distinguishes patients from healthy individuals. This signature was consistent even among patients with different symptoms or disease-initiating events. These findings are exciting news for both patients and researchers. Read more on this groundbreaking research here.

Symptoms

Post-Exertional Malaise                           

Unrefreshing Sleep

Muscle and Joint Pain

Sore Throat

Headache

Cognitive Difficulties

Severe Exhaustion, mental and physical

Orthostatic Intolerance

Digestive Disturbances

Sensitivity to Light and Sound

Depression

Chronic Fatigue Disorder Facts

Read more at:

M.E. / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Sleepydust Video

 

Research linking Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to Lyme Disease

Lyme and Chronic Fatigue Poll

Support Groups for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Support

Chronic Fatigue and Fibro Living

Chronic Fatigue/ME, and Lyme Recovery Path

Heal Click- Supporting Lyme, CFS, Fibro and ME

Books about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

ME/CFS Products Created by Patients





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