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Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disorder that causes extreme fatigue over extended periods of time which persists after rest and limits one’s ability to conduct ordinary daily activities. Discuss topics including causes, exams and tests for CFS, treatments and how to live with CFS.

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For the past month I've been feeling really weak and have had diarrhea. The diarrhea comes and goes and the weakness stays forever. I sleep a good amount of time as I always have my routine is the same as always, The only difference is t...
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I'm 32 male. I have a LONG history of an anxiety disorder. I was put on ativan and other trial antidepressants for about 5 years. I quit all pharmaceuticals over 3 years ago, and my anxiety has been better without drugs. My Dr. is actual...
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For a few weeks Ive been feeling very fatigue with no energy at all. Now the fatigue has come with sleepiness. no matter how much I sleep, I still wake up sleepy. Also my throat and my eyes feel super dry and my stomach hurts. I've been ...
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Hello, I suffered from what I thought was chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM) for 9.5 years. Below is a list of things that have helped me. I wanted to pass them along in hopes that they may help someone else. I am...
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Hi, I am getting this symptoms episodic ex: at some times I have lot of energy and completely fine and can do all work and feeling great. This is especially after I wake up from sleep, nap etc. But after a few hours I go to fatigue st...
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32 yr old male, 5'6, 120 pounds. I have had this issue for 3 years now and don't seem to be able to find help despite seeing a fair number of doctors. It all started one day as I stood up after lunch, I felt something was off under my so...
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It all started 6 weeks ago. I thought I had contracted an STD, (recent tests show I'm negative) and have been plagued by CONSTANT anxiety and panic attacks all day, everyday for the last 6 week's. But ever since my very first attack, I'v...
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Hello! I've just recently started researching my symptoms even though I've been feeling crappy for 2 years now. From what I've read, CFS is clearly the closest to what I've been feeling. About 2 years ago, my symptoms included chronic lo...
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Hi I have CFS symptoms for past 2 years. Last year my gp checked urine and found red blood cells in it; gave antibiotics but they did not work. He did blood work (kidney liver heart) and found them normal except raised chlosterol levels...
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This may sound like a paradoxical question, but can you have CFS without fatigue? I'm a 48-year-old male, previously quite healthy, until I got sick two years ago with a flu-like symptoms. I've been sick since then with a variety of s...
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I am a 41 yr old single male and recently I have been facing this more than ever. Last 3 yrs or so, I have flexible work hours and I stay up till pretty late (4-5 am) and wake up equally late as well (12 noon-1pm). This is because I do...
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I feel like I have spent thousands of hours on the internet trying to find out what is wrong with me. Not to mention appointments with doctors and specialists. It is only recently that I started thinking, hmmm. Could I have CFS? Cur...
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Hi I would really appreciate some support and ideas, I was unwell back in April kept losing my balance, collapsed at work and had to go to a+e where I had left sided numbness and no reflex in left foot, I also had bad headache, I had urg...
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It's actually starting to bother me, but all I ever do is sit or sleep. If I want to get up and do something, I sometimes make it to the back of the house then think of ways to avoid having to deal with getting dressed and leaving. My bo...
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I was recently diagnosed with cfs. The Dr put me on Cymbalta for the body aches and sleep disturbances. But I'm still very tired all the time. So now my Dr is thinking of prescribing Provigil. Has anyone tried this drug. If so does it wo...
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Since the end of May (it is now end of Oct as of this writing) I have gradually slid into illness and am working with doctors but have gotten nowhere in diagnosing an issue as I wait weeks for an available appointment with the next speci...
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Seven yrs ago, my son, now 21 felt very weak in his legs and to this day is still unable to walk without locking his knees back to keep from falling, and can only walk 20 metres maximum without collapsing. He has had numerous tests carr...
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Hello, I'm Rayan, 20 y.o,173cm, male. I have been experiencing a lot of frustrating moments of fatigue, feeling like not getting enough air, strong heart beats, feeling unwell all day long, i sleep like I'm dying, i even wake up with ...
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I have reactivated EBV for two years, now more likely CFS. Was looking at some old (2009) posts from someone very active on the board named PlateletGal. She was super knowledgeable and had a similar situation to me (where bone marrow s...
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