Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Community
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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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Newly Diagnosed?

 

There are people who are misdiagnosed with Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Therefore, we created this list of other possible conditions that you should discuss with your physician if you don't feel comfortable with your diagnosis. You should also consider checking out our other health pages:

 

Diagnostic and Blood Tests to Help Diagnose Fibromyalgia:

 

 

Diagnostic and Blood Tests to Help Diagnose Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome:

  • ankylosing spondylitis
  • lyme disease
  • lupus
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • chagas disease 
  • thyroid problems, including Hashimoto's thyroiditis (which can go along with CFS & fibro)
  • multiple sclerosis
  • mixed connective tissue disease
  • osteoarthritis
  • gout
  • systemic vasculitis
  • HIV
  • bacterial endocartis
  • polymyalgia rheumatica
  • hepatitis (hep C has apparently been a suspected cause in some fibro cases)
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • heart conditions
  • major depression/anxiety disorders
  • myofascial pain syndrome (often can go along with fibromyalgia or CFS)
  • chiari malformation
  • vitamin B12 deficiency
  • celiac disease 
  • sleep disorders (often goes along with FMS/CFS)
  • benign fasciculation syndrome
  • valley fever link: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/valley-fever/DS00695/DSECTION=symptoms
  • myofascial pain syndrome (often goes along with a fibro or CFS diagnosis)
  • addison's disease
  • perimenopause symptoms
  • peripheral neuropathy http://www.neuropathy.org/site/PageServer?pagename=About_Symptoms

Conditions that are often seen in patients who have Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome:

 

 

 

 

 

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