Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Introduction
People who have chronic fatigue syndrome can experience a wide variety of symptoms, and the types and severity of symptoms can vary between individuals. Not all people will have all symptoms, and all symptoms may not occur together at the same time. Symptoms can also come and go.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is marked by severe fatigue that does not improve with rest. Chronic fatigue syndrome tends to get worse after exercise or mental activity. Severe or untreated chronic fatigue syndrome can lead to serious disruptions of work, school, relationships, and social activities. Chronic fatigue syndrome can also result in disability and severely impact a person's quality of life.
Additional symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome can include sore throat, tender lymph nodes, joint pain, muscle pain, and headaches. There may also be difficulty with sleep, concentration and short-term memory. Depression and anxiety can also occur. There may also be problems with digestion, such as an irritable bowel....more about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome »
Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome includes the 54
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Other Possible Causes of these Symptoms
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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
For many people, CFS begins
after a bout with a cold, bronchitis, hepatitis, or an intestinal
bug. For some, it follows a bout of infectious mononucleosis, or
mono, which temporarily saps the energy of many teenagers and young
adults. Often, people say that their illnesses started during a
period of high stress. In others, CFS develops more gradually, with
no clear illness or other event starting it.
symptoms, which usually go away in a few days or weeks, CFS symptoms
either hang on or come and go frequently for more than six months.
CFS symptoms include:
- Tender lymph nodes
- Fatigue and weakness
- Muscle and joint aches
- Inability to concentrate
(Source: excerpt from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions
When considering symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, it is also important to consider Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as a possible cause of other medical conditions.
The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may cause:
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as a symptom:
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attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
This signs and symptoms information for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has been gathered from various sources,
may not be fully accurate,
and may not be the full list of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome signs or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome symptoms.
Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they
are indeed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome symptoms.