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Scientists Discover Robust Evidence That Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is a Biological Illness by Erica Verrillo For those who missed Mady Hornig's talk at the P2P Workshop, the press release below presents the... Read on »
What Would YOU Like to Name Our Illness? by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven What's in a name? A lot, as those of us saddled with the moniker Chronic Fatigue Syndrome have learned the... Read on »
Shopping Strategies for ME/CFS by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven I undertook a big shopping expedition today to Target and Trader Joe's. The two stores are about a 25... Read on »

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is long-term tiredness (fatigue) that does not go away with sleep, or rest, and affects everyday life. CFS is also known as ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis). Myalgia is... » Read on
The main symptom of CFS is persistent fatigue (tiredness) and exhaustion. This does not go away with sleep or rest, and limits the activities you were once capable of. Fatigue is mental as well as physical, and... » Read on
The exact cause of CFS is unknown, although there are several theories. Some people think that a viral infection, such as glandular fever, can trigger the condition. Tiredness is normal after a viral infection,... » Read on
There is no test to diagnose CFS. Many people consult their doctor thinking they have CFS, but only a small minority are diagnosed with the condition. CFS is not diagnosed in people who simply feel tired all... » Read on
There is no specific treatment for CFS. Sometimes, simply diagnosing CFS and giving advice about how to deal with it can help. CFS tends to last for months, if not years, but most people do recover, or adjust... » Read on

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