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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia:
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In general, in order to receive a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome, a patient must satisfy two criteria:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or ME is categorized by severe disabling fatigue, which lasts for at least six months. It is made worse by minimal physical or mental exertion, but there’s no adequate medical explanation for what causes it.
When it comes to diagnosis, ME and Fibromyalgia (FMS) are often grouped together by doctors as they’re both characterized by chronic fatigue. Fibromyalgia means pain in muscles, ligaments, and tendons the soft fibrous tissues in the body.
Most patients with FMS say that they ache all over. Their muscles may feel like they have been pulled or overworked. Sometimes the muscles twitch and at other times they burn. The pain tends to be felt as diffuse aching or burning, often described as head to toe. It may be worse at some times than at others. It may also change location, usually becoming more severe in the parts of the body that are used the most.
Clinical trials have revealed that taking vitamin E supplements help ease the symptoms, while other experts advise eliminating anything white from the diet white sugar, flour, potatoes, etc.
More women than men have FMS, and it affects people of all ages. It’s important to see your GP if you feel you may have symptoms of either condition.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Treatment of Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association
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