Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a long-term illness that affects many body systems. People with this illness are not able to do their usual activities. Sometimes, they may be confined to bed. One common symptom is severe fatigue. It does not get better with rest and is not directly caused by other medical problems. Other symptoms can include problems with thinking and concentrating, pain, and dizziness. Several of the more common alternative names used to describe what most believe to be the same condition or subtypes include:
Although the exact cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is unknown, researchers are looking into these possible causes:
CFS diagnosis requires ruling out other possible conditions. According to the Institute of Medicine, a CFS diagnosis requires all 3 of the following symptoms:
In addition, one of the following symptoms must be present:
Symptoms vary from person to person. They may be:
Chronic pain and fatigue are common symptoms of both fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. The difference is that, in fibromyalgia, fatigue often takes a backseat to debilitating muscle pain. In chronic fatigue syndrome, people have an overwhelming lack of energy, but also can experience some pain.
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