Some conditions tend to be in the public eye and they may even be in vogue to a certain extent. Then again, there are other problems that are not as common and can cause a lot of problems, not only because of the symptoms but because you probably aren’t getting much sympathy for what you are experiencing. That is the case with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a condition that affects some 200,000 people in the United States every year. When you suffer from this problem, you are going to have some unsettling symptoms.
One of the most common symptoms of CFS is a profound type of fatigue that just seems to get worse and worse. The issue is, even though you may be tired all of the time, you probably are also experiencing problems with sleep abnormalities and disturbances. These issues tend to go hand in hand and one just seems to feed off of the other. Some people who suffer from CFS may feel tired at the most inappropriate times, and it can be overwhelming. Even if they are out to eat lunch with friends, they might feel as if they could just curl up at the table and take a nap.
Being tired all of the time is only one of the many different symptoms that you might experience when you have CFS. Many people also suffer from severe pain that can affect all parts of the body. This pain just seems to make the CFS even worse. Other symptoms can include insomnia, worsening symptoms when standing, problems with thinking and memory and muscle aches. This is really only scratching the surface but by and large, the most common symptom is a profound sense of feeling tired.
Although this is a fairly common condition, it is also one that is largely not understood. Nobody knows what causes it so they don’t really have a start at finding a cure for it. In addition, the treatments are really only to help control some of the symptoms and there is not a cure for the problem. Some of those symptoms can be diagnosed and treated to the point where they may be better but there is also the possibility for side effects as well.
Some people find the stress management is one thing that helps with CFS and there are various relaxation techniques that may help as well. It may also help to get involved with a support group and more than likely, there are some in your local area as well as online. The most common medication for CFS is an antidepressant.
One thing you can do if you suffer from CFS is to speak to a specialist. Dr. Dickerman has been helping many people in Bedford, Plano and elsewhere in the Dallas area to get beyond their CFS symptoms. Contact his office today and get started on the road to recovery. He can suggest help in many different ways to ensure you are the best you can be.