Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Symptoms

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Chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS, has notable symptoms of increased fatigue that comes with a loss of energy, abdominal pain, chest pain, jaw pain and chills at night. Find out how chronic fatigue syndrome can cause shortness of breath and visual problems with help from a nurse and respiratory care practitioner in this free video on chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as CFS comes with increased fatigue and usually with six months or more with other symptoms and signs. It's a flu like condition. It drains the energy. I guess everybody could say they feel like that at one time or another. However, it comes with other things that would be coupled with the increased fatigue and the flu like condition and draining the energy. It comes and goes, it's not always there. A person doesn't always experience it. They have good days and they have bad days. They have abdominal pain often and chest pains. They can even have jaw pain. Chills and night time sweats, increased shortness of breath, visual problems. They cough. They have allergies and sometimes they have diarrhea. Women are more likely to have it than men. It could happen more after an infection. The signs and symptoms will increase with exercise and stress. So all of these things together and most of the time a physician can only, usually diagnose it when he has out ruled everything else that could possibly be wrong with you and then it's labeled as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. If you have most or many or all of these symptoms.


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